Author: Air Hockey Geek

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Best Glass Chess Sets: Buyer’s Guide and Top 6 Sets

A chessboard is a battlefield where everything a player has learned and practiced about the game of chess is put into action, so when you finally do play, you want to play on the right board. The best glass chess sets are elegant, classic, and display-worthy. These are the boards you can proudly display in your home, but they’re functional as well. If you’re shopping for a new glass chess set, then my buyer’s guide […]

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Playcraft Champion 88″ Air Hockey Table Review

Few are the air hockey tables that deliver premium performance and build quality at the price of the Playcraft Champion. Its regulation-sized playing surface paired with the consistent blower motor results in amazing gameplay that can be enjoyed both by casual players and professionals. In this review, we will take a look at this table’s features, its pros, cons, and at the end, we will compare it with other tables in the premium price class. […]

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East Point Sports Bristle Dartboard Review

The East Point Sports bristle dartboard earned a reputation for its dense sisal fiber surface and the overall durability of the board. It’s considered one of the best dartboards for a variety of reasons, but beginners will mainly love it for its low price and the included set of high-quality darts. Seasoned players will appreciate the board’s self-healing surface, which allows you to get more life out of your board, compared to electronic dartboards that […]

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Fat Cat Mercury Electronic Dartboard Review

The Fat Cat Mercury electronic dartboard features a compact, durable design, an ultra-thin spider, and a wider catch ring that makes it easy to score and perfect your throwing skills. This is the best dartboard for players who are looking for an electronic model that offers a portable design, tons of games, and one that can accommodate up to eight players at once. Overview and Features Electronic dartboards offer a different playing experience, compared to […]

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Winmau Blade 5 Dual Core Bristle Dartboard Review

The Winmau Blade 5 dual core dartboard is one of the best dartboards on the market and definitely a board you should use if you want to train like a pro. This model features the latest in dartboard technology, providing a significantly lower bounce out rate compared to competing models. It’s also equipped with an inner layer that offers higher compression fibers for improved durability. Overview and Features If you’re looking for a family-friendly game, […]

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GLD Viper Shot King Dartboard Review

Even a great player can’t expect to hit the bull consistently without using the best dartboard. A premium dartboard can also take your skills to the next level, allowing you to train just like the pros. In my latest review, I’ll take an in-depth look at the GLD Viper Shot King dartboard. This is a sisal fiber board, which means it’s designed with durability in mind and features a surface that’s self-healing. So, if you’re […]

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Arachnid Cricket Pro Electronic Dartboard Review

If you’re looking for the best dartboard money can buy for your game room, check out the latest board by Arachnid. The Arachnid Cricket Pro electronic dartboard offers a wide variety of features that most players are looking for, including a durable board that’s built to last and a ton of extra games. Overview and Features If you’ve decided to make the switch from your traditional sisal fiber board to an electronic dartboard, then this […]

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Best Arcade Cabinet: 2021 Buyer’s Guide and Top 8 Models

The best arcade cabinet can make you feel like you’ve just stepped back in time. By adding one of these cabinets to your game room, you’ll have full access to a wide range of the classic games you know and love, games you used to play at the arcade all those years ago. Many of these machines include dozens or hundreds of games, in a single cabinet. But finding the right cabinet for your home […]

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Ignat Games Professional Dartboard Set Review

Ignat Games brings you the Ignat Games Professional Dartboard, also referred to as the Assassin Elite Pro, one of the best dartboards out there for the serious dart player. This model comes with all the bells and whistles you could want in a pro-quality bristle board, with a design that aims to help you improve your score and train like a maniac. If you’re looking for the right setup, one that can help you focus […]

RETRO ARCADE MINI

Best Mini Arcade Games: Complete Buyer’s Guide & Top 6 Models in 2021

Mini arcade games can be the perfect choice for anyone who wants to enjoy playing a retro, classic arcade game at home, gamers on a budget, and anyone who doesn’t have the space needed for a standard-sized arcade cabinet. Mini arcade games don’t offer the same game playing experience that a full-sized arcade cabinet can, but these games are easier to store, transport, and enjoy, especially if you live in a dorm room, townhouse, small […]

