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Kukuba is an item strike based paper game where host announces a number, name, displays image, gives hint or ask question and players have to identify and strike them on their cards. It is similar in concept to other popular games like Tambola Housie and Bingo but differs with them by having more variety in form of grid size, total numbers, names, images, question answer, designer, theme based etc. There are many variants for kukuba like classic kukuba, joker kukuba, double kukuba, duplicate kukuba, pingu, tagyab, crossword kukuba, wordsearch kukuba etc.
A number based game similar to tambola housie. 26 numbers are present on card along with an alphabet. Each alphabet is present only once. Some words are given on right. These are theme based words. Host call numbers randomly. If a number is present on a player's card then player strikes corresponding alphabet from the words provided on right. Prizes could be striking all alphabets of a word, all words, all vowels, all consonants etc.
Numbers have to be calculated (based on logic) and filled.
Different numbers (generally 30) are present multiple times on each card in 9x9 grid (generally). Items (as images or words) are present at various grid locations instead of numbers. When a number is called out, all occurrences of that number should be striked out. Aim is to strike all numbers around an item to capture that item. Dividends could be: Capturing Individual Items, Capturing all items (full house), Early 3 Items, Capturing all same items, Left side of all Items, Right Side of all Items, Capturing all non-border items
There are modified Tambola Tickets with twists making it different. Introduction of Joker, Double, Duplicate, Short and more.
Numbers (0-9) are assigned to terms (generally theme based terms). Combination of Terms (or single term) are announced. Players have to make number from the announced term(s) and strike out on their cards. E.g. different colours are given numbers. Red-1, Blue-2, Green-3 and so on. Host announces Red-Blue, this means number formed from these terms is 12. Players have to strike 12 on their cards if it is present.
A cross-word is given with words filled in. Each Cross-word box have an alphabet and a number. Numbers are called like normal tambola housie and player have to strike it. Complete words by striking numbers. Dividend options are each word, all vertical lines, all horizontal lines, all vowels, all consonants, First & Last of each Horizontal Line, First & Last of each Vertical Line, early five, full house
Multiple grid boxes are present (generally 4) at 4 corners and 1 center grid. Corner grids are 3x3 grids and center grid as 4x4 (generally). 5 Numbers are present in each of the 4 corners grids in X fashion. Center grid is empty. Host calls out a number. If this number is present on corner cells of a player's card then player strike it off and write it in any of the empty border cell of center grid. If it is present on middle cell of corner grids then player strike it off and write it in any of the empty middle cells of center grid. Prizes are based on completion of center grid. There are 4 rows, 4 columns, outer ring, center/middle 4 cells. Prizes can also be included based on corner grids.
One or more cards have some specific numbers as desired by host. Players having all such (or most such numbers) wins a special dividend. These numbers are generally a triplet like a date e.g. 25/09/2016 can be divided into 3 numbers 9, 16 and 25. This date could be birth date, anniversary, party date, wedding date etc. Instead of date numbers, 3 or more numbers can be put.
Different from Classic Tambola in many ways. These are generally colorful cards based on a theme. Instead of lines there is a concept of Groups. Numbers are provided in groups and a group name is given. To claim prizes player has to call out Group Name. Various Prizes/Dividends could be Individual Groups (like 3 lines), Full House, 1 number from each Group, Early 5, Combination of 2 groups e.g. Take Couple Theme. 4 groups would be there with 4 numbers in each group. 4 Groups would be Sweet Couple, Naughty Couple, Romantic Couple, Hot Couple. There are 4 numbers each in each of the groups. Player has to say Sweet Couple to call out for a win when all numbers of group Sweet Couple have been striked out by the player. Combination of Group could be Sweet & Romantic Couple, Hot & Naughty Couple.
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Double classic tickets are present on one card. It can be played as two games or single game. In a single game, 2 tickets can be considered as one ticket, two tickets or mix. In case of mix tickets some dividends would be based on combination of both tickets.
This is a dual game. 1 to 90 numbers are present randomly in a grid. A classic kukuba (or other format of kukuba) card is also present with numbers. Players are given cards. In 1st game players have to strike all numbers from grid which are present as cues in ticket. First player to strike all such numbers correctly wins. In 2nd game players play normal kukuba.
Numbers have to be filled by player on his/her card. Numbers could be filled randomly or based on logic or as per game requirement.
