Best Foosball Tables of 2019

Ultimate buying guide and detailed reviews

Foosball has become a popular leisure activity in many households and offices. Not only is it a great fun, but it allows you to spend more quality time with your family, friends or colleagues.

If you’re considering buying a foosball table, you’ve come to a right place. Game Amigos prepared an unbiased ultimate buying guide, considered over 30 products and reviewed the 9 best foosball tables on the market in 2019.

Tables considered: 32
Tables reviewed: 9
Last update: Jan 15, 2019

If you don’t have time to read all the reviews, here are the TOP 3 foosball tables – one from the budget category, the overall best foosball table on the market (our top pick) and one from the professional tables category.

BUDGET OPTION

Hathaway Playoff

40 inches
53.4 lbs

Hathaway Playoff foosball table

OUR TOP PICK

Warrior Professional

56 inches
195 lbs

Warrior Professional foosball table

PROFESSIONAL TABLE

Tornado Classic

56 inches
225 lbs

tornado classic

Selecting the right foosball table is no rocket science, but there are certain things you should think about prior to the purchase. In that way, you won’t have to regret your decision and you’ll enjoy your foosball table for a long period of time.

TOP 10 Foosball Tables Reviewed

In the following foosball table reviews, we have considered the most importnat factors and analyzed and compared 10 best models to make your decision-making process easier.

*OUR TOP PICK*

Warrior Professional Foosball Table

Warrior Professional foosball table

Warrior Professional foosball table is ideal for those looking for a balance between professional table and a good price. It offers professional level features and security measures that turn it into a friendly option for players of any age.

Our rating:

Manufacturer:
Warrior Table Soccer

Warranty:
1 year

Weight:
195 lbs

Goalies:
1

Size:
56 inches

Players colors:
 

With a simple, yet elegant design, this table gives an advanced game experience that is achieved through high-quality split bearings, allowing much faster and powerful shots that roll through a slightly textured 56 inches playing surface. The sturdy foot levelers automatically reduce any unwanted shakiness during games.

This table features unique rod guards that noticeably increase the safety of the game and make it great for young participants. That gives children the opportunity to play without the need of constant supervision.

Warrior Professional is endorsed by the ITSF & USTSF and has a 1 year warranty. The construction manual is not very good, but the process of setting up this 195 lbs table is much easier thanks to the “no assembly” rods.

This foosball table has only a single goalie set-up, which isn’t necessarily a terrible thing but does increase the difficulty a little. Players will be forced to work on their goalkeeping skills, which we consider fair for a table that can work for tournaments at a non-tournament-grade table price.

What we like

  • Tournament-grade table at not-tournment-grade price
  • Elegant and sturdy body
  • Rod guard system

What we don’t like

  • Only 1-goalie setup possible
  • Poor construction manual

*BEST BUDGET OPTION*

Hathaway Playoff Foosball Table

Hathaway Playoff

Hathaway Playoff foosball table is our best budget option. It has an eye-catching, bright, colorful design and features that contribute to a more realistic game experience for a surprising price.

Our rating:

Manufacturer:
Hathaway

Warranty:
6 months

Weight:
53.4 lbs

Goalies:
3

Size:
40 inches

Players colors:

Made out of medium-density fibreboard (CARB certified MDF), this is an easy to carry table that weights 53.4 pounds. It can be very convenient for those who are short of space thanks to its smaller-than-standard dimensions (48.5” L x 24” W x 32” H).

Despite the 40-inch playing surface, this table is still a good option for adults who are comfortable with a more compact game experience. The setup process is relatively easy, so it shouldn’t take longer than an hour to put it together.

The Playoff foosball table by Hathaway features a 3-goalie set-up and includes an abacus-style simple scoring system that helps to keep up with the pace of intense matches. Ergonomic handles ensure steady grip and we appreciate the reinforced legs with easy-to-adjust levelers too.

One of the disadvantages is quite short warranty (only 6 months). The steel rods are thinner compared to other tables and may bend over time if the table is used too intensely. However, one must remember the price level of this table, which make this model a good quality table for the money.

