Hathaway Playoff 4’
Furthermore, the table comes with bigger open spaces on the sides that will let you move easily from one handle towards the other. Hathaway has integrated it with support to make it even more stable. Instead of using a single goalie, they have added three more goalies on each end to give you more control over the game. Each side will have nine players and you can control them using heavy-duty metal handles. These handles have textured grips on each end for a more stable grip.
- Excellent design, which improves game quality
- Made from high-quality materials
- Very safe
- Sturdy enough for everyone to use including kids
- Expensive price
Hathaway Metropolitan 54″
The handles are ergonomically designed with chrome-plated rods that give you full control over the players. Players from both teams are arranged in a 3-man goalie, which results in faster gameplay. The players have ABS quality and divided between silver and black teams.
- 3-men goalie system
- Comes with adjustable leg levelers
- Players are ABS molded
- The playing surface is made of CARB MDF
- Expensive price tag
Hathaway 56-Inch Primo
The Hathaway 56-inch primo foosball table is thick and heavy, making it well capable of withstanding vigorous play. But since it’s not made from real wood, it’s more prone to damage. On top of each goal you’ll find a bead scoring system and on both sides are cup holders. Overall, the Hathaway primo foosball table is a great foosball table to buy if you need something durable and aesthetically pleasing.
- Sturdy foosball table
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Rods are made from durable stainless steel
- Ideal for intermediate play
- Expensive price
- Players are made of plastic
Hathaway Excalibur 54″
Overall, this foosball table has excellent quality although you’ve got to be aware that furniture piece game tables such as this may not be able to provide you with the same experience as the other foosball tables on the market.
- Comes with leg levelers
- Excellent design
- Thick cabinet
- Lacking in quality
Hathaway Playmaker 3-in-1
Overall, this Hathaway foosball table is pretty stable. It comes equipped with three panels that help make the table even more stable. With this multi-game table, you’ll be able to play hockey and soccer, depending on which side of the table you will be playing. All you need to do is release the side cover that has graphics imprint, making it look even more aesthetically pleasing.
- Additional games
- Comes with MDF playing surface
- Equipped with steel rods
- Handles are made of PVC
- Quality is questionable
Hathaway Sidekick Portable
Featuring a 3-man goalie system with robotic players, this table allows you to enjoy fast gameplay while giving you full control over the game. The players are molded from ABS material, which is excellent. This table is equipped with small legs but I cannot really refer to them as real legs. Therefore, I believe this foosball table is more suitable as a tabletop rather than a standalone foosball table.
- ABS molded players
- The playing surface is made from MDF
- Robotic players
- Rods are made of steel
- Not that suitable for adults
- Quality is somewhat questionable
Hathaway Matrix 54″ 7-in-1
This foosball table is equipped with two panels that provide it more stability. It also comes with leg levelers, allowing you to play on a straight surface, which leads to a better gaming experience.
- 3 board games
- 4 game tables
- Allow you to play 7 games in 1 table
- The playing surface is made from MDF
- The quality is questionable
How to Decide What Foosball Table to Go For
All the Hathaway foosball tables that I featured above are really great. But how do you choose the best one from among them? Below are some of the features that you should consider to help you decide on the best Hathaway foosball table to buy.
Foosball tables are constructed from different materials. Wood is the most popular material, especially in high-end models. If you want the cheaper models, then look for something that’s made from composite wood. This material is a combination of plastic and wood. When it comes to durability, wood is definitely more durable, and therefore, more expensive.
- Playing Field
The overall dimension of the table’s playing field is a very important consideration. This includes the table’s width, length, and thickness. It’s important that you decide ahead of time the dimension of the playing field of the table that you want. One important thing to note when it comes to the playing field is that thicker boards are usually stronger and are, therefore, less prone to damage.
It’s also important to choose the table with levelers. That way, you’ll be able to play a fair game. There are lots of factors that could get in the way of your game and one of these is the flooring surface. The levelers can help address this issue. Thankfully, most of the foosball tables from Hathaway come with leg levelers.
- Counter-Weighted Men
Generally, after releasing the rod of the foosball table, the players will go back to their original setup. They could get in the way if you’re trying to make a goal. But you can choose to have a counterweighted option for the men. With the counter-weighted men, they will remain in a horizontal position even after you release the rod.
Understandably, foosball tables that are smaller in size are more suitable for the kids. On the other hand, adults will be able to benefit more from bigger tables. Furthermore, lighter tables are more suitable for kids. Adults will be more comfortable playing in a foosball table that’s around 50 inches or more. But this will also depend upon the overall build of the individual who is going to use the table. Since you’re the best person who knows your height, then you can decide which Hathaway foosball table will be right for you.
- Who should use Hathaway foosball tables?
The Hathaway foosball table can be used by anyone. Kids, teens, and adults will certainly enjoy playing in these game tables.
- What is the standard size of a foosball table?
The foosball tables are available in two main sizes. One is a full-sized table that’s around 5 ft. long and a width of 2 ½ feet. Others are around 56 inches long and have a width of around 30 inches.
- How many players does a foosball table have?
The typical setup comes with 22 players, where each side has 11 players. Each team comes with 2 defenders, 3 strikers, and 5 midfielders. Of course, there’s also a goalie present in each team. In some tables, there are about 26 players.