Foosball Table vs Air Hockey Table: Which Is Best?

So you’ve decided to get a nice gaming table for your place but you can’t decide on what to get. The two options are popular are air hockey and foosball tables, you’ve seen them in bars and movies. This guide is to help you decide whether you’re a foosball or air hockey person.

Air Hockey Tables

Air hockey is the more popular of the two. This is because air hockey is easier to learn and anyone can play, even three year olds. The main difference here is that air hockey tables need electricity to power them up. They’re a lot harder to set up since you have to install the fans into the base.

Electricity is another thing you need to keep in mind. If it’s one that needs to be plugged in, you have to factor that into your electricity bill. If you get one that’s battery powered, then you have to keep buying batteries to replace them.

Pucks are also something people don’t think about when choosing between the two. Sometimes people get drunk or get too into the game and knock the puck off of the table and flying off somewhere. Make sure you choose a safe location when getting an air hockey table.

Foosball Tables

Foosball tables are a lot easier to manage and set up. That being said, it doesn’t mean that it’s an easy game to play. Foosball is a lot more competitive and takes more skill to play. You have to control multiple football players with multiple sticks to control a little ball, instead of just swatting a puck away. Each little man on the rods have positions and the game can even be upgraded to have more than two people playing at the same time. This has made is so popular that there are tournaments all over the world.

Instead of pucks, foosball tables use little plastic soccer balls that are hollow. Most give you multiple because they are incredibly easy to lose. If you’re using this for parties, or just on a regular basis make sure you buy a couple of extra packets of balls. They get stepped on and break from time to time so it’s better to have some on hand.

While little soccer balls flying out of tables aren’t too much harm, the rods that you play with can be. The rods are made of metal and can easily jam someone or something if you’re not being careful. Also, the rubber handles on the end of the bars that you use to grip get worn out after awhile.

There you have it. If you’re interested in an entertainment table, the foosball tables can be placed inside or outside. The rain won’t damage any of the foosball pieces, but if rain catches on your air hockey table, you literally won’t be able to play since the puck won’t move through the water. If you have a place where there are there’s nothing around to break, then an air hockey table is right for you.

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