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Congkak is a game for two. It consists of a board which has several ‘houses’ and ‘storehouses’. The objective of the game is to gather as many congkak marbles into the ‘storehouses’ on the player’s side. It is a game which is played during one’s free time and is normally played by the women, especially liked by the youths. The game, whose gameplay is similar to mancala, is commonly played in (Indonesia (Borneo), Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines).
The word congkak is believed to originate from old Malay “congak”, meaning “mental calculation” which is mainly practiced in this game. It is regarded that an efficient player who mentally calculates a few steps in advance will have an advantage in collecting points to win the game.