Foosball

Table football (also called foosball ) is a table-top game based on football (soccer). We offer all the top brands of foosball tables

History of Foosball

The origins/history of the game of foosball are heavily debated. The is a good chance that foosball developed in multiple countries in Europe almost simultaneously. The first U.S. Patent for a foosball table was granted in 1901, but foosball historians generally agree that the game know as foosball (or table soccer) was invented in Western Europe in the late 19th century.

Foosball was originally known as "babyfoot". The word "foosball" is the Americanized version of the German word "fussball", which the Germans also use to refer to soccer. The breakdown of the word literally means "foot" "ball". These days, the sport if officially referred to "table soccer". To the millions of Americans who love and play the game, it is usually just referred to as "foosball", or "foos" for short.

Even though table soccer first became really popular in Germany in the late 1920s, the man credited with inventing the first foosball table was a Frenchman named Lucien Rosengart (1880 - 1976). Lucien was an bona fide inventive genius who worked at the Citroen automobile factory. Besides being credited with the first foosball table, he is credited as the inventor of front wheel drive, the minicar and the seat belt among other things! Foosball definitely reached popularity in Europe before the United States, and many servicemen who were serving in World War II were turned on the table soccer there and foosball history was changed forever.

Foosball is now played around the globe! Besides N. America and Europe, foosers can now be found in Asia, South America, Australia, the Middle East, North Africa, Tahiti elsewhere! There are even professional applications being found for table soccer. Foosball is now used for both physical rehabilitation (such as rebuilding/improving hand/eye coordination) and social rehabilitation (at correctional facilities).

Foosball Rules

If you are a novice to foosball, we plan on giving you a nice introduction to the foosball rules. First off, there are three main rules you should try and adhere to whenever you step up to a foosball table:

HAVE FUN! NO SPINNING! REALLY HAVE FUN! Foosball games go up to 5 points, there fist person to hit their fifth goal wins! Because foosball games go to 5 points, most foosers try to have 9 foosballs on hand. Below is a simplified list of foosball rules to get you started foosing for fun, however this basic set of rules do apply to even the most serious of professional foosball competitions. If you get confused, listen to the music play and please refer to rules I - III above for the most fun!

OPENING COIN FLIP: To start a foosball game, you must flip a coin to determine who will serve the first foosball. After each point, the foosball team that was scored upon must serve the next foosball. It is indeed legal and helpful to serve your own men the foosball by either angling or spinning the foosball. As you will read in the next rule, the foosball must strike the soccer table's playfield before being hit by a foosball man.

RULES ON PASSING: The foosball needs to touch the playfield first before it can be advanced in play. If the ball happens to stop, you have to touch two men and the ball needs to be moving to be caught as a pass. If, however, you wish to shoot for the goal, the foosball does NOT have to touch two men. YES, SHOTS TAKEN WITH YOUR 5-BAR MEN DO COUNT! In addition, there is a 10 second time limit imposed on the 5 man rod.

RULES ON SCORING: In addition, to the 10 second time limit imposed on the 5-man rod, There is a 15 second time limit imposed on the 3-man and the 2-man rods. All shots that cross the plane of the goal - even if they pop out - will count as a point. The only kind of goal that will NEVER count is a foosball which is moved forward by a spinning rod.

RULE FOR DEAD BALL: While a good deal of the new tables from Shelti foosball and others are designed to prevent ball stoppage, it still happens on older tables. If the foosball stops anywhere on the table where both foosers are unable to reach it with their foosball men, it must be re-served by the last team who served. The exception to this rule is when the ball becomes dead behind the two man rods, then it must be knocked back into play by that team's goalie player.

RULES ON DISTRACTIONS: While a little friendly trash talking may be acceptable depending on who you are playing with, physical distractions such as jarring the rods, lifting, or sliding the foosball table are not allowed.


Our Featured Foosball Table!

Sportcraft FoosCup Foosball Table

List Price: $799.99 Sale Price: $529.98

With all its chrome plating, this foosball table has a class act. Metallic men and metal-lined recessed cup holders add another level of enjoyment: They give this table a real high-roller feel.

As far as playability goes, this table delivers fast action with the two side ball returns. Top-quality steel rods, weighted and fully balanced players, and comfortable pvc handles make for controlled, comfortable, tournament level foosball play. To top it all off, this foosball table offers a classy hand-finished cabinet.

