A dimly lit pub filled with smoke. In the back is a pool table. Two opponents armed with cues battle for victory with unbelievable shots - movie scenes such as this one have turned pool into a popular pup game for people of all ages. A knowledge of physics, tactics, forward thinking and finesse are paramount for these exciting matches on green felt tables. GameTwist brings a pub atmosphere to your home with the three best-known pool versions, 8-ball Pool, 9-ball Pool and Snooker.
This classic version of pool is played with 16 balls: 7 stripes, 7 spots, 1 white and 1 black ball. The aim of the game is to pot all balls of your colour (spots and stripes) as quickly as possible and winning the game by potting the black 8 ball.
9-ball Pool is played with 10 balls: 1 white ball (cue ball) and 9 coloured balls that are numbered consecutively from 1 to 9. The aim of the game is to sink the coloured balls sequentially starting with the 1 ball.
The thrilling countdown runs from 1 to 9 until the end of the game. The tables could turn with every shot. Regardless of who has sunk how many balls - the player who finally pockets the number 9 ball is the winner.
The game is played with 22 balls that not only have different colours, but also score a different number of points: There are 15 red (1 point each), 6 coloured (yellow = 2 points, green = 3 points, brown = 4 points, blue = 5 points, pink = 6 points and black = 7 points) and one white ball (cue ball).
Any red ball can be played for each shot. If you can sink it without a foul, a coloured ball must then be nominated. If you in turn succeed to sink the nominated ball, the points are counted, and you may continue playing. Once a foul is committed, it is your opponent's turn. The aim is to collect as many points as possible for pocketed balls.