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a traditional mancala board game played in most of East Africa, most popular among the Swahili people of Tanzania, especially Zanzibar and Kenya. Bao is the swahili word for board or board game. [1] . Bao is a two-player abstract strategy game, and considered as one of the most complex mancala games. The Bao board has four rows of eight pits, each player owns two adjacent rows.
Initial setup in Bao la kiswahili [2]

Bao 0.1

Bao 0.1 is a Bao playing program by Jeroen Donkers running under Windows [3] :

See also

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External Links


  1. ^ Bao (mancala game) from Wikipedia
  2. ^ Bao Board from Tanzania, Image by Nino Vessella, CC BY 3.0, Wikimedia Commons, Bao (mancala game) from Wikipedia
  3. ^ Bao page by Jeroen Donkers
  4. ^ De Ludis Orientalibus (Libri Duo: Historia Nerdiludii) from ot-tissimo - Ihr Auktionsportal

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