Billiards is a game that has been around for a long time. It is believed to have evolved from lawn games such as croquet, bocce, and bowls. When the game moved indoors, it was originally played on a table covered with a green cloth to simulate a lawn. The word billiards is believed to be derived from the French word billart or billette, which means stick, or perhaps for the French word bille, which means ball. Billiards as a game has been around since the 1500s. Mary, Queen of Scots, is said to have been wrapped in the ceiling of her pool table after her death.
Types of billiards
Billiards is used as a kind of umbrella term for several games that are played on a table top with a cue and a table with side bumpers and pockets. The bumpers were derived from low walls that were placed around the tables to prevent the balls from flying off. They were refined when players discovered they could bounce the balls off the walls, creating a new aspect of the game. The three main types of billiards are carom billiards – played on a table with no pockets; Pool, which includes a variety of games played on a table with pockets; and English billiards and snooker that require a table with six pockets. Nevertheless, there are many variants of each.
A popular game with a varied story
The game is said to have been played by both citizens and kings and has been associated with gambling and low society. A “pool hall” was the theme of the song “Trouble in River City” from the musical “Music Man”, in which it was suggested that it would corrupt the youth. Still, it’s a game of skill and was so fascinating that a pool table often graces a family game room in modern homes. Whether you’re playing against someone else or just improving your skills, a pool table can be a source of long-lasting entertainment that requires hand-eye coordination and even a certain amount of math acumen. Here are ten examples of ways to decorate your game room with different forms of billiard wall decor.
With a warning board background, this piece can work on a variety of walls. This piece emphasizes the classic “Rack’em & Crack’em” line that is widely used in the pool community. It expresses the pool hall in your own billiard room and promotes the game atmosphere.
Magnetic print billiards framed artwork
The wooden board has a number of pool balls in numerical order. This board is a magnetic board so you can use it for many purposes. With its bright, colorful tone, it effortlessly brings light into your basement or playroom. The black wooden edge makes it possible to place this art on a light wooden wall.
Playroom Bubba’s Billiards Framed Vintage Advertising
This rustic piece has two motorbikes parked next to a gas garage in front of Bubba’s Billiards. This piece works well for any wooden wall and brings out the red tones in the room from the wooden frame. With the aged appearance of the piece, it is a good decoration piece to bring back fond memories with friends.
Rack of Balls wall decoration
This decor for wall mounting consists of a pool ball rack with the balls placed in it. The balls have an aged appearance and are just as desperate as the rack. The variety of colors allows this piece to work with any play or recreation space and create a brighter environment even when a serious game is being played.
Classic billiard 7 ‘pool table
This classic style pool table has a tradition full of style. Even if your floor is no longer perfectly level, it’s fine. The pool table comes with a spirit level under the table to keep your surface nice and flat. The bag is made of leather fasteners, reduces wear and tear and lets things through.
This badge has an old fashioned billiard ball set that is heavily worn with a classic pool cue stick. This piece works well in an older room or a wooden billiard room. It also goes well with your traditional style pool table, adding a rustic charm to the game room or area.
Bar and game room 15 inch billiard ball wall clock
With the figure eight in the middle, this clock has the billiard balls and their numbers as numbers on the clock. With a felt green background, it’s almost like you’re sitting on a pool table. There is a neon green light around the inside diameter to illuminate the clock 24/7 in a dark room with a silver finish.