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2 players | 15 min | ages 8+

Abstract, mancala, 4-in-a-row

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Simultaneously simple and tactical, Qawale is inspired piles of stones found along paths. Just as nature bends everything to its whims, prepare to be transported by the twists and turns of the abstract strategy in this incredible game.

Each player takes 8 stones in their color. The third color is neutral and is placed in the 4 corners of the board. On your turn, add a stone on top of any pile and move it. When moving a pile, you must leave a stone on each space you cross. The first player to get 4 of their stones in a row, looking at the board from above, wins the game.

Qawale has been named Game of the Month by Barnes & Noble, January 2024!! Check your location for in-store demos! 



  • 8 light stones
  • 8 dark stones
  • 8 neutral stones
  • 1 game board
  • 1 rulebook (download here)

Game info

Dimensions: 11.02 x 11.02 x 2.36 in

Weight: 2.87 lbs

Release date: February 1, 2023

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  • Awards

    2023 Best Abstract Game shortlist - UK Games Expo Awards

    Seal of Approval - The Dice Tower

  • Meeple Mountain

    "The Abstract Strategy player in me is always on the lookout for new Abstracts. Qawale has the simple rules and sleek look of Gigamic’s other two-player games without themes. I’m looking forward to getting this one to the table."

    Most Anticipated of Essen 2022 article 
  • What's Eric Playing?

    "If you’re a fan of abstracts, looking for another great two-player game, or you just enjoy spins on the classic four-in-a-row type of game, I’d recommend Qawale!"

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  • Gameosity

    "It is neither so complex that it has a barrier to entry, nor so thoughtless that it's completely empty calories. This is a really good one."

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