Dynamo/Tornado Whirlwind Foosball Table

List Price: $999.99 Sale Price: $674.98 (33% off)

The Tornado Whirlwind delivers fast action excitement and high quality at a competitive price.

The number one foosball table in the world is now available for all to enjoy in the comforts of their own home. The industry leading Tornado foosball table fleet is available to take the world consumers by storm. The Tornado brand will blow away any other table on the market today. With it's superior quality, engineering, durability, and playability there is no other foosball table on the planet that can hold a candle to the superior excitement that Tornado brand foosball brings to players. As the number one choice of professionals around the world there is no doubting the standard we set by offering the Tornado brand.

Oak cabinet finish

Centerless ground, chrome plated, hollow steel rods are hardwearing and offer great balance.

Three-man goalie rods let you keep the ball in play even in the corners.

Patented man and cushion system creates a high level of feel between your men and the ball.

Boot style leg leveler system makes it easy to ensure a level playing surface.

Solid legs will not warp or split as they provide stability. Patented centerless ground urethane balls roll smoothly and consistently and are included.

Tornado foosball tables come with a pre-assembled cabinet, finishing the assembly process only requires attaching the legs to the table and the men to the rods.

Carrom Burr Oak Foosball Table

List Price: $799.99 Sale Price: $529.98 (34% off)

The Burr Oak Foosball Table has a classic look that will have you playing and feeling like a pro in no time.

This game is finely constructed using only the most durable materials to provide years of rugged playtime enjoyment.

Cabinet and legs are covered with a heavy, glossy vinyl which is resistant to wear and use.

The vinyl on the legs and the leg materials will resist denting by a vacuum cleaner and use.

Heavy duty, triple-chrome-plated rods ensure long term, smooth action and attractive looks.

Players are hand painted so that no two are exactly the same. Each team, however, has identical uniforms.

Rubber handles provide a sure, cushioned grip on the non-bending polished control rods.

Single goalie for the traditional foosball game; three player goalie for tournament style play.

Playfield is perfectly flat with corner inserts for the single goalie option to keep the ball in active play.

Playfield surface is sheet coated to withstand abuse; ensuring long term play and attractiveness.

Game assembly takes less than 90 minutes.

All necessary parts and complete instructions are included with the game for easy assembly.

Heavy, 170 pound cabinet will not move during play, yet it is easy to move for cleaning or vacuuming.

Rubber leg boots assure perfect leveling and eliminate any table movement associated with a screw in leg leveler.

Special, self aligning bearings at all rod to cabinet contact areas completely eliminate any alignment problems while assuring great spin action. These special bearings are pre-assembled into the cabinet for exactness and your convenience.

Game is UL tested and approved for consumer safety where appropriate.

This game is finely constructed by Carrom in Ludington, Michigan using only the most durable of construction materials to provide years of rugged playtime enjoyment.

Sportcraft Arena II Foosball Table

List Price: $799.99 Sale Price: $559.98 (30% off)

In addition to being a tournament-quality foosball table, the Sportcraft Arena Foosball Table is a stylish piece of furniture. A beautiful wood veneer finish and unique vaulted side aprons are accented by stainless steel and metal banding, which give the table modern appeal. No more reaching around to get the ball after a goal - this table has two side ball returns to keep the action rolling. You don't have to look any further for a durable, playable foosball table that will look great in your rec room or den.

Beautiful wood veneer finish with matching hand grips

Steel player rods w/single goalie

Stainless steel and metal banding

Vaulted side aprons for a modern style

Stainless steel bushing covers, ball entry cup, & ball return Realistic players

Soccer-style arena with green melamine playfield Metal bead scoring

DMI Aurora Foosball Table

List Price: $699.99 Sale Price: $399.98 (43% off)

The Aurora FT250 Foosball Table will provide entertainment for years to come with its quality construction and durability.

5-inch-wide legs for durability.

Light cherry laminate.

5/8-inch solid chromed steel rods for durability.

Chrome-finished leg cross bar for stability.

Wood handles, wood scorers, and two cup holders.

Side ball return for convenience.

Leg levelers for a level playing surface.

