Carrooka – Natural Birch

£165.00

Spinning Carrooka board with a stunning natural finish which has been highly polished so that your counters glide with ease.  Simply place it on your dining or coffee table and you’re ready to play.

  •  80cm diameter board, on a spinning bearing which means all players stay seated, making Carrooka a really accessible game perfect for all ages and abilities.
  • Hand crafted in the UK by the inventor, using high quality bb/bb Birch plywood from Forestry Commission approved sources, with an eye-catching screen printed design and waxed finish.
  • Complete with 15 red counters, 1 x Black, Pink, Blue, Brown, Green and Yellow, plus an acrylic Striker counter, in a recycled cotton drawstring bag along with an easy to follow instruction book.
  • Tick the box below to receive a free sample of Carrom powder for faster play and more rebound shots!
  • Delivered in plastic free packaging by Yodel.

WAITING TIMES: We make every board carefully by hand, which means we have a waiting list. Orders placed for this board today will be posted early in February 2023, sooner if we can and we’ll email you when it’s made so that you know when to expect delivery. Did you want this board for Christmas? Let us know and we’ll organise a “coming soon” voucher for you!

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How to play:

To begin, just place your Carrooka board on a dining or coffee table and set out the counters. Choose who “breaks” and using one finger, flick the heavier striker counter on to the red counters. You’re aiming to pot one, in one of the six pockets around the edge of the board. If you succeed, you spin the board to line up your next shot and try to pot a higher value coloured counter. If you miss or foul, it’s the next persons turn. But if you keep potting, you keep your break and build your points. You continue to take turns, until all the reds have been potted then you pot the colours in order- yellow, green, brown, blue pink and black. The winner has the most points at the end of the frame.

Think it sounds easy? Well, it is easy to understand and you’ll be playing in an instant, but you’ll quickly discover that it takes skill and consideration to become a great Carrooka player! You’ll develop fine-motor skills, learn to calculate angles and judge the perfect pace of each shot.  With practice, you’ll control the striker so that it helps you or hinders your opponent. Be careful of those foul shots too, if you hit the wrong colour, pot the striker, or miss altogether, you award your opponent a bonus shot! We’ll send you an instruction book where it’s all clearly explained. You could also follow us on social media or youtube for handy videos and hints.

Quality craftsmanship that’s kind to the planet-

We’ve carefully sourced our materials to make this game as sustainable as possible, we use bb/bb European birch plywood. Each board is unique and you’ll notice the beautiful grain shine through the highly polished surface. We’re careful to choose the best quality wood, but in order to avoid waste, we do use wood with the occasional knot or flaw, as long as the play-ability is not affected. Every board surface is sanded and polished five times, gradually building up a super smooth long-lasting surface that lets the counters fly!

We’ve made sure there are no animal derivatives in any of the inks or paints we’ve used  and they’re all water-based so there’s no nasty chemicals involved. But we wax your board and buff it to perfection with a beeswax based product. If you would like a vegan version please contact us, we will supply you with a board finished with synthetic/plant-based wax.

Carrooka has been tested for safety to standards EN 71 part 1, 2 and 3 and we have rigorous quality control. Your board will be carefully made by the designer himself who has over 35 years of woodworking experience. We offer you a six month guarantee; but we will always be willing to advise you if your board ever accidentally gets damaged-  even if that’s in 100 years time.

Want an even faster game?

You can use a friction reducing Carrom powder which is widely available online, or separately in our own store. This makes play even faster and demands much more skill.  Carrom powder is an untested, fine teflon based powder; we cannot recommend that it is used by children.

Specification:

80cm diameter. Weighs 6kg. Under-base measurement 38cm diameter.

Available add-ons:

  • Scoreboard
  • Wall bracket- for easy storage
  • Table base- makes a super cool piece of furniture
  • Triangle- for faster setting out of the counters
  • Pool Counters- for more game variation
  • Carry Case- for when you’re out and about or home storage

Where we ship and how much it costs:

Shipping costs are calculated per order using the most expensive item class. For example, if you order a Board and a Bag to be shipped to the USA delivery will cost £110. This means it makes sense to order all extras at the same time as ordering a board if at all possible.

Please note: International shipping rates DO NOT INCLUDE any local duties or taxes, customers are wholly liable to pay any additional charges added by Customs and local tax offices. Delays in paying local charges during shipping may also lead to additional storage and handling charges. Please read our terms and conditions in full before making a purchase for international shipping.

Tournament board shipping costs are calculated on an individual basis. We cannot ship tournament board bases overseas.

Confused? Please give us a call or send us an email and we’ll do our best to help.

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