Friday, November 5, 2010

Put the Electronics Away - We Are Going Old School!

Since 1890 the Carrom Company has been providing "Quality Games For The Entire Family" that are made right here in the USA! One of their most popular games in the market today launched in 1948. It is the Classic Nok-Hockey Game. From past until present this game has been played in homes, schools and summer camps all around the country. It comes in a large size (which is indeed large!) and a standard size.

The first two things I noticed upon taking this game out of the box was the fact that there was nothing to assemble and there was nothing to plug in. What a breath of fresh air! Also, kids are able to experience a classic family game while using several skills along the way like hand eye coordination, geometry and game-strategy.

I really think the ehow.com website says it best:

"This classic board game has withstood the test of time. Among its many attractions are the simplicity of both its rules and the ease of actual game play. While play is primarily based on the aspects of hockey, the layout of the board demands skilled bank shots that are more synonymous with pool...think Wayne Gretzky meets Minnesota Fats. The game appeals to a wide range of players of all ages."
GET YOUR OWN!! Stop by any Toys R Us EXPRESS Store and/or Amazon to get one of your own Nok Hockey games for your family....or to give as a gift! (Check out the standard size or the large size.

**GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER!!**

WIN YOUR OWN!! One lucky SIMPLE reader will get a large size Nok Hockey Game! To enter, let us know if you have ever owned one of Carrom's products. If so, what do/did you like best about it. If not, let us know what you would like to get your hands on!

Extra Entries: (leave separate comment for each and EACH ENTRY WILL BE VERIFIED - if not, the entry may be removed)
Winner will be randomly selected and announced November 19, 2010. Good Luck!
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*I was provided with the Standard Size Nok Hockey Game from Carrom free of charge to conduct this review.*

173 comments:

  1. I have never owned one but Nok hockey looks fun!
    gray_andrea@hotmail.com

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  2. I send out a tweet and will do more !! I love old school activites for my family..http://twitter.com/PureBlissImages

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  3. have never had a carrom item before,i like the carrom game board large
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  4. We've never owned any, but the Bowl-A-Mania looks fun!
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  5. I like Simple on FB.
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I liked the Carrom Company too.
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  7. I follow through GFC. Thanks!
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  8. I would so love one of these games to play with my kids! I have never owned one of their products but would proudly display this in my game room!

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  9. I have become a facebook fan of Carrom Co!

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  10. I am a Simple facebook (stalker) fan! :)

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  11. I have shared the post on facebook for all to see! Hope it brings them more people!

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  12. I have never owned one of their games but all of the games look fun! Especially the hockey!

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  13. I've never owned Carrom, but the Tournament Chess Board is beautiful!
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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  14. I follow with gfc
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. I have never owned one of these products. But my husband and son were surely love getting the Carrom Game Board for its great versatility!

    mjbc07 at yahoo dot com

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  16. i liked carrom company on fb

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  17. I'd love to get my hands on the Carrom 042.01 Nok-Hockey Equipment Set as we've never had anything from them.

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  18. Tweeted ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/1064382683422720

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  19. I follow SIMPLE via Google Friend Connect.

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  20. I like their tournament chess set

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  21. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    follow blog

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  22. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    like you on FB-Laura DeLuca

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  23. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    like carrom on FB-Laura DeLuca

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  24. I haven't owned any of the products yet, but the three of us are hoping for a hat-trick to win the Nok hockey!

    We love real hockey too!
    And we have a hockey player in the family, so we are really excited!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  25. I think the chess game looks like fun.

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  26. No, I haven't owned any Carrom games before and I'd love to try the Signature Stick Hockey game.
    Thanks so much for this fantastic giveaway. What a great prize.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  27. I'm a facebook friend of yours (Margaret E. Smith)
    Thanks
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  28. I "Like" Carrom on Facebook (Margaret E. Smith)
    Thanks
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  29. I'm a GFC follower (rickpeggysmith)
    Thanks
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  30. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/peg42/status/2173940466192384
    Thanks again
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  31. We have never owned one of their games but I love air hockey and we celebrate game night every saturday..This would be a grand addition!
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com

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  32. I already Like Simple on facebook..
    Corinne
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  33. I am a gfc follwer of Simple.~corky~ on gfc..
    Corinne
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  34. I have suggested Simple to several blogger friends..
    Corinne
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    I really like your blog.

