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"Zebra" Poker Pool Game

Billiard game rules for how to play the "Zebra" poker pool game from the Crown Games, Inc. poker pool ball set players guide rule book.

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NOTE: These rules are for playing pocket billiards with a specific set of poker pool balls by Crown Games, Inc.

How to Play "Zebra" with Poker Pool Balls

In Zebra, the object is to score the highest Poker hand possible by pocketing five balls or less, alternating suits in Spades and Hearts.

  • Players can lag or toss a coin to determine their position in the rotation.
  • Player Number One racks and breaks the balls.
  • A player indicates (calls) the object ball and pocket before shooting.
  • Players continue shooting in rotation, taking turns after missing a shot.
  • Scratched marked balls are spotted at the foot of the table. The Cue Ball is placed on or behind the head string. Any ball below the head string can be pocketed.
  • Players place their pocketed balls in the Score Case on the shelf that matches their position in the rotation, immediately after completing a turn.
  • Players discontinue shooting after pocketing a five-ball hand.
  • A player taking the last turn of the game shoots until pocketing the winning hand, or misses two shots.

Hand Rankings as as follows in order of highest-ranking to lowest ranking:

  1. Straight
  2. 4 of a Kind
  3. Full House
  4. Three of a Kind
  5. Two Pair
  6. Pair
  7. High Card

There are no Flushes.

Winning the Game

When the winning hand is pocketed, the game is over. The player with the highest Zebra hand (not exceeding five balls) wins the game.

"Zebra" Poker Pool Game

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"Zebra" Poker Pool Game History

Somewhere between 2003-2004, Crown Games, Inc. of California began marketing the game of poker pool and were engaged in selling a set of poker-pool billiard balls. This set of balls came with a "Players Guide" book of 10 poker pool games you could play with them.

These poker pool rules for the poker pool game of "Zebra" were included in that "Players Guide" rule book, and were also, at one time, published to pokerpool.net, which is no longer online.

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The official "Zebra" Poker Pool Game are predominently observed in North America.

How to Play "Zebra" Poker Pool Game

  • Title: "Zebra" Poker Pool Game
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/15/2018 12:41:05 AM
  • Last Updated: 3/15/2018 12:48:48 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum
  • Source: Crown Games, Inc., Laguna Niguel, CA

"Zebra" Poker Pool Game

The "Zebra" Poker Pool Game article belongs to the Game Rules for "Poker Pool" Ball Set by Crown Games category.

Crown Games, Inc. sold a set of poker-pool billiard balls which came with a "Players Guide" book of 10 poker pool games you could play with them.

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