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The Best Chess Clocks: Buyer’s Guide & Top 6 Chess Clocks in 2021

These days, chess clocks are considered an integral part of playing chess. If you’re in a bad position, practicing with a chess clock and focusing on improving your time management can help you win or save your game. Chess clocks teach you all about better time management when you’re competing against another player in a tournament environment. The best chess clocks are available in both digital and analog designs. The right clock for you can […]

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Best Gifts And Toys for 1-Year Old Boys

As parents, we all want to find the perfect toys for 1 year old boys, educational toys that will provide entertainment, while encouraging growth and development. Unfortunately, since the market is flooded with educational toys these days it can be tricky to find the right toys that a child won’t quickly lose interest in or outgrow. I’ve created this guide that includes all the must-have engaging and educational toys 1-year old boys are sure to […]

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Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 1-Year Old Girls

Learning through play is a crucial part of any child’s growth and development. Playtime for children allows a child to explore, release extra energy, and learn as they play. Early in development, a child’s mind continues to expand, just by taking in their surroundings and looking at their environment. This guide on the best toys and gift ideas for 1-year old girls will go over the best educational toys on the market that can help […]

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Best Toys for 2-Year Olds – Top Gift Ideas!

By the time a child turns two, they tend to get more excited about playing with friends, or sorting shapes and colors. He or she may even run around riding a tricycle or kicking and throwing balls. Toddlers are very active. If you’re not sure what types of toys your toddler needs, then this guide on the best toys and gifts for 2-year-olds will point you in the right direction and can ensure you purchase […]

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American Heritage Billiards Monarch Air Hockey Table Review

On the air hockey table market, the upper tier of tables is occupied by a few premium brands that have been around for quite a while. American Heritage Billiards is one of those brands and their Monarch Air Hockey table is perhaps one of the best examples of a well-built quality table that brings a good value for its price, no matter if it’s noticeably more expensive than other more casual models. RELATED: The Best […]

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Gold Standard Games Tournament Pro Elite Air Hockey Table Review

Gold Standard Games is a brand that specializes in professional-grade air hockey tables. They are based in the USA and their products carry a high price tag with matching build quality and performance. Their line of products tops with the Tournament Pro Elite air hockey table which is one of the most expensive air hockey tables on the market and for a very good reason. In this detailed review, we will see what makes this […]

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Gold Standard Games Home Pro Elite Air Hockey Table Review

There are plenty of air hockey tables on the market but few are the ones that truly deserve to have “professional” associated with their name. Gold Standard Games tables have always brought exceptional quality and superb functionality and their Pro Elite series are a testament to that. The series includes lots of options in different price ranges, kicking off with the Home Pro Elite. In this review, we will take a look at its features, […]

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The 10 Best Arcade Games Of All Time Ranked!

Before PC’s and gaming consoles allowed a gamer to play their favorite video games in the comfort of their own home, there used to be arcades all over the country where people of all ages would spend all day, or a long night posted up at their favorite arcade cabinet with a pocket full of quarters. Investing several hours and plenty of quarters, people would try to top a game’s best score and could spend […]

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The Unique And Interesting History of Arcade Gaming

Today’s gaming industry is nothing like what it was just 40 years ago. During the 1980s, it was common to see kids, teens, and adults parked beside an arcade cabinet for the better part of an afternoon, enjoying an intense video game that was only 25 cents to play. Over the years, arcades began to disappear, thanks mainly to the introduction of home gaming consoles, which allowed gamers to play their favorite games for as […]

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How to Play Chess – The Complete Beginner’s Guide

Chess is a challenging, complex game that’s built upon a simple foundation. Using the best chess sets, two players will go head-to-head making strategic moves to make a checkmate. Learning the ropes and rules of the game can be challenging for beginners, simply because there are so many rules surrounding which pieces can move where. In this beginner’s guide on how to play chess, I’ll go over the basics of chess, chess strategies, and how […]

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What Are Darts Bounce-Outs And How To Prevent Them?

