My board, from Cameroon. On this board players would sit left and right. The pieces are seeds. I have an Android implementation of this ancient game. The link will download and offer to install it. Because it is not (yet) on the Play Store, you will have to enable ‘unapproved’ software installations. Owari is a bead game played all across Africa. It has many spellings, more common variants being Awale, and Warri.
- Owari Here I set about learning the bead game played all across Africa from east to west - played with a 12 hole board and 48 beads. It is called various names, the most common being Owali or Owari. There are a number of different ways of playing, all of which involve the following :- you have six houses, your opponent has six. You pick up the beads from a house of your choosing (it must be one of yours) and deposit them one by one anti- clockwise around the board, and examine the house where the last bead falls.