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8 Ball Pool

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Rating Star4.6 / 5(750,402 Votes)
Updated:
Jul 03, 2024
Release:
Sep 26, 2019
Platforms:
Browser, Mobile

How to play 8 Ball Pool

Looking for the old version? Play it now.

Drag your finger on the table to aim your billiard cue, then drag your finger on the power meter to the right of the table to set the power.

Your goal is to sink all the striped or solid balls, and finally the 8 ball. You're assigned stripes or solids based on the first ball sunk (after the opening shot). But watch out, if you sink the 8 ball too early, you lose the game!

8 Ball Pool Rules

Although "house rules" vary, this version of 8 Ball Pool uses WPA rules.

Solids and stripes are assigned to players based on the first ball potted after the break. The player who potted the ball is assigned that type.

If a player pots one or more of their balls on their turn, or any ball on the break, they get to make another shot, provided they also did not commit a foul.

If a player commits any of the following fouls, their opponent may take the cue ball in hand, place it anywhere on the table and shoot anywhere on the table:

  • Potting the cue ball
  • Failing to hit a ball with the cue ball
  • Failing to hit one of your balls first with the cue ball
  • After hitting one of your balls, failing to pocket a ball or strike a side of the table with either ball

Additionally, if a player pots their ball AND an opponent's ball on their turn, play passes to their opponent.

When a player has potted all of their (solid or striped) balls, they must pot the black 8 ball to win the game. Caution: if you pot the 8 ball BEFORE your other balls, you automatically lose. Fouling when shooting for the 8 ball does NOT result in a game loss, except if you pot BOTH the cue ball and 8 ball with your shot.

Looking for the old version? Play Billiards here.

Move your mouse to aim your billiard cue, and click and drag to set your shot power. Release the mouse button to take your shot.

When you see arrow icons around the cue ball, this means you can click and drag on the ball to move it. This only happens when you're breaking or when your opponent commits a foul.

TIP: Click on the cue ball icon at the top of the game screen to adjust the spin.

8 Ball Pool Rules

Although "house rules" vary, this version of 8 Ball Pool uses WPA rules.

Solids and stripes are assigned to players based on the first ball potted after the break. The player who potted the ball is assigned that type.

If a player pots one or more of their balls on their turn, or any ball on the break, they get another shot, provided they also did not commit a foul.

If a player commits any of the following fouls, their opponent may take the cue ball in hand, place it anywhere on the table and shoot anywhere on the table:

  • Potting the cue ball
  • Failing to hit a ball with the cue ball
  • Failing to hit one of your balls first with the cue ball
  • After hitting one of your balls, failing to pocket a ball or strike a side of the table with either ball

Additionally, if a player pots their ball AND an opponent's ball on their turn, play passes to their opponent.

When a player has potted all of their (solid or striped) balls, they must pot the black 8 ball to win the game. Caution: if you pot the 8 ball BEFORE your other balls, you automatically lose. Fouling when shooting for the 8 ball does NOT result in a game loss, except if you pot BOTH the cue ball and 8 ball with your shot.

What are some good 8 Ball Pool tips for beginners?

8 Ball Pool is a very strategic game. Remember to use all of the resources that you possibly can. This includes putting spin on the ball to get different angles, as well as using the edges of the table to get different shots. This is one of the parts that beginner’s often overlook - the edge of the table can be one of your best friends if you know how to use it correctly.

Another tip - 8 Ball Pool is as much a defensive game as it is offensive. There will be times when you won’t have any real chance of making a shot. Instead of just hitting the cue ball hard and hoping you get a lucky ricochet, try placing the ball in an area that won’t give your opponent a good look at sinking any shots.

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How to play 8 Ball Pool on your phone

Did you know you can also play 8 Ball Pool on your phone? It’s a great way to play without worrying about losing your save data.

For iOS devices, simply tap the "Share" icon iOS share in Safari and select "Add to Home Screen". For Android devices, tap the “Menu” icon android pwa and select "Install App".

