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Thumbnail of Mancala | African Stone Game
This dark stained African Stone Game (Mancala) is solid wood and folds in half with a piano style hinge. The magnetic closure holds the board closed and keeps the vibrantly colored glass pieces inside. Measures approximately nine inches when folded for easy storage, and folds out to nearly 18 inches long, making it a full-size playing surface.

Some historians estimate that this captivating African stone game is the oldest game in the world that was played by scooping out pits in the sand and dropping seeds or pebbles into them. It is believed that diamonds may have been used in ancient times! Adored by adults and children alike, this is a fast moving game that will provide hours of fun.

Board measures 17.7" x 4.9" x 0.86" when open

Suitable for ages 8+ up. For 2 Players.

Warning! Not suitable for children under 3 years. Small parts - chocking hazard.

Thumbnail of Decaf Vanilla
So much decadence, but without the caffeine! This beautiful brew is smooth and sweet, with a medium body.

Note that using a more leaves per cup is a common approach when brewing decaffeinated teas, as they do brew a little lighter.

$4.50/oz - $/lb Decaf Vanilla
Thumbnail of Chinese Checkers | Travel Game
This is a mini version of the beloved game of Chinese Checkers! Handsome enough to be left out on a side table for your guests to play, small enough to be convenient for travel. Makes a great gift, stocking stuffer, or house warming gesture. Includes marbles for two players. The wooden side arm slides upwards, and the marbles store inside of the game board. A magnet keeps the board closed when not in use.

Does the word “Chinese Checkers” conjure up visions of exotic marketplaces filled with fine porcelains, oriental silk clothing, and statues of Buddha? Surprise! Chinese Checkers is no more Chinese than French fries are French! Chinese Checkers came from the game of Halma (Greek for “jump”), a game invented in America around 1884 by a Harvard Medical School thoracic surgeon named Dr. George Howard Monks. Although invented in America, Halma was made popular by the British of the Victorian era. In 1892, less than a decade after the invention of Halma, a German toy company changed the game board into a six-pointed star shape and changed the name to Stern-Halma. The name changed throughout the years, but was given the moniker “Chinese Checkers” in America in 1928 to make it sound more exotic. During the Great Depression of the 1930’s, the Chinese Checkers craze swept across America. While Halma is still favored in some countries of Europe, Chinese Checkers has completely replaced the game of Halma in many countries around the world.

Suitable for ages 8+ up. For 2 Players.

Warning! Not suitable for children under 3 years. Small parts - chocking hazard.

Thumbnail of White Gold Hex | 20oz Cast Iron Tea Set
This set comes with a teapot and two cups, all made from cast iron. Cast iron teapots were first created in ancient China and then adopted and further developed by the Japanese. Tetsu means "iron" and "bin" translates to pot. These practical and decorative teapots symbolize the everlasting strength and unity of the world.
Thumbnail of Rainbow Luster | Cup
A traditional Japanese shape with American proportions, this big cup is as subtly colorful as a raven in the sun.
Thumbnail of Astronomy | Insulated Flask
A vacuum-insulation will keep your drink hot or cold, no matter how long you sit in wonder of spacetime!
Thumbnail of Botanical Pharmacy | Insulated Flask
Keep your herbal remedy hot for hours so you can enjoy it throughout a long shift, or keep a refreshing infusion cold during your nature walk.
Thumbnail of Bamboo Mountain Oolong
Offering a full, sweet, floral fragrance in the classic Taiwan green oolong style, this tea hails from the Zhushan region, or “Bamboo Mountain.” Low oxidation and light roasting contribute to the bright, floral fragrance and sweet, crisp body. A lighter brew than the more roasted oolongs, but with an equally long finish and multi-layered character.
$7.25/oz - $/lb Bamboo Mountain Oolong
Thumbnail of Shangri-La Oolong | Organic
This premium loose leaf oolong tea offers a baked, biscuit-y aroma with high notes of pepper. The full-bodied brew features smooth woodland flavors, with a touch of caramel, malt, and a subtle hint of verdant green qualities.
$8.25/oz - $/lb Shangri-La Oolong | Organic
Thumbnail of Goldfish | Chopstick Bowl
5"Dx3.75"H Bowl with chopstick holder and chopsticks.

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