Shelti Pro Foos II Foosball Table

List Price: $1,599.99 Sale Price: $1,119.98 (30% off)

The Shelti Pro Foos II table will be an extra-durable game for foosball fans.

Oiled-cherry laminate exterior.

Ball return is located on the side to easily retrieve balls. Three man goalie for full-field play.

Men are durably constructed of high-grade, automotive grade ABS material.

Men have precisely angled "feet" for optimum ball capture and control.

Premium grade 1 1/2-inch thick fiberboard (MDF) provides strength, heft, and straightness.

Hardwood octagonal handles for increased grip. The 3 1/2 x 3 1/2-inch legs are solid polymer with levelers for a level playing surface.

The "stay in play" field trim provides a slight rise along the playfield walls so that the balls won't come to a rest.

Halex Defender Foosball Table

List Price: $699.99 Sale Price: $439.98 (37% off)

High-tech graphite finish with silver trim

14-inch apron

Side ball return

Round post legs with support bar

Robot-style players

Hidden hardware

Manual scoring

Cup holder on top rail

Sportcraft Stadium Foosball Table

List Price: $899.99 Sale Price: $549.98 (39% off)

Green melamine playfield

16mm diameter chrome plated steel rods

22 weight & balanced players

Corner ramps on each end

Matching veneer hand grips

Foosball Robot Players

List Price: $14.99 Sale Price: $9.98 (33% off)

Designed for use with home foosball tables

Regulation size players

Durable plastic construction will withstand heavy use 2 replacement players per pack

The Foosball Robot Players Replacement pack will help get your table up and running again at full force. These players feature the classic robot design and will hold up through years of play

DMI Remo Foosball Table

List Price: $429.99 Sale Price: $279.98 (35% off)

The Remo Foosball Table will deliver hours of head-to-head foosball fun. This 54-inch soccer table features 3.75-inch square legs and chrome-finished steel rods. The sturdy black rubber handles are easy to maneuver for quick-shot scoring action. Two crossbars are added between the legs for added structural support, and this table offers a traditional abacus scoring system.

Carlin Foosball Table

List Price: $879.99 Sale Price: $599.98 (32% off)

The Carlin Foosball Table will deliver hours of quick-shot scoring to suit your high-octane entertainment needs. This striking table features high-gloss black PVC and silver PVC trim. The play bars are composed of solid steel with black nickel for maximum durability and smooth maneuverability. This set includes four white and black soccer balls for your playing pleasure.

Championship Foosball Table

List Price: $699.99 Sale Price: $529.98 (24% off)

Enjoy top-level foosball action on a table that will distinguish any home.

16mm chrome-plated hollow rods with 3-man goalie rods

Sleek cabinet with acrylic side walls and T-molding on rails

Stable angled legs with adjustable leg levelers

Side ball return so you can maintain a fast pace

Black chrome and silver chrome players with hidden hardware

Analog scoring behind each goal

Real mesh nets offer satisfying sounds

What We Like About the Championship Foosball Table

The Championship Foosball Table is a top-level foosball table that looks as good as it plays. The futuristic look of this table will set any game room apart and nicely complement contemporary decor. This is one table that you won't feel the need to keep out of sight no matter the occasion. Metal goals add visual appeal and a rewarding sound every time you find the back of the net. You'll enjoy distinctive looks and arcade-level play year after year with this foosball table in your home.

Bellagio Foosball Table

List Price: $899.99 Sale Price: $629.98 (30% off)

Flip your wrist, shoot, and score with this classic-styled Bellagio Foosball Table from Sportspower. This table is constructed of solid wood veneers to provide extra strength and durability. Chrome accents act as perfect detailed embellishments and a metal manual bead scorer allows you to keep track of all your goals. This set includes four black and white soccer balls.

Halex Pillar Foosball Table

List Price: $999.99 Sale Price: $549.98 (45% off)

Additional features to enjoy on the Halex Pillar Foosball Table

All wood veneer finish

Modern chrome trim

Solid steel rods with bearings

Features balanced players

Solid wood leg

Dynamo/Tornado Tour Edition

List Price: $1,999.99 Sale Price: $1,499.98 (25% off)

The Tornado Tour Edition is the industry standard for coin-operated foosball tables. This is the exact table found in bars, restaurants, and at officially sanctioned foosball tournaments around the country. The locking split-cabinet allows easy access to all primary components, including the cash box. The coin mechanism can be set to accept any quarter combination from $.25-$1.25. The 9-ball drop insures a full complement of balls at every vend.

