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Mancala: FS5 (FREE)

Mancala: FS5 (FREE)
3.5 based on 164,184 Votes
Price Free

Now with 6 great new themes. New Turn-Based mode lets you play online or against friends without interruption , never be lose a game because of a phone call again. Voice chat between Game Center friends!
Mancala FS5 is the best-of-breed Mancala game on the iPhone with multi-player support! Play this classic game in a way designed specifically for the iPhone. Read more...

Mancala: FS5 (FREE) is a Games application, developed by and released last

This application has a content advisory rating of 4+ (Application contains no objectionable material ). This application has an average rating of 3.5 based on 164,184 Votes. This version 5.4.2 has an average rating of 3.5 based on 119 Users.

Your device must have atleast 45.9 MB of space to download and install Mancala: FS5 (FREE). This application is game center enabled . Mancala: FS5 (FREE) is Free to download and install on your mobile device

If you have any problems on in-app purchase, found bugs, questions, comments about this application,
you can visit the official website of FlipSide5, Inc. at

Support Languages

English, American


Games , Family , Social Networking , Board ,


Mancala: FS5 (FREE)
Mancala: FS5 (FREE)
Mancala: FS5 (FREE)
Mancala: FS5 (FREE)
Mancala: FS5 (FREE)
Mancala: FS5 (FREE)
Mancala: FS5 (FREE)
Mancala: FS5 (FREE)

Additional Information

Featured by Apple in Fun-Learning Games for Kids and in the best Turn Based games section.

Top 20 board game for over 3 years.

The reviews are in and they are great:

“Marble game gets everything right...the developers have done a fantastic job..this game has been executed to near perfection”


“Flipside 5 has an uncanny ability to take traditional games, add fantastic graphics, make excellent use of the touch screen and accelerometer, and end up with great games that are a whole lot of fun to play.”



Multi-player support over the Internet and play against your Game Center Friends!

Multi-player Internet works over Wi-Fi, EDGE or 3G!

Invite friends to play a game with Push Notifications!

- Type custom instant messages to your opponent when playing Game Center and local network games!

- Play nearby games with Peer-to-Peer support over Bluetooth AND Wi-Fi.

- 6 Theme packs available!

- Leaderboards!

- Top 10 Highest Rated players using the same formula as World Chess Federation.

- Top 10 Most Active Players. See how you are ranked against everyone as well.

- Ratings for Nearby and Online games!

- Online games now have a timer for improved forfeit detection!

The PAID version does not contain advertisements and has more colorful graphics.

What's New on this version 5.4.2

Bug Fixes

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Crashes when app is opened

    Couldn't play at all today. Try to play and it immediately crashes.

  • Chat?

    How do you chat in this game? I see no option for it but when I play against people they always talk.

  • Really liked game but now doesn't work

    Haven't played it in a while, but it doesn't work on my iPad2 anymore, hasn't for many updates, was even frozen in a waiting state for awhile,now it starts but then crashes, glad I never paid anything!

  • Bad

    App is bad. Always crashes. Don't bother

  • Happy life

    I have had this game for years. I enjoy playing it. Now there are so many adds it is hard to get to the game. Please rethink this.

  • Annoying pop ups

    Pop ups are so excessive now that I just got nine in a row! They slowly pop up so you never know when it's actually safe to begin playing. A great game, but super annoying between the pop ups and glitches. :(

  • Rigged.

    The ads are so annoying. one right after the other. and it always seems to work out in other players favor...

  • Fun game, but buggy and not a very large community of players

    The themes are neat and earning credits to unlock them is fun, but online play is lacking. Community can be fun and diverse, but it isn't clear how to chat or that chatting is even available in the "free" (annoying) version. Ads seem to pop up at random and in spurts of ridiculous numbers. Occasionally the app starts crashing every time i attempt to open it. I have not attempted to debug and am unsure if a reboot will fix the problem. Uninstalling and reinstalling does, though.

  • Team_Ike

    I love the game, definitely the best one I can get on my iphone. The app itself has a few bugs that needs working out. I updated the app a few days ago and now it won't open up. I have to uninstall then reinstall. Then it will work but I lose all of my points. So I start playing and after a while it won't let me back in, so I uninstall and reinstall. Looks like I just have to keep doing this. At least apple doesn't make me keep paying for the upgrade.

