More About the Ultimate Pool Challenge

The Ultimate Pool Challenge Games, Original and Mike Massey Advanced Series, offer fun and training.

Officially recognized by the American Poolplayers Association (APA), the Ultimate Pool Challenge Games combine the strategy and chance of a card game with the skill and focus of pool. It all adds up to a thrilling game that will advance your level of play and give you the edge to conquer the table. 


The Ultimate Pool Challenge Pool Playing Card Games and Zone Mats will test your ability and skill with drills and real game shot scenarios. They are excellent as training aids, teaching you valuable lessons on correct english, ball control and speed, and how to play the rails. This is far more than a game — it's a revolutionary and ultimate pool challenge!


Each Ultimate Pool Challenge deck contains 52 challenge cards, plus 2 wild or joker cards. Elegantly printed with metallic ink details, each card has an associated point value and displays shots that range from easy to extremely difficult. There are different angle shots, combinations, multi-shot scenarios, caroms and break shots. Each shot depicts the ball setup, directions, an english map indicating where you should hit the ball, and where you should attempt to direct the cue ball for position on your next shot when applicable. Each deck also doubles as a standard deck of playing cards!  


A lot of time and research has been invested into the details of each product for the Ultimate Pool Challenge to be meaningful, purposeful, challenging and fun. Whether practicing alone or playing with others, your excitement will continue to build with each challenging shot made, and you will quickly improve your skills and advance your play. 


Chalk your cue, then shuffle, draw and shoot!

The Ultimate Pool Challenge Pool Playing Cards

The Ultimate Pool Challenge Original Series are beautifully printed, 2.75" x 3.75" pool playing cards that contain valuable lessons and superior entertainment. 


Take a look at the top sample card, the jack of hearts. The first shot on the combination is fairly easy, but just making the shot is not good enough. Without practice and knowledge of this shot, you probably are not going to have a shot on the second object ball to make the combination. To be successful you will need to make the first combination shot, pocketing the ball to the left of the pocket. Don't make the ball in the center or right side of the pocket. Shoot so the ball is made on the left side of the mouth of the pocket. You do not use any english on this shot. Your speed will determine if you have a shot on the next object ball. You will need to practice to be successful.


Now look at the following two sample cards. They look very similar, but in fact have their own special challenges. You must hit the lead ball perfectly and bounce off the rails precisely to get results on the following balls. They have similar scenarios and the same english, but require a different precision and end result for each card.


The variety of skill levels and scenarios in the Original Series will provide hours of training and entertainment. You will see your game improve immediately, and you will start thinking two and three shots ahead — just like the pros!

Ultimate Pool Challenge pool playing cards offer detailed lessons in real billiards game scenarios.

Ultimate Pool Challenge pool playing cards offer detailed lessons in real billiards game scenarios.

Mike Massey Advanced Series of the Ultimate Pool Challenge

The Advanced Series of the Ultimate Pool Challenge is an extremely fun and seriously challenging card game for even the best of players. These cards are backed with insider "Massey Tips" from BCA Hall of Famer and World Trick Shot Champion Mike Massey. You can play this in the original or the Texas Hold'em version (see rules for more information). Mike gives you the correct english on real game shots, and instructs you on correct speed and cue elevation for the more advanced shots. These beautifully printed, 2.375" x 4.25" pool playing cards will take your game to the next level.  


Take a look at the sample cards. They present advanced scenarios, interesting shots, opportunities for trick shots, and challenges for precision placement in to specific zones. The shot scenario on the eight of clubs card may look difficult, but with the "Massey Tip" and some practice you'll be racking up those points! 


The Mike Massey deck offers advanced training to help one master an array of shots with more skill, more challenge, and more hours of fun! 



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"I designed my Advanced Series of the Ultimate Pool Challenge game so you can play pool or poker and pool at the same time. Advance your play by mastering these shots, then challenge your opponents with this strategic game. Chalk your cue, then shuffle, draw and shoot!" 

- Mike Massey

Mike Massey Advanced Series pool playing cards offer seriously fun, challenging, advanced lessons.

Mike Massey Advanced Series pool playing cards offer seriously fun, challenging, advanced lessons.

Zone Mats for the Ultimate Pool Challenge Games

Use these Zone Mats to add more fun and challenge to the Ultimate Pool Challenge pool playing card games, or create your own games with them. Learn cue ball control and speed by placing them on the table in specific areas as indicated on the pool playing cards or anywhere you want your cue ball to stop. They provide a viewable and tangible location for you to practice, and train you to be in position for the next shot. These are especially helpful when used with the Mike Massey Advanced Series game, as some of those cards require balls to stop in specific areas/zones. 


These 10" x 10" mats come in a pack of 4. They are made of a very thin, durable, flexible, vinyl material that will remain flat and in position on the table.

Zone Mats for the Ultimate Pool Challenge Card Games are vinyl mats that aid in cue ball control.

Zone Mats for the Ultimate Pool Challenge Card Games are vinyl mats that aid in cue ball control.