HOW TO PLAY 8 BALL POOL
Drag your finger on the table to aim your billiard cue, then drag your finger on the power meter to the left 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!
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.
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.