Pool is a game that has been enjoyed by almost all ages for generations and many people even have nostalgic feelings towards the game as they played it when they were younger and have recently picked it back up. Having a pool table in your home can be great fun and allows you to explore the different types of games that can be played on a billiards table. There are a wide variety of different types of pool tables and even if you don’t think a table will fit in your home you may be surprised, so take a look at the list below as we’re sure one of these hand-picked pool tables will be right for you.
Best Pool Tables of 2018
|Brunswick 8-foot Danbury (Editor's Choice)||8-foot pool table||Billiard balls, 2 cues, bridge stick, bridge head, rack, table brush, and chalk||Wood||Yes||98 x 54 x 32 in||Green; Merlot; Sahara; Regatta Blue||684 pounds|
|Fat Cat 64-6035 Trueshot Billiard Table||Budget folding 6-foot billiard table||2 cues, rail bruch, Triangle, billiard ball set, and chalk||MDF with a polyester blend||No||77.5 x 3.7 x 45.2 in||Black||128 pounds|
|Bello Games New York 1108 Deluxe||Folding mini pool table||Balls and cues||Wood and wool blend cloth||No||44 x 24 x 30 in||Green||39.9 pounds|
|CHH Mini & Foldable||Folding mini pool table for kids||Two wooden cues, resin billiard balls, triangle, table brush and chalk||Solid wood with pool table felt||No||47 x 26 x 48 in||Green||37.8 pounds|
|Playcraft Sport PSPT4001B 40-inch Bank Shot||Mini pool table for kids||2 cues, 15 ball rack, set of billiard balls, cue ball, chalk and brush.||MDF and cloth||No||40 x 20 x 9 in||Blue; Green; Red||20.5 pounds|
|Brunswick 8-foot Black Wolf||8-foot pool table||Billiard balls, 2 cues, 2- bridge stick, bridge head, rack, table brush, and chalk||Wood||Yes||101 x 57 x 32 in||Green||700 pounds|
|Imperial 8-foot Outdoor||8-foot outdoor pool table||Cues, polyester balls, chalk, triangle, and a playfield cover.||Aluminum rails, corners and legs; waterproof taclon cloth||Yes||98.25 x 54.25 x 31.5 in||Camel||550 pounds|
|Trademark 15-3152 Mini Tabletop Pool Set||Mini Pool Tabletop/Tabletop||Cues, balls, triangle, brush and chalk||Wood and the same green felt||No||20.2 x 12.2 x 3.5 in||Green||6 pounds|
|Lancaster 90-inch Arcade||Budget 90-inch billiard table||Cue rack, cues, balls, and other accessories||MDF wood||Yes||54 x 93.5 x 31 in||Green||263 pounds|
|T&S TS596||Billiards and Pool Table/Tabletop||2 ques, chalk and a brush for the table||MDF and cloth||No||30 x 5 x 17 in||Green||7 pounds|
1. Brunswick 8-foot Danbury – Best Rated Pool Table for Home Use
The first pool table we will be taking a look at is the Brunswick 8 foot Danbury pool table. This pool table is one of the most elegant looking on this list and has an incredible level of classic visual appeal to it. The billiard table is made of beautiful chestnut wood and has a burgundy-colored woolen cloth covering playing surface. There’s also an olive drab green color available as well as regatta blue both of which have a sleek and tasteful look to them.
Along with its gorgeous looks this pool table comes with the contender play package which includes a set of standard billiard balls, four 58 inch Contender two-piece cues, a two-piece bridge stick, a bridgehead, a plastic 8 ball rack, a plastic table brush, and 12 pieces of chalk. This sets you up with everything you need to begin playing pool immediately. This pool table also comes with free delivery and professional installation. The table is mailed to the nearest certified Dazadi installer which is then brought to your home and installed. This process usually takes 4 to 6 weeks and an additional fee can also be included if your home is in a location that requires ferry service or other extraordinary means of transportation. Dazadi also includes a money back guarantee and warranty ensuring that your new table will arrive with all its parts and without defects. The warranty is a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty covering every part of this elegant pool table for as long as you own it.
2. Fat Cat 64-6035 Trueshot Billiard Table – Best Budget Pool Table under 2000
Next on our list is the fat cat trueshot billiard table which features a space-saving yet durable design. The table comes in at a foot shorter than a standard pool table allowing it to be easily set up in places you never thought you’d be playing pool. This also makes it great for young or novice players to learn how to play the game and make trickier shots. The table features a black metal construction with a black fabric top and white pockets with chrome metal adorning each corner. The playing surface of the pool table retains the white dots used for lining up shots around the perimeter of the tabletop.
