The game of carrom
Carrom is a board game that requires skill, determination and practice. It can be played by players of all ages and skill levels, from novices to pros.
Carrom's popularity grows
While this board game has always been popular in Asia and the Far East, carrom is becoming more and more popular in the U.S., with larger tournaments and competitions, bigger prizes, and many more clubs.
This phenomenen is not restricted to the U.S. The same is also true in much of Europe, the Middle East and South America.
This game is sometimes referred to as carom, karrom, karum, carrum, as well as many other variations.
How to Play
Carrom can be played by two or three, or four players and may be the forerunner of many popular games today such as pool, snooker and billiards. Carrom pieces (coins) are identical to checkers and are 'flicked' with the 'striker,' like the cue ball in pool. Carrom is played on a wooden board with four pockets. The object of the game is to sink all of your pieces before your oppononent sinks theirs. Then, points are collected before the next round, called a "board," begins.
Where can I play carrom?
Carrom can be played anywhere since it is relatively small and portable. It can be played indoors, in the backyard, or taken away on holiday with you. You can also join carrom clubs to meet people and play each other. There are many different clubs all over the world from the Europe to the Far East. Check out our "where to play carrom section.".
Where can I buy a carrom board, powder or pieces?
Directly from us, of course, if you are in the United States, or from Carrom Shop if you are in the UK. If you are looking for suppliers in other countries, try our "where to buy carrom section".
A Carrom board makes a great present for family or friends, so take a look at our wide range of carrom products.