The Best Cue Sports You Should Play

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Cue Sports You Should Play
Voting Rules
Vote on the best cue sports or billiard games to watch or play.

What are the best cue sports? They're sometimes referred to as billiards sports and have been played for centuries and will likely be played for many more years to come. Some popular variants are played for speed while others are played for points. Many of the best cue sports even have teams from all over the world competing in the World Games.

What are some of the best cue sports? One of the most well known is eight-ball, a classic game that can be played by people of all skill sets. The goal of this billiards game is for each player to get their balls – either stripes or solids – into the pockets and then sink the eight-ball. Sometimes this fun cue sport is conducted where players need to call their shots. Nine-ball is another fun cue game that takes place in pool halls across the world.

Snooker, which is popular in the UK, is a cue sport played with 22 snooker balls with each color being assigned a different point value. Other good games that are featured on this top cue sports list include speed pool, bank pool and cutthroat.

Which billiards game is your favorite to play when you get together with friends? Give the best sports a vote up and share any fun variations that you add into the mix.
Ranked by
  • Snooker
    72 votes


  • Straight Pool
    23 votes

    Straight Pool

  • Eight-ball
    45 votes


  • Ten-ball
    24 votes


  • Nine-ball
    33 votes


  • Billiards
    28 votes