Pocket Run Pool 9+

Arcade pool is back‪!‬

Zach Gage

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 1.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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" - iMore.com


- 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
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

LeighTower ,

Replays Needed

I love this app because it realistically lets me try out shots and discover where my ideas don’t match the realities of physics. Those said physics are pretty well grounded in the game engine and I really enjoy seeing the visual representation of where the target ball will go, given a perfect cue stroke. I enjoy the concept of lining up the results of each shot into a 10 point pocket so that the next shot will also line up with the rotated 10 point pocket (just like real pros are thinking ahead).

However, I don’t understand the game’s random actions where the next 10 point pocket is changed from what it should normally be. I’ve tried to match this randomness with the preceding shot (maybe a poor but lucky shot generates this action?) The one other feature I’d like added, even as a new game mode to keep it from altering the pure skill mode, would be to allow a shot to be replayed. This would give me a better chance to learn to read shot potential better, just like if I were shooting on a real table.

I’d love to pay for a no ad version if this mode were added. It would make it a pure 5-star rating!

Journeyman2015 ,

Pleasant surprise of a game

I won’t lie: I had my doubts about Pocket-Run Pool at first...it looked too simplistic. But then I broke and ran out a standard game after a few tries without missing for some 600 points and everything changed.

It’s the simplicity that makes the game work. Touch and drag to aim, touch the arrows to bring up the cue, then touch and drag again to shoot. You don’t have to worry about things like putting English on the cue ball...but you still need a decent head for angles to play this game well. The easy-on-the-eyes presentation gives it a “just one more game” addictiveness that made paying $4 for the full version a no-brainer for me.

I would like to see a more traditional rule set — 9 ball would be nice — added into this, but this is a minor quibble. You’ll have fun with this indie gem.

Gabri3133 ,

Used to be fun but needs updated/changed

I’ve played this game off and on for awhile. I really liked how I could just play a few games pretty quickly. The ads are out of hand. I can understand the need for ads, I get it, but these ads are bugged and appear way too often. I opened the app and realized I needed more bank money, so I watched an ad. After the ad, the app crashed. I reopened money was taken from the bank for something. I then go back to play a tournament, and the screen popped up for another ad which then crashed the app again. I reopened noticed that money was gone from the bank again and was finally able to play the tournament. So not only so these ads crash the app, they also happen every game. The screen pops up and stares that they know everyone hates ads and you won’t see one for 3 games, however, it’s every game. This used to be really fun to just waste some time on and I really supporting developers who don’t use micro transactions for their apps, but this game went really downhill and needs an update.

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