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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mandaly, I was wondering if the African board game "Mancala / Mankala" is played extensively in the Haitian Creole culture? It is a staple of board games in my family. Mesi.

Yes it is.  The wari board game is very much loved in Haiti.  If they don't have a carved wooden game, kids may dig a holes in the ground to play it. Haitians call it jwèt kay.

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  1. Madanm, When you say "wari", is that the HC name for mancala, as well as "jwet kay"? Or is wari a type of board game? Mesi.

    1. Yes some people call it wari. Most people know it under the name kay, or jwèt kay.