This game for two players comes from Ghana. However, stones that were marked for this game in the third century AD have been found near Hadrian's Wall in Northern England.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
This is a game for two or more players.
Each player begins by writing 50 on their score sheet.
Place two dried peas into a plastic cup.
Toss the peas onto the game board.
Add the two numbers the peas land on.
Take the sum away from 50 and record the remainder.
Next player takes a turn.
In the following turns, the players take the sum of the numbers
away from the new remaining number.
The first player to reach zero wins.
Change the game by:
Using three peas instead of two.
Altering the starting number from 50 to 100.
Multiplying the numbers that the peas land on.
Making a different size game board with a different set of