Carrom Board 50
50cm Wooden Carrom Board & Accessories
Carrom board – this item was personally sourced in India. It is 50cm x 50cm (20 x 20″)
Carrom originated hundreds of years ago and is thought to be the pre-cursor to pool and snooker. It is widely played in South East, especially in India and is becoming more and more popular. Carrom us today amongst the world’s favourite indoor games, enjoyed by friends and families worldwide. Similar to billiards, marbles, pool and air hockey in different ways, it is easy to understand, fun to play. Despite being classified as an ‘indoor board game’, it is unique in itself. It is not like dice games such as monopoly, nor like strategy games such as chess. It involves a combination of physical and mental elements, and professional Carrom tournaments are now hosted worldwide.
The package includes:
strikers x 2
50cm Wooden Carrom Board
Rules of the game
It is not suitable for children due to small parts.
We sell other carrom items.
The game of Carrom originated in India. One Carrom board with its surface made of glass is still available in one of the palaces in Patiala, India.
It became very popular among the masses after World War I. State-level competitions were being held in the different states of India during the early part of the twentieth century. Serious Carrom tournaments may have begun in Sri Lanka in 1935 but by 1958, both India and Sri Lanka had formed official federations of Carrom clubs, sponsoring tournaments and awarding prizes.
The International Carrom Federation ICF) was formed in the year 1988 in Chennai, India. The formal rules for the Indian version of the game were published in 1988. In the same year the ICF officially codified the rules. The game has been very popular throughout South Asia, mainly in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Maldives. The game is also popular in many of the countries in the Arabian Peninsula, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain. It has gained some popularity in United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Australia where it has been introduced by the Indian Diaspora. The UKCF was formed in 1991 in London. The main work of this organisation is to promote the game of Carrom throughout the UK and ensure the participation of UK players in all major international championships. The UKCF have hosted 3 Euro cups in England and have had fantastic success in the tournament with UK players. UKCF organised national championships and league tournaments throughout the UK on annual basis.
We sell a full range of Carrom boards and accessories here.