Tombola was created in Naples, Italy, back in the eighteenth century. It's an ancient version of Bingo and incorporates a unique set of images that draws from the book of Smorfia, which attributes certain numbers to dreams.
This sleek new version I designed is a chance for players around the world to enjoy this typical holiday game that gathers families and friends alike.
Much like Bingo, the objective of the game is to cover rows of numbers on the cards as the numbers are called by the board owner. The board owner plays to win as well.
A minimum of four players decide the cost of each card and buy as many as they want (usually 1 to 3). Players take turns to own the board and call the numbers, which cost equals to six cards.
The resulting pot is divided into three prizes: cinquìna (a complete row of numbers), decìna (2 rows on the same card) and tòmbola (full card).
The board owner calls the numbers taken from the bag, mentioning the matching image (e.g. number 57: hunchback) players cover each number they find on their cards. The first player completing the rows wins the corresponding prize including tombola, which ends the game.
Risks and challenges
All the artwork of this project is ready and will be produced as soon as it gets funded. I am an experienced designer and know what it takes for a complex project to be completed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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