Carrom Coin Appearance: 6 Variables to Consider

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Want to know how the carrom coin looks like? Maybe you have already know but, you really need to dig deep into what other types of variables are available that makes the carrom coins indeed carrom coins.

We will be going to cover about these variables:

  • Material
  • Colors
  • Design
  • Shape
  • Size
  • Quality

Along with some other options that really makes them appear what they actually are.

Read about carrom board powder.

So, without wasting more time, let’s get started.

1. Material


Carrom coins comes with various materials. You have a couple of options when it comes to choosing the material.

There is plastic, wood, acrylic and marble.

If you are very cautious about the carrom board standards than you should pick wood. As it is the standard material used in carrom.

But, if you play carrom board for fun (which most of us do) any type of material will work well.

When I want to have more fun playing carrom I always choose either the acrylic or the marble carrom coins. They are reliable and slips really well on the surface even if there is not much lubricant on the board.

Usually, the wooden carrom coins are delivered with the carrom board by default. And if you are a tournament player or was thinking to take part someday than you should definitely play with the defaults.

But, if you play just for fun, you should definitely check other materials out.

2. Colors

The carrom coins comes with the three distinct colors, red, white and black.

In a standard game there is 9 blacks, 9 whites and 1 red.

The red is considered as the queen and does contain more points. Scoring the queen is quite tough as you need to put the coin in the pocket right after pocketing the queen. Otherwise you will be failed to score for it.

The reason behind the red color for the queen is because it is memorable and does show the importance.

Although, the red color also represent the danger – Yes, it is a danger for you if your opponent scored it 🙂

There is no choice in coins colors, you gotta buy red, black and white.

3. Design

There are two types of carrom coins available in the market.

One is kinda plain, means no design plain as the butter. One have the circular design on each side.

All of the tournaments I have seen use the circular design. It is also because of the fact that wooden coins comes with the circular design by default.

All of the other types of material I have seen does have an option of choosing with or without the design.

I am not really picky about the design but if I really need to make a decision between the two, I will go with the plain one.

One of the reasons I pick plain is because the combination of the plain carrom coin with the dancing powder is so much perfect that I really love it from my heart.

4. Shape

The shape of the carrom coin is circular.

There is not much advancement in this field up till now. Frankly, we don’t really need any advancement in this – wanna play with hexagonal carrom coins?

Or how about playing with the star shaped coins? It would have been easier to see the shooting stars even in the sunlight 🙂

The circular is a perfect shape for the carrom coins. Otherwise, we will not even be able to guess where the carrom coin will go after flicking the striker.

The shape plays a big role so we can make correct angles to pocket a coin easily.

5. Size

The size of the carrom coin should not be more than 3.18 cm and should not be less than 3.02 cm. The thickness of it should not be less than 0.70 cm and should not be more than 0.90 cm.

These are the standards of the carrom game for the carrom coins.

Well, if you are playing the carrom board just for fun the size does not matter as long as they can go through the corner pockets easily.

Usually, when you buy the carrom board it actually comes with the standard coin sizes. So, there is nothing to worry about.

And the actual reason is that most of the carrom pockets are of same sizes i.e just a little bit bigger than what the carrom coin size is.

So, the fact is they really have to make the standard sizes carrom coins no matter what.

6. Quality

The quality of the carrom coin is all about the look and feel. The weight of it, the quality of the color, the smoothness of it, the shininess that it reflects.

These are all the things that are count under the quality of the carrom coins.

I love almost all types of materials but, the plastic one (not the acrylic) is just not worth it.

The wooden is fine, the marble is fine, even the acrylic, but I have found a few made up of really bad plastic material.

You should definitely check for the quality if you really want to experience the game well.

The rule is to always go for the quality coins even if you are just a seasonal player, it does not matter. The thing is you should be able to feel the game whenever you play.


The carrom coin appearance really plays a big part in your gameplay. As you have already seen there are a lot of variables that we need to focus on in order to get the perfect set always.

Each of the variable has its own importance and really enhance the pleasure of the game.

Have you ever played with weird shaped carrom coin? What do you think about the material? Is it the wood the perfect material for the carrom coin? What’s your experience about that?

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