Carrom is a game widely played in India and neighbouring countries. It is suspected that the game originated as a cheap version of the billiard game that was introduced by the colonists. The game of Carrom is therefore also known as finger billiards. Since the 1980s, the popularity of Carrom has grown in Europe and other western countries. Carrom is played with a game board that has a frame on four sides so that the stones can be bounced back. In the corners of the board are holes with nets underneath. Powder is used to ensure that the discs slide smoothly over the board. Furthermore, the game consists of carrom discs known as carrom men in two colours, usually black and white, a plastic striker also called playing disc and a carrom piece in another colour, usually red or pink, this is the queen.
Aim of the game
The game can be played by two players or in teams. The player who starts always plays with white. The aim of the game is to be the first to put all your discs into the holes. Use the striker to shoot the discs into the holes in the corners of the board. As long as you score your own disc, it is your turn, otherwise it goes to your opponent. Each player may try to score the red or pink disc (the queen). The queen must be scored before the last tile and covered in the same or next move by one of the player's tiles. If the covering fails, the queen is returned to the centre. The scoring is as follows: each of the loser's pieces remaining on the board after the end of the game counts as one point. The queen counts for three points, but only for the winner and only if he has scored her.
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