In the 1500's many games were created to get the time. Most of the games selected were open-air games, which are also called lawn games. A game that was created as an indoor game was a bumper pool. It is believed that the bumper pool is the desktop version of the game's croquet. Like croquet, the goal is to throw the ball to the other side of the field before your opponent. The game naturally has obstacles through which you must reach and finish. Like the bumper pool, there are obstacles in which to get rid of and finally reach the finish line on the opponent's side of the table.
The game comes from Europe and is known to play mostly in France. The bumper billiard table is shorter than a traditional billiard table, helping those who want to enjoy a table game, but not enough room for a standard sized table. Although gaming is more common in Europe, it is not uncommon to play in New England. Many people call it the Snooker game, which is actually another game, but played on smaller tables as well. Although the bumper pool is not as popular as standard billiards and snooker, there are still many people enjoying it.
Now that the story of billiards has been explained, it's time to get into the bumper pool. No one is sure who developed the bumper concept or when. This is still a game with many hidden secrets to discover.
The bumper billiard table can be of different sizes and offers almost any space for those who would like to enjoy the game of billiards. The playing area of the bumper tables is between two pockets and 12 and 16 bumper. The number of bumpers is determined by the size of the table. At the smaller tables there are 8 bumpers in the center and 2 at each side of the pockets. As the tables are bigger, there are more bumper to protect the pockets. There are 10 balls in the bumper pool, 5 red and 5 white. One colored ball is marked with the opposite color spot. This is usually the ball that is used to launch the game.
The bumper billiard tables are available in two different shapes. Many people may think that the normal rectangle can be found. That's not the case, you can still find octagonal bumper-pool tables. This style of board is usually found in another game. The popular poker game is the top of the octogues tables. The tops can be found in different versions from the felt or the top of the skin to the beautiful wood surface. There are pockets between poker chips and the cards to be played. When you lift the top, you will find the surprise, the bumper pool.
If you want to play, all players will turn around if they put an initial shot in the opponent's pocket. If someone makes a shot, the person starts the game. It's becoming an alternative. Typically, most tables have a series of instructions that help beginners to fully understand how to play the game.
Source by Michiel Van Kets