Oware

Oware

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Oware is an abstract strategy game among the bigger Mancala family of board games (or Pit and Pebbles Games) played all over the world with slight variations across different societies with regard to distribution area, number of players and strategy of play. It is played throughout West Africa and the Caribbean. Among its many names are Ayò (Yoruba), Awalé (Côte d’Ivoire), Wari (Mali), Ouri, Ouril or Uril (Cape Verde), Warri (Caribbean), Wali (Dagbani), Adji (Ewe), Nchọ (Igbo) and Awélé (Ga). A common name in English is Awari but one of the earliest Western scholars to study the game, R.S. Rattray, used the name Wari.

The game starts with 4 seeds in each house. The object of the game is to capture more seeds than one’s opponent. Since the game has only 48 seeds, capturing 25 is sufficient to accomplish this. Since there is an even number of seeds, it is possible for the game to end in a draw, where each player has captured 24.

Grand slam moves are allowed, however, they don't capture any seeds. This variation is commonly used in International competitions.

Tournament Format
Players Per Table – 2
Format – 9 round Swiss
Platform – PlayStrategy
Clock Settings – 5 minutes + 3 seconds per move

To take part in this Swiss tournament you will need to:
– Register (for free) on playstrategy.org
– Join the Mind Sports Olympiad ‘Team’: https://playstrategy.org/team/mind-sports-olympiad
– Join the tournament: https://playstrategy.org/swiss/sAhJOfNX

Oware is an abstract strategy game among the bigger Mancala family of board games (or Pit and Pebbles Games)

Oware is an abstract strategy game among the bigger Mancala family of board games (or Pit and Pebbles Games) played all over the world with slight variations across different societies with regard to distribution area, number of players and strategy of play. It is played throughout West Africa and the Caribbean. Among its many names are Ayò (Yoruba), Awalé (Côte d’Ivoire), Wari (Mali), Ouri, Ouril or Uril (Cape Verde), Warri (Caribbean), Wali (Dagbani), Adji (Ewe), Nchọ (Igbo) and Awélé (Ga). A common name in English is Awari but one of the earliest Western scholars to study the game, R.S. Rattray, used the name Wari.

The game starts with 4 seeds in each house. The object of the game is to capture more seeds than one’s opponent. Since the game has only 48 seeds, capturing 25 is sufficient to accomplish this. Since there is an even number of seeds, it is possible for the game to end in a draw, where each player has captured 24.

Grand slam moves are allowed, however, they don't capture any seeds. This variation is commonly used in International competitions.

Tournament Format
Players Per Table – 2
Format – 9 round Swiss
Platform – PlayStrategy
Clock Settings – 5 minutes + 3 seconds per move

To take part in this Swiss tournament you will need to:
– Register (for free) on playstrategy.org
– Join the Mind Sports Olympiad ‘Team’: https://playstrategy.org/team/mind-sports-olympiad
– Join the tournament: https://playstrategy.org/swiss/sAhJOfNX


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    Description

    Oware is an abstract strategy game among the bigger Mancala family of board games (or Pit and Pebbles Games) played all over the world with slight variations across different societies with regard to distribution area, number of players and strategy of play. It is played throughout West Africa and the Caribbean. Among its many names are Ayò (Yoruba), Awalé (Côte d’Ivoire), Wari (Mali), Ouri, Ouril or Uril (Cape Verde), Warri (Caribbean), Wali (Dagbani), Adji (Ewe), Nchọ (Igbo) and Awélé (Ga). A common name in English is Awari but one of the earliest Western scholars to study the game, R.S. Rattray, used the name Wari.

    The game starts with 4 seeds in each house. The object of the game is to capture more seeds than one’s opponent. Since the game has only 48 seeds, capturing 25 is sufficient to accomplish this. Since there is an even number of seeds, it is possible for the game to end in a draw, where each player has captured 24.

    Grand slam moves are allowed, however, they don’t capture any seeds. This variation is commonly used in International competitions.

    Tournament Format
    Players Per Table – 2
    Format – 9 round Swiss
    Platform – PlayStrategy
    Clock Settings – 5 minutes + 3 seconds per move

    To take part in this Swiss tournament you will need to:
    – Register (for free) on playstrategy.org
    – Join the Mind Sports Olympiad ‘Team’: https://playstrategy.org/team/mind-sports-olympiad
    – Join the tournament: https://playstrategy.org/swiss/sAhJOfNX

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  • Event Details

    Event Details

    Date: 29 May 2022

    Start time: 19:00 BST

    End time: 23:00 BST

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