HIGH-SCORE CHALLENGE

Pocket Run Pool

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Pocket Run Pool

Arcade pool is back!

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Pocket Run Pool isn’t your average game of billiards. It’s ridiculously fun, and the lounge music couldn’t be better. But the most ingenious thing about it? The score multipliers on each pocket.

Sink the 12 ball, for instance, and those multipliers determine whether you earn 12 points (if you put it in the x1 pocket) or 120 points (if you landed in the x10 pocket). Because you’re chasing high scores, you want to get all 10 balls in the x10 pocket.

There’s a catch, though: After each shot, the multipliers rotate to new holes—so you may have to pull off some astounding ricochets and cross-table trickery to achieve the fabled 10x10.

You’re allowed up to three scratches per game, although they’ll cost you some points. Our challenge to you: Score 760 by getting 10x10 in a Standard Run game (see below). You can goof twice and still make the score. Or, for ultimate bragging rights, go for a flawless 800.

The glory of a 10x10 makes it all worthwhile.

Here are a few tips:

Smart to restart

Unlike real-world pool, you don’t need to rerack every time you start over. So use that New Game button liberally, even if you haven’t missed a x10 pocket yet. Have a poor angle on your next shot, or wish you’d sunk more balls on the break to earn automatic x10s? New Game!

    Pocket Run Pool

    Arcade pool is back!

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