Wari is an old game with roots that are even older. Its origins go back thousands of years to a variety of other similar games, all classified as being members of the Mancala family. Other variations are Awari, Oware, Pallanguli, Kalah, and countless other offshoots.
The program matches you against the computer...Wari is purely a skill game (like chess or checkers). There is no element of luck involved...When you lose, it's because you were outplayed.
Wari was written by Tom Rugg and Phil Feldman and published as type-in source code for TRS-80 BASIC in 32 BASIC Programs for the TRS-80 (Level II) Computer (0-918398-27-4) published by Dilithium Press, Portland, OR, in 1980.