Carrom (or Carom/Karrom) is a game thought to have originated hundreds of years ago in India. Some believe it may have come from Burma or even Portugal. It is not certain where the game originated but it is certainly a game enjoyed by thousands all over the world today.
Extremely popular in Eastern and Southern Asia, the game has similarities with billiards, shuffleboard and air hockey. It is a game that is easy to learn and can be played by people of different ages so is perfect for a family gathering as well as something that will entertain any day of the week.
The main task you must complete in this game is to use a 'striker' (we have explained all the equipment further down this page) to move the 'Carom 'Men' into one of the four corner pockets.
Sounds familiar? Well it is almost a cross between Snooker (or Billiards) and air hockey (minus the electric air-flow). You have nine of the Carrom 'Men' each, and you must pocket all nine as well as the 'Queen' (the red piece) before your opponent.
Carrom is played using a few pieces of equipment (these are all included in the Garden Games Ltd wooden Carrom Set which can be seen by clicking here).