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Tactics to play a carrom board game
Carrom boards is a lovely fun filled game. It is quite the entertainment game and brings the family closer together. There is no other better way to enjoy your weekends by playing games and relaxing at the same time with your loved ones. The game was originally invented in the suburbs of India and now it has been embraced and widely accepted all across the globe.
The accessories for the game are pretty minimal and simple. You have the carrom board, Carrom Coins and a striker without which it is absolutely impossible to play the game. Apart from that you have got board cover, replacement mesh, Carrom Board Powder, carrom board stand and counter to keep track of the score. The powder enables the coins to drift through smoothly and maintains the smooth surface of the board. There are 9 white coins and 9 black coins along with one red coin also known as the queen involved in a game. 2 Teams comprising of 2 members each play against each other at a time. They play in turns and their main goal is to finish off their set of coins before the opponents does so. The game cannot be finished as long the red coin is still in play and in order to claim the red one, you need to pocket it and follow it up by pocketing another coin from your set. And if you finish your set without pocketing red coin and the red coin is still in play, the match will be awarded to your opponents. Don't pocket striker.When it comes to the tactics or techniques to play the game, it is very easy to understand as well as adapt them.
- Sit at a comfortable distance from the board when you play. Balance is something very important in all sports and without that, t is very hard to concentrate and stay focused. Concentration is very important in this sport as it is a game of precision and you'll have to figure out the angles and powers required behind shots and pocket the coins invariably.
- Change your body movement accordingly so that you can pocket the coins before striking the striker.
- Avoid placing your feet under the board. This is not an adequate position to shoot the striker.
- Maintain a consistent height to the board. Your grip alters as your height varies and this is not a good sign.
- Strike the Carrom striker in different styles. There are several shots you can use. You have index shots, middle finger shots, thumb shots and scissor style.
- Improve your speed. You should have a fair knowledge about when to give more pace in to your shot and when to just glide it. This also depends upon the powder you have used in your game.
- Practice harder and longer to get control of the game and pocket coins from different angles. Experience counts and the more your practice, the more experience you gain.