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  35. I have never owned a Carrom item but would love to get the Carrom 750.33 Burr Oak Foosball Table.
    mnsteph[at]gmail[dot]com

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  36. Tweeted
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  37. The bowling looks fun. I have never owned any of their products.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  38. I've never owned any of their products but the Bowl-a-rama looks like fun.

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  39. I have never owned any of their products but the Carrom 510.01 Balance Board sounds like a lot of fun.
    jas8929 at gmail dot com

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  40. The hockey looks fabulous!
    baker bits at gmail dot com

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  41. like simple on fb
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  42. I like Carrom on facebook
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  43. I would like to have the Carrom 515.00 Signature Foosball Table (Black Marble).

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  44. I Suggest Carrom on Facebook to my friends.

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  45. I Suggest SIMPLE on Facebook to my friends.

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  46. I have not but I like the Tournament Chess Board
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  47. I like on fb
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  48. I like them on fb
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  49. I follow
    Thank you
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  50. tweet
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  51. I use to play with the carrom game when I was a child in the late 70s or 80s. WE use to flick the ring with our finger to hit another ring in the pocket. It was fun!

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  52. I like the Carrom Company on FB

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  53. daily tweet ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/3998684240941056

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  54. I have never owned any.

    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

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  55. I have never owned one of their products, but the Carrom Signature Stick Hockey - Pedestal Base would be awesome in our basement!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  56. I follow with GFC.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  57. I tweeted. Thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/4213628311969792
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  58. tweet
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  59. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/4535803917115392
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  61. I used to play Carrom as a girl and would LOVE to win this to play with my hubby and boys.
    Thanks for letting me enter!
    dbenz3 at juno dot com

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  62. daily tweet. thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/4891561347252224
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  63. I have never owned one but the Carrom Game Board looks fun.

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  64. daily tweet ~ http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/5012024224387072

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  65. I have never owned a Carrom product, but the Nok Hockey game looks like fun and so does the Carrom Bowl-A-Mania Game.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  66. tweet!

    http://twitter.com/terri142/status/5034175732121600

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  67. I Like SIMPLE Reviews on facebook.

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  68. I Like Carrom on facebook.

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  69. I follow SIMPLE Reviews with google friend connect.

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  70. We have never owned one,but would also like the Bowl-A-Mania.
    jcristig@hotmail.com

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  71. I have never owned one but I'm sure the boys would love the Face-Off Air Powered Hockey Game.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  72. I follow you on GFC(Lind G)
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  73. never owned one
    amy16323(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. I have never owned this brand but think my kids would enjoy the Carrom 510.01 Balance Board lezanac@yahoo.com

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  75. i like simple on facebook
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  76. i shared on facebook
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  77. I like simple on fb Lisa Taylor lezanac@yahoo.com

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  78. I like carrom on FB Lisa Taylor lezanac@yahoo.com

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  79. i like carrom company on fb
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  80. That looks like so much fun! My kids would be totally into that!
    jobinawestman(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. We have never owned any of their products. My husband would love the Maple Chip Rack - 300 Count.

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  82. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/RunningAFamily/status/5285686554923008

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  83. I have never owned any Carrom products but would love the nok hockey as well as the Carrom 275.01 Players Air Powered Hockey Table. Thanks!

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  84. I've never owned a Carrom Product, but would love to replace my cardboard, and plastic Chess Set with one of their lovely wooden sets!

    maxfrostfate@gmail.com

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  85. I Tweeted (maxfate)
    http://twitter.com/maxfate/status/5319110351130624

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  86. I've Like-d SIMPLE on Facebook (Mary Somerville)

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  87. I Like-d Carrom on Facebook (Mary Somerville)

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  88. I'm following Simple with Google Connect (maxfate)Thanks!!

