This is a pretty tricky question to answer. Why? Well, because foosball tables can range anywhere from $20 to a good few thousand dollars. On this page, we are going to take a little look at the differences between various foosball tables and what can have an impact on the cost of a particular table.
As mentioned previously, foosball tables can start at about $20.00. This is the absolute minimum. This is not, in the truest sense of the word, going to be a proper foosball table. It is going to be one of those miniature types that you can stick on a table and play a quick game every now and then. It is not going to be brilliant. It will be fun. However, it is likely that you are going to want to be on the lookout for something bigger.
The next step up will be a cheap, foldaway foosball table. These are basic tables, although many of them are still fairly large. They are not meant for regular use. They tend to get the most use during those rainy days when people really can’t find that much else to do! These tables start at about $70.00 and go up from there. If you are not looking to take foosball seriously then these tables are going to be fairly decent for you. However, for those who really want to get into their foosball, or perhaps wish for their foosball table to be akin to an item of furniture in their home, may want to look elsewhere.
Intermediate foosball tables tend to have three or four hands for each player. These tables tend to be fairly big. They are not the greatest in terms of quality, but they are fine to have something set up permanently in your home. If you are looking for something of competition standard, or perhaps furniture standard, then you may want to look elsewhere. These tables can go as low as about $100, but if you want something decent then you should be looking to pay $200 at the absolute minimum. Check out our reviews of foosball table below $300.
The higher foosball tables start at about $300 and go all the way up to several thousand for the highest quality tournament tables. These are some of the best foosball tables on the market. They are built for those who are going to be playing foosball on a fairly regular basis. These tables will have four handles for each player, which offers the greatest level of control over the game.
It is not just the size of the table which will have an impact on the price, however. Various other factors will come into play. Perhaps the biggest one will be the quality of the materials which are used in the construction of the table. If you want something that looks and feels decent, you are going to want to opt for something made of solid wood. These tables are incredibly sturdy and have been built to withstand hours and hours of use each and every day for years. They are not cheap, but many people see these tables as paying for themselves in the long-run for the amount of use that they get out of them.
If you are looking for a multi-function table i.e. one which can double up as an air hockey or billiards table, expect to pay about $200. These tables are good, but they are certainly not going to act brilliantly as a foosball table.
The more expensive tables tend to have smoother functioning handles which makes playing the game easy. In addition to this, the tables tend to have far better quality accessories. You will be surprised at how much difference a decent set of foosballs can actually make.
Higher quality tables, particularly once you start venturing into the $1000+ range tend to have good customer service too. Foosball tables, no matter how good they are, will break from time to time. If you purchase an expensive table from a reputable manufacturer like Tornado, there is a good chance that you will be able to source the spare parts for it quite easily. This means that they table is going to last you a great deal longer than any other table on the market.
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