This game is played with a board that has 2 rows with 6 holes in each row. There is also a pit at each end of the board. You can find a picture of a Mancala set here.
I am going to show you how to make one of these by yourself and save around $20 and the trouble of searching for a set in stores. Plus, who doesn't enjoy working hard and making their own stuff? Also, it's portable, so you can take the set anywhere you want!
For more on the gameplay of Mancala, check out Wikipedia or YummyPancakes' tutorial.
This is my first instructable, so try not to be too harsh :)
Step 1: Tools and Materials
-A sharp knife (A utility knife is recommended)
-Regular Tape (Masking tape is fine)
-Pen or pencil
-Optional: Some paint, colored markers or pencils for decoration
-Two egg cartons*
-Counters (e.g. rocks, seeds, paper clips, coins, marbles, etc.) You need to be able to fit about 7 or 8 in one pocket, just in case. I chose peanuts, but it's up to you. There should be 48 in total.
Note: The cartons should have 6 pockets each. If you have a 12-egg carton, it's a harder process, but you should still be able to accomplish the task. I made the set with two 6-egg cartons, so I don't have pictures showing the 12-egg carton method.