Foosball is a great indoor activity for family and friends to play against each other with a bit of friendly competition. When shopping for a foosball table, you'll want to consider the size, of course, as well as the frame material, handles, and rods. "When buying foosball tables or arcade games, it is also always a good idea to source pieces that will work with the style of your decor," says Decorist designer Elizabeth Herrera.
To help you understand the various types of foosball tables available and narrow your search, we researched standout models in every category that are durable and easy to use, yet still attractive enough to feature in a styled game room or family room. Whether you're a soccer or football fan, or an arcade aficionado, you'll find the best foosball table for your needs on this list.
Barrington Billiards Company Allendale 56'' Foosball Table
Solid wood frame
Requires two-person assembly
No telescopic rods
Our number one pick is by high-end pool table manufacturer Barrington Billiards Company. The Allendale meets regulation sizing for tournaments and has a solid wood frame with metal reinforcements on the legs, as well as hidden levelers for extra durability and sturdiness without sacrificing aesthetics.
The dark oak wood stain contrasts the black legs and playing surface, making for a handsome appeal that'll go with almost any decor scheme. With hollow rods and non-slip handles, the counterbalanced players are easy to maneuver. We also like that this foosball table has neutral gray and black players and old-fashioned scoring beads for the nostalgic among us. We recommend having an additional person nearby when you assemble this table, which can be rather tricky to do if you're working alone.
Price at time of publish: $739
Size: 56 x 29 x 34 inches | Material: Manufactured wood, solid wood, plastic, metal | Weight: 143 lbs | Warranty: 90 days
ESPN Arcade Style Foosball Table
Unique player shape
It's no surprise that ESPN has its own foosball table design that's not only durable but also well designed for a game room. Made from composite board and plastic with chrome-plated rods, this table does require assembly, but the process is easy.
We also appreciate that this table has adjustable leg levelers to ensure sturdy and fair play on any floor surface. The 26 players on this table are also unique in shape, compared to traditional, stockier foosball players. Traditional bead-style scoring and a detailed field layout make this foosball table a fun and realistic option for game night.
Price at time of publish: $408
Size: 34.5 x 56 x 28.75 inches | Material: Composite board, plastic | Weight: 92 lbs | Warranty: Not listed
Pottery Barn Rustic Mahogany Foosball Table
Solid kiln-dried pine
Plated steel rods
If you appreciate upscale design with timeless finishes, you'll love this 58-inch foosball table from Pottery Barn. Constructed from solid kiln-dried pine with a rich mahogany finish, it's exceedingly sturdy and reminiscent of a stately upright piano. And unlike most other options, Pottery Barn will deliver this table fully assembled and place it in the room of your choice.
The rustic design is sophisticated yet timeless enough for any game room, and the sturdy materials ensure that it will stand for a lifetime of play. This foosball table weighs 200 pounds, making it quiet heavy, if you do have to relocate it at any point. We also recommend being mindful of the glass play surface, which could shatter if impacted.
Price at time of publish: $1,899
Size: 58 x 30.5 x 37.5 inches | Material: Pine, steel, thermoplastic | Weight: 200 lbs | Warranty: Not listed
KICK Monarch 48" in Folding Foosball Table
Three color options
May be difficult for children to operate
If you're short on space or want a foosball table that you can push to the side when not in use, your best bet is this table from Kick Monarch. This foosball table is a standard playing size, but it folds up and has two wheels for easy maneuvering into a corner. We also like that it is backed by a lifetime warranty in case of any manufacturing defaults.
We think this table is great for a household that may have a family room that doubles as an entertaining space. This table is available in three finishes—brown, black, or gray—so you can also choose a finish that best matches your home's style. Our only hesitancy with this table is the potential for pinched fingers or crushed feet. We recommend an adult be present while this table is being folded up or unfolded for play time.
Price at time of publish: $280
Size: 48 x 24 x 32 inches | Material: Manufactured wood | Weight: 60 lbs | Warranty: Lifetime
Best Multi-Game System
Giantex 2-in-1 Mini Game with Foosball and Air Hockey
Easy to store
Detailed player design
Not best for adults
If you're hoping to keep kids occupied for hours, we recommend looking a multi-game system like this option from Giantex. One side is a mini foosball table, while the other is an air(less) hockey table. Simply flip the game to your desired playing side and you're ready to go.
Some assembly is required with this table, and we recommend carefully storing small pieces for each game that may be easily lost. Just like our best mini pick, this tabletop game can easily be stored when not in use, making it ideal for smaller households. While this foosball table is a great design for kids, it may not be the best option for adults who are looking for a multi-game system.
Price at time of publish: $80
Size: 4 x 27 x 15 inches | Material: Wood | Weight: 9 lbs | Warranty: Not listed
Giantex 27" Mini Foosball Table
Easy to store
Weighing just 12 pounds, this tiny foosball table can be placed on your floor, a coffee table, or a dining table. It's made from a solid wood frame, has steel rods, and comfortable hand grips. This mini version is a great way to introduce kids to foosball before they can reach a full-size table.
