In South Africa and Botswana we find the traditional game of Morabaraba. The roots of this game go back at least eight centuries, and the pieces represent each player’s herd of cows. It has striking similarities to the game of Nine-Men’s-Morris, but what other game includes “flying cows?” Though it’s a popular pastime with youth, adult players also take it quite seriously. In South Africa and several other countries, annual tournaments are staged to determine a world champion.
This game can be played by 2 players ages 6 and up. One game of Morabaraba takes about 10 Minutes to play.