Known by many names, 8-ball pool is the most common variation of billiards to date. Each player must pocket all balls of their group (solids or stripes) before pocketing the 8-ball. This is a no-frills version of 8-ball pool ideal for newbies and casual players.
Play against a human or computer opponent.
The game assigns you to the group of the ball you pocket first.
Be the first to pocket all your balls and the 8-ball to win.
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Pool 8 Ball Mania Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Use the cue ball to pocket the balls of your own group (solids or stripes) and the 8 ball to win.
Starting the Game
On the welcome screen, select the play button to begin.
If you’re new to 8-ball, select the help button below the play button to learn the rules.
Choose whether to play against a computer.
Toggle the game’s audio through the sound button on the upper left corner.
With your mouse, move the cursor to aim the cue ball.
Left click to lock the angle of the cue ball.
Left click and hold to charge your shot. Release to shoot.
Tap on the screen with your fingers and use them as a mouse.
The sound button on the top left corner lets you toggle the game’s audio.
The timer at the top center shows you how long you and your opponent have been playing.
The pause button
The balls you pocketed are shown in a column on the left side of the screen.
The computer player’s balls are shown in a column on the right side.
In 2-player games, these columns are labeled as player 1 and player 2.
The game briefly highlights the location of each of the balls you can shoot.
Before you shoot, the game displays aim lines showing the possible trajectory of each of your shots.
Pocket all the balls of your group.
Pocket the 8-ball.
The game determines the starting player at random.
The ball groups are determined by who pockets a ball first. They take the group of the ball they pocketed, while the opponent takes the other one.
You can only pocket the balls that belong in your group.
You cannot pocket the 8-ball until you’ve pocketed all the balls of your group.
The first player to pocket all their balls and the 8-ball wins the game.
The player who pockets the 8-ball prematurely loses.
The player who pockets a ball gets another turn.
If they fail to pocket a ball on their turn, the turn goes to the opposing player.
Pocketing the cue
Pocketing the cue gives the turn to the other player.
It also gives the next player the opportunity to move the cue to a more opportune location.
Pocketing the other player’s balls
Pocket another players balls gives the turn to the other player.
Unlike in some other 8-ball pool games, pocketing another player’s ball does not remove another ball from that player.
Pocketing the 8-ball
Whoever pockets the 8-ball before pocketing all the balls of their group loses the game automatically.
Tips and tricks
Take it easy
Your shots should be a balance of strength and finesse.
Don’t shoot too hard lest you pocket the cue ball by accident.
Shots that aren’t too strong will also help you avoid pocketing your opponent’s ball.
Gentle shots also make sure that the cue ball doesn’t stray into an awkward part of the table.
Consider the angle of the ball.
Try to shoot the ball in an angle that brings it closer to the pockets.
This can be tricky from a long distance.
Sometimes the ball bounces off the hole and avoids falling in.
Think outside the box. Sometimes the direct path isn’t always the best one.
If you can’t pocket a ball in your turn, consider making a shot that puts the cue in a more awkward position. This can make things harder for your opponent on their turn.
The game is suited for billiards fans of all ages.
The game has no adult themed content.
For older players who want more of a challenge, try out the increasingly difficult computer opponents in Mafia Billiard Tricks.
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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support
This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.
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