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Foosball table 4 in 1’s can be terrific fun, in a lot of situations, but are they good as Foosball tables? Or just a ‘toy’? Are they as good as dedicated Foosball tables?
You will be surprised at the quality that 4-in-1 Foosball Multitables, you can have a great game of Foosball on a most of them. They may not be suitable for professional’s.
These tables are very often overlooked as a table for your home or other space. However, at parties, for kids and team-building exercises, having a choice of games means that the game can be changed, so that the same person does not win every time, and people do not get bored if they dislike Foosball (Some people don’t). It is also a great space saver, as instead of needing room for multiple tables, you only need the one.
This multi-table, while being able to play an excellent game of Foosball, will not be suitable for professional players or people training for a tournament. For these activities, you would need a professional standard table.
The 4-in-1 Multi-table is usually the full table type which includes the legs, the top part of the table are detachable into 4 pieces. The part to play the game that you want is placed on the top and is the only one that is visible. These tables are usually made of a laminate material as they need to come apart, so solid wood is not suitable.
These tables are slightly more expensive than a standard table of the same size and quality. This is because there need to be 4 table tops manufactured, and the accessories for the four games also need to be produced and shipped with the game. The prices are between $120 to $300, although you can find models more expensive than this.
Basketball, Ping-Pong, Billiards, Pool, Snooker, Air Hockey and of course Foosball are all games that can typically be found on 4-in-1 multi-tables. Sometimes you may even find other games. Read the specification of the table to see which games you will get before you buy the Table. Amazon has a range of tables with many combinations of games.
This type of table allows you to play 4 different games on a single table by swapping the table tops. These games could be things such as Foosball, Air Hockey, Billiards, etc. Because you can play 4 games, this style of table is called a “Multi-Game Table.”
Because the table plays multiple games, each of the individual games will probably not be as good as they would be on a table dedicated to that game, some design consideration needs to be given to each game played Ideally suited to children, who want to play over one game.
“My Grandchildren love this game.”
This is a multi-table game with its own folding legs. These can be folded up for more accessible storage when the table is not in use. The foosball playing surface is black, and the opposing teams have men of black and white.
This portable folding game table has a weight of about 50 pounds and an approximate size of 42″x 24″x 32″(L*W*H). The table does not require a dedicated space to be kept in, as it was designed with secure storage in mind for when it is not in use. Because the table is relatively light, it can move if the players become overexcited, so try not to become over-enthusiastic when playing on this table!
Each opponent has 4 rods to control the foosball players. The setup is: A single goalie, followed by 2 players on the defensive bar. This is followed by 3 players on the midfield bar, then another 3 players on the attacking bar. There is a ball return and scoreboard for each player as well.
This type of table allows you to play 4 different games on a single table by swapping the table tops. These games could be things such as Foosball, Air Hockey, Billiards etc. Because you can play 4 games this style of table is called a “Multi-Game Table.”
Because the table is designed to play multiple games, each of the individual games will probably not be as good as they would be on a table dedicated to that game, some design consideration needs to be given to each game played Ideally suited to children, who want to be able to play more than one game
“Easy to Assemble, 5 Stars”
This four-in-one table is basically, a light brown laminate wood effect table, with short legs of a similar color. The foosball table has the standard green color playing surface, with opposing teams that are red and yellow in color
This table is a tabletop multi-game, this means that you can play games other than foosball, and it does not have full legs, so requires another table or similar work surface for it to be placed upon. The table has the approximate Dimensions of 32″ X 17 X 9.4″( (LxWxH), with a weight of about 31 pounds.
The table can easily be stored when not in use, so does not need a dedicated space. As this is not a full-size heavy table it can move if the player gets too excited when playing, so you must try not to get over enthusiastic. Each player gets 3 rods to play with, there is a single goalie, then 3 players on each of the 2 other bars. The foosball game has a ball return and abacus style scoreboard for each player
5 Stars, Kids love it!
“Decent table for the price.”
This table is a multi-table game (You can play games other than Foosball on it), and it has its own legs (So you do not need another table to place it on). The table top is multicoloured, with the primary color being probably blue. The legs are black, and the table has a pitch color of green, and opposing teams of blue and red.
This table weighs about 28 pounds and has a size of approximately 32” L x 19” W x 26” H. It is a light table designed for children under 10 years old. Because of the lightweight and small size, the table can quickly be moved for more accessible storage, therefore does not require its own dedicated space.
If the children play too aggressively, it is possible that the table could move. This table uses the standard single goalie system. The player setup is as follows: Single goalie, two men on the defensive rod, 5 men on the midfield rods, and finally three men on the attacking bar. There is also a ball return and a scoreboard for each player.
“The table is a nice small set with good graphics!"
A foosball table 4 in 1 is suitable for all ages from Adult to child. Some cheaper smaller games are aimed at children, however as long as the table, you buy is not too small (as they may be cramped for some larger adults) then the whole family will play on these tables and enjoy themselves.
Video of the gameplay on a regular smaller foosball multi-table. Let your kids or you look at the type of game you can play. (Adults required the larger tables!)
Below is a typical video showing the type of assembly that may be required for a multi-table. Easily done by most people.
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3. “International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF)”, Foosball Ruling Body – https://www.tablesoccer.org/
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