Generally talking, two or four people can play carrom. If two, the players sit conflicting each other, while with four, the conflicting two are partners. As an exemption, though, you can play with three troupes against each other for points.
Position the carrom on the centre circle of the carrom board as revealed in the subsequent picture, with the red at the centre. The whites should be lined up to form a “Y” shape, with two sides aim in a straight line towards the bend pockets.
When introduction the striker on the carrom board to shoot, it must touch both ‘base lines’, either cover the end circle totally, or not moving it at all. The striker may not touch the slanting arrow line.
Shooting styles are very individual – whichever grasp works for you is well as long as you flip the carrom striker and don’t push it. Usually, it’s best to orient your body in order to see the line of your aim while shooting contentedly; you may not move or leave your chair.
For onward shots, you can use your index finger, center finger, or even the ‘scissors’ shot. Before shooting, try moving the striker with your fingernail, to be sure that it’s really on line. This will get better your accuracy and stop you from soreness your finger.
For ‘back-shots’ you may only use your thumb or the clippers method.
No part of your body, except your hand, may cross the expect diagonal line nor may your elbow stick out over the frame in front of you. Even your feet or knees my not leave your quadrant.
The red can be pocketed at any time after plummeting your first piece but must be sunk before your last one. After robbery the queen, you must sink one of your carrom men, thereby ‘covering’ it, into any pocket in the next shot, or she is return to the center spot.