India’s Favourite Family Game Has a History, You Wouldn’t Believe

When did you last play Tambola?

India is a land of art, culture, thoughts as well as some fun games. And if I talk about games in our country, the best times were the 90s, where we took comfort in the games like langri, Gilli-danda, Kho-Kho, Kanche, etc.

Even thinking about these ancient games brings back the nostalgia, reminding us of how we spent our childhood.

However, the times have now changed and modern games like Cricket, Football and Tennis have become our source of entertainment and joy.

Another such game that has been a part of the Indian history is Tambola. I'm sure everyone would have played or still play this game in parties, family gatherings, and other occasions.

But do you know how the game of Tambola came to India? The game originated from Bingo/Housie which is played across the world. So, let's take a look at how Bingo became Tambola: