Publisher/Manufacturer: Maxx Carrom Boards (2008)
Product specifications: Handmade, standard quality, full size carrom board (imported)
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Enjoy the great family game of carrom! A classic from the East!
Carrom or carroms is a family of tabletop games sharing a similarity in that their mechanics lie somewhere between billiards and table shuffleboard. The game has various other names around the world, including carrum, carum, karam, karom, karum, and Indian (or Nepalese) finger billiards. It is also called fatta in Punjabi.
The game is played on a board of lacquered plywood, normally with a 29 inch (74 cm) square playing surface. The edges of the playing surface are bounded by bumpers of wood, and the bottom of the board is covered by a net with a 10 cm2 or larger capacity. Instead of the balls of billiards games, carrom uses disks. The object of the game is to strike or flick with a finger a comparatively heavy disk called a "striker" such that it contacts lighter object disks called "carrom-men" and propels them into one of four corner pockets.
Carrom-men and two strikers, arranged at the start of a gameA carrom-man (also carrom man, carromman, carroman; plural -men; sometimes abbreviated c/m; and known by colloquial terms such as seed, coin, puck, or goti) is a usually wooden (sometimes plastic), uniform small disk used in playing carrom. The Carrom-men have a smooth movement in a flat position on the surface of the carrom board when hit by a striker of standard specification.
The carrom-men come in two colors denoting the two players (or, in doubles play, teams). Traditionally, these colors are white (or unstained) and black. The breaker always plays white. An additional, special carrom-man is colored red and called the "queen".
ICF-sanctioned pieces must have a diameter of no more than 3.18 cm and no less than 3.02 cm, and must be between 7 mm and 9 mm thick, with an edge that is round and plain, and a weight of 5–5.5 g.
The queenThe red (or sometimes pink) queen or "match-taker" coin/seed, is the most powerful carrom piece. It is placed at the center of the circle. Under ICF rules, if a player wins the board with the queen, this adds three 3 "queen points" to the player's total score. A player has the right to pocket the queen and to cover it provided a carrom-man of the player's own has already been pocketed.
Under ICF rules, the dimensions of the queen must be the same as those of the other carrom-men.
The Striker --
The striker is a larger, heavier piece, flicked with the finger to hit the carrom-men and knock them into the corner pockets or into each other. According to the laws by ICF, the striker "shall be smooth and round, with a diameter not more than 4.13 cm." Its weight should not be more than 15 grams. Ivory and metal strikers are not allowed in tournaments.
High quality powder is used on the board to enable the pieces to slide easily. Boric acid powder is the most commonly used for this purpose.
In the UK, many players use a version of anti-set-off spray powder from the printing industry which has specific electrostatic properties with particles of 50 micrometres in diameter. The powder is made from pure, food-grade vegetable starch. Standard quality carrom board. Inner Size (Playing Surface) 29" x 29", Outer Size 34" x 34", Border Size 3" Base thickness 4mm Coins and striker included. All boards are hand-made. All boards are carefully inspected for quality and appearance. These boards are handmade so designs may vary slightly.
Imported. Made in India.