View Full Version : Carambola, source for rules of

07-29-2002, 04:50 AM
I'd like to find a source for the rules of a game called "carambola," which is played in Mexico and perhaps elsewhere in Latin America. Can anyone help me with this?



07-29-2002, 10:33 AM
Google strikes again! I took this from: http://www.artusi.it/en/tipologiedigioco.htm

It's a little confusing though, and it seems as though the name is just a translation of "carom" (at least one version seems just like 3-cushion). . . .


The Carambola is played on a table with no holes with two white balls and a red one. The aim of the game is to hit with your white ball the red ball and the opponents balls; if Carambola is reached the player obtains a point and the right to another go. In the case of an error the throw goes to the opposition. There are 3 types of Carambola(from Spanish, Carambola, and "Billiards"): Carambola in a straight line, against a boarder, and 3 boarders (presently the most diffused). In the straight line Carambola, the striking ball must hit the first aimed at ball, then one or more boarders and eventually another ball. This variant was invented because the specialists had learnt to guide the balls with extreme precision, giving rise to boring games. In the Carambola game against a boarder, the player must hit a boarder with the striking ball before or after having hit the aimed at ball but however before having hit the second pin. In the 3 boarder game, the striking ball must hit 3 or more boarders before hitting the aimed at ball.


07-29-2002, 06:33 PM

Thanks for info.