How to Play Carrom Board

How to Play Carrom Board

Carrom is a popular tabletop game that originated in India and is now played worldwide. It is a game of skill and strategy that can be played by two or four players. Here are the basic rules of carrom:

  1. The carrom board is a square board with four pockets at each corner and a line drawn across the middle, dividing the board into two halves.

  2. The game is played with small circular pieces called carrom men, and a striker, which is a larger disc-shaped piece.

  3. The players sit opposite each other, with the board between them.

  4. The objective of the game is to pocket all of your carrom men and the queen before your opponent does.

  5. The player who pockets all their pieces first is the winner of the game.

  6. At the start of the game, the carrom men are placed in a specific pattern on the board, with the queen in the center.

  7. The player who wins the toss takes the first turn, and alternates turns with their opponent throughout the game.

  8. Each player takes turns using the striker to hit their carrom men and the queen, if possible, towards the pockets.

  9. A player must hit one of their carrom men with the striker on their turn. If they pocket a carrom man, they get to take another turn.

  10. If a player pockets their opponent's carrom man, it is returned to the board by the opponent in the center circle.

  11. If a player pockets the queen and at least one of their carrom men on the same turn, they get bonus points.

  12. If a player pockets the striker, it is returned to their opponent to take the next turn.

  13. If a player fails to pocket a carrom man or the queen, or if they pocket the striker, their turn ends, and their opponent takes the next turn.

  14. If a player commits a foul, such as hitting the striker too hard, not hitting any carrom men on their turn, or pocketing their opponent's carrom men, they lose a turn, and their opponent takes the next turn.

  15. The game ends when a player pockets all of their carrom men and the queen.

Carrom is a fun and challenging game that requires skill and precision. By following these basic rules, you can enjoy a game of carrom with your friends and family.

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