The Ancient Game of Strategy from Africa For thousands of years, Mancala's simple rules and challenging strategy have made it the world's most popular game. Features three sets of rules, glass beads, and a storage box. Made from the non-endangered, plantation-grown wood of the raintree. The object is to collect the most beads in your large mancala bowls by sequentially dropping stones around the board. 1997 Kids' Health Toy and Game Review Award Winner.