This Mancala board was made from a solid block of North American Cherry. Wood artist Paul Szewc of Guelph put his own flare on a traditional game.
The cups are easy to scoop from and you can easily see how many gems are sitting in each cup during play. Each cup will hold 22 gems comfortably, which is deeper than standard boards available.
The board is sprayed with sealer then sanded again and then sealed. This creates that smooth-to-the-touch finish. This process is the same as what a high quality piece of furniture receives. It is very durable and requires no care. Simply wipe with a damp cloth if it becomes dirty.
There are machine marks which you can see but this is the look we wanted. It gives the board a textured, organic look, similar as to the boards played on hundreds of years ago.
The playing gems are included with the board and the rules have been laser engraved on the back for handy reference.
Dimensions of board is 24"L x 6W" x 1".
This solid board will outlast you! It is another heirloom game to be passed down to future generations.
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