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Genre:
Rating:
Rating Star4.6 / 5(750,402 Votes)
Updated:
Jul 03, 2024
Release:
Sep 26, 2019
Platforms:
Browser, Mobile

How to play 8 Ball Pool

Looking for the old version? Play it now.

Drag your finger on the table to aim your billiard cue, then drag your finger on the power meter to the right of the table to set the power.

Your goal is to sink all the striped or solid balls, and finally the 8 ball. You're assigned stripes or solids based on the first ball sunk (after the opening shot). But watch out, if you sink the 8 ball too early, you lose the game!

8 Ball Pool Rules

Although "house rules" vary, this version of 8 Ball Pool uses WPA rules.

Solids and stripes are assigned to players based on the first ball potted after the break. The player who potted the ball is assigned that type.

If a player pots one or more of their balls on their turn, or any ball on the break, they get to make another shot, provided they also did not commit a foul.

If a player commits any of the following fouls, their opponent may take the cue ball in hand, place it anywhere on the table and shoot anywhere on the table:

  • Potting the cue ball
  • Failing to hit a ball with the cue ball
  • Failing to hit one of your balls first with the cue ball
  • After hitting one of your balls, failing to pocket a ball or strike a side of the table with either ball

Additionally, if a player pots their ball AND an opponent's ball on their turn, play passes to their opponent.

When a player has potted all of their (solid or striped) balls, they must pot the black 8 ball to win the game. Caution: if you pot the 8 ball BEFORE your other balls, you automatically lose. Fouling when shooting for the 8 ball does NOT result in a game loss, except if you pot BOTH the cue ball and 8 ball with your shot.

What are some good 8 Ball Pool tips for beginners?

8 Ball Pool is a very strategic game. Remember to use all of the resources that you possibly can. This includes putting spin on the ball to get different angles, as well as using the edges of the table to get different shots. This is one of the parts that beginner’s often overlook - the edge of the table can be one of your best friends if you know how to use it correctly.

Another tip - 8 Ball Pool is as much a defensive game as it is offensive. There will be times when you won’t have any real chance of making a shot. Instead of just hitting the cue ball hard and hoping you get a lucky ricochet, try placing the ball in an area that won’t give your opponent a good look at sinking any shots.

How to play 8 Ball Pool on your phone

To play 8 Ball Pool easily any time, you can add it directly to your phone as an app. It’s a great way to play without worrying about losing your game save data.

For iOS devices, simply tap the "Share" icon iOS share in Safari and select "Add to Home Screen". For Android devices, tap the “Menu” icon android pwa and select "Install App".

Looking for the old version? Play Billiards here.

Move your mouse to aim your billiard cue, and click and drag to set your shot power. Release the mouse button to take your shot.

When you see arrow icons around the cue ball, this means you can click and drag on the ball to move it. This only happens when you're breaking or when your opponent commits a foul.

TIP: Click on the cue ball icon at the top of the game screen to adjust the spin.

8 Ball Pool Rules

Although "house rules" vary, this version of 8 Ball Pool uses WPA rules.

Solids and stripes are assigned to players based on the first ball potted after the break. The player who potted the ball is assigned that type.

If a player pots one or more of their balls on their turn, or any ball on the break, they get another shot, provided they also did not commit a foul.

If a player commits any of the following fouls, their opponent may take the cue ball in hand, place it anywhere on the table and shoot anywhere on the table:

  • Potting the cue ball
  • Failing to hit a ball with the cue ball
  • Failing to hit one of your balls first with the cue ball
  • After hitting one of your balls, failing to pocket a ball or strike a side of the table with either ball

Additionally, if a player pots their ball AND an opponent's ball on their turn, play passes to their opponent.

When a player has potted all of their (solid or striped) balls, they must pot the black 8 ball to win the game. Caution: if you pot the 8 ball BEFORE your other balls, you automatically lose. Fouling when shooting for the 8 ball does NOT result in a game loss, except if you pot BOTH the cue ball and 8 ball with your shot.

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