Italian New Year’s Eve Game – Tambola

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At many Italian New Year’s Eve parties, you play the game Tombola, which was created in Naples as the alternative to gambling, which the church did not approve of. Tombola is like Bingo.

Tambola (also known as Lotto or Housie), is a fun game that can be played in any kind of formal or informal gathering. The game consists of a board with numbers marked from 1 to 90, tambola tickets, and number balls/marbles (1-90).

Tambola game can be played in the following ways:

  1. Tambola Tickets are sold at a fixed price. Players can buy 1 or more tickets. Prize winning points are decided. Each prize-winning point is associated with a prize money such that the amount collected from the sale of the tickets is consumed.
  2. The game can be played on the house, where the host provides the prizes that are given away to the winners. Number of winning points should match the number of prizes.

To play the game, the person who calls out the numbers, needs to pick up random numbers (1-90) from a bowl, and place them on the Tambola board.

Prepare to play Tambola

  • Sell Tambola Tickets at a fixed or mutually-agreed upon price to everyone who wants to play.
  • With the ticket(s), hand out a pen/pencil/toothpick to the players to strike the called Numbers/CUEs in their tickets.
  • Decide the cash-prizes for the decided winning points. Winning points can be like:
    • Early 5: the ticket with first five struck numbers
    • First Row/Top Row: the ticket with all numbers struck in top row first
    • Second Row/Middle Row: the ticket with all numbers struck in middle row first
    • Third Row/Bottom Row: the ticket with all numbers struck in bottom row first
    • Corners: the ticket with all 4 corner numbers struck first (1st and last numbers of top and bottom rows)
    • Corner with Star: the ticket with all 4 corner & center-most numbers struck first (1st and last numbers of top and bottom rows along with center-most number of the middle row)
    • Full House/First House: the ticket with all its numbers struck first
    • Second House: the ticket with all its numbers struck second
      and so on…

Visit the below site to print the game,Tambola.

http://www.eventeve.com/partyideas/printable-tambola-game.html

Saturday, 24 December 2016 8:54 PM

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