Pool tables, like television sets and movie screens, are generally rectangular. So one easy way to blow apart the paradigm with such an item is to make it round instead – a new twist on an old favorite that Kenny Bania would surely approve of. But it’s not Bania that came up with Loop, a new pool table for “pool on an ellipse.”
At first glance it becomes extremely clear that Loop is not just a regular pool table bent out of shape. For one, the pockets traditionally found on the sides of the table are nowhere to be found, more or less replaced by a pocket just off center in the middle of the table. I won’t go into a detailed account of the modified rules of play, it being Friday and all.
But you can get a lot more information on Loop from its surprisingly rhyme-heavy official site right here, where release details should be available in the near future.