It is a well-known fact that the red queen or “Rani”, as it is also known, is the most important piece of the carrom board game. You will always be looking at the red coin whether you play indoors or online carrom. While it is important to pocket the carrom men, covering the queen seems like the most important part of the game. You get a lot more points for this.
The queen piece is the star of the movie carrom. All the other players are busy covering and pocketing the queen. It is an act of pride to cover the queen in one shot. Half the battle is won when you successfully cover the queen. Carrom’s success is often determined by how fast a player captures the queen.
Have you ever thought about the importance of the red queen in carrom? And what is the significance of the red coin in the game. We have all the answers! You should know the significance and importance of the queen, as well as the rules for playing carrom.
What is Queen in Carrom?
Professional carrom is played with the black and white carrom men. There’s also a red coin in the middle of the carrom board. The most valuable piece of the game is the red coin, also known as the Queen or Rani.
The International Carrom rules state that the queen is entitled to three points and each of the carrom men one point. In some carrom variations, however, Indian households add 5 points to each player. In informal matches, there are carrom rules which give 10 points to each black carrom man, 20 for white carrom men, 50 points for queen.
The player who wins a carrom board game must score the most points before their opponent. To score more points, players must try to get as many coins as possible and to keep the red coin. It can make a difference in the outcome of the game by capturing the queen sooner.
In a freestyle carrom game for instance, if you take the queen and cover it with a white carrom guy, you get 50+20 points. You can also cover the queen with a black man carrom man to score 50+10 points.
Rules For Queen in Carrom
There are many rules that can be used to pocket the queen of carrom in order to win the game. These rules will help you gain more points when playing carrom.
How to Get the Queen in Carrom
The red coin, which is the starting point of carrom board games, is placed in the middle of the board along with the rest of the carrom men. Here are the steps to get the queen while playing carrom.
- The queen must be kept in your pocket with at least one of the assigned colors. You must cover the queen with another bit of the assigned color.
- You can pocket the red coin but not the assigned piece.
- You lose a turn if you don’t pocket a piece after you have pocketed the queen.
Carrom Rules for Queen during the Break Shot
Break shot, or breaking, is the first shot in a game. Break shot is the first shot in a game of carrom. This is done by the player who starts the board game.
A player who pockets the queen during a break shot must first take one coin and then keep another coin in his pocket to cover it. The queen is returned to center of board if the player does not pocket the first or second coins as queen covers.
Carrom Rules for Queen after a Penalty
If you are able to pocket a striker in a carrom game you must return a coin to center of board. If you don’t have any coins, however, the queen pieces plays a part.
- You will continue to be liable for the penalty until you get a return coin. In such an instance, if you are caught with a queen, the penalty is taken back to the center.
- Once the penalty has been paid and all coins have been removed from the board, the queen can be taken with you.
Carrom Rules: If You Pocket the Queen With a Carrom Man
Here are the rules for when you have to pocket the striker, queen and coin together:
- These coins can be returned for placement on the board if you have a queen and a coin in your pocket. You can still play your turn but will be penalized.
- If you steal a coin, a Queen, or a striker with an incorrect stroke, you will be subject to two penalties and two coins. You will lose your turn if you pocket the queen or coin.
- You will need to place the queen in the middle of the table if you are able to pot a striker with a proper stroke and pocket a queen cover. As a penalty, you will be charged one coin and your turn will be lost.
- Two coins will be owed to you if you accidentally pot a striker while you are pocketing a queen-cover. You will lose your turn if the queen is returned to the board.
Carrom Rules for Queen & Last Coin
The rules for the situation where you are trying to pocket the red coin and the last coin of the opponent (or yours) and/or the striker are:
Pocketing the opponent’s coin
If you take the last coin of your opponent while covering the red, you will lose points for the queen as well as the board. The number of coins on a board determines how many. If the opponent has points greater than 22, your points for the red coins will not be reduced. An opponent may demand an additional point for an incorrect stroker.
Pocketing opponent’s last coin when the red coin is on the board
If a player takes the opponent’s last coins when they are on the board, they will lose the queen as well as the round according to the number of coins.
Pocketing opponent’s last coin, your coin, and queen together
A player who pockets their last coin, along with the red and the opponent’s coins by a proper stroke, wins the round by three points. If the score is greater than 22, the player will win by one point.
If the situation is similar and the stroke is incorrect, the opponent will win the match by 3 points. An opponent can demand an additional point for an incorrect stroke.
Pocketing opponent’s last coin and your coin when the red coin is on the board
If one player takes their last coin and the other’s when the queen is on board, they get 3 points. The opponent can also demand an additional point if the strike was not correct.
Pocketing your last coin when the queen is on the board
If the score is less than 22, a player who has not redeemed their last coin will lose the round by three points. An opponent may demand an additional point if they are unable to stroke correctly.
Pocketing the striker and your last coin together when the queen is on the board
If the score of your opponent is higher than 22, you will lose three points. An opponent can get 2 additional points for an incorrect stroke.
Pocketing your coin along with the striker, the queen, and the opponent’s last coin
If the score of your opponent is less than 22, you will be out by 3 points. An opponent can get 1 point more for the striker, and 2 points for an incorrect stroke.
Pocketing your coin, the striker, and the opponent’s last coin with queen covered earlier
If you have covered the queen, you will lose one point. The opponent can also claim an additional point for the striker, or two points for an improper stroker.
If your opponent has covered the queen, you will lose 3 points. The opponent can also claim an additional point for striker or improper stroke.
Pocketing the striker along with the opponent’s last coin with the queen on the board
You lose in this instance by the sum of the value of the queen’s coins and your coins on the board. If the score is greater than 22, only the number of coins is subtracted. An opponent can get one point more for the striker, and two points more for an incorrect stroke.
The red coin falls into a pocket
Intentionally, the queen may fall into a pocket and be considered pocketed. The player must then cover it with another coin.
The most valuable piece of carrom is without a doubt the red coin. Every player begins to chase the queen as soon as they play a break shot. This allows them to quickly secure the advantage and keep the game on their side. The game becomes more exciting and exciting as each player chases the queen. The above rules can be used to help you cover the queen better whether you play the online carrom board game or offline.