Carrom (also spelled carom) is a cue sport-based tabletop game of Indian origin. The game is very popular in India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Arabian countries and surrounding areas, and is known by various names in different languages. In South Asia, many clubs and cafés hold regular tournaments. Carrom is very commonly played by families, including children, and at social functions. Different standards and rules exist in different areas.
The objective of play is to use a striker disk with a flick of the finger to make contact with and move lighter object disks called carrom men, which are thus propelled into one of four corner pockets. The striker and carrom men are analogous to the cue ball and object ball in cue sports, respectively.
Objective of play
The aim of the game is to pot (pocket) one's nine carrom men and the queen before one's opponent does. The carrom queen is analogous to the 8 ball (black ball) in the game of eight-ball pool