Name: Duulu (Buganda Kingdom`s Floor & Finger Pool)
Age of Game: Over 400 years old
Type of Game: Hit or miss game
Tribal Origin: Buganda Kingdom
Cultural Spread: The game is currently played mainly in the Central, Western, Northern and Eastern parts of Uganda
Number of players per game: 2 people or more
Gender Considerations: Women are now allowed to play, but the game in the past was dominantly played by young men.
Items required: Each player must have their own unique marble or a large seed of about the same size as the marble. Marbles are preferred coz the roll better and more evenly during games.
Game Description: The Duulu setting is simple. All you need are two or more players and a shallow hole into the ground. All the players must have a marble. Lines are drawn as boundaries and they’re also used to make the first toss. After the marbles are tossed, the owner of the marble nearest to the hole gets to play first.
How to play: Players vault their marble using one of your fingers aiming for the hole or another player’s marble. Accurate aim at other marbles and the hole scores you one point. A game set is won at 25 points.
Purpose: This game brings out the competitiveness in a player, teaches the player to make accurate decisions, sharpens the players focus and attitude.
Goal of the game: To hit your opponent’s marbles accurately while working your way towards the hole, ensuring your marbles are not easily targeted by other players. And to keep other players from getting to the hole before you. The player that reaches 25points first wins the game.
Community Experience: The players are normally surrounded by other players who want to get in. The game is usually played by youth and young adults and is making a strong come back in recent history.
This game requires fast movement and deep focus. Visit Uganda and play some Duulu. It`s nothing like anything you have ever experienced.