Congkak originated from the African continent as well as the Arabs which is well known for generations and then the game has also expanded through various trading activities. Therefore, this game had grown in the area and was one of Malay folk games. According to Rusmana (2010), the word congkak is also referred as congklak or Dakon.
This game is a kind of traditional Malay game most favoured by women and children. Congkak is also known as Anjung game. The goal of the game is to collect the most points. The name congkak is believed to come from the Malay word which is congak which means mind calculation.