Mancala World

In Swahili, Bao means board and is used short for board game too. This includes "bao ya dama" (Draughts) and several mancala variants played in East Africa:

Two modern games are also called Bao:

  • Bao 6x2, a modern Bao la Kiswahili variant played on just two rows
  • Bao Arabica, a modern variant unrelated to any traditional "Bao"