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 2.0.8

- fixed a bug where turns would not always end

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
949 Ratings

949 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!

Lady8182 ,

App really fun, ads not so much.

This app is really cool and the concept is fantastic. It’s a great twist on traditional “pocket pool”. My only issue is the advertisements. I don’t take issue with there being ads, I know they are necessary for developers, but only that they are SO frequent. After every rack, a screen pops up with the little “we know ads are no fun” message, and at the bottom it says “the next ad will be in 3 games”. But it never fails, the very next game, BOOM another ad. Game after game after game, always in a row. Whatever algorithm they use to detect when to play ads needs to be updated, because I find myself closing the app after the 3rd or 4th time this happens. I enjoy the game, but all the ads are super long and appear in between EVERY SINGLE game. It ends up being more hassle than it’s worth.

Bullthroat ,

Excellent mobile game

I have tried many pool games for the phone but they all try to simulate a 3D experience with everything swishing around with the point of view of the stick as if you were in a first person shooter. I avoid those on a small device. This, however is a perfect distillation of basic pool physics into a friendly handheld game. The quick play and optional high stakes and break of the week make it interesting attractive for a few minutes or an hour.
My only request is that for standard play, there be an option to go back a shot or two to do them over so you can see how a different aim or push strength would send the game in a different direction. I’ll confess that I want that so I can practice shots I continue to miss. Great game.


180.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock Full Version $3.99
  2. 5 Rebuys $0.99
  3. Unlimited Rebuys $19.99


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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