Tournament used simply means, the table was used at an officially sanctioned Tornado Foosball Tournament for a three- to four-day duration. The foosball tables are then taken back to the Tornado Factory and repackaged with new accessories. The only noticeable wear may be to the handles of the foosball table, all other components will be in new condition.

Three-man goalie rods keep the ball in play even in corners Rods use a low-maintenance split bearing system

A 3/4-inch-thick playing field provides a consistent playing surface

Marble laminate cabinet has an attractive and distinctive appearance

Friction grip wooden handles have a classic, solid feel chrome plated, hollow steel rods will stand up to heavy use Patented man and cushion system creates better ball feel Side ball return with internal delivery rails makes it easy to get back to the game

Split cabinet design for easy maintenance

Adjustable leg levelers ensure a level playing surface

Solid legs will not warp or split

Extruded aluminum playfield support reinforces an already sturdy construction

Laminated playing field creates a smooth, hardwearing surface

Counterbalanced men provide accurate positioning

9 patented centerless ground urethane balls roll cleanly and evenly and are included

Coin mechanism that can be set from $.25 - $1.25 (No freeplay)

Sportcraft Oxford Antique Foosball Table

List Price: $899.99 Sale Price: $629.98 (30% off)

Rustic Antique Table

Hand Carved Wood Players

Convenient Storage Cabinet Under The Table

Vintage Wooden Foosball

Metal Drink Holders Mounted on Top Rails

Metal Bushing Covers, Entry Cup and Ball Return

Unique Style Grass-like Playfield

Wood Bead Scorers and Handles

What we like about the Oxford Foosball Table...

The Oxford Foosball Table offers a unique design and will add a touch of class to any game room. The rustic antique style is pleasing to the eye while the convenient storage area below the table will provide a convenient place for all your game room accessories. The Oxford also boasts hand carved wooden players and unique wooden foosballs.

Premium Rubber Foosball Handle

List Price: $14.99 Sale Price: $9.98 (33% off)

5 Player Foosball Rod

List Price: $89.99 Sale Price: $49.98 (44% off)

Rods warp over time, lose their luster, and can even break. Whatever the reason, maybe it's time to get a new 5 Player Rod to get back in control of your game and have a fresh, shiny look.

Challenger 3-in-1 Game

List Price: $599.99 Sale Price: $329.98 (45% off)

The Challenger 3-in-1 game table conveniently allows game play for a pool table, foosball table, and a stick hockey table. Simply rotate the table for a new game. A perfect height for kids!

Sturdy steel base frame.

5/8-inch laminated MDF - 1 1/4-inch MDF end panels.

Turn-style knob for easy rotation of the three games.

Complete with all necessary accessories.

Pool table accessories include: a 41x24-inch playing surface, white mesh drop pockets, 1 1/2-inch pool balls, plastic triangle rack, 2 cue sticks (32-inch, 2-piece), 1 brush, and 1 chalk.

Foosball table features include: 41x21-inch playing surface, -inch hollow rods with plastic handles, blue and yellow players, 2 balls, and 2 score bars.

Hockey table features include: 41x25.5-inch playing surface, PVC rods with plastic handles, blue and red players, 2 score bars, and 2 pucks.

Component pieces are stored separate from the table.

Level Best Queen Anne Foosball Table

List price: $899.99 Sale Price: $599.98 to $649.98

The Queen Anne Foosball Table has a sophisticated look and beautiful carved accents for this classic game.

All wood construction for beauty and durability.

Queen Anne style carved legs.

Veneer inlay cabinets for interesting design.

Recessed score unit that remains out of the way.

Convenient side ball return.

Diamond Plate Foosball Table MP3

List price: $1,189.99 to $1,299.99 Sale Price: $849.98 to $919.98

The Diamond Plate Foosball Table brings plenty of fun and excitement into the home, making your living area the life of the party! Standing at 34 inches tall, the table features a black PVC laminate playing field, chrome-plated player rods, and a manual dice-style scoring system. Two balls are included. Also, the foosball table has an option to include the MP3 player in the table, so you can add your own soundtrack to the action.

