Apart from the full-house, top-line, bottom-line, and middle-line, there are numerous winning dividends in the Tambola game. Here are 10 creative tambola ideas to make the game more interesting and fun:
- Anda – Danda
- Mad House
- Ludo Tambola
- Pyramid Tambola
- Hockey Stick Tambola
- Teen Patti Tambola
- Add One (+1) Tambola
- Fat Ladies
- Monsoon Theme Tambola
Anda – Danda Dividend
Anda-Danda is a twist in the winning combination of a tambola game. To match a winning dividend in Anda, you have to strike off all the numbers with a zero, e.g., 10, 20, 30, etc. In Danda (the stick), you have to strike off all the numbers with a 1, e.g., 1, 10 to 19, 21, 31, etc. The dealer/caller can keep individual dividends of Anda, Danda, or both.
Mad House – a creative twist of striking
It is one of the latest creative tambola ideas with a twist that you can play with your regular Tambola ticket. In this tambola game, you need to strike off the announced number in the reverse order, i.e., if 25 is called, you strike off 52; if 60 is called, you cross 6, and so on. But when a number is called whose reverse is unavailable, you have to strike it as it is and not in reverse order, e.g., number 19, 29, 69, etc.
Ludo Tambola – a ticket in the form of Ludo board
In Ludo Tambola, the tickets are in the form of a Ludo board with red, green, yellow, and blue color squares. Every color square has four boxes each. You have to write down random numbers from 1 to 90 in each of these 16 boxes. Then, when the caller announces the numbers, and if it is present on your ticket, you have to strike them off, similar to a classic Tambola.
When you strike off all the red, green, yellow, and blue square numbers, you can claim the red, green, yellow, and blue squares. Ludo Tambola is definitely a creative tambola idea to make it to the list.
Pyramid Winning dividend
Another creative tambola idea is to have a fun take on the usual tambola game. For example, suppose you want to claim a pyramid. In that case, you have to make a winning combination by striking out the 3rd number of the top row, the 2nd & 4th number of the middle row, and 1st, 3rd, and 5th number of the bottom row.
Hockey Stick Tambola
This attractive tambola dividend adds spice to your regular game of Tambola and makes the game more exciting. You can claim a hockey stick when you strike off all the numbers with the digit 7 on your tambola ticket, e.g., 7,17,27,37,47, etc.
Hockey Tambola is somewhat similar to the Naughty winning combination where you strike all the numbers with 6 and 9. Take a look at this article where we highlight 15 tambola dividends.
Creative tambola ideas – Teen Patti Tambola
You can bring a twist to a tambola game by playing the Teen Patti tambola. In this tambola game, the ticket has nine squares, and each square on the ticket has an A, K, Q, or J, and these are assigned with a color/suit (♥️♠️♣️♦️). You have to write random numbers from 1 to 90 on each box to play the game. Then, when the numbers are called out, and if it’s on your ticket, you have to strike them off, just like you do in a regular Tambola game.
Here are some of the claims to win the game:
- You can claim a trail of K when you strike off all the numbers in the 3 squares having K.
- Claim a sequence when you strike all the numbers in the 3 squares with A, K & Q having the same color.
- You can claim for pair when you strike the numbers in at least two squares having the same number, i.e., A, K, Q, or J.
C.I.D winning dividend
In C.I.D, the alphabets C, I, and D appear on the ticket. Here is what a winning dividend combination of C.I.D looks like:
Add One – a creative way of playing
This tambola dividend is exciting, and it is played in the same way as a regular Tambola, but it has a twist. When a number is announced, you have to strike off the number that corresponds to plus one (+1), i.e., If 7 is called out, strike 8; if 22, then strike 23; if 65, then 56, and so on.
Fat Ladies dividends
Another creative tambola idea is to have fat ladies winning dividends. You can claim for fat ladies when you have marked all the numbers having the digit 8 on their ticket, e.g., 8,18,28,38,48, etc.
Creative Tambola idea based on Monsoon Theme
You can make a tambola game more fun by playing the Monsoon theme tambola. You will find the sun, clouds, and an umbrella on this ticket. Each of these is colored with yellow circles on them. To start playing, you need to randomly write numbers from 1 to 90 in each of these circles and proceed as you do in a regular tambola. The gameplay is the same, but there is a variation to the tambola ticket.
Here, you can claim for the sun, clouds, and umbrella when you strike off all the sun, clouds, and umbrella numbers. Remember to make the claims by singing a monsoon song, as it gives an interesting twist to the game.
So these creative tambola ideas will help you keep your friends, families, and guests entertained and bring in more fun & excitement.
Creative Tambola Ideas – FAQs
You can claim Ugly ducklings when you have marked all the numbers with the digit 2. The number could be 2,12,20,21,22,23, and so on. Take a look at this article that talks about 15 winning combinations.
As a rule, each tambola ticket has 3 horizontal rows and 9 vertical columns. There are 27 boxes in total, with 5 numbers written in each horizontal row. Take a look at this article to know the 8 must-know rules of the game.
One of the creative tambola ideas that you can play faster and in a quick time is the One Line Tambola. This one line can be the top line, bottom line, or right or left corner line depending on the tambola caller. To be the winner, you need to strike off all the numbers in one line.
Anda Danda is an interesting tambola dividend, where the player will give a call if they cut all numbers with zero in it.
It is one of the most creative tambola ideas. You have to dab the number in a specific order, i.e., 3rd number from the top row, 2nd & 4th number from the middle row, and 1st, 3rd, and 5th number from the bottom row.