Foosball makes for one of the best indoor sports. However, choosing a foosball table is not simple as it might seem. There are a lot of factors that weigh in when it comes to choosing the best one.
Before proceeding further, let us present the best foosball tables available for purchase on the market right now:
Fb game table (Cheap)
- Price: AED 1,560
- Playing-field: 140 x 78W x 89 cm
- Weight: 80 kg
- Best for Kids
- Price: AED 5,345
- Playing-field: 114.5 x 70 cm
- Weight: 80 kg
- Best for: Teenagers and adults
Wood Indoor And Outdoor Foosball Table (High end)
- Price: AED 22,000
- Playing-field: 59.9 x 34 x 36
- Weight: 72 kg
- Best for: Adults
First of all, what is Foosball?
Foosball is just like your standard football game. The objective of the players is to score goals against their opponent. A small ball is present on the surface of the foosball table. Little men are attached to the 8 rods on this table. The players then use the table’s handles connected to the men to shoot the ball into the opponent team's goal post.
Since this is a game of two, each of the two players controls the 4 rods. Turning the rods is rather easy as there are handles on the rods, which allow the users to maintain a good grip on the rod.
Tony Spredeman, Frédéric Collignon and Todd Loffredo are some of the most notable foosball players.
“As a game, Foosball is appropriate for audiences’ belonging to all age groups.”
Kinds of Foosball Tables
To choose the best foosball table, you must know a bunch about the various types out there. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Tabletop Foosball Tables: These are often called “Mini” foosball tables and get their name because of their compact size. They are ideal if you need to squeeze in a foosball table in a small space.
- Combination Game Tables: If you are on a budget, or if you want to pick something up for the kids, this is a table you should consider. It gets its name because it combines different kinds of table games into one.
- Coin-Operated Foosball Tables: These foosball tables are ideal if you own an arcade or a sports bar since they are operated via coins.
Factors to consider before buying a foosball table
Size is the most important consideration, and neglecting the size could lead you to spend more than what you allocated. Take the measurements of the area that you will use for keeping the table. The sizes of the foosball tables range from 56-inches to 7-feet.
- Goalie Configuration:
Goalie configuration will differ depending on the models you choose. Some of the foosball tables come with single-man goalies, and some come with three-person goalies. If you are looking to make things competitive by inviting friends and family to play with you, go with a foosball table that comes with three-person goalies.
- Counter Weighted Men:
If you are looking for a professional-level experience, choose a table that comes with counter-weighted men – they remain in a horizontal position as you release them. With counter-weighted men, you do not need to stress over the mini-men getting in your way while taking a shot, and your game-play automatically improves.
So, that’s it from our side on buying a foosball table. Buying a foosball table can turn out to be a significant investment or a small expense depending on your budget. In either case, we hope that this short guide helps you find and buy the best foosball table. Good luck!