Snooker has a high social significance particularly in Great Britain, Ireland and in some English Commonwealth countries.
Snooker is a variation of pool. The players must first attempt to pot a red using the white ball. If a player achieves this without giving away a foul, he/she must choose a coloured ball and then attempt to pot it. If the player achieves this, again without giving away a foul, he/she must target another red. This pattern continues until a foul occurs, at which point the opponent may take his/her turn. The player with the highest total at the end is the winner.