Sungka is a Philippine mancala game which is today also played wherever Philippine migrants are living. Like the closely related congkak it is traditionally a women's game.
Sungka was first described outside of Asia in 1894 by the American ethnologist Stewart Culin.
Sungka is similar to many other Southern Asian mancala games such as naranj (Maldives), dakon (Java), congkak (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia) and tchonka (Marianas). The game differs from kalah, which is known in North America and Europe, in being a multi-lap game. Another important difference is that the first move is executed simultaneously in sungka which is meant to balance the game. [ + ]