Warri Board; SLNM.1958.10.05


Sierra Leone National Museum


Warri Board

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CATALOGUE: Wooden Warrie board, black in colour, 29.5 ins. long, with a rectangular hole on side of base. Canoe-shaped, having six round holes on either side for placing bean seeds for the game of 'Warri'. The two end-holes are meant to place the bean seeds that have been won.

Other Information: A well known West African game, played by two people with counters, usually beans. Four counters are played in each of the 12 holes. Each player having 6 holes. the object is by moving the beans according to certain rules to empty one's opponents side of the board.

31/05/2011: alternative accession number is SLNM.1958.03.02

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