A pool table is a fun object available in The Sims series, though only The Sims included it as a base-game object. The Sims: Superstar included a more expensive pool table. In The Sims 2, pool tables returned in the University, FreeTime and Apartment Life expansion packs. In The Sims 3, pool tables returned in The Sims 3: Showtime.
While prices vary from game to game, a pool table is expensive. A pool table fulfills the fun need and improves Room/Environment slightly.
The Sims[edit | edit source]
In The Sims, a pool table was available in the base game, costing §4,200. Superstar added another pool table. Up to two Sims can play on the same table.
Aristoscratch Pool Table[edit | edit source]
|Aristocratch Pool Table|
|Every home that entertains should have a conversation piece, and the Aristoscratch pool table is sure to turn a gathering into an event. The ultimate in conspicuous consumption for the upwardly mobile Sim.|
|Price in game||§4,200|
Notes: Can only be used by adults
Buccaneer's Delight Pool Table[edit | edit source]
|Buccaneer's Delight Pool Table|
|According to many, the dread pirate Loberts, spent his retirement years and his life savings designing this pool table. Today's version lacks many of the lethal "improvements" made by the salty captain, but maintains the passion and quality that went into creating the original table.|
|Game||The Sims: Superstar|
|Price in game||§6,888|
Notes: Can only be used by adults
The Sims 2[edit | edit source]
In The Sims 2, pool tables appear in the University, FreeTime and Apartment Life expansion packs. They are cheaper than in The Sims or The Sims 3, but are still expensive, costing between §1788 and §2000.
A pool table can be used by Sims who are teens and older. Up to four Sims can play; if three or four are playing, the Sims form sides. Selectable Sims can join a game if the player clicks on the table and selects "Join (NAME)", and Sims on the lot can be asked to join a game by clicking on them and selecting "Join (NAME)". In addition, Sims on the lot can, and often will, join a game autonomously. Sims playing pool play Eight-ball.
There is a hidden pool playing skill. Sims with high pool playing skill can "Hustle" pool, and have a better chance of successfully performing trick shots. With University, teen Sims can get a scholarship, the Phelps-Wilsonoff Billiards Prize, for high pool playing skill. In FreeTime, playing pool builds enthusiasm for the Games hobby.
Corner Pocket Pool Table[edit | edit source]
|Corner Pocket Pool Table|
|Rack 'em up! The "Corner Pocket" pool table is a great way for Sims to kick back and socialize. Invite other Sims to play for countless hours of fun and entertainment. Or practice and refine those trick shots to impress others and make them "ooh and ahhh". Perfect those skills and be crowned pool shark! Watch out though! You never know just who might be trying to hustle you ...|
|Game||The Sims 2: University|
|Price in game||§1,800|
Side Pocket Pool Table[edit | edit source]
|Side Pocket Pool Table|
|Are you ready to have hours of entertainment with this new fancy "Side Pocket" pool table? Invite your friends over and have party time fun or decide who is the coolest by performing trick shots with your friends.|
|Game||The Sims 2: FreeTime|
|Price in game||§2,000|
Turbocharger Pool Table by You Got Muscle[edit | edit source]
|Turbocharger Pool Table by You Got Muscle|
|Turbocharge your fun motive with this new pool table from You Got Muscle. This jam packed pool table is designed to bring all your buddies together for a social good time. Instead of going to the billiards bring the billiards to you and turbocharge your room!|
|Game||The Sims 2: Apartment Life|
|Price in game||§1,798|
The Sims 3[edit | edit source]
The pool table can be used by Sims who are teens or older. It can be played solo or in groups of up to 4.
The pool table has a Tricks feature which expands on the "trick shots" that were available in The Sims 2. Sims can perform tricks when playing pool. If they succeed, they will get better at pool, but if their tricks go wrong somehow, their skill in pool will decrease.
There are four tricks: 8-Ball Frappe, Shave and a Haircut, Hole in Two and Putt Putt Gnome.
- 8-Ball Frappe - Sims will set up a blender full of billiard balls and attempt to get the white ball inside while the blender is on! If the trick fails, the blender will tip and a few balls will be heading for his/her face!
- Shave and a Haircut – Sims will set up a Xylophone and attempt to hit brush it with the ball and make it into the pocket If the trick fails, the white ball will fall off the table!
- Hole in Two – Sims will set up a plastic cup and attempt to get the ball into the cup, for it to fall backwards and pour it into the pocket for a hole in two! If the trick fails, the ball will fall off the table!
- Putt Putt Gnome – Sims will set up their billiard ball design and attempt to cheat the gnome and get the ball in the pocket. If the trick fails, Mr. Gnome will spin and whip the ball back in your face!
Showtime[edit | edit source]
There are two pool tables in Showtime. They are Side Pocket Pool Table and Luxtacular Ultra Deluxe Pool. They cost §4950 and §5950 respectively.
University Life[edit | edit source]
|King of the Lounge Pool Table by Weighty Concepts|
|A heavy, solid, regulation-sized pool table to decorate a dorm lounge or finish off a home game room. Face off across the felt: two Sims enter, one Sim leaves!|
|Game||The Sims 3: University Life|
|Price in game||§5,150|
Into the Future[edit | edit source]
|Newtonian Plane Pool Table by Corebital Designs|
|A sensuously curved base supports this high-quality pool table, with glowing buffers to complete the visual spectacle. Features new Zero Drag Felt, turning every shot into a true physics puzzle!|
|Game||The Sims 3: Into the Future|
|Price in game||§7,150|