9-Ball Pool: Instructions
How to play
A cue appears when you click on the white ball. In front of the cue you will see a yellow line with an image of the white ball. This shows the direction of the shot. You can rotate the cue in the desired direction by moving the mouse while holding down the left mouse button. The magnitude of the shot will be shown by changes in the length of an arrow. Once you let go of the mouse button, the white ball is played. A rebound only occurs if you aimed beyond the edge of the table.
In the circle to the right of the table you can also determine the point on the ball at which you want to aim. On the upper right edge of the table, you will see a display indicating which ball is being played, and on the left, which player is currently playing.
This is a variant of billiards for two players. At the start of the game, there are nine coloured and one white ball on the table. The coloured balls are numbered one through nine. You use the white ball to sink the coloured balls from one to nine in sequence. The object of the game is to sink all the balls, including the nine.
A player commits a foul when
- s/he pockets the white ball
- plays no ball or the wrong ball
- less than four coloured balls touch the edges or none are sunk during the break
- after the first contact between the white ball and another ball no balls are sunk or not even one touches the edges
The player who was fouled can place the white ball anywhere on the playing field and continue playing. A player who commits three fouls in a row automatically loses the game.
A pushout can be played at the beginning of the game by the player who executed the break – as long as s/he did not commit a foul during the break. In a pushout, the opening player is not obligated to play the ball with the lowest number, but instead can carry out any shot, without this being counted as a foul (except if the white ball is sunk). A ball which is sunk during a pushout is not put back on the table, with the exception of the nine-ball. The opponent can then decide whether to play the table as it is, or whether to allow the pushout player to continue playing. The object of a pushout generates a situation which is more advantageous to play than that after a break.
The first player to correctly sink the nine-ball wins, after which the game ends.
No points are given in 9-Ball Billiards. Only games won or lost are counted.
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