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(Mende: ti) A wooden board game, variants of which are found all over Africa. The Sierra Leone version consists of a carved wooden board in which two rows of six cups are set alongside one another, with two larger receptacles at either end. Twenty-four seeds are distributed around the board, four in each cup, and the object of the game is to win as many seeds a possible by distributing all the seeds in any cup on one's own side anticlockwise, one to each cup, so as to end up in a cup on the opponent's side that has only one or two seeds. These are then 'captured' and added to one's 'captives' in the larger receptacle to one's right. The person who gains more than half of the seeds is the winner.

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