Numbers are present on card in 2 formats. One as classic format and other one as distributed format between 1-30, 31-60, 61-90. Numbers in 2nd format i.e. distributed are present/or has to be written in such a way that they are not same to any of the numbers present in classic format ticket. Irony here is that when hosts call a number and if it is not present in classic format then it might be present in distributed format. Chances of winning are more.
A number based game where connecting numbers have to be striked.
In classic Tambola, one number is called at a time. In multi tambola, multiple numbers are called at a time as a group. Group can have 2 or 3 numbers generally. Group is given a name like a word, song etc. That word, song is called along with the numbers in that group. This makes game moves faster. Multi prizes for a group may happen.
Similar to designer tambola with some twists. Group names which remain same in designer tambola (acts as prize) are random in this format. E.g. In designer tambola there are say 4 groups on each card having 4 numbers each. Group Names are A, B, C, D. In multi prize, there would be 4 Groups on a card but their name would be randomly taken from more than 4 names say 8 names A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H. Four group names will be taken A, C, H, F from these 8 names and assigned to group names on a card. In this some player will won prize for completing group A, some group B upto group G. So, it makes total prizes for groups equal to 8 instead of 4 in designer tambola. Another twist is in winning Full House. Say Card 1 has groups A, B, C, D. Card 2 has groups C, D, E, F, and Card 3 has groups E, F, G, H. Group C, D has been completed and won by Card 1. Group E, F has been completed and won by Card 3. But Card 2 has not won these groups yet but it has been announced that Groups C, D, E, F have been completed so Card 2 can announce a Magical House Win as group names mentioned on his/her card have been won.
Different numbers (generally 30) are present multiple times on each card in 9x9 grid (generally). When a number is called out, all occurrences of that number should be striked out. Dividends could be vertical columns, horizontal rows, same row-column i.e. 3rd & 3rd column, full house, big X i.e. criss-cross, alphabets like A B or C
Cut and Paste kukuba cards based on design and theme. Strips, designs have numbers, names, items on them. e.g. narrow shaped strips can be use to cut and paste on Bangles on both hands.
A pattern is present in kukuba cards. It could be alphabets or some shapes. Special prizes are generally used in pattern kukuba.
Generally circular form game. Numbers/Cues are present in circle form.
Numbers are present on cards. Images are present between numbers. Cards generally have concentric circles. An image gets completed when all numbers (generally 2) are striked out. Host calls the numbers and players strike them out on their cards. Complete dividends to win. Dividends are like combination of images - 3 Image 1 & 2 Image 2, All Image 1, Full house - All Images, Images in a group (or circle), 2 Image 1 & 3 Image 2 from Circle 1.
Number based kukuba where numbers/cues are present in circle. Strike out numbers and collect points. Numbers are present in concentric circles with different weightage for different circles. When a number is strike out, player gets points based on circle in which number is present. Collect given number of points to win.
Games based on playing cards. To be played using playing cards.
Classic housie has numbers present on it which has to be striked. Word tambola has Word, Item Name, Names, Songs, Movies which has to be striked. In above cases same number, word, name, song is announced and has to be striked. In quiz based, a question is put and answer has to be striked out. e.g. A song is called, movie name has to be guessed which is present on cards and striked. A movie dialog is called out, movie has to be identified and striked. In education housie, a general knowledge question is called, answer has to be striked.
Numbers or Terms present on a card have to be strike out by reversing the numbers called out. e.g. if 52 is announced 25 has to be strike, for number 90 strike out 9, for number 1 strike out 10.
Points based alphabet number pingu kukuba. Cells with Alphabet and a Number are present. Host calls out the number and Players strike out the number (if present on cards) and corresponding Alphabet. Player checks out Point associated with that alphabet (generally 1 to 5) and remember/write (if space is provided) and make a note of total points collected. Dividends are based on points system. Collect point to win. When a number is called and player strike it out then she gets points based on number table. Collect points and claim prizes based on Dividend points decided. e.g. If a Dividend is say 13 points then when a player has exact 13 points then she can claim it. Fun part is that sometimes player crosses a Dividend and doesn't have exact points so the Dividend is still open for others.
