Yinka Ilori is proud to launch the Ayo Game, a popular strategy game in Nigeria which he has reimagined as a collectable object while paying respect to its origins.
Ayo is a traditional game popular among the Yoruba people of western Nigeria and which has often been called the "Game of the Intellectual”. The game which features a carved wooden box, containing twelve holes, and forty-eight Ayo seeds has a special cultural significance and holds a special place in Yinka’s heart. Generations of his friends and family have played the game, which brings together both older and younger generations in the community.
When he was younger, Yinka purchased a beautiful, hand-carved version of the game during one of his visits to his parent’s hometown. Now he has reimagined the object in his own style and palette to introduce the game to a new audience. He hopes that this game will bring people together in joy and laughter.
Yellow, Orange, Green, Pink / Orange Box
Made in the UK
Keep dust free with a soft dry cloth
Warning! This is not a toy
Suitable for ages 14+
Adult supervision advised
Keep out of reach of children
Store the product away from sunlight in a dry place
Colours may vary slightly from the image