Awale is one of the most ancient games still played. The Masai say
that the Awale was invented by Sindillo, the son of the first man,
Maitoumbe, and was originally called geshe.
This fascinating African game (also known as Awele, Oware, Wari,
...) has been very attractively adapted on microcomputer. Play
against the computer and try to defeat him.
A very realistic game, with solid wood and clattering stones.
Awale is bilingual (English and French).
This program requires Windows from 95 to 8 and above or MacOS X
||Awale is freeware.
You don't have to pay anything to use it.
However, if you consider that the authors would deserve a small
stipend for their work or for making available online and
maintaining the game server, you can make a donation, of any amount
you consider appropriate.
If you live in Europe, enter the amount in euro in the "special
order" field on this
page, and enter "for Awale" in the "Comment" field.
If you live outside Europe, at the very bottom of this page, enter the amount in US$ (and still "for
Awale" as comment).
Your support will be highly appreciated!
What is new?
- May 2013 update for Macintosh and Windows
- Awale is now freeware
- November 2002 update for Macintosh and Windows
- August 2002 update for Macintosh
- New end game management. When you abort a game and have more
than 24 stones, you win.
- Miscellaneous minor bugs fixed.
- New server
- Play music problem fixed.
- The Internet play has been completely rewritten. It now runs on
our own server and provides a better speed and reliability.
- ATP ranking is now managed directly by our server and gives you
in real time the current ranking and the connected player
list: see the ATP Page
- The Macintosh 68k version is no longer supported.
- The Windows 3.1x version is no longer supported. Awale runs
under Windows 95, 98, NT4 and 2000
You can also play Awale on the Internet!
The game on the Internet is a wonderful opportunity to meet
Awale players from all over the world.
Here are the available features :
- Search for
other Awale players on the Internet.
- Talk to these
players, consult their rating points, challenge them or accept
- Play an Awale
game "live" with another player through the Internet.
- See our
Awale Internet Play International
We collected a wide range of links and
miscellaneous resources about the Awale and its variations on the
Internet. We decided to give you all of this material :
Click here to see the Awale-related
resources on the Internet !
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