Also score-board , score board . A usually wall-mounted device for keeping score between two or more players in point -based games or in races. The most common type, mostly used for snooker and straight pool , consists of two or more pointers sliding on board-mounted rails to indicate 1s and 10s marked on the board. Some carom billiards clubs provide digital scoreboards for each table. Other scoring methods include wall-mounted scoring racks, in- rail scoring wheels , and over-table scoring strings.