new from indonesia
- 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?regards,debbieps: i am getting married this friday oct 10 all my congklaks will be showed
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- Debbie wrote
> hi all--im new in this egroup.Welcome!
> i live in jakarta, indonesia and i am crazy about congkak.I don't know if there is anyone here from Indonesia.
> i started to collect congklak about 1.5 years ago and i am still hunting.
> anyone 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"Apart from the rules, that is all I know about the game. So if there is
> 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.
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 10Congratulations and best wishes!