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Why Pool Games Have Become So Popular

April 25, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 153

What separates pool games from other indoor games is the fact that it is known to have been played by kings as well commoners. It is believed that Anthony and Cleopatra loved playing this game, and till day, many people play the game, if not as a sport, then as a recreation. We come across many parlors and clubs that have pool tables.

The most notable of all these games is known as billiards, which has now matured and evolved into what is known currently as snooker. The game involves balls of different colors. A cue stick is used to strike the white ball, also called as cue ball which must in turn hit other balls and pocket the rest of the balls one by one. More than one ball may get pocketed in one shot. If a ball is pocketed, the player gets to shoot again; otherwise, the other player gets his shot. If the white ball is pocketed by mistake, the respective player is penalized and thus has to forfeit his next shot.

Pool games too have many popular tournaments and championships all around the world. Much more than that, as far as digitization goes, many of the games are also available in the virtual arena as well. There are many different versions of pool and snooker over the internet, both free and paid. People who are fanatics of pool games sometimes choose to buy games, which are replicas of real life snooker, but also the use of gaming tools such as joysticks to control and manipulate the real techniques which are used. Some pool games over the internet also offer an option to play with multiple players. You can play the game over the LAN with your friend sitting anywhere in the world.

However, critics choose to say that the games which are played online do not compare to the real life experience of having played snooker or billiards. They opine that using a cue stick is what actually defines the skill and art of the game, and how it is used.

Playing pool games is a good way to have a recreational pastime, thus winning the admiration of many. It is also seen that most places where people tend to gather for leisure, such as clubs or bars, have a pool table so that they can enjoy themselves playing pool games. Even the concept of online pool related games has become immensely popular.

A lot of people play pool games just to unwind and relax. Pool games are meant not just pastime purposes, but also features as a very popular sport.

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