Mancala is the perfect family game for two players. It is quick 5-10 minute game that is easy to learn for quite young children but is based on a number of strategies that allow often surprising counter attacks. No player is able to gain a commanding lead so the attacking and defending moves will last to the very end with the winner being determined in the final moves.
The nice nuances in this game mean a loss is not off putting (especially to those of us who don’t like losing) but a challenge to try again. A huge favourite and usually the first choice of games to play in our house.
Watch a video on how to play Mancala