If you’re looking for a fun activity to play with friends, family, and strangers, then the game of pool is one of the best options you can choose. It’s a game of skill that’s easy to pick up but hard to master, you can have plenty of fun after one afternoon of practice, but you can also continue to improve for the rest of your life.
The game of pool and its similar predecessors has been entertaining people for hundreds of years. We know it as pool but it’s also known as billiards and is descended from a variety of games that have been played with cue sticks and a flat surface over the centuries. The famous Mary, Queen of Scots was so enthralled by the activity that she asked that the surface of her billiard table be used to wrap her body when she was buried. From Mozart to George Washington and Babe Ruth, when you play pool you’re carrying on a tradition shared by some of history’s greatest names.