Before starting the pool game, you have the option to choose easy, medium and hard. The harder it is, the more accurate the opponent's moves will be. You can aim your pool cue and set the power of a shot by holding the mouse button. Your goal is to pocket the colored pool balls of your type while preventing the opponent from doing the same. After you pocket all seven of your pool balls, you need to pocket the eight ball (black ball) to win. Hence the name 8 ball pool. You must also pocket the black ball exactly into the pocket you choose. Be careful! Hitting the black ball into the wrong pocket or pocketing the black ball before the other seven results in an instant loss.
Good luck playing our free version of 8 ball pool!
About Free 8-Ball Pool
8-Ball Pool is the most commonly played version of pool in the United States, and one of our most popular games. You can play our free 8 Ball Pool Game online without a six-pocket table and cue stick. Perform your tricks against a computer opponent now!
Fun Pool Facts
- The word "cue" comes from the French queue, meaning tail.
- Pool evolved from a lawn game, which explains why the pool table is usually green.
- Pool was considered illegal in the early days of American history.
- It is hard to get hurt while playing pool as it is one of the safest sports in the world. (You still have to be careful!)