Sometimes, at a party, or when you have different levels of players, or just when you fancy a change in pace, play a variation on the standard versions of foosball. These can either be playing a different game or playing a drinking game at a party or something similar.
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Penalty shots again involve using only a few of the bars. In the standard game, the defender only may use the goalie, and the attacker is given the ball to one of these bars (to be agreed upon). Each player then takes 10 shots each at the opponent’s goal. The player with the highest score wins.
If a shot misses, you may NOT take another shot off the rebound; it counts as a miss. This can be varied by allowing the defender to use the goalie and the 2 defensive players, and by taking the shots from unique positions.
Right, so you have the kids who want to play, or you just want a break from beating everyone else, why not try one of these Foosball variations?
Three ball is basically the same as standard foosball, however instead of 1 ball being served, 3 balls are served each time. A point is awarded to the person who scores the most goals. Only 1 point is granted each time, even if one player scores all three goals. The game progresses until someone reaches 10 points.
In this game you layout maybe 9 or 11 balls at the centre (you can use as many balls as you want, but really it needs to be an odd number so you will not get any ties.) After a countdown from 3, the players try to get as many of the balls as they can into the opponent’s goals. The winning player is the one who scores the most goals.
Cheating in Foosball, just as any other game, simply means not following the game’s rule.
So cheating in Foosball will entail;
Spinning the ball during the play
Marking up a point that was not scored
Moving or changing the position of the ball with your hands during the game
Touching the players on the rods during the game
Counting a shot that goes ‘in and out’ as a goal (it is not counted as one).
Moving the table during the game, which is also known as jarring. This can be to stop the other players to score.
Using lubricant on the ball in order to alter its movement on the table
Going beyond the time limit for the possession of the ball by each player
Talking with any certified official during the game can also be suspicious and may count as cheating.
Defending well is a major part when aiming to win a Foosball game. The defenders are right before the goalies so controlling them well is crucial. Some defensive techniques are;
Keeping your opponent guessing. Do not use the same technique over and over but alter from time to time.
Make your game or usage of the defensive rods unpredictable.
Move your two defense rods in unison as one solid defensive unit.
Do not forget that your role or the role of the defenders is to stop and control any ball that comes in the defensive area (that is the area with the two rods also known as the defenders)
Leveling your foosball table is very important so as to make the ball stand in the middle without rolling in any unwilling direction. Some methods you may use to level up your table are;
Placing it on a leveled floor
Using a Carpenter’s level
Getting a person to lift up the end that needs to be adjusted, and either unscrew the leg that needs adjustment or place a spacer under.
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