First Description: Jordi
Climent Tondo, 2009
Cycles: One
Ranks: Two
Sowing: Multiple laps
Region: Nigeria

Olowuka (also spelled: Ọlọwuka) is an Oware variant played in Osogbo, Central Nigeria. The game was first described by Jordi Climent Tondo in 2009.


The rules are similar to Oware.


  • If the last seed is dropped into a hole, which then contains four or more seeds, they are distributed in another lap.
  • Grand Slam captures are permitted. However, the contents of the first hole (the left-most hole from the opponent's point of view) are left untouched.

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