  • update won't let me open.

    with the latest update, the app will not open. it just crashes and crashes. please fix.

  • Please fix the bug

    This is one of my favorite game to play and wish they fix the bug. This is an elegant game for people who use to play a lot of chess but just to busy to play a whole game. If they could just fix the score and just let players have normal conversation is bread of pre selected texts this app would be played til the day I die. Please contact me if you need help.

  • Ads Galore!

    I am getting ads during my turn. Sometimes it is 2 ads. It has messed up a few games because of this. If I endure them through the first game (sometimes 20+ ads) it gets better.

  • New board looks cheap

    I love this app because you can play online with other people but the new board makes it just awful. Looks do matter.

  • Won't load after update

    Around the second week of March, there was an update for this app. It said it was to fix bugs on the game. There were very few glitches on the game that I could think of. Now, after the update, this app won't even load. The screen will flash for a split second, then it'll return to my home screen. Please fix this app:( I miss playing this game!

  • Keep Losing Score / Rank

    I have loved this game from day one, however if you ever need to do an uninstall / reinstall you will lose your points and be reset back to the beginning at 2000 points. This is the recommend **fix** Flipside gives to its customers regularly when experiencing problems with their app. This has happened to me at least 5 times with no resolve from Filpside. Happened to me on both free and paid versions. Very disappointed.

  • Lost all my info again - why do you do that??!!

    Bugs, bugs, and more bugs! New glitches and the ever present most annoying adds flashing over the game in process every 2 seconds made me give this game a poor rating, sorry. Fix it fast or you will lose multiple players!

  • As Han Solo said, "No reward is worth this!"

    The game works well most of the time, but the mechanics for cashing in online win rewards, especially the mpoints feature are so full of ads it's a huge waste of time. There is nothing that would make me sit through all the crap just to cash in reward points. You can't even look at the screen without stupid surveys or ads for crap. I have hundreds of points unclaimed because it is not worth the trouble to watch a 30 second ad every time I win.

  • Worst made game ever

    The is 1 or 2 ads after every move. It's impossible to pay. Horrible.

  • Uninstalled

    It's too many ads now. I can't even play with out accidentally hitting one which opens my App Store and ends the game. A few ads are understandable and easy to deal with but it was like one right after I closed one. I wish I could give this no stars at all but I guess I will give one because I did play...barely

  • Update has now broken the app

    You should think twice about purchasing this game or any game from the developer. For the last few years, they have released updates that make it so the game will not start or does not record winning information. This update is no exception. The app will not even load. I get the splash screen and then I see all my app icons again. My suggestion is not to waist your money in removing the ads. I also suggest you don't even download the free (with ads) version. Until the flipside5 gets better quality control, Apple should ban them from iTunes.

  • Bugs persist...

    - Clock counts down to zero but the opponent doesn't win. - Missing chat feature? Why not add new themes? It's been years since they were updated.

  • Oh Finally

    The newest update improved the flaws that were plaguing me for so long. Happy again.

  • Terrible

    After every move there is an ad

  • like

    Love the game but updates lately been ruined old fashioned game and fails to play

  • Great Game, POOR APP

    Love the game, but..... 1. As everyone has mentioned, too many ads. 2. The interface with mPoints is horrible. The app has no option (in the free version) to go to mPoints to claim your achievements. You can not redeem multiple achievements earned per day. If you are extremely lucky, you might get to click on two achievements. NEEDS TO BE FIXED!!!!!!

  • Deleted

    This game used to be the best game to pass the time. Ads pop up randomly in the middle of the game. If you accidentally click it causes you to forfeit the game. They updated once since that problem started, but update did not fix the issue. I deleted and suggest you don't waste your time downloading. I'll have to find a new game to pass the time.

  • Update caused bugs

    The game is fun and full of features which is great for free games. The last update has errors which don't allow for a consecutive game after hitting play again. Looking at other games if it isn't fixed soon. Understanding it is free, but that isn't an excuse, if the free version doesn't work why would I risk spending money on a paid version to have the same problems. Too many other free options.

