Carrom is a board based game of Indian origin. The game is usually played on a board made of plywood. Carrom can be played by two (in singles) or by four persons (in doubles). The game is very popular in South Asia and the Middle East, 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. It became very popular in United Kingdom and the Common wealth realms during the early 20th century.