“Mancala” is actually the name of the game mechanism of picking up
a group of pieces and dropping them off one-by-one along a path.
There have been many such games.
(The actual name of the game usually sold as “Mancala” is Cala.)
your right some communities call the game “manchosson”
There is one game that as a kid my mother and older siblings would call mancalah, i never got why, so thanks for the explanation.
What I don’t understand about the game is why you have to buy it to play it.
As long as it’s not ‘manshvigger’, it’s cool by me.