EastPoint Sports Hunter Foosball Table (~$420)

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This table is my second favorite after Warrior Professional. Hunter foosball table gets TOP 1, if you consider that Warrior Pro actually costs around $600.

It is still not sturdy enough to be put in a bar or something, but other than that it is amazing and perfectly fits any family enviroment.

Just as Hathaway Primo, Hunter foosball table nails the visual part. They look quite similar, but I personally prefer this one over metallic, shiny appearance of Hathaway Primo. Overall the table was made to look akin to other pieces of furniture and complement the room, which is exactly what most non-professional people need.

There’s honestly not much to say about the actual gameplay. Leg levelers are absent, but it’s not the end of the world. Three man goalie setup is a nice touch by manufacturer, but as I always point out in every review, it’s not crucial either. In general you shouldn’t chase these little features, because most of the time they don’t affect the gameplay and are there for marketing reasons.

It’s very, very rare that you’d get both visuals and gameplay covered for $500 budget. Usually, you would have to compromise. That’s why I find this table so unique – fancy design comes as a nice bonus, rather than a cover up for low quality build. I was genuinely surprised by the quality of their tables.

If you consider that Warrior Pro doesn’t really fit the category “under $500”, EastPoint Hunter is imho the best table for the money.

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Hathaway Primo foosball table (~$440)

Hathaway Primo foosball table
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This table wins you over with visual appeal, rather than great gameplay. Let’s discuss negatives first.

It’s not the end of the world, but there are a few things I have to touch on.

The main biggest problem with Hathaway Primo is the shape of foosball men. Unlike their counterparts in KICK Legend, they kinda suck. People in Hathaway didn’t try to emulate the design of Tornado men and went for more common robot-style with blocky legs. It may not seem like a big deal, but the pin controll will be almost impossible, unless you have a special ‘yellow’ ball from Warrior or Bonzini.

Also, Hathaway claim to have counterbalanced men. It is true, but the way the’ve implemented this feature is the weirdest I’ve ever encountered. Honestly, you have to play on it to get what I mean, ball control is incredibly difficult sometimes. Long story short, dont put too much hope into great 1 v 1 experience.

If all said above didn’t scare you off – awesome. Aside from gameplay cons, this is actually a very solid product.

The table cabinet has a thick and durable melamine and looks so good! I personally love metallic colors and non-traditional silver and brown men. Damn, it just pushes all the right buttons and makes you want to wear a tailcoat while playing.

In conclusion: being a hardcore fooser I honestly can’t recommend this table over Warrior. But objectively, this table wasn’t designed for professionals and there’s obviously high demand for it on the market. People love it for relavitvely good gameplay, very solid build and expensive look for a very affordable price.

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KICK Onyx foosball table (~$550)

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KICK is a relatively new brand on the market, but their founder is a 25-year veteran of the game. I like their tables because they fill the very important nieche of good quality middle-priced foosball tables, previously occupied solely buy Warrior.

In general, KICK Onyx is an ‘elegant’ model and has a lot going for it. While Warrior is still better for professional foosers, KICK Onyx suits casual and intermediate players more.

It does’nt have your typical blocky desing which makes it a nice-looking piece of furniture. Let’s not forget that for many people foosball is a game, rather than a sport.

The main positive in terms of gameplay must be the foosball men that Kick use for this table. Their shape is more in line with Tornado men, which provides really, really great ball control and smooth gameplay. Not surprising, if you remember the background of the founder of the company. KICK Onyx also comes with numerous features like leg levelers and optional 1 or 3 goalies setup and etc. Not crucial factors, but rather a nice bonus from the manufacturer.

KICK company is also famous for providing easy to assemble products and great customer support. They offer a lifetime manufacturer warranty and a satisfaction policy

Overall, KICK Onyx is a solid purchase and I’m sure you’re going to be delighted to have it in your room.

 

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Warrior Professional foosball table review (~$590)

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Warrior foosball table review

Can’t say enough good things about Warrior! If I’m not mistaken, it’s the cheapest table recognized by ITSF. Honestly, that’s the best recommendation. Yes, it costs more than $500, but if there is a table worth spending extra $100 on it’s this one. The whole idea of writing foosball table reviews was about showing how good Warrior Pro is.

In my eyes his table is the only offer where you don’t have to make compromises. I still can’t understand how did they manage to put such a low price on to such an awesome and (screw it) FLAWLESS table. I’m not joking, this table even manages to combine american and european playing styles. If you’re a fan of european pin ball control (which is incredibly hard to do on Tornado), you need a worthy hobby and you’re looking for a way to spend your time with some benefit to your mind and body, then Warrior is the way to go. This is not your usual low quality, rotten piece of wood.

Despite such a low price, it’s sturdy, relatively lightweight and provides smooth gameplay. The company ships only one model of foosball tables and they’ve put all their time into it. They’ve also done a lot to bring foosball to the mainstream audience. It’s a tough task ahead of them and they deserve respect for fighting this uphill battle.

Honestly, this is a dream option for small budget. Just get a proper ball and you’ll enjoy this table for years, no jokes.

*Edit: since I first wrote this post the Warrior company has noticeably raised the price (a few times), making this table even less fitting to the category ‘under $500’.

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I still recommend this model and manufacturer, despite the changes. It’s still the only option where you don’t have to compromise, still great price and great quality. Also, and it’s not like I recommend doing this, but you can literally bargain with the manufacturer directly on reddit foosball. I’ve seen them give seroious discounts/pr campaigns numerous times and you can contact people from the company. Reddit Foosballl | Best Foosball Tables 101

Or just leave a comment and someone will respond). It’s not difficult to get a brand new table for $600.

Here’s a link to reviews written by customers. Some of them are written much better than mine.

Warrior Foosball Table Reviews.

 

Harvil Beachcomber Foosball Table (~440$)

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Damn, people in Harvill really know what they’re doing (see Harvill mini foosball). This table truly has a modern vibe to it, unlike others that I’ve found.

And yet again, the creators behind the design manage to blend essential gameplay concepts and very nice aesthetic touch. This thing is the cheapest table that allows for decent ball control and at the same time looks awesome. Can’t say enough good things about Harvill company!

But of course they show themselves to be a bit overenthusiastic with hundreds of parts and something like 4 hours required to assemble their great table!

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