Africa Games

Africa Games

Africa games, especially board games, have been in existence for thousands of years, and many of the games were unearthed by archaeologists, although rarely were there accompanying instructions. Some of these Africa games have been captured in paintings such as one found in the tomb of Queen Nefertari showing her playing Senet, possibly the world's oldest board game and similar to modern day backgammon. Morabaraba is another of the popular Africa games with 12 Mens Morris being its closest modern day equivalent. The game of checkers finds its roots in the ancient north Africa game of Zamma, whilst a version called Fanorona has long held popularity in Madagascar.

Other popular traditional Africa games include Tsoro Yematatu a two player strategy game, Butterfly from Mozambique which is also similar to draughts or checkers and Seega which is of more recent origin, believed to have come from Egypt in the early nineteenth century. These Africa games include some flash versions of popular traditional Africa games played by children across the Africa continent as well as quizzes whilst the video below shows some popular games being played in South Africa.



 

Africa Games

Africa Games

Africa Games





 


 


Africa Games

Africa Games

Many children in Africa do not have access to games the way children in the west do and have to improvise using pebbles as counters, or using sticks to play with tyres like this lad in Uganda.

 
 


Traditional
Africa Games

Traditional Africa Games


Africa Arcade
Games

Africa Arcade Games


Africa Map
Games

Africa Map Games


Africa Rainforest
Games

Africa Rainforest Games