Mancala World

Nsa Isong → Italian.

Nsa Isong
Other Names: Nsa-Isong
First Description: 'Dotun
Osunsanya, 1998
Cycles: One
Ranks: Two
Sowing: Multiple laps
Region: Nigeria

Nsa Isong is a mancala game played by the Efik of Old Calabar, Eastern Nigeria. The game is closely related to Ba-awa and J'erin.


Nsa Isong is a close variant of Ba-awa. Differences are:

  • The game is played clockwise.
  • The game ends, when a player can't move. The last four seeds are captured by the player who moved last.


Osunsanya, 'D.
The Scientific Basis of Nsa-Isong / As Revealed to 'Dotun Osunsanta. International Association for the Promotion of Okwe, Nsa, Ayo / Bonieprint Enterprises, Uyo (Nigeria) 1998.


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