Once I worked in an office that had a game room with things like a ping pong table, a billiards table and a foosball table. For a slacker like me, this was one of the best things ever. Of course, I’m no longer working at that office, but I still get enjoyment out of playing a little foosball. In fact, I’ve added one to my basement for those times when I wanna be a slacker around the house. It’s been the perfect procrastination tool. After playing on a few different tables, I ended up going with a good Tornado model, but there are a lot of great options out there. If you’re shopping for one, check out my list below.
Top 10 Best Foosball Tables 2015 – 2016
After comparing all the top foosball tables on the market, these are my favorites. If you’re shopping for one, then you can go wrong with any of the models you see on the list below.
Tornado Tournament 3000 Foosball Table – Single Goalie
|(5.0 / 5)|
Kettler Weatherproof Indoor/Outdoor Foosball Table
|(4.8 / 5)|
Tornado Elite Foosball Table
|(4.6 / 5)|
Garlando G-500 Weatherproof Soccer Table
|(4.6 / 5)|
American Heritage Carlyle Foosball Table
|(4.6 / 5)|
Carrom Signature Foosball Table
|(4.5 / 5)|
Shelti Foos 200 Foosball Table
|(4.5 / 5)|
Hathaway Primo Soccer Table
|(4.4 / 5)|
Hathaway Playoff Soccer Table
|(4.3 / 5)|
Fat Cat Sheffield Foosball Table
|(4.0 / 5)|
Tornado Tournament 3000 Foosball Table Review
This single goalie tournament table is one of the premium tables on the market right now. Though it doesn’t really have a luxury look to it, you’re definitely getting high end class from this one. For the most part though, I think this one is best for people who are serious about their foosballing.
You get top notch quality since Tornado is one of the top foosball brands on the market right now, and they have been for some time.
This is a full-size model that measures in at 56in L x 30in W x 36in H, but if you include the rods that width increases to 70 inches. And it is the official table of the Tornado National Tour!
Components are commercial grade quality with chrome-plated hollow steel rods, patented Tornado counterbalanced players and a durable cabinet. This thing is made to take a beating and still perform like new, which makes it a good choice if you have some rowdy teenagers who will be using it.
The eight sided handled gives you a comfortable grip that will not slip if you hands get sweaty from some heated game play.
Putting this thing together when it arrives is very easy, but you will need at least one other person to help you safely move it around and into place. This thing is a beast at 355 pounds in weight.
Overall, this is an awesome choice but the price tag is not cheap. But if you expect to use it a lot and want it last, then definitely consider this option for foosball – just remember that it is a single goalie model and not a three-man goalie model.
Shelti Foos 200 Foosball Table Review
If you’re looking for a nice, premium foosball table that has a luxury feel at an affordable price, then this Shelti model is a good choice. It has a price under $1000 and looks great in a home or office.
The legs are solid wood, but the table itself is not 100% natural wood. The walls are 1-inch thick MDF. And the rods are chrome plated. Overall, this is pretty solid construction, but if you can afford to spend a few hundred more bucks the you can get a better quality table like one of the Tornado models.
This is a three-man goalie table, which I think it the best setup to get. It has dual ball returns and it is regulation size if you are practicing for a tournament. And one of the interesting features of this on is that it has lock on men compression bumpers, so that is pretty cool.
Overall, this is a good foosball table for beginners as well as experienced players. It offers a lot of performance for the money and it something that will last you for many years to come.
Kettler Weatherproof Indoor/Outdoor Foosball Table Review
If you happen to live in a place that has pretty decent weather most of the year, like Southern California, then a good indoor/outdoor option might be the way for you to go. And out of all the best foosball table brands out there, Kettle comes up at the top when comparing the best outdoor foosball tables with this model right here.
This thing is full size at 58-in x 46-in x 35-in for it’s total dimensions. It is made in Italy by Kettler and the quality is very high. You’re looking at a cabinet with weatherproof resin and high quality laminates to prevent damage from the weather and other outdoor elements.
The steel telescopic rods are high stress resistant and feature an anti-rust chromium plating that can withstand moisture. And the players are moulded on the rods so that they cannot be broken off under stress. The powder coated steel legs have built-in levelers that will help you keep the table level even on surfaces that might be a bit bumpy like your yard.
