Um El Bagara (Windows)

Um El Bagara Windows The play area at the start of a game. The background and pieces can be changed as can the seed/piece distribution.


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Um El Bagara is one of a package of games produced by The Code Zone. Games from this package were used, in various combinations, in around twenty different game compilation packages.

Um El Bagara is a single-player, strategy game that is played against the computer. It is a traditional mancala game from Northern Africa whose name translates as 'The Cow Game'. This is a turn-based game played on a board with two rows of five pits and two home pits. Pieces, or traditionally seeds, are placed in these pits ad players take turns to move the seeds from the second row either to the left or to the right, any that 'wrap around' are placed in the top row. If the last seed played ends in one of the end pits of the top row then the contents of that pit are transferred to one of the player's home pits. The objective for each player is to end the game with the most pieces in their home pit.

The game is entirely mouse controlled. It is played in a window which cannot be re-sized. The game has sound, four levels of difficulty, in-game help screens, and a choice of playing piece, colour and screen background.


Um El Bagara Windows The game configuration screen is accessed via the menu bar
Um El Bagara Windows A detailed help file is available, it opens in a new window.
Um El Bagara Windows The computer wins.
Um El Bagara Windows A game that is underway. The areas to the left and right at the bottom of the screen are the player's home pits. The computer is winning.

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piltdown_man (151727) added Um El Bagara (Windows) on Jun 20, 2013