Tambola Theme Games|New Year|Holi|Punjab| Independence Day
Bringing you innovative Tambola Theme Games. The word Kitty Party brings to mind lavish do’s in five-star hotels with women dressed to the nines, playing cards and sipping wine. But I beg to differ as our Kitty group is totally opposite. The word ‘kitty’ meant to pool money and one host is chosen every month. Later, the women started raising fix amount of money according to their pocket. We just enjoy this get together every month and I bring you these Tambola Theme Games|Holi|Punjab| Independence Day
Tambola Theme Games
But our Tambola Kitty is just a fun party with unique Tambola games usually based on a theme followed by a buffet lunch. There is no kitty money in this. We pay a certain amount for lunch and games every time.
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Fun Group for Tambola Theme Games|Holi|Punjab
We are 58 ladies in the group; yes you read right not 10 or 20 but 58 and it is usually organised by 5 different ladies and held at noon on a monthly basis. Everyone is punctual as there is a lucky dip at 12.30 for 2 lucky ladies who arrive before 12.30. It is a simple kitty Party; there is NO gossip about other’s lives, no bitching, no hurtful words, no arguments. Some light-hearted moments, tambola games that we especially made for them to play. Lots of good food, snacks, beverages and starters and dessert.
Tambola Theme Games|Holi|Punjab| Independence Day
You just form a group with likeminded people and it is actually a good way for women to bond with other women from the same background and age group. Don’t you think?
The other day it was our groups turn to host the kitty and we were in a flurry of activity deciding our dresses more than anything else first. On our trip to Egypt, we had bought the Egyptian Galebias and five of us decided to wear them. The next day was Holi so we based our décor and games on the Holi theme.
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Finding interesting and stimulating games is not easy every time and a lot of brainstorming and research is involved in deciding the games. (Did you think kitties were frivolous? Think again!)But we did come up with 5 simple but really innovative games. Firstly, we formed 6 groups of 8 ladies in each and they were named after different colours. Just make different colour cards and let each pick up one from a bag and sit at the particular coloured table.
The first game in Tambola Theme Games|Holi|Punjab was Luck By Chance. Distribute two tickets to each and every member at the tables. Behind the ticket numbers from 0 to 9 are written. For example, the ticket above has the number 7 on the back. So, what you do is you tick out all numbers that have seven in it. The top ticket has 37, 47, 71 and 87 while the second ticket has only 17 and 74. So strike them out and play the game as it is. Tambola numbers are called out as usual and these numbers are counted as ticked even though they are not called out.
The dividends for this game were as follows….
Young ..all numbers below 50
Old…..all numbers above 50
Lovebirds..2 numbers side by side
Twin Ladders.. Two ladders in one ticket
The next game was Katti – Batti or Pachi-Pandu as we call it here. These are two symbolic gestures used by children to indicate they are friend or enemy to each other. Katti means like unfriending your best friend from Facebook and Batti means after few days sending him friend request again after fight gets resolved.
So, if there are 7 ladies at a table, you give seven tickets. Three same coloured tickets with Pachi written on each, 2 pairs of different colours each with Pandu written on them. Each one picks up a ticket. Those who pick up Pachi tickets play the Tambola alone as usual. But those with the Pandu tickets play as a pair. For example, if the dividend is Jaldi 5 then if one amongst them checks 3 numbers and the other two they can claim it. So those with the Pachi tickets are at a disadvantage while the Pandu have the advantage.
The dividends need to be simple for this game.
1 number in every vertical…total 9 numbers should be struck
Star…four corners and centre number of the centre line
Game 3 was a fast and easy game called Guess the Numbers. On a six ticket page, we crossed out 12 numbers…2 in each ticket (use a
The fourth game is called Twinning Game. Each player gets a 6 ticket page to play. The coins are divided into two bowls; from 1 to 45 and 46 to 90. There is no need for a board. The caller takes out one coin each from the two bowls and calls out. For example, she calls out 12 from the below 45 bowl and 72 from the above 45 bowl. If anyone has both these numbers in a single ticket they win an amount. We gave 100/- each to the first 25 players who won. Isn’t this an interesting game? Let’s go twinning!
