Kids’ Foosball Table Considerations
Buying a foosball table so that you can play with your kids (or grandkids, in my case) can lead to hours upon hours of fun for everybody. That is, as long as you get the right foosball table for your family. You need to take a few key points into consideration in order to find the best foosball table for kids, ranging from size to location and few other elements in between. This guide covers what you need to know so that you can choose the absolute best foosball table for you and your children.
Consider Everyone’s Ages
It’s very important to think about the ages of all of the children that are going to be using the table in order to find one that everybody can use. Also, some children might be too young to use the table safely, so you’re going to want to keep this in mind while you’re looking at the different models out there. While I like to think you’re never too old to play foosball, you can certainly be too young to play it safely.
The Matter of Size
This is about the size of the table, and the size of your children. You want to find a table that is low enough to the ground that they can stand at it comfortably and still see the field. Standing on a chair or stool to play is dangerous, so you’re definitely going to want to avoid tall or extra-long tables if you have a lot of little kids that are going to be playing. You should also think about any adults that are going to be playing, because you don’t want to buy a table that’s going to cause them to hunch over in order to play with the kids.
There are a few major safety considerations you’re going to want to think about when buying a foosball table for children. Primarily, you need to make sure the rods aren’t going to jut out and run the risk of hitting the kids if they get too close. The rods can also cause kids to pinch their fingers in the holes on the side of the table if they reach towards it. You can look into tables that place a safety case around the non-handle parts of the rods, but these can be a bit more expensive, so just keep that in mind.
Location of the Table
Make sure you know the dimensions of the space where you plan to put the table. You definitely don’t want to get a table that is too big for the room or that doesn’t leave your kids enough room to play comfortably. Also, I’ve learned from personal experience that you don’t want to put the table too close to any breakables, like vases. Playing foosball can get you pretty excited, and kids definitely have a tendency to get caught up in the fun and bump into their surroundings.
Tabletop Foosball Tables
Depending on the available space and the age of your children, you might want to think about getting them a tabletop foosball table. These models are much smaller than full-sized tables, which can make them the perfect size for younger kids. Since they don’t have the full legs, you can keep them stored in a closet when you’re not using them and then set them out on a table when you’re ready to play.
Finding the best foosball table for children definitely depends on the specifics of your family, so really take the time to think about each person that is going to use it. This will help you figure out what areas are most important to you, and what special considerations you need to keep in mind to make your table fit in with your family.