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Uneven Floor

How to Level an Uneven Basement Floor

A basement just isn't practical if the floor is uneven. It doesn't matter if the area is being used for a man cave, games room or entertaining space, you need to start with a...

3 Ways to Move a Pool Table (DIY and Professional Options)

Those who have moved a pool table know how difficult a task it is. It's not a simple case of getting two tough guys to take it from one place to the next. The...
Billiards Cue Case

Soft vs Hard Pool Cue Case: Which is Better for you?

If you play enough pool to invest in your own cue, a quality pool cue case is the logical accessory to protect your prized cue stick. Carrying a cue around with no case is...
Billiards Etiquette

How to Practice Proper Pool Etiquette

It doesn't matter if you are playing pool or billiards at a bar, in a tournament or at home, proper pool etiquette is something everyone should know and practice. It may not be something...
Billiards Cue

How to Choose the Right Pool Cue Stick

New players to the game of pool and billiards often wonder, how do I choose a cue stick? What kind should I use? What's a good weight? Do I need my own stick? Are...
Pool Terminology

Pool Terminology Explained: Simply

Pool Terminology is a term used to explain all the jargon and slang that is part of the pool and billiards world. Like any sport, there are certain objects and actions that are unique...
Continuous Pool

How to Get Better at Straight Pool

Straight Pool is another popular pocket billiards game in the US. It is also called 14.1 Continuous Pool. While this game was once the most popular of pool games, its popularity has diminished somewhat with...
One Pocket Pool

How to Get Better at One Pocket Pool

One Pocket Pool might be called a thinking man's game. It's not a game for beginners as there is definitely more defensive strategy involved here than in many other games of pool. Often times a...
Cutthroat Pool

How to Get Better at Cutthroat Pool

Cutthroat is a fun, three person pool game. It also goes by several other names, two of which are Elimination or Screwyerbuddy. This is a game that has been known to end friendships, so...
Nine Ball Pool

How to Get Better at 9-Ball Pool

9-ball is another pool game that gets played in a lot of tournament and bars. This game uses only 10 balls - 1 through 9 and the cue ball. The balls are racked in a...
Eight Ball Pool

How to Get Better at 8-Ball Pool

Many games have been invented around a pool table but my all-time favorite game has to be 8-ball. I guess this is natural since the majority of my pool playing has been in bars....

How to Get Better at Pool

Pool requires a lot of practice to get good at and like many other indoor games, pool is a mental game involving geometric calculations and the use of some principles of classical mechanics. Every...
Building a Home Bar on a Budget

How to Build a Home Bar on a Budget

Buying a brand new home bar will cost an average of $2000-$5000. Not cheap. And once you have invested in your bar, you still have to buy furniture, accessories, and most importantly, to stock...
Snooker Pool Cue Construction

Understanding Pool Cue Construction and Why it Matters to your Game

How your pool cue is constructed can be a major factor when trying to improve your game. Not all pool cues are made the same. Pool cue construction has changed drastically over the years. Today’s...
Billiard Table Level

How to Level a Pool Table (All Options Explained)

Pool is a game that attracts all kinds of players and can provide a focal point to an evening of fun. Concentration, skill, and perception are all important in a game of pool, and...

Dartboard Measurements & Setup: Get It Right for Your Dartboard

The humble dartboard is hands-down one of the most practical and accessible additions to any man cave. With its classic aesthetic, dartboards add a touch of decorative appeal on top of the opportunity for...
Diferences between table tennis and ping pong

Key Differences Between Ping Pong and Table Tennis

Most people will wonder whether there are differences between Ping Pong and Table Tennis. After all, these terms are used interchangeably, but are they the same? Ping Pong and Table Tennis, although similar, are distinct...
How to Hold Billiard Cue

How to Hold a Pool Cue: Everything You Need to Know

Before you can impress anyone with your skills in a pool game, getting the basics down, like how to hold a pool cue is crucial. Most new players make the simple mistake of grasping...

How much space do you need for a Pool Table?

Pool and billiard tables exist in many different sizes… from small 6 foot pub tables all the way to full size 9, 10 & 12 foot tables. In order to work out what is...
Three Player Pool Games

Easy 3-Player Pool Games to Play with Friends

3 Players and Pool usually just don't work. There are times when you have 2 friends over and you want to allow everyone to play pool. Sure, there is Kelly Pool, but did you know...