This is a game that is played in the area of Tzaneen but not limited to it,similar games are found as far afield as Tanzania. It’s a game played on a grave like cement building, with the top part having holes that hold the players item (Morula seeds). Information suggests that this game is an adaptation of a game that was played by our fore fathers. At its inception it was played at a very small scale. But the youth of the area saw that this could be adapted and help to keep their communities busy and entertained. It is believed that the first Moroba consisted of between four to eight holes, with players moving their items in between them.
We visit Morris Moila a Moroba player in Ramotshinyadi and hear from him what is this game and how is it played, when it was started and why did the younger generation feel that it needs to changed and adapted to suit them.
First both oppositions place their items inside the holes and start moving them around with the intentions to catch their opponents’ items. If it happens that you move you items and at the end of move they are situated on the hole facing the opposite players item, you take whatever is in that hole. This continues until one player has no item left to move therefore losing the game. The game in today played on cement invention with holes on top, this allows the players to play the game standing. This is a game that has stood the test of time and grown in strength from generation to generation.