What we like

  • Probably the best foosball table on the market under $200
  • Surprisingly good quality for this price point
  • Although not full-size, suitable for adults too

What we don’t like

  • Steel rods are thin and may bend over time
  • Only 6 month warranty

*PROFESSIONAL TABLE TOP PICK*

Tornado Classic Foosball Table

The very best professional foosball table in this ultimate guide is the Tornado Sport Foosball Table. It is a great option for anyone serious about foosball – from beginners and enthusiasts to advanced players and professionals.

Our rating:

Manufacturer:
Tornado

Warranty:

Weight:
225 lbs

Goalies:
3

Size:
56 inches

Players colors:

Weighing 225 pounds and showcasing a 1″thick cabinet of solid wood, the heaviness of the Tornado surprisingly exceeds our requirements. The construction is very sturdy and reliable, ready to hold up the pressure of even the most energetic matches.

The fine looks of this table can be attributed to its light brown handles (made out of wood) which contrast with the dark body of the table. Black leather laminate finish and quality wood construction ensure durability and give this table a natural look that can blend into any type of room. It may not be as appealing compared to tables with brighter designs, but it really depends on the design and style preferences of each person.

The only con that we found is that the foosball men are not counterbalanced, but this is not such a big problem as the table offers only a 3-goalie setup. The previously mentioned features plus the fact that it’s made by a trusted manufacturer, make this versatile, standard-sized table (56 inches) a great option for all the players serious about foosball.

What we like

  • Sturdy and heavy construction (1" thick cabinet)
  • Very reliable manufacturer
  • Excellent quality that will last for years

What we don’t like

  • Not very appealing design
  • The players are not counterbalanced

Best Choice Products Foosball Table

Budget Foosball Table under $200

The Best Choice Products foosball table is another low-price item listed in this guide. Attractive style and price, and that due to its height (33”) both kids and adults can have all the fun foosball can bring.

Our rating:

Manufacturer:
Best Choice Products

Warranty:
2 months

Weight:
42 lbs

Goalies:
1 or 3

Size:
48 inches

Players colors:

This is a light-weighted table of 42 lbs, and even though it has only 45 inches in length, up to 4 players can play at the same time. This and the fact that it includes two cup holders on each end make this table perfect choice for social occasions.

Constructed from medium density fiberboard, it features two chrome finished steel rods that increase the stability during games. The comfortable grips for the rod bars and smooth, friction-less field improve ball control so players can direct their focus on scoring. If the instructions are followed carefully, it can be (very) easy to assemble.

There’s a missing star for this table because it has only a 2-month warranty and it isn’t very heavy, which makes it less durable than its more expensive counterparts. Nevertheless, we think it offers great value for its price and is definitely a nice option if you’re looking for an affordable source of fun for the whole family.

What we like

  • 2 cup holders
  • Quite easy to assemble
  • Good height for both small kids and adults

What we don’t like

  • Only 2 months warranty
  • Very lightweight table

Kick Ambassador Foosball Table

kick ambassador

The Ambassador by Kick is an elegant foosball table suitable for both kids and adults. It’s a great choice for anyone looking for a reasonably-priced foosball table with great value for money.

Our rating:

Manufacturer:
Kick

Warranty:
lifetime

Weight:
136 lbs

Goalies:
1 or 3

Size:
55 inches

Players colors:

With a plush mahogany finish and stainless steel chrome plated rods, the Ambassador features thick cabinet and a 1/2″ thick playing field similar to the ones that can only be found on professional foosball tables, providing a solid foosball game experience.

This 55- inches long table has a 1-goalie or 3-goalie setup and includes no-slip wooden handles that ensure reliability through intense plays.

The ball can return back to the field if you score the goal with great force, but this little malfunction can be fixed easily by making the wall behind the goalie softer. Ambassador foosball table has a set of 26 counterbalanced, uniformed foosball men that let players focus on improving their agility and better manage their skills.

Some of the other advantages are lifetime warranty and a free rod lubricant shipped by the manufacturer upon request. All these nice features make this table an amazing choice for both the little ones and the grownups.

