Did you know this mainstay of indoor entertainment actually got its start from being played as an outdoor sport in a game like croquet? That’s why the balls are brightly colored and most pool tables are covered in green – to emulate green grass. It was first popularized in the 15th century in Northern Europe. Since then, pool has been played by everyone from kings to bar patrons to kids in the rec room.
Billiards can help you build focus and practice critical thinking skills. It even offers opportunities for stretching and balance, and has been recommended as an exercise to slow aging. Don’t wait for a night out to enjoy a challenging game of pool. Start practicing and playing with your own billiards table. Take a cue from us and check out our selection of billiard and pool tables to add to your own entertainment zone.
Did you know that Thomas Jefferson hid a pool table in his Virginia Monticello estate? At the time, it was against the law to play billiards in the state. This wooden table is so attractive, you won’t want to hide it. It’s 96-inches long, 55-inches wide, and 32-inches high, just like the official tables. Two standard billiard cues, two chalks, one billiard triangle, a table brush, and of course a set of billiard balls, are all included so you can start playing 8-ball or any other pool game. The tan-toned top gives this table an elegant look and the sturdy wooden frame makes this billiard table more like a piece of furniture than simply a game table. Designed with professional-grade K66 bumpers along the side, you get the touch and rebound of high-quality competition tables.
Play and pack
Set this table from GoSports up when the gang comes over, then fold it up for easy storage. This portable table is a little over 6 feet long, 43-inches wide and 31 inches high, and comes with thick blue and black felt surfaces. It’s perfect for pool play in the den, TV room, garage, or game room. With a strong steel frame, it doesn’t feel like a compact billiards table. The Billiard Congress of America says billiards is considered the safest sport in the world. Just be careful with the two 57-inch cues. Set includes two chalks, 15 standard size balls, and a ball rack and brush, too.
Full of features
Move over Donkey Kong, this space-saving billiard table is a fantastic addition to your basement game room. Because basement floors are often not quite flush, this table has leg levelers to get the green cloth surface just right. It’s covered with a veneer of bamboo which blends with most decor. We love the automatic ball return feature so you don’t have to dig down into the pockets between games. Our sixth President of the United States, John Quincy Adams, would have liked that, too. He loved billiards so much he installed a table in the White House, according to the White House Museum.
If you’re looking to elevate your game room, this is the billiard table for you. This statement table is elegant like the first pool table, credited to the grand estate of French King Louis XI. Back in the 15th century, only noble folk played billiards. But since then, it’s become a game enjoyed by everyone from grandchildren to grandparents. This table is 100-inches long and 56-inches wide and arrives with all the numbered balls, cues, chalks, rack, brush, and the white cue ball. The cue balls of today are crafted from resin and plastic, but back then they were made of pure ivory.