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Tombola Game

Playing Tombola is a time-honored Italian holiday tradition.

This lively game is typically played from Christmas Eve (while awaiting midnight Mass) through Epiphany (while awaiting La Befana!).

The rules are simple enough to engage generations of relatives to play all at the same time!

Dubbed the Italian “Bingo”, Tombola is far more colorful, and uniquely Italian.

Our Tombola game comes stored in an exquisitely attractive tin box

and includes:

  • A booklet featuring Tombola’s history, number meanings, and directions for playing.
  • A sturdy tabellone (game board numbered 1-90)
  • A velveteen pouch holding 90 wooden tombolini (numbered tiles)
  • 720 plastic chips
  • 48 numbered cards (Each reverse side is graced with a lovely vintage Italian landscape.

This holiday season, why not gather friends and family (especially the little ones!) ‘round the table, set out the goodies, and all enjoy a rousing game of Tombola . together!

Box measures 9 x 8 x 2.25″

Instructions are in english.

Suitable for ALL ages.

” Very fast delivery and game was beyond my expectations”

Playing Italian Tombola Game is a time-honored Italian holiday tradition. This lively game is typically played from Christmas Eve (while awaiting midnight Mass) through Epiphany (while awaiting La Befana!). The rules are simple enough to engage generations of relatives to play all at the same time! Dubbed the Italian “Bingo”, Tombo

Tombola – Italian Bingo

Tombola is a traditional game played during the holidays and its point of origin is most closely associated with Naples or Campania.

The Tombola card holds three rows and 9 columns while numbers are pulled randomly and called out; the players attempt to fill their cards but only in the horizontal direction.

  • The first to fill two numbers in one row calls out AMBO!
  • The first to fill three numbers in one row calls out TERNO!
  • The first to fill four numbers in one row calls out QUADERNA!
  • The first to cover 5 numbers in one row calls out CINQUINA!
  • The first to cover all 15 numbers on a card calls out TOMBOLA!

The first to call out at each level will receive a prize but you must be loud and call out in Italian or you are disqualified for that segment.

As the numbers are called out in both Italian and English, each number has an Italian rhyme or saying that corresponds to it. For Example: #9, Nove, “A discennenza”, “La Figliolaza” (Offspring)

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