While the compact size does add a lot of versatility to the design it also means that it is not a regulation size pool table and is not entirely appropriate for more advanced players. However, the folding legs of this table make it great for bringing on the go to a party or friend’s house and easily setting it up to play pool anywhere. Additionally, this table includes two cues, a plastic brush, a triangle, a billiard ball set, and two pieces of chalk.
3. Bello Games New York 1108 Deluxe – Best Pool Table under 1000
The next pool table in our roundup is another foldable table but this one has a little more of a traditional style. This Bello games New York deluxe folding pool table features a wooden body and legs along with a traditional green felt top. The wood is a dark brown walnut finish and the pockets around the edge feature a white mesh with gold trim and faux leather holding in a yellow tassel around each cup to give the table an overall more elegant look.
The wood construction makes this table slightly less durable and substantially less portable than the previous model that we looked at. When completely folded the table is 4 and 1/2 inches thick and weighs about 40 pounds. This table, however, requires no assembly and comes ready to play including two cues, a set of billiard balls, a plastic triangle, chalk, and a brush to keep the table well-maintained. Like the previous folding table this billiards table is smaller than a regulation size table making it a little too easy on experienced players but great for novice or young players trying to get some experience in the sport.
4. CHH Mini & Foldable – Best Cheap Small Pool Table under 500
The CHH mini folding table is another folding pool table that opens up a world of possibilities to people who thought they’d never be able to play pool in the space they have. Many pool tables are too large and cumbersome for some apartments or homes and take up too much space to become a permanent fixture. These folding pool tables allow almost anyone to enjoy the sport of billiards in any amount of space. This table features a wood construction with yellow tastles around the pockets and a beautiful green fabric over the top.
The folding legs of his wooden table allow for easy storage almost anywhere but the thickness and weight of the wood limit how portable the table is. This table stands 29 inch off the floor putting it at a decent height for most people and is 44 inches in length making it substantially shorter than a regulation size pool table. It includes pool cues as well as balls which are smaller than regular sized balls but still have a good weight to them in order to roll consistently.
5. Playcraft Sport PSPT4001B 40-inch Bank Shot – Best Non Slate Pool Table
Next on our list is the playcraft sport bank shot pool table which allows you to turn any existing table into a pool table. This billiard table is designed with short legs to be placed on top of a table you already have when you want to play and features a cherry laminate exterior as well as three different colors of billiard cloth. The legs themselves are a few inches tall and made of black plastic while the fabric on the playing surface of the table can be either blue, green, or red.
This table comes with all the equipment needed to play and is ready in minutes as you only need to screw on the legs to the medium density fiberboard body. The MDF construction of this pool table make it reasonably durable and able to withstand years of play. This table is only 3 feet in length making it one of the smallest tables on our list ensuring it’ll fit on any table you already own but also making it very easy for experienced players to make almost any shot.
6. Brunswick 8-foot Black Wolf – Best Quality Pool Table in the World
For those who want a premium full size billiard table in their home but don’t want something that looks like an antique the black wolf pool table from Brunswick Billiards might be just what you’re looking for. This table features an 8-foot tabletop making it a full regulation size which is lined with Contender Woolen cloth available in five different colors including green, red, and blue. The table itself is made from wood which is then covered in a black laminate giving the table a very sleek and modern look. The corners and pockets are then given chrome metal fittings to help protect the table and also lend an even sleeker touch to the design.
This table features adjustable feet as well allowing you to insure that the playing surface of the table is perfectly level to prevent sloping shots. This slate billiard table weighs over seven hundred pounds but luckily comes with free on-site delivery and professional installation. This installation normally takes 4 to 6 weeks and may include a small fee if you live somewhere that requires ferry service. Dazadi also offers a money back guarantee and a lifetime warranty on every part of the table. The table also comes with an extensive accessory kit including four pool cues, bridge sticks, a full set of billiard balls, and 12 pieces of chalk.
7. Imperial 8-foot Outdoor – Get Some Fresh Air While Playing Your Favorite Game
During the summer months when the sun is shining and it’s warm outside sometimes you just want to get a breath of fresh air but the activities you enjoy such as pool are almost exclusively enjoyed indoors. This pool table solves that problem by allowing you to put the table outside without worrying about it being destroyed. The Imperial outdoor pool table is a full size 8 foot pool table that features a durable anodized aluminum construction which won’t rust and won’t wear out. The whole table has a brushed metal look to it and features a light tan camel colored surface.
