Game: Pombo (Ghana)

Pombo is a popular African game from Ghana which is very similar to jacks or knuckles, played using stones.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Seven stones are placed on the ground in front of the player. Choose one stone and toss it in the air. While the stone is in the air, pick up one stone from the pile on the ground (using the same hand) and then catch the stone that was thrown in the air.
  2. Places the stone back into the pile. Now throw the stone into the air again. This time you must pick up two stones (using the one hand) and then catch the stone that was thrown.
  3. The next time you must pick up 3 stones, then 4 stones, then 5 stones and finally, 6 stones.
  4. If you are unable to pick up the stones then another player has her turn.