Playing darts is one of the best ways to have a friendly competition with your loved ones in your spare time. And while darts as a whole have a reasonably flat learning curve, bounce-outs will happen both to beginners and professionals. In this article, we will be looking at what are bounce-outs and how to prevent them. Among the most common reasons for bounce-outs are the following: Before we dive into each of these reasons, […]

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How To Pick The Right Shuffleboard Wax – Useful Tips & My Top 3 Picks

Shuffleboard is a game with a long and rich history that is now becoming quite famous among friends and families. As people begin getting shuffleboard tables for their game rooms, the need for accessories also rises. One of the most essential components of shuffleboard is the table’s wax, also called sand, salt, or cheese. In this article, we will learn how to pick the right shuffleboard wax based on the speed you want and your […]

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Best Chess Sets for Family Use & Competitive Play: 2021 Buyer’s Guide

The game of chess is considered one of the best games you can play to improve concentration and thinking skills. Whether played competitively or just for fun, the game of chess can challenge players of all ages and skill levels and can be a great way to cut down on screen time for the whole family. When it comes to buying the best chess sets, you should purchase one that matches your skill level and […]

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The Rules of Chess – What You Need To Know To Get Started

The rules of chess date back almost 1500 years. The game itself originated in Northern India in 6th century AD, spreading to Persia, Spain, and Southern Europe. Historians say that the moves of the pieces changed in 15th century Europe. The modern chess game begins with these changes. During the 19th century, modern tournament play was created. Chess clock use was implemented in a tournament in 1883 with the first ever chess championship held in […]

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How to Sharpen Your Darts – Top Techniques & Tips!

When start playing darts more and more often, you will probably notice that, with time, the darts start doing more bounce-outs than usual. One of the main reasons for that (apart from hitting the wire) is because your darts have gotten dull. In order to prevent these bounce-outs and improve your scoring, you should keep your darts in top condition. In this article, we will learn how to sharpen your darts properly in order to […]

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Dartboard Maintenance – How To Take Care For Your Darts and Board

Playing darts is never boring and is one of the best ways to spend time with your friends. However, even though most dartboards can withstand thousands of throws, they still need some basic care to prevent them from deteriorating. Not only that, but the darts themselves are also susceptible to wear and tear and will need frequent inspections and repairs in order for them to perform at their best. The proper dartboard maintenance includes doing […]

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How to Become a Professional Darts Player – My Top Tips!

If you love darts, have your own electronic dartboard setup, you’re committed to the game and interested in learning how to become a professional dart player, keep in mind, this isn’t something you can achieve overnight. But if you practice regularly and are determined to go pro, there are some steps you can take to help you reach your goal. In this guide, I’ll go over in the process of becoming a professional darts player, […]

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Cornhole in 2021 – What to Expect?

While many restaurants and businesses have closed their doors due to the pandemic, sports have been hit particularly hard, with many sporting events being postponed until further notice. So, what can we expect from corn hole in 2021? Cornhole boards and bag manufacturers have seen a significant boom in sales since more people are spending time at home. While home cornhole competitions are fun and can bring families together for some much-needed quality time, many […]

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How to Choose Toys for Children Based on their Age

How do you choose toys for children based on their age and how do you know you’ve chosen the right ones? Should you choose toys for entertainment purposes only, or should you choose toys that are designed to educate your child? In this guide, I’ll go over how to choose the right toys for your child, toys they will not quickly outgrow, and toys that will nurture their thinking, while challenging them. Beneficial Toys for […]

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How To Wax A Shuffleboard Table The Right Way – Care & Maintenance Tips

Have you ever wondered why are shuffleboard tables so slick and slippery and why does the puck slide so easily on them? Well, on top of an already smooth finish from the factory, shuffleboard tables are sprayed and waxed with special materials in order to maintain their slippery top layer. However, the process of maintaining your table waxed could be a bit difficult if you don’t have the right tools and skills for the job. […]

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History of Shuffleboard – A Unique Journey Through The Game’s Past

Ever since shuffleboard arrived on the coasts of California more than a century ago, it became quite a popular game played at family gatherings and between friends. It is captivating and has lots of variations that all have a common ancestor of a game. But when was it invented, and what is the specific history of shuffleboard? In this article, we will go through the centuries throughout which this game made its way across the […]