Hathaway Foosball Table

If you’re looking for a game table to give as a gift this holiday, the Hathaway Foosball table is what I would recommend. Made by a company that’s known for producing high-quality sauna and pool supplies, this product really impressed me in many ways. Combining modern machinery with old-world craftsmanship, their foosball tables are truly the best in the industry.

In the past few years, Hathaway Games and Sports have established a reputation for becoming one of the most popular brands of game tables in the industry. Hathaway has about five different models of foosball tables and this number is constantly increasing as the company continuously produces different types of foosball tables. Below, I’m going to share some of the best foosball tables that Hathaway has ever made.

Hathaway Foosball Table Reviews

If you’re not sure which Hathaway foosball table is the right one for you, I’d suggest you check out the list below. Read the reviews so you’ll know which among them are worth your money.

 

Hathaway Playoff 4’

5stars
Playoff 42
First on this list is the Hathaway Playoff 4’ Foosball Table. Featuring a more realistic design, this foosball table is certainly among the best-looking foosball tables on the market. Its design features a wrap-over the inside making it look like there are several spectators that came out to witness the match. The players of the Hathaway playoff soccer table come in bright colors, which helps you to easily keep a close eye on everyone. With this design, you’ll be able to easily tell the difference between the ball and the players on the field. A lot of users also love this foosball table’s unique design, which consists of a curved area at every end. This design helps keep those dead balls away.

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.

Pros

  • Excellent design, which improves game quality
  • Made from high-quality materials
  • Very safe
  • Sturdy enough for everyone to use including kids

Cons

  • Expensive price

Hathaway Metropolitan 54″

5stars
Metropolitan 54
Made from impressive quality materials, the Hathaway Metropolitan 54-inch Foosball Table is certainly a great game table to check out. Its cabinet is made from a super-strong CARB certified MD wrapped with cherry melamine. This foosball table is not only of excellent quality, but it looks pretty stylish too. Its legs are also made from excellent quality materials and it comes with adjustable leg levelers. In addition, the table’s legs are arched so it can withstand hard play while maintaining stability.

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.

Pros

  • 3-men goalie system
  • Comes with adjustable leg levelers
  • Players are ABS molded
  • The playing surface is made of CARB MDF

Cons

  • Expensive price tag

Hathaway 56-Inch Primo

5stars
Primo 56
The Hathaway 56-inch primo foosball table is made from MDF, which is what’s commonly used for foosball tables. However, the table’s durability will mainly depend upon the thickness and how well the table is made. When it comes to durability, the Hathaway 56-inch Primo Foosball Table will definitely not disappoint. It’s one inch thick and weighs 130 pounds, making it durable and sturdy. The rods used for this foosball table are made from solid steel, making them extremely durable. Furthermore, the players are molded using plastic instead of the usual metal, which is actually much better. It’s because metal players are more difficult to control than steel.

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.

Pros

  • Sturdy foosball table
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Rods are made from durable stainless steel
  • Ideal for intermediate play

Cons

  • Expensive price
  • Players are made of plastic

Hathaway Excalibur 54″

5stars
Excalibur 54
The Hathaway Excalibur 54-inch Foosball Table is not only a foosball table but is also a great piece of furniture that will look great in your living room. Featuring a combination of black and brown color, this rustic table is truly aesthetically pleasing. Its light brown cabinet is made from thick-engineered wood while the legs are specifically designed in an X style for more stability. I love that this table’s leg leveler is not that visible, which is pretty impressive. Furthermore, the playing cabinet has ABS-molded players set up in a 3-men goalie system. Thus, you can be sure that you will be able to enjoy a fast-paced game with this foosball table.

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.

Pros

  • Comes with leg levelers
  • Excellent design
  • Thick cabinet

Cons

  • Lacking in quality

Hathaway Playmaker 3-in-1

5stars
Playmaker 3 in 1 multi game
The Hathaway Playmaker 3-in-1 foosball is a great choice for those who are looking for a multi-game foosball table. This table allows you to play two games using a single table. It’s made from certified MDF material, just like the other Hathaway foosball tables on the list. Featuring a 3-man goalie system that can be controlled using steel rods with ergonomic PVC handles, you are guaranteed to enjoy playing with this foosball table. Furthermore, the player’s robotic style makes the ball much easier to control.

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.

Pros

  • Additional games
  • Comes with MDF playing surface
  • Equipped with steel rods

Cons

  • Handles are made of PVC
  • Quality is questionable

Hathaway Sidekick Portable

5stars
Sidekick Portable 38
The Hathaway BG1028T Sidekick Portable Foosball Table is highly recommended for beginners and for those with small rooms in their homes. However, this portable table may not be able to offer the same gaming experience as standalone ones. Nevertheless, it’s a great solution for those with small spaces in their homes. I’d recommend this to beginners and those who need something that they can easily carry from one place to another.

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.

Pros

  • ABS molded players
  • The playing surface is made from MDF
  • Robotic players
  • Rods are made of steel

Cons

  • Not that suitable for adults
  • Quality is somewhat questionable

Hathaway Matrix 54″ 7-in-1

5stars
Matrix 54 7 in 1
What’s great about Hathaway is that they have a wide selection of foosball tables suitable for almost every situation. This Hathaway Matrix 54-inch 7-in-1 combo is proof of this. Personally, I don’t really appreciate combo tables that much, especially those that have three games in them. Yet, I find this foosball table decent enough. With this table, you’ll be able to play multiple games. Aside from foosball, you can also play glide hockey, billiard, table tennis, checkers, chess, and backgammon. I find the board games really cool and they are not attached to the combo table, which I believe is a good thing.

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.

Pros

  • 3 board games
  • 4 game tables
  • Allow you to play 7 games in 1 table
  • The playing surface is made from MDF

Cons

  • The quality is questionable

How to Decide What Foosball Table to Go For

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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.

  • Construction

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.

  • Levelers

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.

  • Size

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.

FAQs

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  • 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.

Conclusion

When deciding which Hathaway foosball table you should buy, make sure you consider the features that the table comes with. For me, the Hathaway Playoff 4’ Foosball Table is a great choice. It’s not only stylish but comes with excellent features to make your gaming experience even more enjoyable. Aside from having great features, this table is also durable as it’s made from high-quality materials. It may be a bit expensive, but it’s definitely worth it.