Owela game was traditionally played by elders, Currently the game is played by both the young and old as a recreational activity, the game is played by oshiwambo-speaking population of Namibia and Angola. Another name of the Owela game played by other tribes is called “Hus”.
Traditionally Owela is played on a four- row trough (Modern on a board) of at least eight holes per row, but no more than 32 and always on an even number.
Owela has been Redesigned/Modernized by a graduate from a local university and is now a product like any other board games. This innovation will ensure that the game will remain alive and future generations will continue to learn/play it and preserve this cultural heritage. Owela is not a game of luck, If the game can be promoted even in school, it can enhance students mathematical and strategical skills.