Various formats of kukuba

Kukuba game has many formats which makes it unique and more interesting. If we compare it with the game of tambola then we can say that tambola is simple and monotonus with no options for player's engagement while Kukuba is interesting which gives an opprtunity for players to engage as well.

kukuba classic

Kukuba Classic is the traditional tambola/housie game. With 1-90 numbers on the board.

Sample Ticket
A B C D E F G H I
1 1 24 32 45 73
2 5 12 35 54 84
3 18 26 49 68 76

kukuba short

Kukuba Short is a game to make it short and faster. It has numbers from 1-40 (or 1-45 or 1-50 or 1-60) depending on the requirement. Cards also have numbers from 1-40 (or 1-45 or 1-50 or 1-60) respectively. Division of numbers can be decimal (10, which we generally follow with 1st Column having 1-9, 2nd Column having 10-1 and so on..) or octal (8, a number system of 8, where 1st Column having 1-7, 2nd Column having 8-15 and so on..)

Sample Ticket
A B C D E
1 1 18 32
2 8 25 40
3 6 12 27

kukuba duplicate

Kukuba duplicate has one number duplicate from 15 numbers that are on a card. There are 14 unique numbers and one numbers come twice. When this duplicated number is announced player having this number strikes both the occurrence of this number. This gives an added fun for the game.

Example

Sample Ticket
A B C D E F G H I
1 1 68 32 45 73
2 5 12 35 54 84
3 18 26 49 68 76

kukuba blank

Kukuba Blank has one of the Kuba (number) as blank such that ticket have 14 values and 1 blank place holder. Player can use this as a nakku (i.e. the trump slot/ trump number/ joker). So, when an organisor calls a kuba then player can use the called Kuba for this nakku.

There could be few ways depending on the rules set by organisor that this nakku can be used.

Tips for nakku

A B C D E F G H I
1 1 24 32 N 73
2 5 12 35 54 84
3 18 26 49 68 76

kukuba double

Kukuba double has double the numbers i.e. 30. There are 2 numbers in each cell like 5/8 i.e. Upper/Lower. Upper one is 5 and lower ine is 8 here. All 30 numbers are unique on the card. While playing a game, player can strike any of the Upper/Lower number or both and rules of Classic Kukuba applies from there on. If for 1st row, 5 numbers have been striked out each 1 one from each cell of the row, then the players wins. So, a player get more options to strike numbers and doesn't have to wait to strike out a number. Logic is simple. Every cell should have atleast one number striked out to win a particular combination.

Sample Ticket
A B C D E F G H I
1 1 / 2 24 / 26 32 / 37 45 / 42 73 / 72
2 5 / 7 12 / 14 35 / 39 54 / 58 84 / 88
3 18 / 15 26 / 29 49 / 44 68 / 61 76 / 74

kukuba theme

Kukuba theme is about Kuba other than numbers. These could be names, text or images. Some examples are movie names, bollywood actors, country names, song names, daily soaps, animal names etc.

Sample Ticket
A B C D E F G H I
1 DIYA MIRZA MALA SINHA NEHA SMITA PATIL TWINKLE KHANNA
2 AMRITA ARORA ESHA DEOL MANDAKINI RAKHEE SONALI BENDRE
3 ASHA PAREKH GENELIA MEENAKUMARI SARIKA VIDYA BALAN

kukuba minimum

Kukuba Minimum is based on the smallest number on your card. This would be present in the first column of card and will be between 1-9. Take the smallest number from this column and this number is called kenu. Kenu plays the role in this format of kukuba. Here, Kenu is present in A1 and it is 1. Kenu will be different for players and same for some. For 9, numbers 80-90 are applicable.

There could be various ways in which kenu can be used.

Sample Ticket
A B C D E F G H I
1 1 24 32 45 73
2 5 12 35 54 84
3 18 26 49 68 76

kukuba 26 (Chhabbis)

Kukuba 26 (or Chhabbis) based on alphabets instead of numbers. There are 26 alphabets and therefore the name. It is played in simple way where organisor calls an alphabet instead of number. There would be total of 26 numbers (i.e. alphabets) instead of 90 and cards will have 9 instead of 15 numbers. There are 5 columns and 3 rows with each row having 3 numbers.

There could be various ways to play this

Sample Ticket
A B C D E
1 A E W
2 D K Q
3 F M R

kukuba mix

Kukuba Mix is ultimate entertainer with totally new concept. It divides ticket into 3 sections (generally) and can be more (upto 9) or less depending on organisor. Kukuba Classic can be said as a subset of this game with 1 section. This format is related to theme based where cards are divided into sections depending on theme requirement. In this, instead of rows we go about columns. For Kukuba Mix 29-30-31 i.e. Kukuba Mix with 3 sections card is divided into 3 sections 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Section 1 is 1st three columns of card, section 2 is column 4 to column 6 and section 3 is column 7 to column 9. Now, each of these sections have names based on different categories. Like for a kid birthday theme, 3 sections could be 1:What birthday kid eat (around 30 items), 2: Names of cartoon characters (around 30 names), 3:Names of guest (around 30 names). Like we play 1st, 2nd and 3rd row, here we play 1st section (eatables), 2nd section (cartoon), 3rd category (guests). On completion of each section, player shouts the name of section like eatble, cartoon or guest.

Kukuba Mix with 3 sections is known as Kukuba Mix 29-30-31 as section 1 has 29 numbers from 1-29 numbers, section 2 has 30 numbers from 30-59 and section 3 has 31 numbers from 60-90. One thing to note here is that while each row have 5 numbers, each section may not have 5 numbers. It will have atleast 3 numbers. And this makes it interesting as in Classic format we wait for that 1 last number which always remain in each row, the 5th number.

There could be various ways to play this

Sample Ticket
A B C D E F G H I
1 Chocolate Ice Cream Mogli Donald Duck Golu
2 Milk Almond Mickey Mouse Ballu Tony
3 Rice Gems Alladin Monu Sonu

kukuba mines

Kukuba Mines is based on good and bad (mines) numbers. Total 21 numbers are present with 15 Good Numbers and 6 Bad Numbers (Mines). Numbers have to be striked like a classic game. When any Good Number is striked 1 point is won and when any bad number (mine) is striked 1 point is lost. One has to take the total of Points from Good and Bad Numbers to win. To win a line one has to collect 4 points in total. If 4 good numbers are cut and 1 bad number is cut then points for 1st line is 4-1=3. To win you should have 4 points in total. These 4 points can be earned by only striking 4 Good Numbers or 5 Good Numbers and 1 Bad Number. Similarly, other dividends can be kept. Basic concept is points have to be collected based on Good and Bad Numbers. Mines plays the role in this format of kukuba. Here, mines are present in A3, B1 etc. Mines will be different for different cards.

There could be various ways in which Mines can be used.

Sample Ticket
A B C D E F G H I
1 1 11 24 32 45 52 73
2 5 12 25 35 54 75 84
3 8 18 26 39 49 68 76

two cards kukuba

Using the blank space to accommodate another card is Two Cards Kukuba. Hold single card but play 2 games on it. There are 2 sets of numbers present represented by different color or underscore. Two Cards can be played either by using 2nd set of numbers simultaneously (as 2nd card) or to play next round of game.

There could be various ways in which two cards can be used.

Sample Ticket
A B C D E F G H I J
1 1 8 24 32 45 52 63 73 81 86
2 5 11 25 35 48 54 65 74 84 87
3 8 18 26 39 49 57 68 76 88 90