Small Pool Tables from 6′ to 7′

Pool tables are large, there’s no denying that. There are small tables, though, with more options than ever. As far as game tables go, pool tables are a crowd pleaser. Young and old, people love to watch and play pool. Maybe you’ve always thought you didn’t have enough space for a pool table or you’ve recently moved. There’s a small pool table for sale that will fit perfectly into your space. To learn more about the history of pool tables and why pool tables are certain lengths, keep reading!

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Top 7 Best Pool Tables of the Year

Did you know that pool has been played in some form since the 14th century? Pool continues to be one of the most popular indoor games. Pool tables, however, aren’t always the easiest items to shop for. Pool tables are investments; how do you know which one to buy, what size to buy, which table will look good in your space? That’s what we’re here for.

 At GameTablesOnline.com, we love helping our customers find the perfect pool table. Whether you’re looking for a custom pool table for your family home or a pool table for a commercial setting, we offer pool tables for sale to fit every aesthetic and space. We’ve put together this list of this year’s best and most loved pool tables so you can shop and explore from home.  

The Best Pool Tables

1) Willow Bend Slate Pool Table

Willow Bend Slate Pool Table
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The Best 9 Foot Pool Tables of the Year

When searching for pool tables for sale online, you might notice that pool tables are often available in 8’ long sizes. In larger spaces, like pool halls, open concept rooms, or expansive home game rooms, a 9 foot pool table will fit the space better.

At GameTablesOnline.com, we are proud to offer the best pool tables, at the lowest prices, guaranteed. We’ve curated this list of our favorite 9’ pool tables to fit your lifestyle and space.

1) Loft Pool Table

Loft 9′ Pool Table
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The Best 8 Foot Pool Tables of the Year

Did you know that 8 foot is the most common length for both home and commercial use pool tables? Whether you’re a casual player or a competitive player, an 8 foot pool table is a great investment.

At home, a pool table provides relaxing entertainment for family and friends and allows you brush up on your skills. In a commercial setting, 8 foot pool tables are the standard. Your guests will return over and over again when they remember that you have the best pool table. Here are our picks for the best 8 foot pool tables of the year.

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The Best 7 Foot Pool Tables of the Year

A pool table is more than a game table; it’s a furniture piece, a heirloom, and endless entertainment. The internet is full of pool tables for sale. It can be difficult to narrow down your list. At GameTablesOnline.com, we can help you find your perfect pool table. Each pool table in our catalogue has been chosen to fit high standards. A 7’ pool table is compact enough to fit into most homes, but challenging enough to strengthen your skills. We’ve gathered our favorite 7 foot pool tables to share with you for the year!

5 of the Best 7 Foot Pool Tables

1) Atherton 7′ Pool Table

Atherton 7′ Pool Table
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The Best 6 Foot Pool Tables of the Year

The new year is here and it’s time for our round-up of the best pool tables! There are so many pool tables for sale, it’s hard to narrow down the choices. We love sharing our favorites with our customers! We offer pool tables in a range of lengths, including 6 foot pool tables.  These tables are smaller than regulation size tables used in tournaments and are perfect for home game rooms, garages, and arcades. Check out our picks for the best pool tables below!

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Pool Table Installation Service With Felting

A pool table for your home or business is a major investment. Proper installation ensures that your new pool table will be cared for from the beginning, saving you from mishandling and enhancing game play.

8' Imperial Bedford Weathered Oak Pool Table installed
8′ Imperial Bedford Weathered Oak Pool Table installed in Caledonia, Michigan – 10/8/2017. See more.

At GameTablesOnline.com, we offer Pool Table Installation Services in addition to our incredible selection of beautiful game tables. Add our installation service to your order for a one of a kind experience to get your ultimate game room started.

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Rules for Three Classic Pool Games

Pool has so many variations that it can be overwhelming to learn a new game. However, many games are based off the rules of classic games. By knowing classic game rules and brushing up your skills, you will be ready to take on an exciting new game.

Eight-Ball

Eight-ball is the most commonly played pool game in the US. Inside the triangular rack, the eight is placed in the middle and a striped ball is placed in one back corner and a solid ball placed in the other. The rest of the balls can be placed in random order. The cue-ball is used to break the rack apart. If the eight-ball is pocketed at the break, the breaker can choose to either re-rack or re-spot the ball.

