Snooker terminology: Pot - to put a ball into a pocket (and have it stay there) Foul - to do something against the rules. Snookered - to be unable to roll the cueball. This is a beginner's explanation of Snooker Rules. Watch this short video tutorial guide on how to play. Rules of Snooker. Type of Game: International or "English" snooker is the most widely played form of snooker around the world. It is generally played on 6'x12'. Incoming player has cue ball in hand within the Half Circle. To score a greater number of points than opponent. It is not necessary to send a ball to a rail or into a pocket. Object of the Game: Failure to contact a legal object ball first is a foul.