Multiplayer billiards: Are you a fan of billiards? Would you like to play it, albeit in a virtual way, in the spare time and challenge people from all over the world? Then I think you came to the right place at the right time.
Here are some multiplayer billiards titles that you can play for free on any PC, smartphone or tablet having the opportunity to meet other people via the Internet (including your Facebook friends). Their operation is quite intuitive. After registering or authenticating with your Facebook account you get virtual coins. These coins can be invested to participate in single games or tournaments, purchased or won thanks to the challenges played against other users.
Some titles also include a guest mode, which allows you to play without registering or social authentication but prevents you from participating in tournaments and challenging your Facebook friends. Personally I recommend it only to test a game before registering to it, but obviously the final decision is up to you. With that said, let’s ban the talk and find out some of the best pool games available online today.
8 Ball Pool (Web / Android / iOS)
Let’s start this review of multiplayer billiards games from the hugely popular 8 Ball Pool of Miniclip that allows you to have fun online with other users around the world with challenges that can be quick – without even registering for the game – or articulated in real tournaments. To play, you don’t need any particular software, just connect to the game site using any browser with Flash Player support . In addition, 8 Ball Pool is also available as an app for Android and iOS to be played on the move.
To start a new game all you have to do is connect to the official page of the game and choose whether to play as a guest user, challenging another user chosen randomly by the system (in this case just click on the Guest button ), or if you create a free account and possibly participate in tournaments. To do this, click on the Play button and fill in the registration form that is proposed to you, or click on the Facebook button and log in using your social profile data.
Once you enter the game, you can choose whether to perform a single challenge against a user chosen randomly by the system ( Play button ), whether to search for a friend to play with ( Play friends ) or whether to register for a tournament (by clicking on Tournaments ). To participate in a game, you must have a sufficient number of Win Pool Coins. These virtual coins can be conquered by winning the challenges with other users and tournaments, initially they have 250 but can also be purchased with real money.
If you want to play directly from Facebook, connect to this page of the social network and click on the Play now on Facebook button that you see in the left sidebar.
Pool Live Tour (Web / Android / iOS / Windows Phone)
Another popular multiplayer billiard title is Pool Live Tour . Also this video game, like the other seen previously, is based on a system of virtual coins that you have to pay to access multiplayer challenges and you can earn or buy. At the start you have 200 chips with a free bonus that adds another 100 every day, every multiplayer game you spend 10 chips with the possibility of getting 20 in case of victory.
To play Pool Live Tour, connected to its official website, click on the log in item located at the top and authenticate yourself in the game using your Facebook profile data. Alternatively click here and start playing directly from the social network.
You can choose whether to play a game for free with a friend, by clicking on the Play with a friend button and sending the latter the link that is provided to you, or whether to participate in online “paid” challenges and tournaments by clicking on the Play and Tournaments buttons . Finally, the Practice button allows you to play against the CPU for practice.
Pool Live Tour is also available for Android , iOS and Windows Phone . Search for it on your mobile store and have fun using the same account you created on the computer (or play directly on the move, without first going through the PC).
Pool Live Pro (Web)
Another title you could consider is Pool Live Pro , which works with a virtual coin system similar to that of the two games mentioned above and is also available on Facebook . Unfortunately, there is no mobile version that allows you to play on smartphones and tablets.
To play Pool Live Pro, connect to its official website and register for it using your email address or Facebook account. In the first case, you must fill in the form located at the top right and click on the Sign me up button , in the second case, just click on the Login with Facebook button .
Once you enter the game, you will be invited to take a test shot. After that, once you put the first ball in the hole, you can enter the 8-ball game mode and challenge other users in a quick game or in a tournament .
In addition to the classic 8-ball mode there are 9-ball , Blackball and Snooker , which are initially blocked. They unlock only after completing some matches in 8-ball mode.
Multiplayer Billiards (Web)
I also point out the Flash games site FlashGames which on its pages hosts an excellent online billiards game where you can challenge other users for free. You can participate with your personal account or as a guest by clicking on the appropriate button.
There are three game modes available: the training room that allows you to practice against other non-Flash Games users without losing points; the Play points mode that allows you to challenge other users of the site with the possibility of winning points and Invite a friend to start a match against your friend.
To create your user account on FlashGames, click on the entry Register in the game and fill out the form that is proposed to you. Or click on the Facebook button and log in with your social profile data: it’s very simple.
In conclusion, I invite you to take a look also at Kongregate , one of the most famous Flash game sites in the world which in its huge database also includes many billiards games. To participate in online multiplayer ones you must authenticate with your Facebook account using the appropriate button located at the top right.