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Calgaryplayer
06-21-2010, 09:56 PM
Which game have you ever played and like it the most??

pulldapin
06-21-2010, 10:01 PM
Cribbage. Good game.

mullyman
06-21-2010, 10:20 PM
I don't see pocket pool on there anywhere....
MULLY

TheWizard
06-21-2010, 11:16 PM
Cowboy, Cribbage, Honolulu and another game not mentioned is Equal Offence.

Since I don't have any specific favourites of these games and there isn't a multiple choice option, I have chosen not to vote.

Willie

Johnnyt
06-22-2010, 02:09 AM
15 ball rotation. I don't get to even play it by myself anymore as I only have a 7' table. I cut my teeth on 15-ball (money ball-Chicargo-pay ball), 14'1, and 3-cushion the first years in a poolroom 55 years ago. I believe if you start and get pretty good with those 3 games every other pool game becomes easier to learn to play and get good at. Johnnyt

Mick56
06-22-2010, 03:20 AM
I like cribbage.

Big_H515
06-22-2010, 03:26 AM
honolulu got my vote, but I too like Equal Offense which wasn't an option.

Calgaryplayer
06-22-2010, 09:52 AM
honolulu got my vote, but I too like Equal Offense which wasn't an option.

I vote for honolulu!

Blackball75
06-22-2010, 11:25 AM
I've only played one of those, cut-throat. Another game that could have made your list is bar billiards, but I've never heard of it being played here.

deadstroke13
06-22-2010, 11:44 AM
I like bank pool and scotch doubles

BWTadpole
06-22-2010, 12:44 PM
What about Golf, Six Pocket (not the recent incarnation, but a game akin to Golf), and One Shot?

They get my votes!

Black-Balled
06-22-2010, 01:08 PM
I don't see pocket pool on there anywhere....
MULLY


Dammit. That is exactly what I was going to say.

Left nut, thru the pocket!

SpiderWebComm
06-22-2010, 01:16 PM
Cut-throat isn't even a game. I haven't lost a game of cut throat since I was like 10 years old.

Beware_of_Dawg
06-22-2010, 01:41 PM
Cut-throat isn't even a game. I haven't lost a game of cut throat since I was like 10 years old.

lol. funny you said that. me & couple friends tried to play that about a week ago, hadnt played in 10 years+. so rediculous it was funny. first person to shoot won the game everytime.

grindz
06-22-2010, 01:56 PM
I haven't found a game I don't like yet!! :rolleyes: Some, it took me a while to like them though.

I'd have to go with snooker, banks, rotation, and 3c.

td

Mike in MN
06-22-2010, 02:41 PM
I'm a fan of Bowlliards.

onepocket1
06-22-2010, 03:34 PM
I like 3 ball and onepocket ghost.

DogsPlayingPool
06-22-2010, 03:43 PM
Rotation and Banks. Of course, I'm from Chicago.

imagemker
06-22-2010, 03:50 PM
Kelley pool, and Cowboy (although almost no one will play the latter with me)

Imagemker

chadsens
06-22-2010, 05:01 PM
gotta love a good ole dirty golf game! what about skittles?:grin:

m79a
06-22-2010, 09:00 PM
There are some games on that list I have not heard of. Could someone explain Honolulu and Cowboy?

Calgaryplayer
06-22-2010, 09:25 PM
There are some games on that list I have not heard of. Could someone explain Honolulu and Cowboy?

Honolulu:
no "straight-in" shots allowed. each leagally pocketed ball must be made by means of either: a bank, a comb., a carom, a "kick" or some combination thereof.



Cowboy:
Cowboy combines carom and pocket billiards skill, and employs a very unusual set of rules. Certainly a change of pace game; how many games have you played in which the cue ball must be pocketed on a carom of the 1 ball on the last shot??!

BALLS USED: Object balls 1,3 and 5, plus the cue ball.

THE RACK No triangle needed; the 1 ball equal to placed on the head spot, the 3 ball on the foot spot, and the 5 ball on the center spot.

OBJECT OF THE GAME: To score 101 points prior to opponent(s).

SCORING: The first ninety points exactly may be scored by any of these means on legal scoring strokes: pocketing any of the object balls: points equal to the balls' numbers; and/or carom of the cue ball off two of the object balls: one point; and/or carom of the cue ball off the three object balls: two points.

