Rules Of Fouls In Carrom Game

Rules Of Fouls In Carrom Game

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While playing carrom, if you are not careful, you might commit fouls which will incur a penalty. To avoid this, learn the fouls of carrom game.

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What are the fouls in Carrom Game?

Generally, foul in carrom game is an act of violation of the laws or anything done contrary to what is understood commonly in carrom game Laws.

Fouls can be broadly classified as:
A. Technical Foul &
B. Foul


  • A technical foul is any act of violation of the Laws committed by an offending player before the first stroke of his turn.
  • The offending player will have to give up one coin for placing by the opponent but  the offending player’s turn shall continue.
  • Any act of violation committed by a player presently not having his turn shall also be deemed as a Technical Foul.
  • A penalty shall be imposed in these cases.


  • A Foul is any act of violation of the Laws committed by the player during or after the first stroke of his turn.
  • After a foul your  turn comes ends immediately and a penalty is incurred.
  • As a penalty, one of your pocketed pieces is returned to the board and placed by the opponent anywhere within the main circle.
  • Your opponent will  always position the carrom men in such a way so as to have an advantage.

When can Fouls in Carrom Game happen?

A foul happens in the following situations:

  • Pocketing the Striker
  • If you pocket an opponent's piece
  • If a piece leaves the board
  • If your final piece has been pocketed before covering  the Queen
  • You have incorrectly positioned the striker before taking a shot
  • If your arm crosses the diagonal  line on the board
  • If you fail to break correctly on three attempts

Remember, if you commit a foul while pocketing any coin (including the Queen) then you must give back the coins pocketed. Also you have to give an additional coin for placing and you will lose your turn.

We have covered various fouls in our other articles. There you can learn about the dues in carrom game and the fouls that can happen while covering the queen.

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