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What is Shillong Teer Game

Northeast is full of adventure sports. Meghalaya is known for its adventure games and sports. One of its games is the Shillong Teer game which is traditionally known as “Thoh Tim” by the locals. In Hindi “Teer” means arrow. This game is related with the game of archery. Shillong Teer is a lottery game based on dreams and archery. It is a very simple game.This game is being played since centuries by the Khasi tribe of Shillong, in the state of Meghalaya. In the evening it is played every day, except for Sundays and Holidays, by the locals. A group of archers shoot arrows in to the target and the crowd of people has to predict the target number before the shooting of the arrow begins.

This archery based lottery game is conducted by the Khasi Hills Archery Sports Association. There are about 12 archery clubs who take part in this game. This unique game is played in the Polo Ground in Shillong.

The popularity of the game is mostly among the locals. The locals grant their money on the common numbers to gain profit in terms of money. The twist in the game is the common number trick which is has to be well known to get 99% accuracy of winning rate. The lottery system of this game is enthusiastic for the people to watch.

Shillong Teer games entertain the local crowd as well as the tourists who are interested in viewing the game. Shillong Teer game is played only by men. Women have not participated in this game till date. So it is safe to say that, the game is women friendly in terms of playing but women are allowed to watch the game. Shillong Teer game is played mostly by elder men. Shillong Teer game is an outdoor game. This game does not lead to injure of the participants in any way.

The government passed the Meghalaya Amusement and Betting Tax Act 1982 in which the Shillong Teer game was legalized. Since then, the game is enjoyed by people all over the place to just watch the game or to participate in the betting. This game has helped people without employment to earn sufficient money to survive even in the Covid-19 pandemic.

How Shillong Teer Game is played

Shillong Teer game is a very interesting and compelling game. This game can be played both offline and only by the participants who track the game by spending money in the lottery system. The first kind of participants is the archers who shoot arrows into the target. And the second kind of participants is the people who bid money. In Shillong Teer game, the target size should be between 61 cm to 102 cm in height.

The circumference of the target is between 66 cm to 127 cm. Distance of the target needs to be less than 15.21 m and more than 30.48 m. This game can also be played by betting money through online casino portals which are in touch of the Shillong Teer game and its host Khasi Hills Archery Sports Association.

Shillong Teer game is played every day where all 12 archery associations participate. In the first round of the game, 50 archers take part. Each archer shoots 30 arrows each into the traditional target. In the second round, 30 archers take part. In this round, each archer shoots 20 arrows each into the traditional target. The results for the first round is declared at 3:45 pm IST. The result for the second round is declared at 4:45 pm IST. The results from both the round is used to declare the final result by which the players win or lose the money they have put in to this lottery game based on archery.

Two types of players take part in the Shillong Teer game. The first kind is the archers. The second kind is the bidders who bid their money in the game by being at the place where the game is held or through online in the selected casino portals.

The game is plays with bows and arrows just like any other archery game. The arrows are made of cane trees. In the Shillong Teer game, the results are based on the number of arrows shot in to the traditional target. Amongst the number of arrows shot, he participants has to guess the number right. Anyone who guess or predict the number right gets the chance of winning the game. Anyone who gets the number wrong will lose their money in to the game.

The first round needs to be completed in just five minutes. Similarly the second round is plays but with lesser number of players and arrows. The number of players from the first round of 50 players is reduced to 30 players in the second round. For every 1 rupee bet in the first round, a person can win Rs.80 and for every 1 rupee bet in the second round, a person can win Rs.60. Anyone who can predict the number for both the first and the second round of the game is called the winner and he or she gets Rs.4000.

This prediction is called a forecast. To win the game a person has to guess the last two digits of the number of arrows which hit the target right. Tickets for the game start from 1 rupee to Rs.100. The people can choose any number from between 0 to 99 for both the first and second round of the Shillong teer game.

What is the common number?

The common number of the Shillong Teer game is associated with their dreams by the local people of Shillong. The local people relate their dreams with numbers like the number 6 with a male, number 5 with a female, number 37 with an argument between a male and a female and number 17 with an erotic dream which they had the previous night. The Shillong Teer common number can be used as a bet. The results of the previous months are used to estimate the result of the day. Shillong common number is not fixed as it changes based on the results of the past months.

Any number between 0-9 can be chosen to predict the result of the day of the Shillong Teer game. The formula to predict the random number  to attain the final result of the game is given below.


Using the formula chart we can expand any number. Given below is the expansion of the formula of groups to get the whole number series to find an accurate number to become the winner of the biding.

00 00,05,50,55
01 01,10,15,51,60,06,56,65
02 02,20,25,52,70,07,75,57
03 03,30,35,53,80,08,58,85
04 04,40,45,54,90,09,59,95


Using the above calculation chart, you can predict the exact number to bid in the Shillong Teer game.

You can also follow the chart below to find out teer common numbers.

00 00
01 01,10
02 02,20,11
03 03,30,12,21
04 04,40,12,21,22
05 05,50,14,41,23,32
06 06,60,15,51,24,42,33
07 07,70,16,61,25,52,34,43
08 08,80,17,71,26,62,35,53,44
09 09,90,18,81,27,72,36,63,45,54
10 19,91,28,82,37,73,46,64,55
11 29,92,38,83,47,74,56,65
12 39,93,48,84,57,75,66
13 49,94,58,85,67,76
14 59,95,68,86,77
15 69,96,78,87
16 79,97,88
17 89,98
18 99


The Shillong Teer game is an exciting game to play or follow up. The Shillong teer game has inspired the same game in other parts of the state of Meghalaya to play. The names of other games are Khanapara Teer, Juwai Teer and Jowai Ladrymbai Teer.


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