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Guide to Foosball Tables

Updated on September 23, 2014

The Best Foosball Tables

If you're building a games room, then a foosball table would make the perfect addition. Smaller than a pool table and easy to play, table football is a fast paced game and comes in a variety of sizes and fun designs.

The best game tables provide hours of fun for you and your family, and everyone can play football together without getting hurt. You can invite friends over for friendly competition. All you need is a table, a few bags of chips and some drinks. Then you're all set for your very own Super Bowl.

Foosball tables come in a variety of styles - from plain to extravagant. If you want to save money, a plain table will serve you fine. But some people like the biggest and the best of everything. Does that describe you? Then you'll want a beautiful table. Consider one made of oak or one that has a design painted on it.

Short on space? That's not a problem at all. The tables come in a variety of sizes so they can fit into different sized rooms. A table top foosball table is also an option. Simply sit the game on top of a table that's already in your home. You get your game table without taking up more space.


What is Table Football? - Introduction to Foosball

Foosball is a table-top game that is based on soccer, and is also sometimes called Table Football. These game tables can vary in size, but a typical table is about 120 cm (4 ft) long and 61 cm (2 ft) wide. The table usually contains 8 rows of figures figures mounted on horizontal metal poles. Each side controls 4 rows of figures. By twisting these poles, players can swing the figures forwards and backwards, so that they 'kick' the ball. The aim of the game is to score by kicking the ball into the opposing goal.

This video shows the game being played by two of the world's greatest foosball players:

Featured Game Table

The Playcraft Torino Foosball Table unites the exhilaration of table football with the charm of exceptional design. This stylish soccer table features a European carriage body design and features one or three-player goalie rods for European or American play!

This attractive game table offers angled, solid wood legs for stability, safe telescoping steel rods, nylon brushings for smoother rod movement, ABS high impact players and more!

With superior features and superlative design, the elegant and exciting Torino Foosball Table makes a fine addition to any home game room.

Customer Review: Sweet foosball table!

This is my first foosball table and it is a winner. It is heavy, but well-crafted and should stand up to years of fun. There are some nice details here - especially the bubble levels built onto each side, the "clicking" of the score keepers. The ball return is smooth and overall quality is good.

Overall, it is a stunning table to look at and plays well; court is level and the european-style ramps in the corners make for a more interesting game. The only complaint here is the design of the "players" - boring design and colored either solid black or red. Aside from this, it is a great table!

Luxury Game Table

Blending a classic and stylish design with the latest gaming features, the Burr Oak Foosball Table looks as good as it performs. The sturdy cabinet is covered with 1-inch-thick Burr Oak Melamine, which fits in a variety of decors. The table also includes a colorful 0.375-inch playing surface with enamel screen-printed graphics designed to resist wear over time. The players are even realistic looking, with custom hand-painted bodies and ball control feet.

Playing-wise, the Burr Oak table supports one- or three-goalie play (users decide when setting up the game), with corner ramps to keep the ball from drifting into the corners during one-goalie mode. And thanks to the triple-chrome-plated steel rods and cushioned rubber handles, you'll enjoy precise player control with every pass and shot. Other details include heavy mitre-fold black vinyl legs with leg boots for easy levelling and a high-impact plastic ball return.

Customer Review: Great Buy!

We are very pleased with our new Carrom 750.33 Burr Oak Foosball Table. It is very durable, heavy duty, fairly easy to assemble, and priced right. It does not have any dead spots either. I would recommend this table to anyone interested in buying a middle of the road quality table for family fun.

Table-Top Foosball

Transport the fast-paced thrills and awesome manoeuvres of Major League Soccer to your tabletop, family room or game space with the entertaining MLS Kick-Off Soccer Table from Harvil. This compact foosball unit fits conveniently on your table or available floor space while its tough 1in thick playing surface can withstand intense soccer action!

The L-shaped legs and non-marking pads protect your playing surface from the wear and tear of spirited competition. Boldly pass, shoot and block with the high quality painted steel rods, sturdy plastic handles painted steel rods, sturdy plastic handles and tough ABS plastic players. The Kick-Off also features a slide scoring unit to conveniently tally points.

The MLS Kick-Off Soccer Table brings the epic excitement of Major League Soccer to an awesome tabletop unit.

