The caller/dealer calls the randomly generated number/cue one at a time. The players mark off the numbers on their tickets as the numbers are called by a caller. The winner being the first person to mark off all their numbers of a winning combination.
The Tambola ticket or card has 3 horizontal rows/lines and 9 vertical columns with a total of 27 boxes. Each line has 5 numbers on it and four boxes are left blank. Thus a ticket has a total on 15 numbers. The first vertical column can have numbers from 1 to 9, the second column from 11 to 19, the third column from 21 to 29, and so on and the last column can have numbers from 81 to 90.
Tambola by Octro is an online multiplayer game. In this version, you play against unknown players. You can play with one, two or three tickets. The maximum number of players can be 25. The winning combinations are
1. Early five
2. Four corners
3. Each horizontal line (top line, middle line and bottom line), and
4. Full house.
You play Tambola with virtual money. A new player is a Level 1 player and gets 10,000 chips. For a level 1 player, each ticket costs 500 chips. The winning amount for each winning combination is based on the number of tickets sold.
As soon as, you have marked of the numbers of a winning combination on your ticket, press the Claim button before the next number is called. On the new screen that appears, select the winning combination or combinations that you are claiming. If the winning combination claimed by you is correct, you will get the winning amount. If the claim is incorrect, your ticket will be declared Bogey.