What we like

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Super easy-to-follow instructions
  • Great customer support

What we don’t like

  • Ball may return back to the field when scoring the goal very hard

Kick Legend Foosball Table

Kick Legend foosball table review

What a design! We’re glad to see models with not so traditional look enter the market. This model might be a an awesome pick for more modern room setting. The best part? The design decisions didn’t compromise the quality or playability at all! Legs still have levelers as a quality table should have.  Perfect choice for both adults and kids!

Our rating:

Manufacturer:
Kick

Warranty:
lifetime

Weight:
143 lbs

Goalies:
1 or 3

Size:
55 inches

Players colors:

Kick Legend foosball table is our favorite model and the top pick among the best foosball tables we review in this guide. It is made of durable medium density fiberboard with a fine wood grain look and ebony legs. Thanks to this, the table has the versatility of complementing various types of home décor styles.

The table offers a precise control of players thanks to no-slip wooden handles and counterbalanced men. The leg levelers are a convenient feature for uneven floors and a 1 or 3-goalie setup lets you have the freedom of choosing your preferred way to play.

At times the ball may return back after scoring a goal too hard, which may be a little annoying. This issue is quite common among foosball tables, but it can be fixed easily by taping a piece of carton to the wall behind the foosball goal. Other than that (and a little complicated instruction manual), there are no other issues with this model.

The standard size (55” length) of this table makes it a great option for kids, teens and adults at the same time. Together with an unlimited lifetime warranty by the manufacturer, we consider Legend by Kick to have the best value for money among the foosball tables on the market.

What we like

  • Best value for money
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Free rod lubricant upon request
  • Unique design

What we don’t like

  • Ball may return back to the field when scoring the goal very hard
  • Quite difficult assembly

Kick Royalton Foosball Table

kick royalton foosball table

The Kick Royalton foosball table is a beautiful-looking piece that will complement any game room and add a slightly luxurious feel to it. It is also perfect for social occasions, and versatile for different kinds of players.

Our rating:

Manufacturer:
Kick

Warranty:
lifetime

Weight:
103.3 lbs

Goalies:
1 or 3

Size:
55 inches

Players colors:

Built out of durable wood composite, the body of this table features 4 integrated chrome-painted cup holders and 1-goalie or 3-goalie construction.

The Royalton foosball table gives a more solid game experience through sturdy 5″ leg levelers that have a rubber bottom, decreasing the chances of it slipping during the game. The 1/2″ thick and 55 inches long table offers a side ball return on each side for a more versatile game experience.

One of the main disadvantages of the table is its weight (only 103.3 pounds) especially for this price range. Some plastic elements of the table are not very attractive and the players and not counterbalanced.

Despite these cons, the table provides stable matches, the lifetime warranty and excellent, prompt customer support typical for Kick.

What we like

  • Well-constructed, durable body
  • Includes 4 cup holders

What we don’t like

  • Too light-weight for this price range
  • Some plastic parts are quite cheap-looking

Hathaway Primo Foosball Table

Hathaway Primo review

The Hathaway Primo foosball table offers a surprising blend of high-quality performance and superior overall design that make players truly experience what a classic foosball game looks and feels like, regardless of how old they are.

Our rating:

Manufacturer:
Hathaway

Warranty:
6 months

Weight:
136.7 lbs

Goalies:
1

Size:
56 inches

Players colors:

This 136.7 lbs table features an espresso finish body built from CARB certified medium density fiberboard, stainless steel rods and integrated 5″ chrome-finished leg levelers with rubber pads to prevent floor damage.

The high-quality and long lasting construction delivers a steady game experience.
The table includes two silver-toned analog scoring units and handles made out of solid wood.

Regarding the disadvantages, the corner plates of the table are made from plastic and the warranty lasts only 6 months. Some people may not like that it features only a 1-goalie configuration, but we don’t think it is a big problem.

There are some nice features too – 4 integrated stainless steel cup holders and counterbalanced foosball men. Other pros include 46.5-inch playing field coated for a glossy, more realistic look to resemble a real soccer field and a higher ball velocity.

