Here is an improvised Mancala board made from some playing cards. The cards that are in rows are used as the pits that the players sow the seeds. The cards at the ends are for putting the seeds that are captured. This is a great way to play Mancala games while traveling because it reduces the amount of extra equipment you need to bring. A board made from cards can also be used to playing variations of Mancala that have differing numbers of pits. If you have any ideas on making a Mancala board, please share it in the comments section.