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What is Oware?

See Oware for information about the game.

Why Oware for the XO?

  • It's a two-player game, thus encouraging play together rather than isolation.
  • Oware is popular in many developing countries, including some where the XO is being deployed.
    • As such it could enhance the sense that the machine and the software are "ours", not just an import from more developed countries.
  • The game's rules are simple to learn
  • There would be little text to localize.


See free awale for an open-source implementation that might be adapted for the XO. The latter allows playing against a computer. Does it support two-human mode?

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