Not everyone has the space to accommodate the biggest and best foosball tables. These traditional foosball tables can take up several feet of space in the home, not to mention the extra space needed around each side of the table, to give players enough space to play. Another issue is cost. If you’re a parent and looking for a foosball table for your child, you may be concerned that they’ll quickly lose interest in the table, and then you’re out hundreds of dollars. So, what’s the solution? Enter the Mainstreet Classics tabletop foosball table. This model will fit on top of your kitchen table, coffee table, or any flat surface. This solves both budget and space issues.
Overview and Features
If you’re looking for a compact, lightweight foosball table for the kids, then the Mainstreet Classics tabletop foosball table can be a great option. This table features a compact design that makes it easy to store. This tabletop game is also highly portable, so you can take it with you for those weekend trips to grandma’s house, or on your next camping trip. The table comes loaded with all of the same features that you’ll find on a traditional foosball table, but in a compact design that will allow you to easily transport and store the tabletop game when the kids are done playing for the day.
This is a tabletop foosball table, which means it’s designed to rest on a flat surface and doesn’t have legs. Traditional foosball table sizes make them a poor choice for smaller homes and for apartment dwellers. This tabletop model is a great, more affordable alternative. The compact design will make it easy to store it in a closet when not in use or toss it in the trunk for your next family vacation. The table will need to be placed on a level surface. Unfortunately, it may slide during a match and does not come with any type of protective padding on the bottom of the table. Because of this, I recommended placing something under the foosball tabletop game to protect your table from scratches.
This table is very small, weighing just 4.4 pounds. It measures 20 inches by 12 inches by 3 inches. As you can see, this is a very small table, so space needs are very low. The smaller design should also give you an idea of whether the table will work for your kids based on their age. Because the tabletop game is so small, your children may quickly outgrow it. Fortunately, the table is available at a low price, so you’ll get plenty of bang for your buck.
The tabletop game features two score keepers. You’ll find one score keeper located on each end of the table. This will allow you and the kids to keep track of a match, easily. This is a great way to teach the kids about foosball rules and how to keep track of their score.
While the playing surface is small, it’s smooth and designed to encourage faster rolling action. The surface is painted a deep green, with white markings on the field.
Unlike the Rally and Roar Foosball Tabletop Game, the Mainstreet Classics tabletop foosball table’s main competitor, this table has only four chrome-plated rods, instead of the six that the Rally and Roar offers. A traditional full-sized table has a total of eight rods. The four rods come equipped with three players per rod, including one goalkeeper for each side. Unfortunately, the smaller design of the rods and handgrips make the table unsuitable for adults, especially adults with smaller hands. Basically, this table is perfect for the kids, but not a good option if you’re looking for a foosball table that the whole family can enjoy.
The table should be kept covered if possible, to cut down on its maintenance needs. The table’s playing surface should be wiped down periodically, to keep the playing surface free from dust, dirt, and debris, which can negatively impact game play. Foosball bar lubrication may be needed if the kids start having issues with the rods sticking and not turning or shooting correctly. This is a common issue for tables of all sizes.
If you want a foosball tabletop game that’s well-built and easy to use, this model is a good choice. The tabletop game is highly portable and easy to store, so it’s perfect for smaller homes. It also comes equipped with two automatic ball returns, four chrome-plated rods, two manual score keepers, and a lightweight design that adds to its portability. The table’s convenient size will allow you to set it up and store it anywhere. It’s also perfect for family vacations. The smaller playing surface is slick, promoting fast ball action, something every buyer is looking for. The smaller size also makes it suitable for younger children.
The rods work well and turn smoothly, promoting better ball control. This is a great model for younger children to learn all about foosball and how the game is played. Since the game is also available at a low price, you can always upgrade if your children decide they love the game but have outgrown this smaller table.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Highly portable
- Perfect for beginners and younger children
- Low price
- Easy to assemble
- Only comes with four rods
- The smaller rods and handgrip design makes the table unsuitable for adult use
Conclusion and Rating
The Mainstreet Classics tabletop foosball game is compact, lightweight, and highly portable. This table isn’t recommended for adults, due to the compact design and smaller rods and handgrips. However, the kids will love this game.
While your children may outgrow the table over time, purchasing this smaller foosball game will allow you to determine whether or not you should invest in a larger table, so you won’t end up wasting hundreds of dollars if the kids grow bored of playing foosball. While the table only has four rods, instead of six like many tabletop foosball tables offer, this simpler design makes it perfect for beginners and younger children. This table earned a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.