Sportcraft Elite Cup Foosball Table

List Price: $899.99 Sale Price: $529.98 (41% off)

Wood veneer furniture style cabinet with hand-stained finish

16 mm chrome-plated hollow steel rods

Weighted, fully-balanced players

Two side ball returns

Natural wood handles and matching wood scoring

Includes four 35mm foosballs, assembly instructions, and foosball rules

One-year warranty

What We Like about the Elite Cup Foosball Table

This is a good foosball table for someone looking to add some entertainment, but is not interested in a flashy game room look. The wood cabinet features a hand-stained finish to give it the look of high-quality furniture, so it wonÒt have a problem blending into any setting.

Discretion aside, this is still a fun and durable foosball table. Two side ball returns allow for fast-paced game-play, and the steel rods hold weighted, fully balanced foosball men for faithful performance.

Harvard Foosball Mania

List Price: $579.99 Sale Price: $379.98 (34% off)

Classic wooden foosball table

5-inch legs with levelers for enhanced play

Chrome-plated steel rods with octagonal plastic handles

26 ultra-durable players with three goalie defenders

Attractive beechwood laminate finish with chrome accents

Includes table-top abacus scorers and four soccer balls

Great American Action Soccer Foosball Table

List price: $1,599.99 Sale Price: $1,139.98 (29% off)

The Action Soccer Foosball Table has bold contemporary graphics for player appeal.

Laminate on 1-inch MDF core for durability.

High performance counterbalanced polypropylene figures.

Medium sized handle grips for ease of play for people of all ages.

ABS injected legs for durability.

Individual leg levelers for a level playing surface.

Solid chrome steel rods for durability and attractiveness

Carrom Harley-Davidson Foosball Table

List Price: $1,399.99 Sale Price: $1,195.98 (15% off)

The Harley Davidson" Foosball Table features orange and black players and the Harley Davidson insignia on the side. This table will have you practicing bicycle kicks inside in no time. (Just don't let Mom see.)

Heavy, 170 pound cabinet will not move during play, yet it is easy to move for cleaning.

Cabinet and legs are covered with a heavy, glossy vinyl which is resistant to wear and denting.

Rods are heavy-duty, triple chrome-plated, ensuring long term smooth action and attractive looks.

Players are yellow and black each with balancing weights. Eight-sided wood handles improve grip and player control on the non-bending polished control rods.

Single goalie for the traditional foosball game; three player goalie for tournament style play.

Playfield is perfectly flat with corner inserts for the single goalie option to keep the ball in active play.

Playfield surface is sheet coated to withstand extreme abuse and to ensure long term play and attractiveness.

Rubber leg boots assure both a means for perfect leveling and eliminate any table movement associated with a screw in leg leveler.

Solid steel reinforcement rods and hard walnut supports are used to assure that the playfield remains perfectly level for years to come.

Game assembly is less than 90 minutes with all necessary parts and complete instructions included with the game for ease of assembly.

This game is finely constructed using only the most durable of materials to provide years of rugged playtime enjoyment.

New!! DMI Pinball Shot Foosball Table

List Price: $899.99 Sale Price: $529.98 (41% off)

The patent-pending "Pinball Action" launch system with a selectable power launch on the Pinball Shot Foosball Table is definitely one of a kind. This new design features pinball-action launchers and chrome-plated hollow rods. A sleek and shining steel abacus scorer will tally up your goals and the double-wide top rails will give you a "stadium feel." Roll up your sleeves and dive into competition with this innovative foosball table for the next generation.

DMI Goal Flex Foosball Table

List Price: $749.99 Sale Price: $639.98 (15% off)

Goal Flex Technology

10 LED goal slot

New console features handicapping

"red card" penalty option

Double goal variations

5" heavy duty laminated legs

Leg levelers

Built-in cup holders

Tapered "spectator" apron for better play surface visibility

New customized counter balanced men

5/8" Hollow hardened steel rods

What we like about the DMI Goal Flex Foosball Table...

The Goal Flex foosball table is the first foosball table to use the revolutionary Goal Flex technology. This technology creates a foosball experience that is fast and continuous. The goal slots have been removed and replaced with an infrared scoring sensors. The Goal Flex sensors can be programmed to change the size of the goals for handicapping purposes. Leveling the foosball competition has never been easier, and adds tremendous excitement to any game room.