The Hathaway Primo table is designed for intermediate players, teenagers, and adults. That's not to say that beginners couldn't play it, but the one-goalie configuration is harder to play with. If you are an experienced player, you're going to love this table because of it's sturdiness and overall quality.
For children or anyone playing casually, the Hathaway Playoff is sufficient. It’s not a full-sized table, nor does it have any features for experienced players. It’s a very simple, bare bones kind of a table, which is what ones in this price range are. It has the essential parts of a foosball table, but not much else.