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photoblog image The 'AYO' board

The 'AYO' board

The objective of the game is to collect more pebbles than your opponent. The game starts by placing 4 seeds in each of the 12 cups on the board, and each player sits with 6 of the cups on their side of the board

 

Traditionally, Ayo game boards are made of wood and are carved with intricate designs.  The sound of the seeds, or whatever medium one uses for game pieces, dropping into the depressions is said to rhythmic, and the wood becomes smooth and conditioned from the constant motion of the game pieces.  Game boards can also be made out of clay, rock, or even simply by carving circular depressions into the ground, while game pieces can range anywhere from seeds to nuts to cowrie shells, even pebbles are acceptable, but it is important that the pieces are fairly uniform in size and shape

The 'AYO' board

The objective of the game is to collect more pebbles than your opponent. The game starts by placing 4 seeds in each of the 12 cups on the board, and each player sits with 6 of the cups on their side of the board

 

Traditionally, Ayo game boards are made of wood and are carved with intricate designs.  The sound of the seeds, or whatever medium one uses for game pieces, dropping into the depressions is said to rhythmic, and the wood becomes smooth and conditioned from the constant motion of the game pieces.  Game boards can also be made out of clay, rock, or even simply by carving circular depressions into the ground, while game pieces can range anywhere from seeds to nuts to cowrie shells, even pebbles are acceptable, but it is important that the pieces are fairly uniform in size and shape

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camera Canon EOS 7D
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/50s
aperture f/1.6
sensitivity ISO640
focal length 50.0mm
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