8-Ball is arguably the single most played table game in the world. 8-Ball leagues nationwide host millions of players, and giant open tournaments take on thousands or tens of thousands of entrants for a single event.
The rules are simple, the game colorful. Bust the rack apart with a powerful open break unless you want to break safely instead, choose solids or stripes and fire away, pocketing the 8-ball last for the win.
The outer simplicity of 8-Ball, however, belies its sublime strategy. Top 8-Ball demands more creative thinking than a rotation game such as 9-Ball, plus cleverer shot sequencing with precise control of the cue ball, too. You have up to seven enemy balls blocking your paths once you choose hi- or low-balls.
Next, we'll look at combining 8-Ball rules with correct breaking and superior billiards strategy that you can master in minutes. Go get 'em!