The return of arcade pool from the creator of Really Bad Chess and Flipflop Solitaire.

Pocket-Run Pool combines 8-ball pool with the thrill of a chasing the perfect highscore.

In Pocket-Run, your goal is to sink all the balls, but where and when you sink them is what matters most!

With each pocketed ball, you're awarded points based on the pocket you sunk. So sink carefully, but watch out, with each miss or scratch you lose a life — run out before you finish the table and it's game over.

Compete against yourself, the world, or the bank in a variety of thrilling game modes!

Can you make the perfect pocket-run?

Arcade pool is back!


5/5 - Touch Arcade
"Help me, I can't stop playing!"

5/5 - 148Apps
"Most certainly the best pool game I've played on a phone"

"Like the best arcade games, this creates a “just one more turn” mentality" - The Verge

"a perfect little mobile game" -


- Play Pocket-Run Pool's Standard, High Stakes, and Insta-Tournament modes for free!
- Asynchronously Go for gold against players from around the world in Insta-Tournament mode
- Manage your risk against all manner of game conditions (like the devious Cuewall) in High Stakes mode
- Unlock Break of The Week, alternate backgrounds, and remove Insta-Tournament buy-ins with a single In-App-Purchase of just $3.99
- Track stats for all four modes
- Win alternate pool cues and color schemes in High Stakes mode


I've always loved pool, and when I got my first iPhone years ago, the world of digital pool games opened up to me.

There are certainly a lot of options out there, but finding a simple and enjoyable single-player pool game was harder than I expected. I found one that I enjoyed, but after playing it extensively I found it too easy to beat the computer every time. Suddenly the problem with pool hit me — when you play against a computer in a physics simulation, you're literally playing against a god... By which I mean, either the computer is going easy on you (for a reason), or it's playing a perfect game and taking all your money.

It dawned on me that if I wanted a good single player pool game, I'd have to make a new kind of pool — a variant that doesn't need a computer opponent, that's built around the notion of scoring and improving, of taking risks, and of presenting unique and interesting challenges.

Pocket-Run Pool is the game I came up with, I hope you enjoy it!


What’s New

Version 2.0.9

Ad network updates. Fixed clipboard issue.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

simoncpage ,

Nice app needs extending

This is a really nicely designed app but it has limited game play currently once you have the top score. However I think the game could be updated with some simple changes like time based options or trick shot multipliers (albeit you would need to add spin). The cue could be a bit better as doesn’t line up with my finger well. Will watch this space for updates.

Swallow Knight ,

Great fun innovative and addictive

This is the most fun version of pool I’ve ever played. Hooked from the first game I played, I love the challenge of attempting to pot every ball in a 10x pocket ( ive not quite managed this yet ). It’s not a quick game, more relaxed and thoughtful but I love it. What a unique slant , and the various modes including online tournaments make this well worth the extra to unlock everything. The low review is by a penny pincher and doesn’t reflect the true merit of game design here. A well deserved game of the day ( though I downloaded it only half an hour after the initial release 🤓) well done Zach

gnozu ,

A little bit boring, but ok

Basically you line up some things and slide some other things. After you’ve cleared the table you score some points.

It’s not the most exciting game, but good if you’re a bit bored and would like a quick fix game.

Not sure I’d want to pay for this game just to turn off the annoying ads. It’d be nice to have a better incentive to buy a game.

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