The valley of the Gambia on the coast of West Africa is home to the Mandinka and Fula tribes. These people have played the board game Choko for many generations. Traditionally, the game is played in an array of 25 small holes in the ground, or pockets carved into soft rock. In modern times printed boards and manufactured pieces are used, but it remains common for players to draw the board on a playing surface with chalk and use makeshift pawns. The simple goal of Choko is to capture all 12 of your opponent’s pegs. However, this game has a feature called “Drop Initiative” – a very interesting and valuable power.