These series of "Game Rules' provide rules of many different games for the pool table. The rules here have been simplified from the official versions - to make them a little easier to understand.
There are other games that have been invented, copyrighted and generally available to the playing public. Web searches will turn these up and the rules printed out for use.
Score points by shooting object ball off of cue ball into pocket. Each ball counts as one point.
First player determined by local rules (coin, lag, card draw, etc.)
Regular set of balls.
Regular random rack. Cue ball is placed on top position (apex ball).
Object ball is played from kitchen off of cue ball. If any object ball is pocketed, play continues.
Any object ball is selected and caromed off of the cue ball into a pocket. If successful, scores one point. Another object ball is shot off the cue ball, etc.
Incidental object balls pocketed count.
Shooter must make a legal hit off the cue ball.
Inning ends on a foul or no ball pocketed.
Penalties are loss of turn, loss of 1 point, and an object ball re-spotted. (If at zero points, 1 point added to opponent's score.)
- No legal shot
- Ball off the table (re-spotted)
- Illegal ball movement (optional – moved balls can be replaced with opponent's approval and play continues with no penalty)
- Scratch (cue ball is pocketed) – cue ball is placed on center spot and incoming player starts
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