> hi all--im new in this egroup.
> i live in jakarta, indonesia and i am crazy about congkak.
> i started to collect congklak about 1.5 years ago and i am still hunting.
> anyone from indonesia?
I don't know if there is anyone here from Indonesia.
Here in the UK I've managed to get hold of a congklak board (actually not a
particularly nice one), but you don't see them in shops very often. I know
the rules of the game (I think!) but I don't know much else about it, as I
haven't met people from Indonesia. I have met a lot more people who play the
African mancala games like Bao, Omweso and Oware. But I like to collect the
boards for all different sorts of mancala games.
A few years ago I got a message from an Indonesia person called Sasmite
Adibowo. He had written a computer program to play Dakon, and he said:
> The game is also known as "Congklak"
> The Dakon board itself can range from Rp 15,000 to Rp 1,000,000
> (about US$ 2 to US$ 140 at Rp 7,200 per US$) depending on the quality
> of the materials and engravings. Once I saw in Toys 'R' Us, a plastic
> version of "Conkak" .... After it loses popularity in it's origin,
> the game is then taken over by others.
>The game used to be popular among javanese girls... It is still
> being played in the rural areas, and in the Palace of Yogyakarta
> (Keraton Yogyakarta) *I think*. But since the "globalization" and the
> increasing influence from the west, dakon becomes more and more unpopular.
Apart from the rules, that is all I know about the game. So if there is
anything more you can tell me about Congklak (and why is it also called
Dakon, if it really is the same game?), I would be really interested to
> ps: i am getting married this friday oct 10
Congratulations and best wishes!