Games of Africa

Games of Africa

by Jennifer Prior, Sylvia Walker
     
 
Africa is home to some of the world's most exciting games. The Games of Africa takes a close-up look at five of the best: mancala, yote, achi, sey and the Guinean string puzzle. This beautifully designed gift package includes The Games of Africa, a 48-page book that includes step-by-step instructions for five of the most widely played games in Africa, strategy

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Africa is home to some of the world's most exciting games. The Games of Africa takes a close-up look at five of the best: mancala, yote, achi, sey and the Guinean string puzzle. This beautifully designed gift package includes The Games of Africa, a 48-page book that includes step-by-step instructions for five of the most widely played games in Africa, strategy tips, and fascinating information about the countries where the games originated and the people who play them; a mancala board, modeled after the ancient playing boards of east Africa; and 48 playing pieces, for mancala and other games

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Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
One of the greatest ways to learn about another culture is through play. Prior's The Games of Africa has playing parts and game directions for five famous African games, including mancala, yote, achi, sey, and the Guinean string puzzle. In addition to the instructions and strategy tips, the book includes plenty of fascinating information about the cultures and countries that are home to the games.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694005970
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/23/1994
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.05(w) x 12.27(h) x 1.14(d)
Age Range:
7 Years

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