Pool Shoot

Game Rules

Player hits a cue ball (white) with a pool stick, aiming for an 8 ball with a coin placed on top. The 8 ball sits in a 3.5″ diameter circle. The object of the game is to hit the 8 ball, and have the coin land outside the circle. If the 8 ball is hit too hard, the coin just drops straight down. Player receives three chances.

Game Description

The game board is built on a base of 60″ x 16″ plywood, that is 3/4″ thick. Each of the two sides has two different boards, 3.5″ high for 18″(back piece) and 2.5″ high for 42″.
The back board is 3.5″ high and 16″ long.
A small board 3/4″ x 3/4″ is placed on the front of the game. This is 16″ long.
A grass carpet is glued (or with carpet tape) on the inside of the game. We find that the color blue seems to show up better.
A round circle, 3.5″ in diameter, is drawn in the center of the game, about 5″ from the back. A thick magic marker works best.
You’ll need an 8 ball and a cue ball (white), available from any billiard supply company.
You may use any coin, but we’ve found a 50 cent piece to be the proper weight and size. If the coin is too small or light, it won’t drop correctly.
A standard sized pool stick is 48″ long, but we prefer a smaller one, 38.5″ long.

Material List

  • One 60″ x 16″ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • One 4″ pine board, 36″ in length, cut to size
  • One 3″ pine board 84″ in length, cut to size
  • One 3/4″ x 3/4″ board, 16″ in length
  • Grass carpet 60″ x 16″
  • Carpet tape
  • Glue
  • Cue Ball
  • 8 Ball
  • Pool stick, either 48″ or 38.5″
  • Black magic marker (thick)
  • 50 cent coin


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Hey Jack, Thanks so much.

My 7 year old daughter just climbed on my lap and we watched some of your videos together.

There are some games I know I could do in time for my son's birthday.

Love it!

Jill M