Three New & Interesting Games to Try on Your Pool Table

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No game room is complete without the game of kings, commoners, and poppers. Billiards, better known as pool, is a game which dates way back into the fifteenth century! Over centuries of time, this game has evolved with time but is still very much a favorite for many! Most people know common pool games like eight ball and nine ball but did you know there are more?  If you are bored with the typical pool games, shake it up a little with three, new-to-you games to play on your pool table

Cutthroat Pool

Number of Players: Three or Teams of two or more

Number of Balls: Standard pool set of 15 balls

Cut-throat is normally played with three-players or teams. Each player begins with an assigned set of five consecutively numbered balls such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. To win you must be the last player or group to have at least one or more balls remaining on the pool table. For full instructions you can visit Wikipedia and search ‘Cutthroat (pool)‘. 

One Pocket

Number of Players: Two or Teams of two or more

Number of Balls: Standard pool set of 15 balls

Where most billiard games make use of all of the pockets on the table, in this game one pocket is assigned to each player or team (thus the name, one pocket). Wikipedia explains the object of the game is to have the most points earned by pocketing balls in your assigned pocket. Check out their full instructions by searching ‘One-Pocket‘.

Baseball Pool

Number of Players: Two or more

Number of Balls: 15-21

Baseball pool is a simple game that consists of nine innings or rounds for each player to score points by pocketing balls. The winner is the one who has scored the most points at the end of the nine innings. Full home-run instructions can be found with a simple Wikipedia search of ‘Baseball Pocket Billiards‘.

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