Customer Review: Awesome Game Table!

It has been so much fun having the Harvil MLS Kick-Off Tabletop Soccer Table around. My friends just love it! My boyfriend and I love how convenient it is. It doesn't take up too much space and we can put it away when we aren't using it. The table plays flawlessly and the design is great. It's an all-around great deal and has added lots of fun to our parties and get-togethers.

More Tabletop Soccer

You don't have to have a game room or basement to own this cool with these table-top versions of the game we all love.

Tabletop Foosball Table- Portable Mini Table Football / Soccer Game Set with Two Balls and Score Keeper for Adults and Kids by Hey! Play!
Tabletop Foosball Table- Portable Mini Table Football / Soccer Game Set with Two Balls and Score Keeper for Adults and Kids by Hey! Play!

Lightweight and easy to move, it's big enough for heated action, but small enough to stow away when not in use. It also comes with two soccer balls.

Playcraft Sport 36-Inch Table Top Foosball
Playcraft Sport 36-Inch Table Top Foosball

Playcraft Sport 36" table top foosball table is great for younger kids who want to enjoy the game of foosball. Small enough to store out of site, yet big enough for your youngsters to enjoy some foosball fun!

Harvil Tabletop Foosball Table
Harvil Tabletop Foosball Table

Bring the thrills of fast-paced competitive play to any space with the Harvil Tabletop Foosball Table! Designed for play on any tabletop, desk, or floor space, this foosball table boasts a sturdy, compact construction.

Trademark Innovations Table Top Mini Foosball Game
Trademark Innovations Table Top Mini Foosball Game

Tabletop foosball game. Includes all you need to have a great game of foosball minus the hassle and space taken up by a full-size table.


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      miol 2 years ago

      Football is my life Someone like me?

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      Robert Connor 3 years ago from Michigan

      We love to play Foosball!

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      sue826 lm 5 years ago

      Yes! Over 30 years ago my husband and I bought one with friends. A professional expensive table. We played almost every night - really got hooked on it - then the kids came along and playing games became less of a priority. Really enjoyed it - would love to get another table.

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      MindProjects 5 years ago

      I've been pretty bad in this game, but recently got a hang of it. Yes, I love it now, and get better each time I play it. Like to play it with people I haven't known before and probably never will. Lot's of fun guaranteed! :)

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      evitaa 5 years ago

      Of course.Love it! Just want it to let you know that your video is no longer available. Cheers. BTW great lens,Fluffy.

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      Jim Brown 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Wow... I can still recall all those night I spent in the college dorms kicking it around a Foosball table... got pretty good at it, too. It's a wonder I ever got anything done :)

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      DaveGSE 5 years ago

      I freakin love foosball, and all other table sports!

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      lilblackdress lm 6 years ago

      I am really good at this game. No one can beat me haha... but it is true :)

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      Pmona LM 6 years ago

      I used to try to play Foosball and enjoyed doing so, but just could never get the knack for it!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      One of my favorite games, enjoy schooling everyone I know with it!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I used to play Foosball, even had my own table at one time. Love the game, but just don't play it enough anymore to be any good at at. Practice makes perfect!

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      Edutopia 6 years ago

      A family friend had a Foosball table when I was little and we use to play on it a lot. This lens is making me get the itch to go get one myself for my apartment, I'll find the space somewhere!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      When I was in the Air Force I used to love spending hours on end playing foosball.

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      uktvbrackets lm 6 years ago

      Never heard it called foosball. Sorry I'm British and we call it football. BTW I love gridiron too. C'mon you Giants!!!

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      Ben Reed 6 years ago from Redcar

      I love foosball. I love the these foosball tables.

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      WorldVisionary3 6 years ago

      My Dad bought one for my brother and I when we were kids. I still love playing it when I go to visit. So many great memories!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think this games is difficult than PES but very funny with my group.

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      jackieb99 7 years ago

      Hey, thanks for all your great information! An excellent reference page.

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      MusicalKay28 7 years ago

      Foosball is really fun.

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      NiedersJobs 7 years ago

      I am in a foosball league and league champion. Almost all foosball tournaments in the united states are plated on the tornado tables. I have had 3 of them in my house my newest one is the tornado cyclone 2 and i love it but now there has been a few more versions com out since then so i am going to be upgrading soon. Great lens and I thought I was the only one to love this game.