Points 91 through 100 (exactly) must, and may only, be scored by execution of carom shots #2 and #3 above.

Point 101 (winning point) must be scored by caroming the cue ball off the 1 ball into a called pocket without the cue ball contacting any other object ball.

Should a player accomplequal toh more than one scoring possibility permitted by these rules, he scores for each; thus a single shot can result in a total of 11 points scored.

cajunfats
06-23-2010, 07:20 AM
Keno! Love the Keno Board. Used to play at the Ball Room in Tom's River, N.J. Tony would say,"we're playing Keno, get your money out."

Calgaryplayer
06-23-2010, 12:26 PM
anyone is interested in Mr. and Mrs.?

Johnnyt
06-23-2010, 12:42 PM
I never knew so many still played cut-throat. Very easy for a better than average player to runout most of the time. Esp. if you play you can shoot your own balls for position to continue a run. Johnnyt

RunoutKing
06-23-2010, 01:01 PM
I voted for 15 Ball. Its my favorite game :D. Too bad no one really plays it...It'd be great to play 15 Ball for money!!:thumbup:

WoodyJ
06-23-2010, 01:15 PM
I vote for honolulu!

Same here.

Especially on bar tables that eat quarters. Games last a long time and you get to practice lots of shots you normally wouldn't play.

Also, on my home table, I'll play Honolulu as a handicap while my wife and other bangers play regular 8-ball rules. That way I get to play with them and they have a good chance to beat me.

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Edit: Often we will add what we call "cheezy banks" as being OK. That is, if the object ball is at least a cube of chalk away from the rail, then it's OK to kick the cue ball off the rail nearest the object ball to make it (so technically we should call them cheezy kicks). Not normally good under Honolulu rules but: (a) gives you lots of practice at these shots and I therefore feel much more confident routinely using them in regular play under pressure situations, and (b) if you are playing Hololulu as a handicap against someone who is playing regular, it's a way of reducing the handicap when they start beating you.

Johnnyt
06-23-2010, 01:36 PM
I voted for 15 Ball. Its my favorite game :D. Too bad no one really plays it...It'd be great to play 15 Ball for money!!:thumbup:

In case you don't know, there are many ways to play 15 ball rotation for money. Up until about 1970 you would walk into just about any poolroom from the mid west to the east coast and there would be at least one table going with one form of a 15 ball rotation game played from open to closing time. 14.1 and 15 ball rotation were all over the place. Then the COM came out and most switched to 9-ball...but you had to be able to twirl your cue stick j/k. Johnnyt

Calgaryplayer
06-24-2010, 09:46 AM
I'm a fan of Bowlliards.

it's a very good practise game.

Calgaryplayer
06-25-2010, 11:26 AM
Rotation and Banks. Of course, I'm from Chicago.

I don't think those games you mentioned was "less popular".

Ralph Kramden
06-27-2010, 10:13 AM
There was no multiple choice for this poll. I voted for pea pool.

The link below is to a game called Red Ball that you may like to try.

http://sites.google.com/site/poolandbilliard/Home/red-ball---3-7-11-15

poolplayer2093
06-27-2010, 10:15 AM
you left out balkline

Tramp Steamer
06-27-2010, 10:42 AM
When there's nothing going on and there's no one to match up with for some One Pocket, I like cribbage. :)

Calgaryplayer
06-29-2010, 10:16 AM
There was no multiple choice for this poll. I voted for pea pool.

The link below is to a game called Red Ball that you may like to try.

http://sites.google.com/site/poolandbilliard/Home/red-ball---3-7-11-15

that's an exciting game though.

Calgaryplayer
07-04-2010, 09:19 PM
Cribbage. Good game.

Cribbage's funny though

cueandcushion
07-07-2010, 11:19 AM
Cut throat is a lot more popular than 10 ball, one pocket, nine ball or banks. Its what so many of the novice's play. I would say its the second biggest game after 8 ball.

Edit...I meant to say "Solids and Stripes" as the biggest game.

SouthernDraw
07-07-2010, 01:03 PM
couldn't vote for 7-ball. thats my fav!