Rules to play 8 Ball Pool

Rules to play 8 Ball Pool

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.

6 . Using spin

Spin can help you better position the cue ball after youve taken a shot, setting you up for your next one. You can also use it to snooker your opponent or stop you from potting the cue ball on your turn.
You can put spin on the ball by moving the red symbol on the cue ball with your mouse or using the arrow keys. That will cause the ball to spin in that direction after its hit a ball.
On Mobile, all you need to do is tap the cue ball in the top right of the screen and move the red circle to apply spin in that direction.

7 . Challengingadding friends

You can challenge your Facebook friends if youve linked your Facebook and Miniclip accounts. Check our knowledge base to see how.
You can search for a user if you know their player name. NOTE players will only show up in search if they are online.
You can search using user IDs (Mobile only).
You can add a player by clicking the plus sign on their profile picture.

8 . How do I earn coinscash for free

You can earn 25 coins every 30 mins on Web and 1 hour on Mobile. Tap of the Free Coins button to get the coins.
You can also watch short adverts to earn coins.
You earn 1 Pool Cash each time you level up.
If you get to play against Big Rob during Beat the Boss you could win 50 Pool Cash.

9 . Determining First Break

The player winning the lag has the option to determine who has to execute the first break shot. (See 1.2 Lagging to Determine Order of Play.) The standard format is alternate break.

10 . Eight Ball Rack

The fifteen object balls are racked as tightly as possible in a triangle, with the apex ball on the foot spot and the eight ball as the first ball that is directly below the apex ball. One from each group of seven will be on the two lower corners of the triangle. The other balls are placed in the triangle without purposeful or intentional pattern.