Rules to play 8 Ball Pool
How to Play 8 Ball Pool. 8 Ball Pool is a popular game played around the world.
1. Calling pockets
To call a pocket all you need to do is click the pocket you want to pot the ball into. Some of the mid ranked tables require you to call the pocket on the 8 Ball and the higher rank tables require you to call a pocket for every ball.
2. Fouls that will result
Running out of time you have a short amount of time to take your shot, so dont take too long or play passes to the other player. Your time gets a little shorter with every ball you pot in a game.
Cue ball not hitting your own balls if the white doesnt make contact with one of your own balls before hitting your opponents balls, or it misses altogether, this is a foul.
No ball hitting the rail if neither the object ball nor the cue ball hit the rail around the edge of the table, this is a foul. This is to designed to prevent negative play
3. Potting the 8 Ball
The following situations are fouls, and result in the win being awarded to the other player.
Potting the 8 Ball before all your object balls have been potted.
Potting the cue ball and the 8 Ball on the same shot.
Potting any coloured ball before the 8 Ball on the same shot.
In a tier that requires calling pocket on the 8 Ball, potting the 8 Ball into an uncalled pocket.
NOTE Potting the 8 Ball from the break off shot is not a foul. The 8 Ball will be respotted on the table, and play passes to the other player.
4. Breaking off
If you get to break off, you can move the cue ball anywhere in the space to the left of the white line.
If you pot one of more balls during your break you get another turn. However, the table will remain open so you can choose if you want pot the spots or stripes.
However, any spotted or striped balls potted during the break wont count until you pot either pattern during your next turn.
If you pot the cue ball on your break, the opponent gets a ball in hand.
If the 8 Ball is potted on the break, if it will be placed back onto the table.
5. Having a ball in hand
You will be able to move the cue ball anywhere on the table. Hover the mouse over the cue ball and it will change to a hand symbol for you to pick the ball up.
On Mobile just swipe to drag the ball around the table.
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