# Tambola

Updated on August 17, 2011

## Tambola - the game with Family and Friends

Tambola is played on a basic principle. A player/organisor calls the Number/CUE one at a time and players need to strike Numbers on their tickets.

Tamobla/Houzee/Housie can be played in different ways depending on target audience. Generally it is played with Numbers being called out and user strike out Numbers on their Tickets. If you are playing it with kids then you can play by this Number method, Picture method etc. For teenagers it could be class quiz format (Students striking Answers to Questions asked related to their Subjects). For Senior, Under-graduate, Post Graduate Students it could be a Quiz, Event with Multiple Choice Questions type. And at times it could be just formatted with the Theme of your Event. Playing Tambola remains the same but with a Twist and fun..

## How to Play Tambola/Housie

Tambola is played on a basic principle. A player/organisor calls the Number/CUE one at a time and players need to strike Numbers on their tickets.

Tamobla/Houzee can be played in different way depending on target audience. Generally it is played with Numbers being called out and user strike out Numbers on their Tickets. If you are playing it with kids then you can play by this Number method, Picture method etc. For teenagers it could be class quiz format (Students striking Answers to Questions asked related to their Subjects). For Senior, Under-graduate, Post Graduate Students it could be a Quiz, Event with Multiple Choice Questions type. And at times it could be just formatted with the Theme of your Event. Playing Tambola remains the same but with a Twist and fun..

## Rules for playing Tambola/Housie

You can download/copy/save/print these rules and make changes in these rules when you play your Tambola/houzee Game

A caller needs to pick a CUE without seeing the box/container containing CUEs

A caller needs to shake the box/container containing CUEs, if asked by a player

A player can claim a WINNING only before the next CUE is called out (e.g. Say 50 was called out and a player wins a WINNING on CUE 50. He/she does not claims his/her WINNING before the next CUE is called out. Then he/she can't claim his/her winning)

If a player claims that he/she has won a particular WINNING, then CALLER or ORGANISOR needs to check his/her claim by matching his/her Ticket with all the CUEs called out. If it is found that player claimaing a specific WINNING was false, then his/her ticket is BOOGY i.e. this Ticket cannot play further. In such a case, if there are any prizes already Won on this ticket then the player doesn't loses these already won prizes

In case of a TIE on a particular CUE for a particular WINNING, either prize can be distributed among all players involved in the TIE or could be given to the player who CLAIMED it first

A player can't WIN more than 1 WINNINGS. If a player has already won a WINNING, he can't claim another WINNING, but can play for a FULL House. (Optional)

http://tambolatickets.kunals.com/index.php?page=d/tambola/rules

## Winnings/Prizes/Winning Criterias Tambola/Housie

There are various Winning Criterias in Tambola/Houzee with Full House being the Game Winning Condition (with most prize amount)

Listed below are 20 Winning Criteria(s). More criterias can be found on http://tambolatickets.kunals.com/index.php?page=d/tambola/winnings/winnings

1) Full House

All 15 Numbers

2) Top Line

Top Row: All Numbers

3) Middle Line

Middle Row: All Numbers

4) Bottom Line

Bottom Row: All Numbes

5) Corners

Top Row: 1st and 5th Number; Bottom Row: 1st and 5th Number) Pyramid (Top Row: 3rd Number; Middle Row: 2nd, 4th Number; Bottom Row: 1st, 3rd, 5th Number

6) Pyramid

Top Row: 3rd Number; Middle Row: 2nd, 4th Number; Bottom Row: 1st, 3rd, 5th Number

7) Center

Middle Row: 3rd Number

8) Lucky Seven

or Five or Three

9) Lucky 13

First Player to STRIKE OUT his/her 13 numbers

10) Unlucky 1

Player who is last in having his/her first number STRIKED

11) Circle

Top Row: 3rd Number; Middle Row: 2nd, 4th Number; Bottom Row: 3rd Number

12) Ellipse

Top Row: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Number; Middle Row: 1st, 5th Number; Bottom Row: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Number

13) Plus

Top Row: 3rd Number; Middle Row: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Number; Bottom Row: 3rd Number

14) Cross

Top Row: 1st, 5th Number; Middle Row: 3rd Number; Bottom Row: 1st, 5th Number

15) Star

Top Row: 1st, 3rd, 5th Number; Middle Row: All Numbers; Bottom Row: 1st, 3rd, 5th Number

16) Alternate

Top Row: 1st, 3rd, 5th Number; Middle Row: 1st, 3rd, 5th Number; Bottom Row: 1st, 3rd, 5th Number

17) Odds

Top Row: 1st, 3rd, 5th Number; Middle Row: 1st, 3rd, 5th Number; Bottom Row: 1st, 3rd, 5th Number

18) Even

Top Row: 2nd, 4th Number; Middle Row: 2nd, 4th Number; Bottom Row: 2nd, 4th Number

19) First Half

First three nos. from every row

20) Second Half

Last three nos. from every row

## Interesting things about Tambola: Know Tambola

Tambola is an interesting game and lets see some interesting facts about it

Ever wondered why there are 6 tickets on a page in Hard Copies of Tambola???

As we know that there are 90 numbers in Tambola Game and each ticket has 15 numbers. So, 6 tickets has 15*6 = 90 numbers. In all these 6 tickets, each number from 1-90 occurs in one ticket only. Therefore, when a CUE is called, it will be present in one and only one ticket.

## Tambola Tickets

A Tambola ticket is pattern of numbers which has 15 numbers from a range of 1-90 numbers with 5 numbers in each row. There are 9 columns in every ticket.

Generally, tickets are generated in a block of 6, so that all the 6 Tickets contains different numbers from 1 - 90. Any number from 1 - 90 is present in 1 and only 1 tickets among these 6 tickets.

## How to generate a Tambola Tikcet?

A tambola ticket can be generated by using some editor tool. But it takes a lot of time by filling numbers in a ticket. So, one should generate Tickets using some auto generating tools.

## Where to find such an Auto generating tool for Tambola Tickets?

You can find such a tool at: http://tambolatickets.kunals.com. It is very easy to use. Just enter number of Tickets you want and it will generate those number of tickets. You can customize those Tickets by changing their color, Name on them, Size etc.

## Tambola Game Board

Tambola Game board is use to put called Cues on it. This board has number from 1 - 90 written on it. When a random Cue is called, it is put on this board over that number on the board. It is done, so that a Ticket can be checked against these already called numbers.

## How to generate Tambola Game Board

Tambola Game can be generated using some editor. It may take some time to generate it.

You can easily create a Tambola game baord with just a click at: http://tambolatickets.kunals.com

## What is Theme based Tambola (TBT)?

Theme based Tambola (TBT) is just another form of playing Tambola. In TBT you can play with not only numbers like we play in Tambola, but with Words and even Images.

## What can be done with Theme based Tambola?

You can play Tambola using Words, Images etc. instead of or along with numbers. Like you can create Theme based Tambola for Movies. Like you can have movies name written on Tickets and Game Board instead of or along with Numbers. Theme based Tambola adds to the fun of Classical Tambola. With TBT you can be creative and create your own theme(s).

## Generating Free Tickets and Board

When we play Tambola, we require tickets and we never find them at home. So, a search starts for a nearby shop. But again, we don't find any. One can now easily generate Free Tambola Tickets and Tambola game board online for free. Unique tickets can be generated and tickets can be customised with name, color and size.

Along with Tambola Tickets, a colorful Tambola Game Board can also be printed. Tambola tickets and game board can be saved in excel format as well.

To generate Free tickets and board log on to tambolatickets.kunals.com

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