Carrom – Popular Indoor Game

Carrom – Popular Indoor Game

Carrom – Popular Indoor Game

Carrom is a popular indoor game, believed to have originated in India in the 18th century. Widely played across the Indian subcontinent, Carrom requires a good sense of angles and superlative precision and concentration. It was once played − mostly by children and ladies − for amusement, but now it is being played at a competitive level in an organized manner. It is most easily described as “finger pool“.

Carrom is played on a square polished plywood board with a striker made of hard plastic and small circular wooden pieces called carrommen.

The basic objective of carrom is to use the striker with a flick of the finger to drive the carrommen into any of the four corner pockets. The game is about pocketing the carrommen and the queen before the opponent and scoring maximum points to win. Know more about this game and its laws by reading further.

Carrom is either played singles or doubles in men’s and women’s category. In fact, this is one of those few board games where doubles are allowed. Unlike other indoor games, there is no mixed doubles team. As obvious, the maximum team size is two when playing a game.

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Participants from various countries form teams for major tournaments or championships conducted across the globe. There is International Carrom Federation who governs this game in many countries which organizes and controls Carrom world championship tournaments in many countries. They have created Carrom Rules / Law Book for the uniform playing of Carrom board game in International level. Please click here Official Law of Carrom about how to play Carrom game.

As you play more and more Carrom board game you enjoy more and more than at the time you become master in this game and are being able to pocket carrommen almost from any point of Carrom playing surface without giving second chance to your opponents and the same is called in Carrom game as ‘Break to Finish’. Try and experience the game and soon you will also believe with our words as Carrom game is best indoor sports board game for the entire family.

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