Why Bumper Pool Could Be Your Ideal Game

For as long as most can remember, billiards has been a game favored by just about everyone. As fun as it is, it can be a hard game to master. With so many different angles and shots, winning a few rounds isn’t always as simple as it sounds. If you’re the type who enjoys the game of pool but only picks up a cue stick a few times a year, then bumper pool could be the ideal game for you.

But, what is bumper pool exactly? This game is not one you could find at your local bar, but this hidden gem has the potential to be the perfect addition to your game room.

Our showroom displays a few different types of bumper pool tables. Although the most popular shape is a rectangle, you can find octagon-shaped tables at Games For Fun as well.

While a traditional billiards table isn’t practical for all homes and players, bumper pool gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy the classic game in unique style.

Here is why bumper pool shouldn’t be a game to miss out on:


Unlike regular billiards, learning how to play bumper pool is fairly easy to achieve. There are only two pockets on the table- one for each player. In order to win, you must sink all 5 balls into the opponent’s pocket with 12 obstacles, called “bumpers,” in between. With only a few strategies to win, this is a billiards game for the masses. Having a bumper pool table in your home will create lasting entertainment the whole household.


One of the most beneficial aspects to bumper pool games is the table’s compact size. Unfortunately, not every home is equipped to hold a full-sized pool table. This leaves a lot of billiard enthusiasts having to result to other places to play the game they love. Bumper pool is the perfect alternative, as the table is only a fraction of what a conventional table is. Also, the cues are about half the size of a regular cue. The smaller size allows you to hold the bumper pool game in your living room or game room, without sacrificing space.


After a long day at work, most of us just want to immediately sit on the couch and relax for the rest of the night. While playing a few rounds of pool after a hectic day sounds fun, sometimes it takes more physical and brain power than we have the energy for. Especially if you don’t have your own billiards table at home, going out is not always ideal for weekdays. The rules and size of bumper pool create a game that allows the players to de-stress in a much more simple manner, while still enjoying the classic roots of pool.

Interested in shipping one of our bumper pool tables to your home? Check out our Renegade Slate Bumper Pool Table. This model is sleek in design, yet sturdy enough to withstand years of play. This table includes two 48-inch cues, 10 bumper pool balls, a table brush, chalk, and free shipping.

We want to ensure you get the table of your dreams that can stay in your family for years to come. Right now, we are offering 0% same-as-cash financing on orders $500 and up for 12-months!

We would be happy to walk you through our different bumper pool models in our showroom in San Bernardino. We are right off of the 215 freeway on exit 43 for West 2nd Street.

Not in the area? Give us a call at (909) 885-3604, and we will answer any questions you may have.

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