One of the great features that you get for your money is that it comes with a protective cover. So, if you use the cover when it is outside and not in use, you end up extending the useful life of the product – without having to spend another cent on the protective cover. This is perfect if you want to keep pollen or other debris from building up on it when you’re not using it.
It also comes standard with 5 balls so you won’t have to order any extras for a while. Another great thing about this Kettler indoor/outdoor model is the price. Though the retail price is $1400, you can order it from Wayfair at a discount prices that is a few hundred bucks cheaper. In fact, I often see it on sale for close to $1000 on the Wayfair website.
Tornado Elite Foosball Table Review
It features a 1.5-inch thick cabinet with a Victorian cherry laminate finish, heavy-grade high quality rods, commercial-grade leg levelers, natural solid wood handles, dual ball returns, Tornado’s patented split bearings and men. This is one high quality professional level table that gives any room you put it in that premium feel thanks to the cherry finish.
You will need someone else to help you move it around and get it into place as it is very heavy. Getting it assembled is very easy though.
In case you’re wondering, this one does have the 3-man goalie setup. Overall this is one sturdy foosball table that should give you plenty of good years of playing time.
Carrom Signature Foosball Table Review
This Signature model has an affordable price under $1000 and some nice features. The cabinet is one-inch thick MDF board with a Burr Oak finish. It has chrome-plated hollow steel rods and hardwood handles that are 8-sided and comfortable in your grip. And the wooden scoring beads are really cool.
It feels like it has a sturdy and durable build, though it is obvious that the components don’t match the high-end quality that you get from Tornado. It’s really obvious in the weight of the table as this one weighs only 162 pounds total. You’ll still need someone else to help you put it together, but you might be able to move it on your own at that weight.
You do get some balls when you buy it, so no need for ordering extras just yet.
A nice feature is that you can either set it up with a one-main goalie or a three-man goalie for playing. You don’t see this goalie option with every model out there, so it is definitely a nice feature.
Overall, this one is a good choice if you need something that is just a little cheaper than the Tornado models. It makes a great choices for your kids or teenagers, but since it is full-size, adults also enjoy playing on this one.
Hathaway Primo Soccer Table Review
If you’re on a tight budget and looking for something under five hundred bucks, then you’re probably not going to be able to get something like a Tornado or Carrom for your home game room. However, this Hathaway model will fit your budget and give you plenty of years of playing time.
In fact, this is probably the best foosball table under $500 on the market right now. It has great reviews online and is one of the top rated models that you can buy. And for the money, it seems pretty sturdy and durable. It is clearly not as high quality as the more expensive brands, but it is still worth the price.
The cabinet is 1.125-in thick and made of MDF with a nice looking Espresso finish. In fact, the entire design of this one is very classy and luxury in look, so you can really impressive your friends when they see this in your home.
The rods are chrome-plated solid steel and the legs have levelers, just like the expensive models. Note that this one has the one-man goalie configuration, which some people prefer. In terms of size, this one is just shy of being a standard full-sized model. The dimensions are 46 in. L x 26 3/4 in. W x 3/8 in. for the playing surface. Standard size is 56 in. instead of 46 in.
You can put this together on your own in less than an hour and you can probably even move it by yourself. It only weighs around 130 pounds, but still feels sturdy during game play.
Hathaway Playoff Soccer Table Review
Here we have another very affordable Hathaway model that has pretty good reviews and ratings from other foosers. This one here is not for everyone though as it is not a full size table. The playing surface dimensions are 40.5 in. L x 23 in. W x 1/4 in., and the standard size is 56 in. not 46 in.
As you can see, the smaller size of this one makes it a good foosball table for kids and teens, as well as adults with a small space like an apartment or condo. But probably the best thing about this Hathaway model is it’s price. It is cheap! In fact, it is the only model to consider if your budget is so small that you’re shopping for the best foosball table under $300. For anything better in that price range, you’d have to shop for used models.
Make no mistake, this is not a heavy duty item, but for the money it offers a decent value. It has an MDF cabinet and chrome-plated steel rods with handles that have comfort rubber grips on them. And, it has the three-man goalie configuration.
Like I said, there are definitely better options on the market in terms of durability and quality, but you can’t be the price on this one if you have a small budget. And for kids, this thing is perfect.