There were several companies that made copies of Haskell's Carrom game board. The Transogram company made a version of Haskell's game board in the 1950s and called it . in the 1980s made reproductions and they had names like "Carom-playing Games Board" with up to 202 derived replication games. Some variants in the 1970s were called "101 Games Board" and "Carom-playing 166 Games Board." An ice-box manufacturer made "Combinola" and "Crokinola" boards as variants of the game.
Carrom boards are available in various board sizes and corner pocket sizes. There are smaller boards and boards with larger pockets. Boards with larger pockets are used by beginners for easier game play. On traditional carrom boards, the corner pockets are only slightly larger than the carrom men, but smaller than the striker. On boards with larger pockets, it is possible to pocket the striker, resulting in a "" as in . This results in a "due." On a "due", the player has to return one previously pocketed carrom man to the board. When the scores are tied at a point in the carrom game, a tie-breaker is played. The team which has pocketed the "queen" does not gain any advantage. The Standardised Association and Federation size is 29" x 29" Play Surface with borders between 2" each to 4" each. Other play areas are not used in Tournaments and Competitions.
The Drueke company, along with its employees and equipment, was merged into the game division of Merdel Manufacturing Company in Ludington after Affiliated Hospital Products company acquired it. Merdel changed back to the original name of "Carrom Games" with the two "RR"s in 1994. The Carrom games branch of the Affiliated Hospital Products company then bought out in 1996 what remained of Recreational Products that had gone bankrupt. It moved its production of their air hockey game, pool tables and other works to Ludington. That part created the Carrom Sports branch division of Affiliated Hospital Products.
The Carrom games branch of the Affiliated Hospital Products company was then moved in the first part of 1972 to Sardis, Michigan. They shut down totally later in 1972 and that part sold to Merdel Manufacturing Company of Ludington. Merdel then began marketing the game with double "RR's" in the name, since they then legally owned all the rights to the game. Merdel Manufacturing was acquired in 1981 by the Lightning Guider sled company of . Merdel bought game manufacturer William F. Drueke & Sons company of , in 1992 for just under a half million dollars. Merdel company was attracted to the Drueke company because they manufactured parts and boards to family oriented games like backgammon, checkers, cribbage, and chess. It was at one time in the twentieth-century the only domestic manufacturer of chess sets, but in the twenty-first century the company fell into financial difficulties because of competition and nearly went out of business.
|VINTAGE 1963 CARROM BOARD GAME #106 CUES PINS RINGS SPINNING TOPS FLIES|
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