8-ball is played with 15 balls and a cue ball. The goal of each player is to pocket their set of balls solid: 1-7, or stripes: 9-15 and then to pocket the 8 ball. The first player to legally pocket the 8 ball wins the game. Players do not need to call their shots in this version of 8-ball. A player's turn is over when they fail to pocket one of their balls or if they scratch.BreakingThe break is made by Player 1, beginning from any point behind the Head String. The Head String is defined by an imaginary vertical line across the table at the rightmost spot. If Player 1 pockets a ball on the break, their set of balls stripes or solid is selected by the first ball. If Player 1 does not pocked a ball, Player 2 shoots and the table remains open until a ball is pocketed. Pocketing the 8 ball on the break is an instant victory.Losing the gameA player immediately loses the game for any of the followingreasons- Pocketing the 8 ball when they are not shooting at the 8 ball.- Scratching the cue ball while shooting at the 8 ball. Play 8-ball or Straight Pool with this Billiards game. Play billiard solo or against a friend multiplayer. Billiards is a family of games played on a table with a stick, known as a cue stick, which is used to strike balls, moving them around the table. All billiard games are generally regarded to have evolved into indoor games from outdoor stick and ball.