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mancala 1.0.3-1
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Note that there are lots of different rule sets for Mancala.  Our
implementation uses this one:

Setup: The board consists of 2 rows of 6 bins and 2 mancalas.  Each
   player is allocated the row of bins closest to him and the mancala
   to his right.  Initially each bin contains 4 stones, and the
   mancalas are empty.

Object: The object of the game is to place as many stones as possible
   in one's mancala before the game ends.  This happens when a player,
   at his turn, has no legal moves, meaning that all his holes are
   empty.  The other player then gets to put any remaining stones on
   his side into his mancala.

Moving: At his turn, the player picks up all the stones in any of his
   non-empty bins and starts to sow them by placing one in each of the
   preceding bins, starting with the one on the right and continuing
   counterclockwise around the board, skipping the oponents mancala
   (but not his own).

Extra move: If the last stone is sown in one's mancala, one gets to
   move again.

Capturing: If the last stone is sown in an empty bin belonging to the
   player, he captures all the stones lying in the bin directly across
   this bin.  These stones and the capturing stone are then placed in
   the mancala.  If the bin directly across is empty, nothing special
   happens.