What we like

  • Premium glossy playing field finish
  • Includes 4 cup holders

What we don’t like

  • Only 6-month warranty
  • Plastic corner plates

Harvil Beachcomber Foosball Table

harvil beachcomber

The Harvil Beachcomber foosball table gives a stylish first impression as a standard sized (56 inches) indoor atble that displays a wood grain finish. It gives a warm feel with a more rustic design while also offering quality craftsmanship.

Our rating:

Manufacturer:
Harvil

Warranty:
1 year

Weight:
138.9 lbs

Goalies:
3

Size:
56 inches

Players colors:
 

This is a very solid table that weighs 138.85 lbs and is built out of quality wood covered with polyresin for better resistance against wear and use. This contributes to the solid durability of the table. The thick legs of the Beachcomber include levelers for a steady and balanced game experience.

This table offers a beautiful look but has also been constructed with the player’s comfort in mind. It includes 4 drink holders and comfortable octagonal rubber handles to get a better grip and easy control of the foosball men.

The Beachcomber by Harvil has steel foosball rods that are rust-resistant. Some plastic parts, on the other hand, do not look very durable (especially the abacus). The instruction manual is not the best either.

It has a 1-year warranty and a 3-goalie setup ideal for foosball beginners.

What we like

  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable rubber handles
  • 4 cup holders

What we don’t like

  • Some plastic parts look cheap
  • Difficult assembly

What to consider when buying a foosball table?

Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or you’re just looking for a way to spend your free time with your friends or family, a quality foosball table can be a very enjoyable, entertaining and inclusive add to your home, an event or celebration, and so much more!

Also, the amount of benefits that a foosball table can bring to a workplace is, without any doubt, surprising.

There are lots of types of soccer tables to fit the needs of the variety of players out there. We reveal the must-have features that any high-quality foosball table should include for you to keep in mind and ultimately get the most fun out of it.

No matter whether you’re a professional or an amateur at this game (or sport?), the following essential things will be important in the decision-making process:

Weight of the table

foosball table weight comparison

None of the things that need to be considered when buying a foosball table is as important as the weight of the table. If we wanted to simplify the whole process of selecting the best foosball table, we could say – the heavier the better. 

Why? Well, one of the top things that a foosball table should offer is stability, especially during intense matches, since the last thing that you would want is for it to shift its position or have to level it repeatedly.

Although foosball may look like a calm, peaceful sport that does not require any rough movements, the reality is quite the opposite and everyone who ever took part in an intense foosball game knows what we are talking about.

All the pressure against the table during the game may have a significant impact on its durability – over time, the screws and rods may become loose and the legs, once steady, may become wobbly.

wobbly rod

In order to get a stable foosball table that you and your friends can rely on in any game, you should be looking at the heavier models (ideally more than 120 pounds) with thick legs made out of a high-quality, durable material.

Materials used

Of course, the weight of the table comes hand in hand with the materials that were used to build it. A sturdy solid wood panel is definitely heavier than a fiberboard. If you want to buy a quality foosball table that will last longer that a couple of games, you should look for one that is built with quality materials.

The best material is wood (for the body of the table), but the solid wood is quite pricey too. Due to this reason, many tables are built from composite lumber (a mixture of wood and other components such as resin), which is a great replacement for solid wood. 

A typical example is a medium density fibreboard (MDF) which is the most commonly used material for foosball tables. 

One of the advantages is that they may be actually more resilient against humidity and moisture than solid wood. 

MDF is also resistant to termites and more eco-friendly, as it is made from recycled wood.

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)

Quality of the handles

different foosball table handles materials

To prevent slippery hands from making the game hard or not letting someone win a fair game, choosing handles made out of wood or quality plastic will definitely help. This material will also improve your technique by giving you a much stronger grip and make you a more agile player.

Truth is, if you’re serious about attempting to make strong winning shots, you’ll want to make sure that nothing stops you from doing so, and considering wood over cheap plastic handles can make you stop worrying about this type of issues from interfering with your game.

