Come and learn how to play this addictive two-player game – a great way to boost maths, planning and strategy skills and have a great time whilst you’re doing so!
Book for both sessions and get a 10% discount on an oware board game to take home and keep practicing.
Suitable for children from 6 up to adult. All children must remain accompanied.
Venue: MyBookbasket shop, 144 Potters Lane, B6 4UU
Dates and time: Tuesday 16th January 4.30-5.30pm and Friday 26th 6.30-7.30pm.
Oware is perhaps the most widespread game in the mancala family of games.
Considered the national game of Bono State, Ashanti City-State, oware is said to derive its name — which literally means "he/she marries" — from a legend in the Akan language and Twi, the language of the Akan people, about a man and a woman who played the game endlessly and, so as to be able to stay together and continue playing, they married.]
Reflecting traditional African values, players of oware encourage participation by onlookers, making it perhaps the most social two-player abstract. In recreational play, it is normal for spectators to discuss the game in progress and to advise the players. Games may provide a focus for entertainment and meeting others. The game, or variations of it, also had an important role in teaching arithmetic to African children.