Since the outdoors are often not perfectly level the feet of this table can be adjusted to ensure a level playing surface. The edges of the table feature K66 cushion rubber as well as an accessory kit that comes with everything you need to start playing. The high quality bumpers ensure consistent bounces off the side so you’ll never miss a shot and be able to blame the table.
8. Trademark 15-3152 Mini Tabletop Pool Set – Very Small Tabletop Billiard Set
The last billiard table that we will be taking a look at is the Trademark mini tabletop pool set. This pool table is very well designed for its size and features a dark wood finish around the edge with a bright green fabric on the top just like a real full size pool table. All of the cups feed into a channel on one side which has a hole for retrieving the balls from. The set also includes a piece of chalk, a plastic triangle, a set of miniature billiard balls, two miniature cues and even a plastic brush for keeping the surface clean.
While the overall design of this pool table is rather well executed it comes in at an absolutely minuscule 20 inches in length. Since it is less than 2 ft in size it makes it rather difficult to play and most people aside from him children will find it not terribly fun or challenging.
9. Lancaster 90-inch Arcade – Affordable Full Featured Pool Table
A new pool table can often be a tremendous investment especially for a full-sized model with a slate surface. Luckily, Lancaster gaming company has found a way to make an affordable full-size billiards table without cutting corners. This table features black wooden legs with a black table that features chrome trim around the edges and white markers to show where the ball will deflect. The table surface features completely hidden cups and a vibrant green surface.
The legs of this table feature feet that can be adjusted to ensure the table is level no matter what kind of surface it is being placed on. A level table for pool is obviously important as an uneven surface will result in shots veering off to one direction or another or even balls rolling on their own. This particular billiard table also features K66 bumpers which ensure consistent deflections and shots every time. The legs are sturdy and made from medium density fiberboard and the board deck is made from 18 mm particle board ensuring durability. This table comes with the essential accessories including a rack for setting up the billiards, a set of balls, and two cues.
10. T&S TS596 – Affordable Billiards Game That can be Played Almost Anywhere
Our final two pool tables make great gifts for young ones or amateur Pool enthusiasts. The STS TandS tabletop billiards and pool table features a very short legged design so it can be placed on an existing table and played at a comfortable height. The table is 30 inches long making some shots challenging for young ones or amateur players but for the most part the shots will be on the easy side for most people. The table feature is a light-colored wood around the edge and a green fabric on top with white netting for the pockets.
This pool set includes two cues, a cube of chalk, and a brush for the table in addition to the miniature billiard balls and plastic triangle for setting them all up. The miniature balls pose a choking hazard to younger children so it’s best to avoid giving it to those who are three and under. Despite their diminutive size these miniature pool balls roll evenly and have a good bit of momentum to them making this miniature pool game surprisingly easy to play.
Now that we’ve shown you 10 options to choose from you may have a few questions about which pool table might be right for you. There are two major factors to consider when choosing a pool table and these include the amount of space available to you and your skill level as a pool player.
A full-size regulation pool table comes in at 8 feet in length or 96 inches. What’s more is that a traditional slate topped pool table can easily weigh over 700 pounds. This makes a full-sized pool table impossible for some people to put in their space as they can’t be moved and typically occupy a whole room. If you don’t have the space to permanently place a massive pool table in your home there are a variety of folding pool tables available on our list as well as tabletop billiard games which allows you to turn an existing table into a pool playing surface. The main drawback of these slightly smaller tables is that if you have a higher level of skill in the game of billiards it can lack Challenge and make the game less fun.
For those who don’t quite have space for a full-size 8-foot pool table but have reasonable levels of skill in the game the Fat Cat Trueshot billiard table might be a great option as it’s nearly full size but is lightweight and portable enough to be easily stored away when not in use. Those with even less experience in the game or people who are looking at getting a pool table as a gift for a young one might be more interested in the Playcraft Sport Bank Shot pool table which is roughly half the size of a regular pool table and can easily turn any normal tabletop into a billiard-playing surface. Regardless of which pool table you choose, it’s important to consider both the skill level of the players and the space available.
Whether you have a huge space in your home waiting for a full-size pool table to fill it or whether you’re a rising pool enthusiast looking for a table that will fit in your apartment we hope that this list has a pool table that is right for you. No matter which of the tables you end up choosing on our list we’re sure it’ll lead to many happy hours of playing and fun.