Navakankari, like all ancient games from across the world, is a game extensively influenced by dynamics of the local ecosystem. Morabaraba is a traditional 2-player game played in South Africa, a variation of Navakankari. These games test skills of the mind such as concentration, patience and proficiency, strategy and logic. Navakankari and Morabaraba share commonalities with tic tac toe, but is much more dynamic and engaging. It is commonly known in Europe as Morris game and in Karnataka as Saalu aata. The game is found carved into stone slabs in temples and historic monuments in India.