Personalised Wooden Mancala Boards
One of our personal favourites! This is our luxury, beautiful, handcrafted Personalised wooden Mancala boards as part of our all new range of beautiful handmade wooden board games range.
One of our personal favourites! This is our luxury, beautiful, handcrafted Personalised wooden Mancala boards which like the rest of our games it is proudly made in our Cheshire workshop in the UK
Mancala as a game originated from Africa and is considered to be the oldest board game in the world. (if that comes up in a pub quiz or TV quiz you happen to be on well you can thank us down the line for that bit of knowledge) Originally played in the sand with hand dug pits or bowl shapes cut into rock and played with playing pieces such as shells, seeds or coffee beans. Since that time there has been many different shapes and styles of Mancala board arrangement, even ancient furniture pieces incorporating the board game. This is our take on this timeless classic board game. A real family favourite which will be enjoyed by players of all ages, even as young as 3 years old.
If you are familiar with this particular board game, you will know there are many versions of how to play the game and also has several alternative names, such as Ayò, Ayoayo, Awalé, Ouri, Ouril, Uril, Wali, Adji, Nchọ, Ókwè, ise and Awélé. The most common in English being Awari or Wari, but in the end it is simply Mancala.
Making our Mancala Boards: Our handmade Mancala board is constructed from a single solid piece of locally sourced English Oak or Amish American Black walnut and features twelve carved circular bowls and two collecting oval shaped dishes to each end.
The shape and finish of the board is to our own design and is silky smooth to the touch. These wooden board games are truly fantastic, using the finest carefully chosen timber of beautiful characteristic. No two board will be the same and are more like stunning pieces of furniture than simple wooden mass produces game boards.
And like the rest of our board games we can personalise them to add that extra element to the board. These premium quality personalised wooden Mancala boards are constructed completely by hand, from scratch, to order in our Cheshire workshop by skilled craftsmen. No matter which timber you choose, the English oak or the Amish American Walnut, you will not be unhappy with the quality of the finish.
These magnificent quality family board games will be enjoyed for many years to come, which will then be passed down making a treasured family heirloom. They will make the best gifts for 5th wedding anniversaries, millstone birthdays, house warming gifts or just because you love to play them and want one always set up on your coffee table that look fantastic for friends and family.
Playing Pieces: When it comes to the playing pieces, we have sourced some very luxurious little glass gem stones. These beautiful marble-like playing pieces are stunning to look at, each with its own unique natural pattern and a joy to handle.
Available in five separate colours, you have the choice of Pearl Black, Pearl White, Teal Green, Ruby Red and Lime Stone. Each playing gem will vary in size and shape, measuring roughly between 10mm – 12mm in diameter.
Personalisation: Our personalised wooden Mancala boards are available with or without personalised engraved lettering. If you want to include engraved lettering, you can add up to 30 characters per side, ideal of names and dates, making the board a perfect gift for friends and loved ones. You can also add carved symbols like hearts, stars and other engraved motifs like zodiac signs. You can also have carved symbols like a Gecko, turtle, seashell and other intricate designs to the surface of the board in either corner.
We can also engrave a secret or personal message for you on the underside of your wooden Mancala board, making it that little bit extra special. Something like a reading from your wedding day, a favourite poem or quote, something witty, or something secret you don’t want anyone else to see – but you know it there.
Dimensions and Personalised Engraving quantities:
Board: 3.5cm x 20cm x 66cm – up to 30 characters per side.
Glass Gem Stones: 12mm roughly in diameter and come in either Pearl Black, Pearl White, Teal Green, Ruby Red and Lime Stone, all complete with a quality soft cotton branded drawstring bag.
Estimated Delivery Time: 7-10 working days. Please be aware this can change daily. If you require an item to be made by a specific date please contact us.
Please Note: All engravings are in capitals unless otherwise stated. For lower case lettering, this will need to be requested at point of order. All sizes are approximate. All of our personalised wooden Mancala boards do not come with any beads, you will need to add these to your order if required before continuing to Checkout.