Host has 2 set of coins for playing. 1st set is used for normal calling of numbers. Second set of coins is use to put randomly across different sections/groups or these can be pre-filled for host. A playing card is provided to all participants. Same enlarged/big size card is available with host. Card has different groups (instead of lines), generally 6 or more. Host puts equal (generally) numbers of coins in each section/group randomly. Game starts normally by calling numbers. If a group gets completed for a participant then all numbers of the claiming participant are matched with corresponding section/group of host card. If no (0) number of participant card matches with host card then no prize and game continues with the group is still available as dividend. If 1 number of participant card matches with host card then prize amount is 1 time. If 2 number of participant card matches with host card then prize amount is 2 time and so on.
Sequence of items (generally 3 items) is shown and same sequence combination has to be striked if present on card. Items are generally colour shapes (or objects depending on theme). Various dividends could be Full House (completing all sequences on card), completing set of sequences (group of 5 sequneces each), completing each shape across all sequences, completing each colour across all sequences.
A Code is given to a group (and same or different code to all groups present on a card). Each code is repeated 3 (or more times) across all cards being played. If a player is winning a particular group dividend then Code present for this particular group may be present on other cards as well. In such a case, all such players having this code on their cards get equal distribution of prize amount. In case same player has this code more than once then her share same number of times the code is present.
Numbers are spread across groups. Some numbers are shared between 2 or more groups (generally 2 groups). When such a number is striked out then it is a strike for all the groups having this number.
Items (name, song, image, term) are present on one side and numbers are present against them. Each item has 3 or 4 (generally 3) numbers written against it in respective columns. In case of 3 columns, numbers 1-30 are present in 1st Column, 31-60 in 2nd column, 61-90 in 3rd column. Host announces the numbers and players strike them. Once all 3 numbers against an item are strike then player claims a prize. Host can put 4-5 such prizes. Other dividends include all numbers of each column.
1 ticket is present on 1 card. It is classic grid based designer kukuba.
Classic grid is present but not in the 9x3 format. It could be 9x4, 9x5, 9x6.
A story is read out, players have to identify numbers, words from story and strike them on cards if they are present.
A number based game. A fun and engaging games for players where they just don't strike the numbers which are called but marks a boundary around it. tagyab - Tag and Go - You are Ban. Total 90 numbers are required for the game. 81 cells are present on a card with 9x9 grid. 76 cells are filled with numbers. 4 set of images are present on each with each set having 2 same images. Host calls out numbers randomly. If a number is present on players' card then he has to mark a boundary on all 4 sides around that number on the dotted line already given. Concept of the game is to form a connected path between images by using marked lines. There are some green and red marked lines already present on card. Green lines are already connected and can be used in path. Red lines are banned and cannot be used in any path. Players have to connect same images, outer images to win.
Completed a line, house, group and looking for a prize. Yes, that comes in easily for a classic tambola. But in task tambola, there is some twist. After claiming a win for line, house, group player has to do a task written on card or say the number written there. Host tells what the number is associated with and player has a choice to do one of the task from the one written on card or told by host.
Three tickets are present on one card. It can be played as three games or single game. In a single game, 3 tickets can be considered as one ticket, 3 tickets or mix. In case of mix tickets some dividends would be based on combination of 2 or more tickets.
Grid layout is reversed. Instead of 9x3 it is 3x9
Classic housie has numbers present on it which has to be striked. Word tambola has Word, Item Name, Names, Songs, Movies, Images instead of numbers. Though on card a name or image could be present along with number but it has to be played by calling word, name, song, movie name, image name, by showing image. Players have to strike out word, name, song, movie, image on cards. Another variant could be quiz based. In normal housie a number is called and same number is striked on cards. In Quiz Housie a questions is put and answer has to be striked out. e.g. A song is called, movie name has to be guessed which is present on cards and striked. A movie dialog is called out, movie has to be identified and striked. In education housie, a general knowledge question is called, answer has to be striked. In case of image housie, an Image is shown, player has to strike image on cards.
Based on given name number combination strike out numbers.
Tambola in form of word search. An alphabet grid is present with single alphabet present in each cell. Words are present in horizontal, vertical, diagonal direction. Each alphabet has a number associated with it. When a number is called corresponding cell has to be striked. Identify related words in grid and complete them by striking all alphabets of a word.
Phrases/sentences/Multiple groups of words are present. Words are associated with multiple numbers. A word is completed when all numbers associated to it have been strike out. Combination of words which constitute a phrase, sentence etc. are required to be striked out for a win.
It's a combination of 1 or more classic grid tickets (generally 3) on 1 card. Single ticket or combination of card(s) are divided into zone based on border or colour.