This game evolved in the last century, out of the need to develop a game with an affordable set of accessories, which required lesser space. A big pool table may not be affordable for all. Plus, it also takes a lot of space. As opposed to that, tables in this game are much smaller and the playing gear is much more compact, which includes the cue stick. It allows you to have the fun of playing pool in your own house, without the space constraints of a normal table.