So you’re a soccer guy (or maybe call it football, depending where you’re from), and you’re a little bummed that winter is coming. How can you and your friends keep up that competitive athletic spirit when there’s snow covering the ground and an unbearable chill in the air? No one wants to kick a ball around when temperatures are below freezing…Or maybe for you, it’s less about soccer and more about how can you find an excuse to get your family and friends together to have a GREAT time, now that the holidays are over? You’re sick of board games and card games and you’re ready to step game night up a little bit and make your place THE place to hang. See our other reviews at gamequarium.com.
Well fear no more. We’ve got the PERFECT solution for you. Foosball!
Yes, that’s right, Foosball. Maybe you haven’t played it in a few years, or maybe you’ve got a local bar that you play it at every now and again, but what you simply can’t deny is exactly how much joy comes from this simple but exciting table game. Whether it’s cracking open a couple of beers and placing bets on who can and can’t score, or teaching your kids how to play this classic tabletop game, everyone has some joyous memory of foosball they can remember. And guess what? With the holidays over and the Super Bowl a few short weeks away, now is THE BEST time to invest in a foosball table to keep spirits high and make your place the best place for game day. You might also be interested in the best ping pong tables of 2020.
Alright, so it’s clear. You definitely need a foosball table! But now the question becomes, which one? Like every other product out there you’ve got plenty of choices and it can be overwhelming to know which foosball table is THE BEST OF THE BEST! But luckily for you, we’ve taken all the hard work out of the equation for you, so you can sit back, relax, and scroll through our thoughts on which foosball tables are the best ones for you and your needs. And the best part? They are all available for purchase online, (some of them even have an assembly option as well), right here right now, so you won’t even have to step a foot outside of your house to know which table is the right one for you. We know, it’s pretty awesome. And we’re pretty awesome for doing all the research for you. You’re welcome.
For your convenience, we’ve broken this review down into three sections: Best Cheap (Entry-Level) Foosball Tables, Best Mid-Entry Foosball Tables (or, the best value for your money), and Best Premium Foosball Tables. Feel free to scroll through each category to figure out which fits you, your wallet, and your foosball obsession best.
ESPN Arcade Foosball Table
Barrington Collection Foosball Table
Overall: Perhaps not the best choice if you and your friends are super rough in play, but amazing quality and price for the average family and group of players.
If you’ve been searching for a durable table but were hoping for a unique look, look no further. Barrington is by far the best of the best when it comes to a wide variety of foosball table aesthetic. Even if you *think* you don’t care what you want your table to look like, we still recommend giving this link a scroll; the designs really are beautiful and probably unlike any foosball table you’ve ever seen before. From distressed dark woods to bright woods with gold accents, these foosball tables will actually dress up whatever room they’re in, believe it or not. Keeping in style with their attention to design detail, the players are hand painted with such detail that you’ll probably just want to admire them for a few moments before actually giving the table a go. With Barrington, you have the option to construct the table yourself (about four hours) or pay an extra $115 for expert assembly. Additionally, every table is built with leg levelers and an easy leveling system, simply turn one leg to adjust the table’s angle and ensure smooth game play. With a 4-star rating and a lower price of $350-$550 (depending on the style you pick), this table is beautiful to look at, beautifully constructed, and beautifully priced!
Overall: A must for the recreational player who enjoys aesthetically pleasing design.
Kick Legend 55″ in Foosball Table
Kick Topaz 55″ in Black Foosball Table
Now, if you’ve been a foosball enthusiast for as long as you can remember and you’re a sucker for tabletop games with that classic, traditional, feel, the KICK Legend could be a contender for you. Constructed of cherry wood, with rounded legs, and numbered score keeping system, this foosball table looks and feels like it belongs in any of your favorite sports bars. The legs are leveled and a traditional ball return design, so you can feel confident that this table is sturdy and reliable. Additionally, all KICK products have a LIFETIME WARRANTY INCLUDED, so you really can’t go wrong. Also, pro tip: if you request rod lubricant with your order, they will give it to you for FREE! That’s right, F-R-E-E. So if you want to talk about thrown in bonuses, KICK really goes above and beyond here. Also, coming in at 143 pounds, this option is more family and household friendly and can be moved without too much of a strain or headache. A couple of dead spots on the table and a bit more complex assembly than some customer might be interested in is where this table falls short, but overall it boasts 80% 5-star reviews and a relatively fair price tag at $630.
Overall: If you’re looking for a moderately priced table from a brand you can trust, this is definitely the one for you. We love their dependable, responsive customer service department and classic look. This table will quickly make your home the kind of gathering place where everybody knows your name.
KICK really goes above and beyond to deliver the best to its customers, and they’ve ESPECIALLY gone above and beyond in their Topaz model. With TWO sets of players (counterweighted AND uniformed men) you get double the players, based on YOUR play preference, for a fair price. Additionally, the legs aren’t just stabilized, they’re also rubberized, so not only will your table stay level to optimize game play, but it also won’t budge- a MUST for those intense matches. And, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, but you truly can’t go wrong with the KICK brand customer service. A lifetime warranty, responsive customer service representatives, free rod lubricant upon request…what more could you want in a foosball table and their brand? And by the way, all that for $540? A mid-entry foosballer really can’t go wrong here.
Overall: A great option for the mid-entry foosballer who wants the option of changing out their men and enjoys a sleek, modern-looking table.
Kick Legend 55″ in Foosball Table
Kick Topaz 55″ in Black Foosball Table
Like the KICK brand but hoping for a more official table or a more modern look? Then their Tournament Foosball Table is the one for you! With a color choice of black or gray and straight legs, this table definitely feels more 21st century. Not only is it tournament certified, but guess what? It has a hinge so you can open it up and view the professional, durable inner-workings. Bet you didn’t know how badly you wanted to open up a foosball table until we told you it was possible, right? Also, because it’s tournament certified, you’ll find minimal dead spots and a sleek, quick ball return system. At 143 pounds, this is definitely a great option for the more serious foosball player who appreciates high quality customer service and a LIFETIME WARRANTY included. It’ll cost you $900 if you plan to assemble it yourself in three hours or so, or pay the extra $115 and have a KICK specialist come and do it for you.
Overall: The right pick for any serious foosball player. The $900 is worth it for smooth game play and reliable customer service.
Ok, so if you want to talk about the COOLEST LOOKING table, this would be our pick for you. With a string of LED lights lining the inside of the play area, we’re pretty positive that wherever this foosball table is, the party will be. Your garage or living room will feel like a futuristic arcade with this foosball table…but of course, that kind of claim doesn’t come cheap. Be prepared to pay close to $1000 for this table (with shipping), and as its description reads, “this is not a toy.” With a weight of 200 pounds, we agree. Probably not your best option for a rambunctious group of players or families with energetic children, but definitely a good option if you plan on being the talk of the town and the new “go to” party and foosball spot.
Overall: If money is no option, this might be the table for you…but also…with that being said…who’s to say you can’t just install your own strip of LED lights into another table to get the same effect for less than half the price? While the majority of reviews are pretty high, almost one fourth of them are one-star, begging the question, is it really worth the money? That decision, of course, is up to you!