Billiard Terminology Explained

Billiards Terminology

If you are new to billiards or just starting to enjoy it, we have put together a glossary of terms to help you understand the game better. We have found over the years that the more knowledge you have of the terms, the more likely you are to enjoy the game and continue to improve … Read more

How To Play 3-Ball Pool

How To Play 3-Ball Pool

Everyone loves a game of 8-ball or 9-ball pool, but 3-ball is an inventive and increasingly popular rapid-fire alternative. It’s a game that has only a few strict or official rules, but is developing strong traditions by which it can be played. In several ways, it’s like no other kind of pool you’ll ever have … Read more

Best Pool Cues

Best Pool Cues

Ever knocked a nail into a wall with a fish? Or tried to cook a meal in a cat?No, of course you haven’t, because you’re not stark staring mad.You use hammers instead of fish and ovens instead of cats because they’re the right tool for the job at the time.So why would you use anything … Read more

Best Brands of Pool Cues

Best Brands of Pool Cues

Pool isn’t the sort of game in which anyone can become an overnight success. Playing all of the angles and clearing a table in less time than Ronnie Allen requires dedication, practice, and patience. It takes time to hone the skills needed to sink every ball on the table, and due diligence, commitment, and unrelenting … Read more

3 Player Pool Games

3 Player Pool Games

Pool is primarily thought of as a game that is played by 2 players at a time, 8 ball pool being one of the most common. However, there are some great pool games that can be played by 3 players and sometimes more. We have listed some popular 3 player games for you below. Each game … Read more

Billiard Ball Colors

Billiard Ball Colors

‘What’s in a name?’ asked Shakespeare. ‘That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.’ Clearly, Shakespeare never played billiards. Neither, by the sound of it, did he ever play snooker or pool, be it 3-ball, 8-ball or 9-ball. Despite having all these perfectly good names to use, these games, all played … Read more

How to Clean Billiard Balls

How to Clean Billiard Balls

Billiard balls are like a forensic scientist’s dream example of showing how ‘transfer’ works. You sweat, and the sweat gets on the cue. You wipe your forehead dry with a chalky hand, and then re-chalk the cue. The combination of sweat and chalk impacts against the cue ball, and before long the chalk transfers onto … Read more

How to Play Pool by Yourself

How to Play Pool by Yourself

Friends have a funny way of being busy, many miles away, at the precise moment you’re itching for a game of pool, so it’s good to have some ideas for solo games when you’re faced with an available table but no partner in crime. Or perhaps you have an upcoming games night with a worthy … Read more

How much you should spend on a pool table

How much you should spend on a pool table

If you are looking at investing in a pool table but are a little uncertain regarding how much you should spend, we have created a guide below, breaking down each of the different categories that influence the cost of a pool table.For many people, particularly those with a budget in mind, the price can often … Read more

Fun Billiards Games

Fun Billiards Games

There are a lot of different cue games out there, also known as Billiard games. Most people are aware of games such as 8 ball, 9 ball, and snooker, but in fact there are so many more games out there that you can learn to play and possibly come to love.So, there are a lot … Read more

Best Pool Tables

Best Pool Tables

Have you ever played pool at a bar and thought “If only I could do this at home”.  Well we can help make that happen.  All you need to play pool at home is a one off purchase for all the goods, and enough room in your home or garage.Of course pool tables can be … Read more

Different Kinds of Pool Tables

Different Kinds of Pool Tables

Pool is a game that’s recognized almost universally. This well loved game is a popular pastime whether it’s in your garage or down at the bar with a couple of mates as you drink a few beers. You may be so fond of pool that you’ve decided to finally bite the bullet and invest in … Read more

Best Bumper Pool Tables

Best Bumper Pool Tables

It all began with billiards. Or, more accurately it all started with a game called carom billiards whose origins can be traced back to late eighteenth-century France. The game known simply as billiards, as its progenitor’s influence expanded, swiftly developed as a variant of carom billiards when the latter became popular with British Army officers … Read more

How To Rack Pool Balls

How To Rack Pool Balls

When you’re playing pool, you probably don’t think about the way you’re racking the pool balls, right? This is certainly the case for a lot of people that play pool, and yet it’s actually a lot more important than you think.To start with, if you have a rack that’s bad in general or loose, then … Read more

Best Billiard Balls

Best Billiard Balls

The balls used for pool are very influential in how well you play. The build of the ball itself, the roundness, balance, roll, and consistency are all very important factors. Playing with the best billiard balls you are likely to see your skill grow and develop in each game.If you’re an experienced player looking to … Read more

How to Hold a Pool Cue

How to Hold a Pool Cue

Pool is one of those games which grabs your imagination while you’re on vacation. Perhaps the constant availability of a free table takes you over a little, and you find that the vacation’s all over just as you’re getting into the rhythm of things. When this happens, the craving to improve to bar-kudos levels tends … Read more

History of the Pool Table

History of the Pool Table

You won’t believe how far back the history of the pool table goes!  Or how rich the history is for that matter!1300s to 1600sAs far back as the 1300s in Northern Europe, the lawn game of croquet was turned around into something completely different when it was moved indoors, due to weather constraints as you might … Read more

How to Play Cut Throat Pool

How to Play Cut Throat Pool

Pool tables come with endless possibilities of which games to use them for. If you have access to a pool table and want to try your hand at something different to a traditional game of pool, the game of Cut Throat is a great introduction to the versatility of a pool table. Moreover, have you ever … Read more