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It’s hard to believe the holidays are already here. And with plenty of gift giving happening between now and the new year, we thought we’d share some ideas for your favorite game room champ. Billiards: The Official Rules & Records Book – Stop game time disputes before they begin with this handy reference guide from…

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Let’s Give Thanks for Billiards!

At Game On, Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday — no question. Great food, hanging out with family and friends, and a couple of extra days practice our billiards skills. And as we gear up for the long holiday weekend, we want to take a minute to share some of the many reasons we’re thankful for…

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The Other Thanksgiving Table

This Thanksgiving, consider bringing your family together around not one, but two different kinds of tables. After you’re done savoring the feast around your dinner table, keep the family time going at another kind of table — your favorite game table. While that couch might look really good after a big meal, you’ll thank us…

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English Lessons

A common phrase you hear around the billiards table is “english” but it’s not referring to a language or nationality. English, in billiards is sidespin and is considered an advanced technique. We’ve highlighted a few things to know about english before adding it to your game: You can hit the cue ball on the left…

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Memory Lane….Great Moments in Billiards History

Everyone gets nostalgic now and again and in honor of Throwback Thursday we’re jumping on board with a look back at some key moments in the history of billiards. 1845: J. M. Brunswick Manufacturing Company produces its first billiards table. 1859: The National Billiards Championship is held in Detroit. The match spanned over four days…

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Controlling the Cue Ball

Billiards is a blend of control and aim, so controlling the cue ball is crucial to becoming a skilled player – perhaps the “next” Striking Viking! To accurately aim the cue ball, the cue ball should always be aimed at the “ghost ball”. The ghost ball is an imaginary ball set directly in front of…

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Improve Your Aim and Your Game

In most sports and games, aiming is critical to success in your game. Often times, players think they are not aiming correctly, but it’s actually a problem with delivery of the stroke, you can find Ewa’s advice to correct that here. If your aim (sorry) is specifically to improve your aim, there are a few…

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The Future of Billiards

While the centuries old game of billiards has certainly evolved over the years, its general premise and spirit have remained largely the same. But as technology increasingly creeps into every aspect of our lives, we have to wonder what the next century will hold for our favorite game. We’re already seeing robots getting into the…

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