Carrom board is one of the most popular and favourite board games played across the Indian subcontinent for many centuries.
This addictive game has a popular fan base among adults and kids alike and is known by various names in different languages.
It is a common sight to see people in the neighborhood gather around a wooden board and cheer fellow players to strike round dices/pieces.
Origin of the Carrom Board game
The table top indoor game of Carrom Board originated in India.
During the early 20th century, the game became a favorite in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Today, this game has found it’s place even in contemporary restaurants and cafés. Infact, in South Asia, many clubs hold regular Carrom tournaments. Carrom is also played during family gatherings and at social functions.
One of the old Carrom Boards with a glass surface is still found in a palace in Patiala, India.
The game of Carrom
The word Carrom means to strike and rebound. The game follows a "strike and pocket" strategy, like pool, with its use of angles, rebounds, and obstruction of carrom pieces of the opponent players.
A Carrom Board set comes with a square plywood board, with a pocket in each corner, 19 small round dices or pieces, a big round striker and smoothing powder for the board. Fine-grained powder is smeared on the board to allow the pieces to slide smoothly.
The 19 pieces are in three distinct colors; red for the queen, white, and black. The game of Carrom is played on the plywood board using these pieces; the pieces are designed to slide into the pockets when struck with the striker.
There are certain standards and rules that exist with the game.
This winter, order your Carrom Board set and entertain your family and friends with this “strike & rebound” game.
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