Game board size: small medium large

Your boxes are at bottom, with six ###### in each. You must select a box with some # and then the computer will place the #s around in boxes counterclockwise appropriately with one # to a box including, if you have enough, one in your "KALAHA" or Home which is the middle box on the right. The computer is the other player, of course, and it takes a turn immediately after you and selects a box (only top row) and also distributes the #s counterclockwise including if necessary putting some in your boxes (but never in your KALAHA). The same rules apply to you. If your last # from a selection is placed in your own KALAHA then you can select another box with #s to distribute. If the last # lands in an empty box of your opponent's, then you get to have this last # plus the #s in the computer's box on the opposite side (above) placed in your KALAHA on the center right. The computer's KALAHA is the center left box. The object is to have more #s in your KALAHA at the end of the game than the computer has. The end occurs when either player has no #s left in any of their boxes.

Egyptian Kalaha is at least 7000 years old. In many Egyptian archeological sites they have found 14 holes in stones that are the basis for the game. Along the caravan paths in the Middle East and Northern Africa they have also found these 14 holes on floors or "stone benches" of caves. The game is also protrayed in paintings from Egyptian tombs. More recently, the game has been played in coffee houses where betting is common. (source: Global Toys AB).
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