This game consists of a wooden board with four small pockets on the corners. There is a circle in its center, with circular-shaped coins in black and white colors that are firmly placed next to each other. Two or four players can play this game. They take the striker pieces in turn to push the coins into the corner pockets.
Carrom is an entertaining game played mostly in Ramadan, especially in the suburbs of the popular neighborhoods. The player should sit cross-legged and the players’ skills are measured according to hitting his goals. The red coins are the most targeted in this game as they are 50 points each.
In his interview with Al Arabiya, social researcher Khaled al-Awfi said that the youth are attracted to old games during the holy month of Ramadan. They prefer to live with the memories of the past that are embodied in old games. He noted that Ramadan helps in reviving the most beautiful games of old times, which had a main role in gathering family and friends, unlike current electronic games that promote loneliness.
Al-Awfi said that Carrom is a spontaneous game that helps young people on the social level. Carrom tournaments are an opportunity to meet and promote solidarity and tolerance in the neighborhoods. It helps in developing the relation between the individual and his society.