Finally to a very novel game; Ashta Chamma is a two- or four-player board game from Andhra. It is an Indian board game, played during the era of kings. I remember spending hours of my summer vacations playing with my cousins. It is like an ancient version of Ludo. It is played with cowries and when we didn’t have cowries we would split tamarind seeds and use them like dice. Anyway, here we are going to play Tambola with an Ashta Chamma board game ticket. Give each player a ticket on which there are 6 blank boxes. Give them sketch pens to write numbers in the grid and announce that they cannot cross or change those numbers
Ask them to fill the blanks with any 6 numbers from 0 to 9. If you have written the numbers; 2 8 6 9 3 0
The Host calls out number 63 then you write 63 in your start column. In this way, you move forward.
The dividends are Pink Pichkari, Green Pichkari, Blue Pichkari, Yellow
Pichkari, Purple Pichkari and Orange Pichkari.
The last square is the winning post. Have three Housies and finish your tambola games with a flourish.
5 new Tambola Games with a Holi Theme, how are they?
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Tambola Theme Games| Punjabi Theme
Punjabi was the theme of the day with all the ladies dressed to kill.
The tambola games were unique and interesting.
The first was Punjabi Dhaba-the printed ticket had eight pictures of Punjabi Dhaba dishes. There were pairs of Makhan-Lassi, Chole-Bhature, Rajma-Chawal, Sarson ka saag-Makki di roti.
- Each block is a dividend and has 5 numbers. When you finish one block you can claim a prize.
2. Each pair is a dividend- like if you finish Rajma-Chawal you can claim a prize.
3. Housie would be when you finish all the blocks and say “Punjabi Dhaba”
The Patiala House
This game has one large disc named Patiala and the other five are linked to it- Peg, Parandi, Jutti, Phulkari, Salwar.
- Only when you finish Patiala you can claim the combos.
- The dividend would be Patiala and Peg together. Likewise the rest.
- Final Housie is Patiala House when you complete all
Take 4 tambola tickets and colour as in the picture.
Each colour is a dividend. The white in the centre too.
Then the whole ticket is Colour Housie.
Kitty Party Games Written
Answers: 1.3 2.20th 3.3 4.6th 5.13th 6.80 7.7 8. ½ 9.11th 10.2 11.10 12.2/3 13.7 14.16
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Independence Day Theme
Now I bring you some interesting games for Independence Day. India has a rich heritage and natural resources. Taking all of them into this game to show our love for the country.
Dividends for Rivers, Monuments, Mountains and Temples
We usually play these games in groups. This game has many options for dividends. All the river, monuments, mountain and temples are jumbled and have to be noted in the maps below once done.
- Each block of 4 numbers is a dividend.
- Each River, Monument, Mountain Range and Temples when done is a dividend.
- Combo dividends of across blocks, rivers-temples, monuments-mountains can be played.
- Lastly Full housies, you can have one two or three.
Speed Tambola on one ticket
The dividend is only one. First, 10 persons who finish the house are winners.
Freedom Fighters Tambola
Make a Grid of 15X3 blocks and write names of as many Freedom fighters as you can, Give sketch pens to the participants. Ask them to fill the grid with the names of their choice.
- Jaldi 5 or 7
- 3 Horizontal Lines
- 5 Vertical lines
- Housie as many as you like.
National Flag Tambola
This flag has simple 5 dividends and Housie.
- 3 colours of the flag are three lines
- Ashok Chakra is one line
- The flag is one line
- Full House
- Three full house
- Each number i.e 2020 is a line
- 20 is one dividend and another 20 is second
- Both 2’s is one dividend and both 0’sis the second.
Dividends for Favourite Months of the year
Each one is given three tickets and asked to name them with three favourite months of the year.
- Jaldi numbers according to the letters of the month. For eg July has 4 letters so if u cut four numbers in your ticket u get a prize. 12 jaldis like this.
- Every month is one line.
- Full houses three when you finish all 3 tickets.
- 1.Love Birds
- 2. Four Corners
- 3.All Odd Numbers
- 4.All even numbers
- Above 50
- Below 50
- At this point say revive and again give our love birds, corners, etc
- Finally both tickets full housie.
Find the pairing word and write them. Time limit one minute.
For example- Needle-thread