|Foosball is great fun and can be played as team doubles.|
AIR HOCKEY-BILLIARDS-TABLE TENNIS
|Air Hockey, Ping Pong & Pool Table in One|
Ping Pong Table
Air Hockey Table
Depending on what we want to do, we will set up the table for any one of these games. Table Tennis and Air Hockey give us the most exercise but it is so much fun, you won't even notice the serious workout you're getting.
Laughter is likewise a great workout and I don't know anyone who can keep a straight face during Air Hockey!
We enjoy these games during the Holidays... especially in the evening after dinner. It's a great way to connect with your loved ones while burning a few calories and releasing stress.
|The same Harvard game table set up for billiards|
I can remember playing this is the game room at the Rutgers Student Center on College Avenue. I'd have another student as my partner who was equally bad! The proper name is Table Soccer but the name of the person who invented it is unknown. Frenchman Lucien Rosengart, an automobile engineer for Citroen, claimed to have made this game to keep his grandchildren entertained in the winter.
What we do know for sure is Englishman Harold Searles Thornton holds the earliest-known patent from 1923, as his invention looks and operates just like the game we know today.
A standard Foosball table will allow up to two players per team to play. Just like soccer, you pivot your players to kick the ball and prevent the opposing team from scoring a goal. It is very simple but causes you to become quite engaged. This heightened hand-eye coordination can also carry over to other fitness training activities.
|Foosball or Table Hockey by SportCraft|
Any quality game table that you get should have adjustable, leveling feet. Once the game table is set up where you want it, the surface needs to be even for optimal play. Both the Air Hockey and Foosball tables have sliding score counters for each side.
Sturdy construction is also important. That's because we often lean on our tables or push into them while playing. It may be a bit more work, (and weight), moving a solid built table into your game room but it is SO worth it when you start playing.
Also a game table that can covert into multiple activities and play options is going to be more desirable and a better value. This is especially true if space is an issue. Why not have a choice of games or activities according to your mood, guests or preferences? It's just so cool to ask a house guest what THEY would like to play that evening.
|Our fireplace in the game room is perfect for cozy indoor games.|