Everything You Need to Know About the 8 Ball Pool Guideline

With more than 100 million downloads, 8 Ball Pool is one of the most popular billiard games online. The game boasts of interactive pool fun with easy-to-understand controls and gameplay.


If you are a beginner in the game, here is a short introduction on how to play 8 Ball Pool:


There are two options in the game. Either you play one-on-one matches with another player or through tournaments with eight other gamers. To enter these matches and tournaments, you need to have Pool Coins to use as entrance fees. Read here on how to get 8 Ball Pool free coins. You can also use the coins later in the game to buy 8 Ball Pool cues with more power and strength.


During the game, there are four key factors when making the shot. Be mindful of the timer, spin, power, and aim. Depending on which ball you need to target, you are given a certain amount of time to take that shot. Once the time elapses, your opponent will get the turn. Power of your shot, how much it spins and where you aim it are key factors in successfully potting a ball.


Each time you play your turn, you will notice a line appear on the pool table starting from the tip of the cue stick to the ball called an 8 Ball Pool guideline which serves as guidance when you aim your shot. All three factors– power, spin, and aim – affect the direction of the guideline.



As you continue to play, you will notice that the guideline has a limit and does not go all the way, especially at longer distances. When that happens, use your own judgment and guesswork.


Getting acquainted with using the guideline as your navigation can help you win more matches and tournaments. By practicing different angles, force, and cue sticks, you will be able to use the right combination for you. As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect!
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