## How many types of billiard games are there?

There are two main varieties of billiard games: carom and pocket. The main carom billiards games are straight rail, balkline and three cushion billiards.

## Why is it called a cue ball?

When the ball lay near a rail, the mace was very inconvenient to use because of its large head. In such a case, the players would turn the mace around and use its handle to strike the ball. The handle was called a “queue”- meaning “tail”- from which we get the word “cue”.

How do you play white ball?

Instructions. On your desktop computer use your mouse to point and click on the windmills in order to smack the ball around. You are trying to get it into the cups at the bottom. On your mobile device, you must use your fingers to point and tap.

How heavy is a cue ball?

6 ounces
The cue ball usually weigh 0.17 kg (6 ounces) while all the other balls usually weighs 0.16 kg (5.5 ounces).

### What games are played on a pool table?

7 Pool Table Games That Are Currently Popular

• Baseball Billiards. Baseball Billiards is played with 21 balls and an oversized rack.
• 7-Ball. This is a rotation-based game where balls 1-7 are racked horizontally.
• 15-Ball. This point-based pool game is similar to the 9-ball.
• Bank Pool.
• Bowlliards.
• Cutthroat Pool.
• One-Pocket.

### What is the most common game of pool?

8 Ball Pool 8 ball is evidently the most widespread pool game across the world. It’s also known to many as ‘stripes and solids’ because half of the numbered balls are a solid color while the rest of the balls have stripes on them. You can also find beginners playing 8-ball but unknowingly referring to it as ‘pool’.

How many cue balls are there?

three
The three standard balls in most carom billiards games consist of a white cue ball, a second cue ball with typically a red or black dot on it (to aid in differentiation between the two cue balls) and a third red ball. In some sets of balls, the second cue ball is solid yellow.