Czech Federation of Mancala Games

Competition, part 2

In previdous part we showed how to sow. The aim of the game is to collect seeds and we will show this now.

There are three conditions to make the move which bring some seeds to you treasury cup.

  • You can capture only from the cup where the sowing ends.
  • You can capture only from the cup on the opponent side of the board.
  • You can capture only from the cup where is even number of the seeds.
We will show this on the first move of the game. On the board there is initial position and we are going to sow the cup B3.

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Sowing will end up in cup T2, this is according to the rules the only cup, where you can capture. Let's take a look to the other conditions.

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Cup T2 is on the opponent side and there are six seeds, six is even number. So all the condition are fulfilled and we can move the seeds to treasury cup. After we move it there, it will look like this:

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Do you think there is something wrong? That there is little mistake in the picture, and those 6 seeds should be in different treasure cup? So that it should look like on the next picture?

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When you will play on real board, you will find out, that seed can very easily fall into wrong cup under you hand. That is the reason to why bottom player has treasury cup at the top and vice versa.

The move is finished, now it is the top player's move. What will happen if he plays from cup T5?

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Sowing will end up in cup B4, where is odd number of seeds. The top player did not meet the third condition and he cannot capture. Now it is the opponent's turn.

Second block of

questions

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What cups you can sow to capture some seeds? It is bottom's player turn.



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What cup or cups you can sow to capture the most seed possible? It is bottom's player turn.



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What cups you can sow to capture some seeds? It is bottom's player turn.



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About this situation we can say: (choose the only one true option)

That is all.

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