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Different Variations of Pool Game

Different Variations of Pool Game

Most of us have tried our hand at a game of pool at one time or other, but did you know there are several types of pool games? We’ll explain them here… It comes down to personal preference as to which type of pool game you play, but you should be at least mildly familiar with the three most common variations of the game: Nine-Ball, Eight-Ball, and Cut Throat. Pool Game Variations: Eight-Ball The most common game is the famous Eight-Ball game. Lots of people call it stripes and solids, but watch out for your terminology! If you’re playing with experienced pool players, they’ll be quick to inform you that the correct term is not stripes and solids, but rather, high and low. Rules may vary according to your skill or experience level, but one consistent thing is that all the balls are racked with the eight-ball in the very center. Once the balls are “broken,” the type of ball to land in a pocket first is the type the player will stick with. (Stripes or solid) When you miss a ball, it is the other player’s turn. The object of Eight-Ball is to be the first player to sink all your balls, with the eight-ball going in last. Nine-Ball Nine-Ball is a pool game where balls 1-9 are used and they would be racked in the diamond shape in sequential order, making sure the nine ball is in the center. The object is to sink your balls from lowest number to highest, beginning with the one ball. It doesn’t matter ball you sink, as long as the lowest...