Awale is a strategy game played throughout West Africa and the Caribbean. The objective of the game is to capture more seeds than one's opponent.


Players take turns moving the seeds. On a turn, a player chooses one of the six houses under his or her control. The player removes all seeds from that house, and distributes them, dropping one in each house counter-clockwise from this house. Seeds are not distributed into the end scoring houses, nor into the house drawn from. That is, the starting house is left empty.

After a turn, if the last seed was placed into an opponent's house that brought its total to two or three, all the seeds in that house are captured and placed in the player's scoring house. If the previous-to-last seed also brought an opponent's house to two or three, these are captured as well, and so on.

The game is over when one player has captured 25 or more seeds, or each player has taken 24 seeds (draw). If both players agree that the game has been reduced to an endless cycle, each player captures the seeds on their side of the board. You can stop the game at any time by clicking on the stop button.

Latest releases

Awale v0.9.2
- fixed error report