Mangatha is a very simple and popular card game, mainly played by
adults by betting money, Kids play by betting tamarind seeds,
matchbox labels, cigarette wrappers, bottle crowns, etc. It's also
known as "Ullae, Veliyae".
Things required to Play
Fair Playing cards – one deck
2 or more players
How to Play
First the players fix the bet (E.g. Say both the players bet equal
amount of tamarind seeds) and place it on the table where they play
One Player from the group shuffles the deck and asks anyone in
the group to pick a number and ask him where he wants the card
ullae(in) or veliyae(out) (E.g. Say the player selects number 8 and
Now the player who has the deck starts throwing the cards in open
in the table in two sets, one is named as Ullae (in) and the other as
If the card with number selected by player 2 first falls in ullae set
then the player who selected the number wins the game and he
takes all the tamarind seeds, but if it falls in the veliyae set all the
tamarind seeds goes to the person who throws the card.
The winner takes the entire bet in the table.