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Wed 6 Nov 13 #1 
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Could someone please tell me about Tombola?  How does one play?  Is it fun?  ( :  Thank you!




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Wed 6 Nov 13 #2 
Nemesis
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It's not so much a game, more a means of running a raffle.  Usually there is a horizontal drum containing a small trap door in its wall, and a crank handle on the end.  All the players put their tickets (purchased throughout the day) inside the drum, the trap door is shut, and the drum is given a few good turns to mix everything up.  Tickets are then pulled out one by one and prizes are awarded.  The winner usually gets to pull the next winning ticket out, and so on.  Add a good MC, a few extra turns for luck, some tacky and good prizes, and you will have fun.




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Wed 6 Nov 13 #3 
TABBYTOES
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in a variation all the numbers are put in thr drum and proplr psy to draw a certain number of tickets, prizes have number stuck on them. and if your number corresponds you win that prize.  Sometimes the drumcontains non winning numbers




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Wed 6 Nov 13 #4 
kevg
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It is a lottery conceived by the Devil, play just once and you will instantly grow horns, your children will mutate and you will die. Apart from that it's OK for a bit of fun.




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Wed 6 Nov 13 #5 
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Thanks all!  Is it in the U.S.?  Is it on the Internet?  Is it on TV?  Do any of you play?  

Kev...what could I mutate into?? Might be fun for a while before I died!!! ( :




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Thu 7 Nov 13 #6 
kevg
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It's usually part of a fairground or fundraising event, as a one-off it would be rubbish.




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Fri 8 Nov 13 #7 
JMK
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It is also a little question and answer site that is designed by the Count. www.tombola.la


There are questions posted on the page, like "Do you prefer violins or pianos?" "What is your favourite breakfast food?" etc and people answer and comment on other people's answers and like their comments. It is more fun than it sounds because some answers are quite amusing.


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Fri 8 Nov 13 #8 
kevg
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I can comment on other people answers, I'm racing over to cause mayhem.




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Fri 8 Nov 13 #9 
TABBYTOES
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right behind you




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Fri 8 Nov 13 #10 
kevg
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www.tombola.la NOT .com cos then you get all sorts of bingo stuff




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Fri 8 Nov 13 #11 
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Thank you JMK! But now if it's not .com, how can we find it because it sounds like EASY fun, unlike the Kevvie which is killing me this week!!  I'll be looking for all of you if I can find the Count's tombola.la, OK???




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Fri 8 Nov 13 #12 
JMK
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The link: www.tombola.la 




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Mon 11 Nov 13 #13 
rmcmanus
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trouble is.. it doesn't like me...  wonder how many extra hits that site has had since we browsed this thread :)

The joys of Tombola, getting that bottle of cheap cooking sherry after paying 10p for a ticket.   And if you got it at the end of the night just pay a fiver for all the remaining tickets and go home with a couple of bottles of Gin and some champagne.

 




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