International Omweso Society
The official mancala rules of Uganda culture
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Omweso is an ancient mancala game played in Uganda.  Find the official mancala rules used in the Kampala Omweso tournaments here.  Omweso rules are elegant and easy to learn, but it is said to be the most challenging mancala game in Africa.

In this website you can find the mancala rules of the Omweso game, strategies and tactics for playing, information on Omweso tournaments and cultural background.

The International Omweso Society is a not-for-profit organisation with objectives of increasing awareness of Omweso Mancala and thereby some aspects of Ugandan culture.
Newsflash August 2004!
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On this site:
Rules slideshow
Rules In Detail - Sowing and Capture

Rules In Detail - Reverse capture

Where do I get board/seeds?
Special Ways Of Winning
Never Ending Move Theore
Tournament results
Tournament video sample
CD-ROM Video for sale
Play Omweso: London club 
Latest research paper
(2mb file in PDF format)
Favorite Links:
Nsa Isong in Calabar, Nigeria
Bao in Zanzibar
Oware Society (UK)
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