The Carrom Game Board, one of America’s Favorite Games
It’s a new year and we want to try and nominate the Carrom Game Board to the Strong Museum National Toy Hall of Fame! The Carrom Game Board was first invented in Ludington Michigan by the Carrom Company in 1892 and since then millions of kids and adults have enjoyed playing the various games the classic American-made multi-game board offers. We believe such an important part of Americana deserves to be placed among the classic games and toys currently enshrined in the National Toy Hall of Fame. Click here to nominate the Carrom Game Board.
The Strong National Museum of Play is part of the Strong which is an interactive, collections-based educational institution in Rochester, New York, devoted to the study and exploration of play. It carries out this mission through six programmatic arms called “Play Partners.” These are the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the American Journal of Play, and the Woodbury School.
The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame recognizes toys that have inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period, which the Carrom Game Board certainly qualifies for. Each year, the hall inducts new honorees and showcases both new and historic versions of classic toys beloved by generations. Past honorees include Frisbee (inducted 1998), G.I. Joe (2004), Hot Wheel (inducted 2011), Easy-Bake Oven (inducted 2006), Barbie (inducted 1998), & Duncan Yo-Yo (inducted 1999).
Last year the Carrom Game Board recorded a very respectable number of nominations that makes us think we can make the finals with just a little more effort on our part. So please, share this nomination link and help get the Carrom Game Board into the finals of the 2021 Class of the Strong Museum National Toy Hall of Fame. Click the link is below and please share it with your friends and family.