Best foosball table for kids
Usually foosball players don’t consider tables to be toys. Yes, we all can have fun playing the game, but more importantly it is a way of becoming superior to your former self. Most foosers enjoy a challenge and that incredible feeling when after hours of practice you finally learn some new skill. After all, who doesn’t?
So my suggestion to you would be something like this: don’t just waste your money , foosball table can be so much more than just a toy. Yes, kids will probably still have fun playing on a $50 clone of a normal table. But instead of buying them a stupid mindless rod spinning simulator get them something akin to big, real tables. The rate at which they’ll become good at proper foosball will blow your mind, no doubt.
One of the most important features for children’s safety is telescopic rods, that don’t extend outside the playing cabinet of the table when the handle is pushed fully in. Unfortunately it’s really difficult to find this feature in cheaper tables. The only alternative as far as I know is the rod guards of Warrior tables.
Yes, it’s a bummer, that the majority of manufacturers don’t put emphasis on this feature but that’s because tournament tables traditionally don’t come with telescopic rods. All I can do is to bring this fact to your attention.
And one last point: when I call any table from this category ‘sturdy’ that really means ‘relatively sturdy for such a low price’. No table from this list is designed to withstand 4 adults playing. I did my best to find high quality products, but in reality it’s close to impossible to do so when we’re talking about something under $300. I don’t want to discourage you, it’s just that I personally feel a bit guilty using words like ‘sturdy’ to describe both $300 and $1000 tables. The truth is that they’re all quite well made, but also designed for different purposes..
Hathaway Playoff was obviously designed to appeal to kids and I’ve mentioned that this is an important criteria for this category. With lots of colourfull graphics on the inside and outside of the playing cabinet, kids will probably love this table.
Overall, this is a great ‘starter’ table. Given the price you won’t have to worry about it’s condition.
I’ve decided to include two products from EastPoint: Durango and Preston. Both models impressed me with the build quality (relative to the price it’s simply unmatched). Both tables are build to last, but this product in particular provides very smooth and enjoyable gameplay.
I know this site is about foosball, but guess what: foosball part of this one could easily hold a candle to any other model I’ve listed in this category. They use freakin robot-style players!
Now add pool and air hockey to that!
Overall, if you value the visual appeal to kids, this talbe is the best option in this category.
Another table made almost completely ou of MDF. It could be a little sturdier (see American Legend Charger), but since it’s designed for children I don’t really mind that.
One of the cheapest model in this category, it still beats Hathaway Playoff in terms of material quality. It’s beyond my understanding, why are these tables priced that way. I guess, the colourfull visual look of Hatthaway keeps it competetive.
There’s nothing really special about Best Choice Products 48″, but on the other hand it’s absolutely worth the money. It’s professional foosers nightmare and a dream purchase for any kid or just a casual player.
Most people wouldn’t spend so much on a ‘basic’ table and go with Hathway Playoff instead. But perhaps you are willing to pay extra $50 bucks for a a solid, heavy model that is not made out of plastic.The gameplay it provides is still very engaging and entertaining.
The design is more in line with classic tables. Being adult I really appreciate the fact that this table doesn’t look cheap.