Starball, a game you should be playing!


It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that ping.

Has anyone here heard of Starball, or still play it? There used to be a guy that sold the sets on ebay who I believe is the creator. Around a decade or more ago, he sold his remaining stock as 8 ball sets, and plain cue ball/red ball sets. There is basically no info on the web about this game anymore.

I highly recommend the game, and since you can't really find the sets for sale anymore, you can play with stripes/solids since you already have them. Here's a link to pictures of the game and scans of the rule book: Starball

It really is a super fun and strategic game. It will get you tuned up on position play, banks, safety play, etc. It's really unique and well worth learning the game. The games go pretty quickly, though don't be fooled, there is a ton of skill and strategy involved.


It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that ping.
Tried this game out when I got home from work. Really enjoyed it glad I read this post!
Glad you liked it. It's surprisingly good! When I first saw it I figured it was going to by gimmicky, but it's a very good game. It's like 8 ball mixed with banks, the safety aspects reminding me of 1P and the games play relatively fast. It's surprisingly deep strategy wise and an all around fun game.


Sweating it at Derby City
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Good stuff here. I'd never heard of "starball" but it looks like a worthwhile game.