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  89. I have never had one before but the Nok hockey looks like some fun! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  90. I follow your blog via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  91. Checked and doesn't look like we've ever had anything by them. I would love the hockey. My son loves to play his small air hockey but I think it eats batteries. Seems like I have to replace them everytime he wants to play.
    wendyw329 at aol.com

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  92. I don't think we've ever owned one of their products.

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  93. My husband would LOVE the maple chip rack.

    jnieset@yahoo.com

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  94. I have never owned one of their games, but the BOWL-A-MANIA looks like fun!
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  95. Like Simple on FB- Nicole Krebs Balogh
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  96. GFC follower
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  97. tweet
    http://twitter.com/maybaby522/status/5364252370018304
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  98. The Carrom 400.01 Skittles Game looks fun. I've never owned one of their games.

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  99. GFC follower

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  100. I've never owned any of their items but I love this and I like their tournament chess set (my hubby and 3 boys LOVE playing chess)
    beckytag618 at gmail dot com

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  101. GFc public follower (Becky S.)
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  102. Simple FB follower (Becky Seelentag)
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  103. Carrom FB fan (Becky Seelentag)
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  104. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/tatertot374/status/5430690569003008
    thank you
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  105. I never owned one of Carrom's products before. My family would enjoy the Carrom 752.69 Free Throw Duel Electronic Basketball Game! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  106. Liked SIMPLE Reviews on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  107. Liked Carrom Company on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  108. I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  109. No, haven't - but I'd also love to have their Shuffleboard game!

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  110. I dont have any Carrom products but the Carrom 275.01 Players Air Powered Hockey Table looks really cool!

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  111. I like simple over on Facebook!

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  112. I've never owned any, but the Bowl-A-Mania looks great, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  113. I haven't owned any of their products. My kids would love Face-Off Air Powered Hockey too!

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  114. No, I haven't owned any. Bowl-a-Mania looks great though!

    nesta 67 {at} live dot com

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  115. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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  116. I own their Bowl-A-Mania. I love how it encourages family fun and how it so much fun as well.

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  117. I own a Carrom Chess Set. It is packed up in a box since we moved. Reminds me I should get it out.

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  118. tweet http://twitter.com/ivansmom60/status/5633055158960128

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  119. i have never owned a carrom item but i would love to win this. my brother-in-law just got a new house and my nephews would love nok hockey!
    trixie420247@yahoo.com

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  120. i have not, but i would love to get the Carrom Game Board Large
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  121. i have never owned one i would like to play the Carrom 660.01 Hi-Bol Game

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  122. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/5676302568787968

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  123. like you on facebook kathy l pease
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  124. like carrom on facebook kathy l pease
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  125. google friend klp1965
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  126. I've never owned a product but I used to play nok hockey all the time when I was a kid. I loved it. I even finished 2nd in a nok hockey tournament. Didn't think they even made it anymore.

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  127. http://twitter.com/Ziggywag/status/5679858747187200
    Tweeted
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  128. Like Carrom on FB
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  129. Google Friend Connect follower

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  130. Ive never owned a Carrom game.
    I like the Carrom 650.01 Shuffleboard Game

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  131. Before today, I have never heard of them. I know my 8 year old would love it. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  132. i have never owned one of their games , but would love to get the nuk hockey for the boys !!!

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  133. Never had one!!! But my 7 and 8 year olds would DIE for this! myanjim@yahoo.com

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  134. daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/maybaby522/status/5813179447779329
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  135. I have never owned one of Carrom's
    products.I would like to try out the
    Carrom 660.01 Hi-Bol Game

    CharlieGurl57(at)aol(dot)com

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  136. Tweeted:http://twitter.com/Swtlilchick/status/5833204086870017

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  137. I Like SIMPLE on Facebook
    (Charlene Kuser)

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  138. I Like Carrom on Facebook
    (Charlene Kuser)

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  139. I am following you on GFC
    (Charlene)

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  140. My family has never owned a Carrom product, but the Air Hockey looks fun.

    samman324 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  141. Tweet:
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  142. I haven't owned one but the hockey game and their foosball table look fun! Thanks!!

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  143. I've never heard of them before.
    I'd love to try the Bowl-A-Mania.

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  144. haven't tried this but would like the 4 Star Training Carrom Board
    11newmom at gmail

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