Rhode Island College has added new clubs to its roster in recent years, but potentially not as unique as this one. Carrom is arriving at the campus for students to learn and enjoy.
Headed by sophomore Shreena Patel, Carrom originated from India after World War I and was played by the Maharaja’s (kings) in Patiala, India as a pastime. It can also be referred to as Couronne, carum, karum, and fatta (Punjabi).
Carrom is a tabletop billiard game that is played with two or four players that consist of getting the carrom pieces into the net, including the red piece, the Queen, before any other player does. To win, the player must cover the Queen and pocket the other pieces.