  • Ads Ads Ads and More Ads

    I enjoyed this game until 5 or 6 ads would pop up before every single game. Deleted and will not be giving this app another chance

  • Pop up ads block game

    So many ads pop up that the game is unplayable. Deleted!

  • No more chat?

    This was one of the first games I downloaded when I got my first iPhone. Love the game overall. I'm not having the "pop up" or "hang" issues others mention, but no longer have the "chat" option since update. Wasn't a huge fan since could only send preset messages, but was better than nothing. If they want to "fix" something, I suggest the timer. It's really annoying to have someone sit there for a full minute without making a single play. Maybe after 10 seconds, the game should boot.

  • Terrible

    Please go back to before recent update. The adds pop up as i am trying to play the game and last the entire game! Thus is horrible, i wont play anymore.

  • New update is terrible

    I loved this app until the most recent update! Ads go on literally every 2-1seconds! It's really annoying and no longer useful to play games since if you accidentally press on the ad it quits the game.

  • Upgrade Vanished! (On 6Plus)

    Purchased the upgrade through the game and saw the features were added. Next day open the game and all the features are gone. Also upgrade is $2.99 in App Store and only $1.99 via in game upgrade button?! What just happened?!? Pretty annoyed. Buyer beware! 😠

  • Time out issues

    Good game & fun but when players don't like losing they just let the time run out & most of the time it locks the game up. Also, if you need to answer a call or text while playing your game gets shut down. Would be nice if there was an ability to type personal messages in the chat instead of just the few select options that often don't make sense.

  • No Worky

    Crashes as soon as you open it. Junk.

  • Not really the real game

    I love mancala but this game is not how I've played it that's why I give it two stars

  • Ugh

    The app crashes often! When the app doesn't crash, they end the game early, I know they have a section that when one player gets the most beads, the game ends, but when I'm not playing that section the game will often end for no reason, if the game even allows me to start a game.

  • Game

    I love playing it!

  • Players run out clock

    The match should be awarded to the opponent of those running out the clock. Essentially nothing happens when you're losing and you wait out your opponent. So much for fair play.

  • Thriftyjennie

    Thriftyjennie, you claim that you play your games all the way through? You quit almost every time you play me...need a screen shot?

  • Crashes All The Time

    It crashed every time i tried to open it. I wasn't even able to press anything :(

  • Bad

    Bad game

  • Too Easy

    The setup of the game is nice, and it's easy to learn how to play with their hints, but it quickly becomes way too easy. I am on "advanced" and I outsmart the AI every time, with the same moves. Also, there are too many ads, and they take too long to load. I'd be okay with a banner at the top or bottom of the screen, but this is a whole screen (usually just grey for me - no ad) that you can't skip for about 20 seconds. If the levels were harder, I'd probably give it 4 stars. If the ads were gone, it would get 3.

  • Bugs

    Each time I win I'm asked to write a review, but my screen gets locked up and all I can do is shut down and restart.

  • this game is addictive!

    I love this game so much, and will play it until my phone battery goes dead. The reason why I rated it a 3 star instead of a 5, is because if the cheaters! I can't stand them! I play the game all the way through no matter if I'm winning or losing. Most losers will let the time runout wasting my time, and sometimes I have to forfeit the game and that gives them a point they don't deserve! I at least will lose fair and square, and that's how you become a better player. These cheaters have really high points but they play like crap! Another thing! If you're a winner And you're playing against someone who's not as good as you, stop treating them like they are a waste of your time and play the game through fair and square. Remember you were also a bad player at one time too! And if a person of a low score actually beats you and you're a brainy who has a high score, don't be a soar loser and let the time runout so they can't win a point. You know who you are! And that makes you the biggest loser of all!

  • It doesn't work

    I was able to use this app just for a while. Now I am not able to open it, when I push the icon to open it, it crashes and it is imposible to play. It is a pitty that such nice game was just ruined. And they are selling it online, so I am wondering if they are forcing us to buy it? That is deshonest.

  • Please fix

    I would love to be able to play a few rounds with my friends but, it crashes too much. Also disconnects from game center too much and too often.

  • Pretty bad

    Get another version


    It crashed every time i tried to launch it fix that plz

  • Crashing since the update

    Doesn't work since the update..please fix its my favourite app

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