Size of the table

Foosball tables come in different shapes and sizes. They are usually differentiated by the length of the table, from the 48-inches long tables, better suited for smaller rooms and occasional players, to professional 55 or 56 inches long tables.

foosball table size comparison

From our experience, the standard 55” or 56” table is the best choice as it offers the best playing experience while keeping the game challenging enough so that the match does not end too quickly after scoring all the goals within few seconds.

Warranty – how long does it last?

One of the most important factors to consider when buying a foosball table (or any product for that matter) is the warranty by the manufacturer. Even the best foosball table can break down, and you should think about it when looking for one.

The warranty periods may range from a couple of months to unlimited lifetime warranties. We would recommend to go for at least 1-year-long warranty period for your foosball table.

1 goalie vs 3 goalies setup foosball
An example of a 1-goalie and 3 goalies setup

Number of goalies

There are two possible setups regarding the goalies – a 1-goalie setup or 3-goalies setup. Three-man goalie tables are more common in the US and they contribute to a faster game. The single goalie, on the other hand, is the original setup typical for European foosball tables and it requires more skilled goalkeeper.

In our opinion, the goalie setup doesn’t really make a huge difference in the game experience so it should not be the most important factor that decides which table you choose. The truth is that you will get used to any of these two types very quickly.

Of course, it is great if you can try both setups and decide which one do you prefer more. Some table manufacturers (Kick for example) provide both options within their models.

Counter-balanced men

Although this feature may seem like nothing too important, it is a nice little addition that can improve your overall game experience. The advantage of counter-balanced men is that they stay in the horizontal position anytime you position them like that.

This is useful especially when playing one on one when you have to move from offense to defense quite often (since you are operating 4 rods with only 2 hands). With counter-balanced men, you just keep the front players in the horizontal position while using the defensive players so that they do not stand in the way of your shots from this part of the playing field. (Unless you want to pass)

On the other hand, a well-positioned goalie and defensive rod might save the day when a counterattack comes all of a sudden.

This may sound like a very detailed or unnecessary requirement, but if you’ve played foosball in the past, one thing that you probably hate is when you have to hold the handle constantly in order to keep the players in the desired position.

By making sure that the weight below and over the rod is balanced, you’ll be able to play a much smoother game, get and maintain your focus on the moves that you should do to win.

Why you should care about all these features

Contrary to what some may think, table football isn’t just a game for kids, and among the many positive things that playing it carries, you’ll find that it is a great way to distract yourself from the routine and have some fun with the ones around you.

Prioritizing these must-haves will make you live the experience and truly enjoy the benefits a high-quality foosball table can bring. Are there any other essentials that you believe must be included in one? Make sure to share it in the comments below!

Frequently asked questions

What is the best foosball table for adults?

We definitely recommend getting a competition-sized foosball table which is 56 inches long, 30 inches wide, and 36 inches tall. Check out our top picks!

Why is it called foosball?

Foosball is just an American way of writing German word “Fussball” (literally foot + ball). Formally it’s called table soccer, but for most players, it will always be a foosball or simply “foos”.

Is it illegal to spin in foosball?

Yes, in all competitions all around the world, spinning is illegal. The definition of spinning varies – the ITSF (International Table Soccer Federation) defines spinning as “the rotation of any soccer figure more than 360 degrees
before or more than 360° after striking the ball”. 

We greatly advise against spinning even in just-for-fun games with your friends.

How many men can be on a foosball table?

In short: 22 or 26 total —> 11 or 13 per team.

There are two main types of foosball tables. The difference is in the number of goalies – you can have a three-goalie configuration and a one goalie configuration. All one goalie configurations require the corners of the playing area to be raised in order for the ball to return from that unreachable zone. Three goalie setup gets rid of those unreachable zones. Both configurations are used and it depends on your preference what way you want to play. A lot of foosball tables come with a kit that allows you to switch configuration to either one of them.

Who invented foosball?

Nobody really knows who built the first table ever, but the first person to patent the foosball table was Harold Searles Thorton in 1921. Check out more about foosball origin and history here.

When was foosball invented?

The foosball table was first patented in 1921 by Harold Searles Thorton (check previous question).

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