Mangala is a Turkish intellectual and strategy board game that is usually played by two persons or in groups. Believed to one of the oldest known two player games.
With a history of five centuries in Turkic regions, “Mangala” (or mancala) is still popular in small Turkish towns. The board game is played with 48 stones and two people – or in groups. On a game board, there are six identical pits arranged in two rows, which together make up 12 pits and there are big storage wells – storages, in which players will collect stones. The person with the largest number of stones in their storage well at the end of the game is declared the winner.