It's also more budget-friendly than a full sized table, but it doesn't compromise on any of the elements for fun and effective play. Plus, you can easily store this table when you're not using it. This table does require full assembly, which may be challenging, so we recommend having a helper nearby.
Price at time of publish: $70
Size: 27 x 14.5 x 9.5 inches | Material: Plastic, engineered wood, steel, wood | Weight: 12 lbs | Warranty: 90 days
Steve Silver Co. Diletta Foosball Coffee Table in Dark Brown
Must sit on floor while playing
The Diletta is a multifunctional foosball-coffee table hybrid you can place in the middle of your living room. Decorist designer Elizabeth Herrera recommended this table as an attractive, yet multipurpose option. We like that this table is made from durable materials, like wood, iron, and tempered glass, and that it has five casters for easy maneuvering.
Whether you choose to use this table as your TV room coffee table or place it in a dedicated game room in your home, its multifunctional design is a great alternative to a larger, bulky foosball table. "It is great for smaller spaces that can't house a traditional foosball table and is a unique addition that will seamlessly fit in with your furnishings and decor," says Herrera. While you will have to sit on the floor while playing at this table, we think that's a reasonable compromise for the overall space that this table saves in your home.
Price at time of publish: $449
Size: 28 x 45 x 20 inches | Material: Tempered glass, walnut wood, iron | Weight: 85 lbs | Warranty: 1 year
The best option overall is the Barrington Billiards Company Allendale Foosball Table, a regulation-size foosball table with a solid wood frame, metal reinforcements, hidden levelers, counterbalanced players, non-slip handles, and a timeless appearance. If you're looking for something a bit more affordable, we suggest the ESPN Arcade Style Foosball Table, which has all of the features of a regulation foosball table at a slightly lower price.
What to Look for in a Foosball Table
When shopping for a foosball table, you'll want to first consider the size. While there are mini and tabletop options, most full-sized models are between 48 and 56 inches in length, 29 to 31 inches wide, and 34 to 36 inches tall. "You also need to consider scale, as they can take up quite a bit of room, so making sure it fits in your space is key," says Elizabeth Herrera, a Decorist designer. While you may think a foosball table will not take up a ton of space in your home, it's best to have plenty of moving room around the table for efficient and easy play.
Like furniture, foosball tables come in a wide range of styles. As Herrera notes, you'll want to look for a model that complements the rest of your decor, whether in a similar wood finish, color, or design aesthetic. If you plan to add a foosball table to your game room, aesthetics may not be as much of a concern, compared to a more formal family room. Our best splurge pick, the Pottery Barn Rustic Mahogany Foosball Table, is an attractive solid wood option that would easily blend into a rustic parlor or family room.
Rods and Handles
Foosball rods are usually made of steel or chrome and can be hollow or solid. Hollow is generally easier to use, because it's lighter. However, a poorly constructed hollow rod could easily bend with rough game play. Some models have telescopic rods, which make the game safer by retracting into the table instead of poking through to the other side.
Similarly, the handles of your foosball table should be durable, since they'll experience the most physical wear. It's also important that they're comfortable and preferably grippy. Foosball sets often have plastic, wood, or rubber handles. Rubber is typically best, as it's easiest to grip. Some are also carved to be ergonomic and prevent hand fatigue and strain.
What is the standard size of a foosball table?
Standard (or full-size) foosball tables can be anywhere from 48 to 56 inches long, 29 to 31 inches wide, and 34 to 36 inches in height. Within these ranges, the more critical aspect is that the table has the proper length-to-width ratio.
There are also regulation-size foosball tables, which are best for preparing for a competition. These models measure 56 inches long and 30 inches wide.
How much space do you need for a foosball table?
Generally speaking, you should have at least 4 feet (48 inches) of space on each player side of a foosball table. For the ends, you need at least 18 to 24 inches so people can easily walk through and access the score counters. For instance, if you get a table that's 56 x 30 inches, you'll want to have at least 10 x 8 feet of open space in a room so players can move comfortably.
How do you clean a foosball table?
The proper way to clean a foosball table depends on the material. Finished wood can be dusted and wiped down with a mild cleaner or polish. Glass, laminate, linoleum, and metal can be cleaned with soapy water, an all-purpose liquid cleaner, or even diluted white vinegar. When in doubt, use products specifically formulated to clean the material. You shouldn't use harsh or abrasive cleaners on foosball tables, as those may remove the finish, the goal counters, or the field details.
Why Trust The Spruce?
Theresa Holland is a content creator who specializes in consumer goods, home design, and recreation. For this article, she interviewed Decorist designer Elizabeth Herrera for tips on placement and style selection and then researched the various types, sizes, materials, and features of foosball tables. She pored over key specs, read user reviews, and considered the price, quality, and durability of myriad options before landing on her final picks. Holland has been writing for The Spruce since 2019, covering furniture, housewares, games, and cleaning products.
Additional research was done by Julia Fields, a lifestyle writer for The Spruce who has covered all things surrounding toys, gifts, and the holidays since October 2021. Before that, she covered similar topics, including toy reviews, product round-ups, expert-focused articles, and more.
Emma Phelps, an updates writer for The Spruce, refreshed this round-up to provide additional context for each of the product picks and added new categories.