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      budwalker lm 7 years ago

      I never tried playing it before but it sure is fun :D

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      MikeEssex 7 years ago

      Cool guide, in the UK we call them football tables. Just about to get one for our new office ( hope!)

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      mikerbowman 7 years ago

      Foosball is such a great game! I used to play with my friends all the time at a pub nearby... until the pub went out of business :( but foosball is still a game I love to play every chance I get. Also, one of those buddies of mine went on to start his own game tables small business, which I am going to shamelessly plug here: check it out! He's got some really cool tables there if you're interested.

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      QuestForHozro 7 years ago

      I've mostly played in bars, but do enjoy it. Who would have guessed there were so many made?!

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      gia combs-ramirez 7 years ago from Montana

      I've got the 3 in 1 coffee table for my grandson. Perfect for a toddler.He's at my level of skill, too!

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      hellobarcelona lm 7 years ago

      Nice lens! Would love to have a football table at home :)

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      SofiaMann 7 years ago

      How many alternatives. Nice lens.

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      AldricChang1 7 years ago

      Just love the foosball :) Nothing beats the real thing as opposed to a video game. Liked your lens!

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      Petstrel LM 7 years ago

      Thankk for this grat guide. I'm thinking about buying a foosball table for my brother, so this was really helpful ;)

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      Bradshaw LM 7 years ago

      I've played foosball a lot and it's a great game. There used to be a table where we went on holiday as kids that I dominated. I thought I was the foosball king - then I played someone other than my sisters and I was brought back down to earth.

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      kohuether lm 7 years ago

      I successfully played foosball for the first time last weekend. It was fun! I told the person who taught me how to play that I don't know how to play soccer and he just looked at me funny. :)

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      I never understood this game--I just know that kids love it.

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      Many a teenage hour was spent playing lens, informative & entertaining...Blessed!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great Lens - 5 Star! I just bought a great discount foosball table and have enjoyed hours of entertainment on it. A great piece to family rec room!

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      Lien LM 9 years ago

      I can honestly say I have never heard of the term "Foosball", in the UK we call this Table Soccer/Football. Did play this with friends when I was much younger. 5*

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      lazertaggame 9 years ago

      Excellent lens. I really like the photo's and videos, they bring the lens to life.Kind regards, Steva Billiard Tables

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      Paula Atwell 9 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Foosball always reminds me of Joey and Chandler on Friends.

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      I'm terrible at playing foosball, but it's still fun!

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      Teacher Adez7 9 years ago

      I could never get the ability to slam those Foosballs around the table like the pro's do, but I gave it a try anyway! :)

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      Mazzer 9 years ago

      Great lens. Reminds me of the boys on Friends and the fun we had on holidays as kids playing this game. 5*

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      Rich 9 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      My Brit hubby knows this as table football and used to play it as a kid. He'd never heard of 'foosball" until he got over here! Great lens. 5*s.

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      VBright 9 years ago

      Now that's from back in the day, isn't it? I used to play Foosball! Great idea!

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      richDik 9 years ago

      Ode to a good game of foosball ... sounds great doesn't it. Foooooosssssballlll.Go on I know you want to say it I was reminded of Foosball the other day while watching a re-run of "Friends"Great lens.Ive given your lens a 5-Star rating!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      We had a foosball table when the children were young and all the neighborhood kids enjoyed coming over and playing. Great information here and great lens. 5*

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      ssuthep 9 years ago

      I love foosball. Brings back great memories. Thanks for sharing and reminding me of this simple but fun game. Might get one soon. *****

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      flowski lm 9 years ago

      A friend of mine has a foosball table in the family room, and I go over and play all the time. Now I'd like to buy a foosball table of my own, maybe he'll come over to my house once in a while! Thanks for the great foosball guide, I'm bookmarking this page. I'm going to ask for the Daytona Regulation 54" for Christmas this year.

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      Susan 9 years ago from Texas

      I never could quite get the hang of foosball. I can manage the piano quite nicely, so it's not the independent operation of the hands that gets me. Not sure what it is. (Nice job. I was just thinking about tackling this subject!)

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      Ruth Coffee 9 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      Used to have these in our dormitories back in school...brings back memories.