Tips for Buying the Perfect Foosball Table

Buying Tips for foosball tables

5 Expert Tips in Buying a Foosball Table

From college common rooms to corporate break areas and many places in between, Foosball tables have long been a mainstay. They're fun for anyone and add a distinctive visual flair to any space they're included in. Of course, there are tons of designs out there to choose from, and not all sizes, styles, and weights will work for everyone.

We put together a little cheat sheet to help you find the perfect foosball table for you!


Establish If You Want a Long-Term or Temporary Placement

This is something you want to think about before choosing your foosball table. A full-sized table will require some intensive assembly. If this is your centerpiece, or you plan to keep it in place for a long time, then this style is for you. 

If you want something you can keep around and bust out for events, then you may want to consider a smaller table.


Consider Whether You'll Charge for Games

Purchasing a coin-operated foosball table only makes sense if it will in some way enhance your business. Beyond their obvious and rightful place in an arcade, they are great ways to provide entertainment for guests to your bar or restaurant. 

If you’re only interested in enjoying your foosball table, a free play table would be best for you.

That way all you have to do is to focus on enjoying the game. Be sure to keep the difference in mind while you’re shopping.


Measure The Space of Your Game Room

If you're going to be spending a lot of time on this table, you want to make sure it's going to fit wherever you choose to put it. It seems fairly obvious, but the last thing you want to deal with is not having the space to play comfortably. 

You should consider these factors when mapping out your layout for the room. Are you installing tables and chairs? Will there be a computer, console, VR setup, or even wall games like darts or indoor basketball? 

When you've figured that out, you can easily find a foosball table that has the right dimensions and size to fit within your space.

Think About Foosball Table Storage Options

If you will not keep your table in a designated arcade room, think about storage. If it's going to be an outdoor foosball table, get a tarp to protect it from exterior elements like weather, pests, and debris.

If you want something you can keep in your garage or basement when it's not in use, then you can get a foldable foosball table. These are a great option for those who want a table to entertain but not necessarily play all the time. These models are more manageable to take in and out of storage.


Decide If You Want a Combination Table

There are options out there that allow you to make the most of the space in your game room. Combination tables, depending on the model, can offer air hockey, table tennis, and pool, along with foosball. This versatility gives you multiple options when entertaining guests and can help you get the most out of your table.



These are just a few of the factors you need to consider when you're shopping for a foosball table. Whatever you choose, it will surely add hours of fun worth any game room!

If you’re looking to buy foosball tables and other arcade games, check out Game Exchange of Colorado. We distribute both new and used equipment to residential and commercial customers from our distribution center and our Denver Game Store. Check out our collection or contact us at 303-288-6500.


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