A Brief Summary On Carrom Board Game

Published: 17th September 2010
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Modern board games may fascinate kids and adults for a short period of time but classic games like carrom board games are all time favorite. Like chess, checkers, carrom board games are so old that people don't know about its origins. Some experts feel it was originated in Egypt or Ethiopia, while others feel it is from India.

From past few generations, this game has become popular in India and Asia. This game is so popular that national tournaments are conducted in many countries throughout the world. This game now has a set of International standards that professional players from every country follow and regional carrom organizations continue to pop up throughout the world.

Several versions of carrom game have come up, but only one official version centered upon the Indian original. Most U.S. Versions of the game include clue sticks and rings. But original game has a circle in the center where carom pieces are arranged which has a queen which is usually a red piece, in the center.

In U.S. players use cue sticks to play the game, but International Standard set of rules state that professional players should play with fingers only. The following rules outline how the original game should be played in all International tournaments.

  • Each player will sit on one side of the board and the white side goes first. The game is simple; each player has to sink all of his or her carrom pieces first.

  • With the help of heavier striker piece, each player takes a turn flicking the striker with his or her finger in an attempt to sink pieces into one of the four pockets.

  • Center queen is worth more points if sunk into a pocket and covered.

  • If the player sinks their striker he loses a piece and his turn. If the striker goes in after a piece, two pieces come out into the center circle but the player doesn't lose his turn.

  • Sinking your last piece before sinking the queen loses three points as well as one point for every one of the opponent's piece remaining, plus the player loses the board.

Apart from carrom board, you may require other accessories like Carrom board stand, powder, strikers, coins to play this game. Carrom powder is used to make the board smoother for playing, increases the speed that your striker will slide across the board. Various types of carrom boards for children, amateurs, adults and for professional players are available online. Based on the person's playing ability he can buy one from an online carrom store. These type of board games are available in the range of $90 to $300.

If you want to enjoy this game with your friends and family visit an online carrom store now.

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