Man setting up an 8-ball pool rack
Rack ’em by Dave Walker
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British vs American Pool

British and American Pool appear similar at first glance, but each style offers its own unique qualities to the game. From its European origins, pool has developed into a whole category of games, each with its own accessories and set of rules. Understanding the difference between British and American style pool may lead you to discover a new favorite way to play.

Woman shooting pool
Photography by Joe Loong

British Pool

The most marked difference between British and American pool is the ball size. The British cue ball is 57% smaller than the 2inch object balls, at one inch and 96 g. The main purpose of the size difference is for coin operated tables to separate the cue and object balls, but almost all British pool ball sets contain the small cue ball. British object balls are generally red and yellow, with one black eight ball, although sets containing solids and stripes are also available. Eight-ball is the most popular game to play with British pool tables.  The small ball size requires a thinner, but strong cue. British cues are about 8-9 mm wide, with a brass feral, and are usually made of ash.

As with its other components, British pool tables are sized down. The most common size is 7ft long. Smaller tables are perfect for crowded pubs. The cloth on a British table has a distinct texture that will eventually wear down over time. The texture adds an extra challenge to game play. The pockets on British tables are petite and rounded. This style of pocket makes shooting down a rail more difficult, but shooting into side pockets easier. The cushion on a British pool table is flat, with the cloth creating an angle against the playing surface.

American Pool

American Pool features equal sized object and cue balls. The 2 ¼” and 169g balls give American pool a distinctly different play than British pool. American pool is played with stripes and solids. The games that can be played with an American pool set are endless. American cues are generally constructed of light maple, with a 13-14 mm tip, and a plastic feral. The plastic is necessary for shock absorption and is ideal for striking the larger, heavier cue ball.

The American pool table can vary in size, but tournament size is 9ft long. Home pool tables tend to be about 8ft with other size variations available. The smooth cloth on American pool table allows for speed.  Friction from the acceleration of the cue ball can cause small burn marks, over time, in the cloth. The pockets on an American table are just wide enough to fit two balls side by side. These pockets are sharply angled, the cushions appearing blade-like. Shots along the cushion into corner pockets are easier on American tables. Side pocket shots are more difficult.

Which is better?

To sum up, British and American pool tables differ mostly in appearance. However, these differences make differences in game play experience. If you frequently play pool in pubs or recreational centers, it is likely you’ll be more comfortable playing on a British pool table. If you play pool in bars and pool halls, you will probably enjoy playing on American pool tables more. American pool tables are easier to learn how to play pool on, ideal for families and children.

British tables offer more challenge for those wanting to hone their skills. The American-style pool table is most common, world-wide. For tournament play, you will want to practice on an American table. Stylish designs are available for every décor taste in American style pool tables. Both American and British tables have features that are better suited to different player. It’s a matter of personal preference as to which will be better for you.

If you are looking to purchase a beautiful pool table, GameTablesOnline.com offers the best in style, price, and quality. See our full catalog for billiards accessories, custom table options, and everything you need for your ultimate game room. If you have any questions about our products or services, contact our team, here.

More Pool Resources:

  1. 4 Ways to Rack a Pool Table
  2. What’s the Difference Between Billiards, Pool, and Snooker  
  3. How to Play 8 Ball Like a Pro  
  4. How to Pick a Pool Table for Your Family

7 Pool Table Games Everyone is Playing

Most pool players know the rules for standard games of 8-ball or 9-ball. Trying out games you’ve never played before can help you sharpen your skills. You just might find your new favorite game to play with your friends, too! There are dozens of pool table game variations, try out these seven to challenge yourself and have fun. Baseball Billiards

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7 amazing billiards games. Photography by Adam Nicholson

1. Baseball Billiards

Invented in 1912, Baseball Billiards is a fascinating group game. Each player has nine innings to score as many “runs” as possible. Baseball Billiards requires 21 balls and an oversized rack. The nine ball is referred to as the “pitcher” and is set at the center of the rack. Home plate is the table’s foot spot. The intended pocket and ball must be called on all shots, except for the break. The winner is determined after all players have had all nine of their innings. The highest run tally is the winner. Baseball Billiard tournaments have been known to draw huge crowds.

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