Mancala Albacia Wood Dakon Folding Congklak Board Game



Handmade Albacia wood mancala, dakon, congklak made by our artisans in Indonesia. Sold with wooden beads.

  • One congklak mancala wooden board game
  • The mancala board has hinges and it is stored folded in half and expands when played
  • All natural Albacia wood
  • Handmade by artisans in Jepara, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Handmade shelving shelves display piece
  • Sold as wooden board game and include wood beads to play
  • Size: the mancala went fully laid out is 25” and 4.75”. When folded it is 12.75” and 4.75”.
  • Each of the hole is less than 2” and the store hole at each end is 2.25”.
  • The board comes with ~100 small wood beads to play and each bead is about 0.3”. 

Congklak is a two player game where opponents compete to get the most shells into their storehouses. The game is similar to mancala. 


Instructions for How to Play Congklak or Dakon or Mancala Board from Indonesia

What you need: congklak board and 98 small shells, seeds or stones (for a board that has 7 holes on each side) or 72 small beads (for a board that has 6 holes on each side). Two players game.

Object of the Game: to get as many beads as you can into your store house. Your store house is the hole at the end of the board on your left side. 

To Win: You win the game if you have the most beads in your store house - or - if you are the last person to run out of beads on your side of the board.

How to Play

Count six beads into each of the holes on your side of the board. Leave your store house (at the end) empty. 

Decide who will go first.

The first player takes all of the beads out of any hole on their side of the board. Move clockwise around the board and drop one bead into each hole in an effort to reach your own storehouse at the end of the board. Do not drop a bead into your opponent's store house.

If the last hole into which you dropped a bead:

  • Has beads in it - take all of the beads in that hole (even if it is in the opponents side) and put them in your store house and continue moving around the board just like you did in the beginning of the game.
  • Is empty - leave your bead in that hole and end your turn. You are mati and it is now your opponent's turn.
  • Is your store house - You get another turn. Take all of the beads out of any hole on your side of the board and continue to play moving around the board clockwise.
  • Is empty + is on your side + you move gone around the board at least one time . Take this last bead, and all of the beads from your opponent's hole which is directly across from you, and put them all into your store house. It is now your opponent's turn.

After the first player's turn ends (mati), the opponent begins his/her turn and plays in the same manner.

The round ends when one player runs out of beads on his or her side of the board. If you run out of beads first (kalah jalan), your opponent wins the round (menang jalan). The winner of the round goes first in the next round. Play continues with successive rounds until one player loses all of their shells, or both players wish to stop playing, at which time you would count the shells to see who has the most, and is thus the winner. 

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Beautiful mancala board, love showing it off to friends and family! It arrived so fast too and i...

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