CONGKLAK or DAKON

Congklak or Dakon (in Java) is an old traditional Indonesian board game. This game derives from the Middle Eastern Mancala game, which is one of the oldest known games in the world. The game uses a board with two rows, each with five to nine holes, called sawah (rice field), and a larger hole at both ends of the board—one for each player—called lumbung (rice bank). Small shells are to be divided evenly in all holes, as players take turns taking a pile of beads from one hole and distributing the shells throughout the board. The goal is to get as many beads as possible into your own rice bank.

In most regions, Congklak play is limited to young girls, teens and women in their leisure time and its seen as a 'girl's game'. In only a few regions is Congklak played by men and boys as well. However, this is a great game to be played by men, women of all ages.

In Sulawesi, historically, the game was reserved for play only during grieving periods, after the death of a loved one. It was considered taboo to play the game at any other time. In Central Java, in pre-historic times, Congklak was used by farmers to calculate the seasons, to know when to plant and harvest, as well as to predict the future.

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  • Congklak satu
    Congklak satu

    This old-aged congklak is a solid wooden board game and comes from Java. The shape is inspired by typical boats from Indonesia and is decorated with engraved batik relics. This board game has 7 holes and 2 'rice banks' for each…

    € 425,00
  • Congklak dua
    Congklak dua

    This old-aged congklak is brightly colored and comes from Java with on both ends beautiful wooden dragon heads. This board game has 7 holes and 2 'rice banks' for each player.

    Congklak dua is 73 cm long, 12 cm wide and 25 cm high…

    € 250,00
  • Congklak tiga
    Congklak tiga

    This old-aged congklak is dark green of color and comes from Java with on both ends beautiful wooden dragon heads. This board game has 5 holes (or houses) and 2 'rice banks' (or store houses) for each player.

    Congklak tiga is 71…

    € 150,00
  • Congklak empat
    Congklak empat

    This old-aged congklak is brown/red of color and comes from Java with on both ends beautiful wooden dragon heads. This board game has 7 holes (or houses) and 2 'rice banks' (or store houses) for each player.

    Congklak empat is 83…

    € 250,00
  • Congklak lima
    Congklak lima

    This old-aged congklak is a solid wooden board game and comes from Java. The shape is inspired by typical boats from Indonesia and is engraved with ornaments. This board game has 7 holes and 2 'rice banks' for each…

    € 275,00
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