Pocket Book of Pocket BilliardsHardback
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- Publisher: Workman Publishing
- Format: Hardback | 18 pages
- Dimensions: 117mm x 208mm x 38mm | 612g
- Publication date: 1 May 2011
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 076116250X
- ISBN 13: 9780761162506
- Sales rank: 55,348
A cleverly designed package that contains a miniature pool table, along with instructions for more than 40 pool and billiards games and variations-from Eight Ball to Italian Skittle---and are played. It's also got fun facts about the game and it's famous players. Modeled on a real pool table, the table comes with tiny cues, pool balls, and a rack---it even collects the balls you've shot into a drawer below, making set up for your next game even easier. It's all here in one package: just pick your game, rack up the balls, and get playing!
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By Roger J-C Sabourin 13 Nov 2013
This is a great gift for your friendly pool shark, or just about anybody, actually. Presented in book form, this actually consists of a complete pool table (with a very nice finish) which is built into the inside "front cover", and a booklet detailing 40 games (some created specifically for this book) which slips into a pocket in the inside "back cover".
The explanations are clear enough, the game variants are most interesting, and the fun you'll get out of this product is out of proportion to the game's diminutive size.
My one complaint is the manufacturing: the book itself does not slip easily into its pocket, and it was accidentally glued to the back cover: getting it out ripped about two square inches of the paper backing of the "back cover".
But all in all, this is a very nice game product, one which I'm sure you'll enjoy.