Mancala Board June 2012

A Mancala board on a table
Players 2
Controls Mouse
Minigame location Coffee Shop (August 22–23, 2005)
Book Room (since August 24, 2005)
HQ (November 2005–February 2006)
Date released August 22, 2005
(Beta Testing)
October 24, 2005
Date closed March 30, 2017

Mancala was a mini-game in Club Penguin. It was one of the site's oldest games. During Beta Testing it was playable in the Coffee Shop; however, it was moved to the Book Room two days after. Only 2 players could play it, and the objective of the game was to collect from the board more stones than the opponent, before one of the players cleared their side of the board. It was based on the real-life game Mancala.

Mancala was also a game which used to be available on the RocketSnail Games website, this being why it was on Club Penguin.

How to play

How to play Mancala
Mancala Board

A look at the Mancala Board

Players alternated turns. In their turn, each player had to select a group of stones from one hole on their side of the board. Each stone was dropped one by one in the holes around the board, including his Mancala, but not the opponent's Mancala.

How to win

The game was over when a player had no more stones on their side of the board. The winner was the player with the greatest total number of stones in their mancala and any remaining stones on their side of the board.


  • In November 2005, Club Penguin added a mancala table to the HQ; however, it was removed in February 2006 for an unknown reason.
  • Just like Find Four, players were able to watch other people play this game. This feature was added on January 25, 2006.
  • This was the first multiplayer game in Club Penguin and was very popular.
  • It was Captain Rockhopper's favorite game.
  • Mancala was the second game in Club Penguin to have once existed on the RocketSnail Games website. The other was Hydro Hopper.
  • There used to be five Mancala tables when it was in the Book Room, but after it was remodeled, one table was removed.
  • In June 2005, the Club Penguin version of Mancala was released on RocketSnail Games to have a public beta test.
  • It was voted "Game of the Year" for 2006 in The Penguin Times.
  • An actual replica of the Mancala board was sold in the Disney Store in 2008.
  • There was also a Mancala Pin.
  • It was one of the five original games in Club Penguin.