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Chapter 18. 9-Ball > Game Overview

Game Overview

Before getting into the rules of the game, let me introduce the equipment and some terminology.

The structure on which the game is played is called the table, or pool table. There are a total of ten balls on the table—the cue ball and balls numbered 1 through 9. The cue ball is a completely white, blank ball. As in all pool games, a stick called the cue is used to strike the cue ball into other balls.


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