10 Of The Best Air Hockey Tables
An air hockey table can be a fun and engaging addition to your game room. Whether you’re an avid competitor, a host who loves to throw great parties or just shopping for a fun activity to enthral your kids, you can find a wide variety of options to fit your needs.
The best air hockey tables will be well-constructed and capable of providing endless fun for both you and your children. Below, we’ll tell you what to look for and review some of the best models out there.
We kept these factors in mind as we reviewed the following top ten air hockey tables.
Another table top air hockey choice, the Benross Group Toys option is the perfect choice for individuals who don’t have a lot of space.
Designed with a vintage feel sure to appeal to a wide variety of people, this table comes with the necessary accessories for hours of air hockey play.
This table is battery operated so players can compete on a bed of air, just like the real arcade tables. The fan operates quietly and reliably. However, it should be noted that this table also requires eight AAA batteries to operate.
Consumers who plan to play often, or who don’t wish to restock batteries often, should keep this feature in mind.
The Benross Group has included manual scorers for both ends of the table; this requires some effort to assemble, but otherwise, no assembly is required. To play, competitors simply place the game on a tabletop or the floor and can slide away into a cupboard or under a bed when finished.
All table top air hockey games encounter the same challenges (inability to maintain a level playing field, compact size that might frustrate dedicated air hockey players, etc.), but this Funtime 16-inch Table includes some features that make it worth taking a second look.
This “personal version” of the popular arcade classic is appealing thanks to its storage capabilities. Compared to full-size tables, this takes up virtually no room, as it can be played on a table, and then tucked away into a cabinet when play is over. This feature makes it an especially worthwhile option for those who don’t have dedicated game rooms or play rooms.
The Funtime table, unlike its competitors, actually only requires three batteries to power its motor. This gives it a distinct advantage over other models that require as many as eight batteries! Some, however, might be put off by the plastic look of this table.
The Mightymast Leisure 34-In-1 Multiplay Games Table easily overwhelms its competitors by the sheer volume of games. Its options that include such entertaining games as table football, pool, chess, chequers, backgammon, shuffleboard, skittles, playing cards, table tennis, air hockey, and so much more!
There are even an additional 14 magnetic board games which are also ideal when travelling, and this table comes with all necessary accessories to play every included game.
The air hockey (and more!) Mightymast table is designed with an attractive light oak wood finish. With four standard legs, this table does not offer any kind of leg levellers. It also does not have any kind of motor or fan, so air hockey must be played without the benefit of an air cushion.
While this table might be a fun choice for the occasional air hockey player, it is not a good option for the diehard enthusiast.
The HLC 4 in 1 Multi Sports Game Table comes with a unique design that allows it to enjoy all the benefits of a tabletop system as well as the benefits of a multi game table.
The HLC’s unique L-shaped legs and foldaway design allow it to fold vertically for upright storage in a closet or against a wall. This is perfect for people who don’t mind having the table out in plain sight but don’t have the room to keep it installed permanently.
This multi sports game table includes a football table top, a table tennis top, a pool table top, and an air hockey or push hockey top. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for multi sports tables to sacrifice blowers or fan motors in exchange for additional game options, and such is the case here.
Dedicated air hockey players will find themselves frustrated by a playing surface that, while slick, is actually quite small, and doesn’t have an air cushion.
Consumers who are looking for multiple game options in one table will love this Walker & Simpson 13 in 1 Games Table! Once assembled, the table converts easily to play play, table football, table tennis, bowling, chess, checkers, backgammon, play cards, shuffleboard, horseshoes, ring toss, basketball, and (of course!) air hockey.
Children old enough to reach over the table (approximately eight years old) and adults who are not ultra-competitive will be delighted by the gaming variations and possibilities of this table.
It’s one large drawback, however, is that it does not have any kind of power source, and lacks a fan or motor to provide air to the air hockey mode. Serious air hockey players will be frustrated by the lack of puck glide, and find themselves looking for another playing option.
The table itself is brightly coloured and supported by a pedestal base and L-shaped legs. It also has a light wood finish and comes with all accessories needed to play the thirteen included games.
Another games table by Charles Bentley, this one is a multi-sports table with high marks for quality and design appeal. The 4-In-1 Multi Sports Table converts to play pool, table football, table tennis, and air hockey (also called push hockey).
The table’s design is beautiful. Its wooden top and legs have a dark wooden stain, and include support braces for the legs, ensuring the tables stays sturdy, even against the jostling of excited players. Stoppers on the legs are also a plus, helping to ensure a level playing surface.
Unfortunately, this table does not come with an electric motor for the air hockey mode, making the puck difficult to send flying across the table. Also, users may find the assembly of that table does not allow enough room in the goal for the pucks, potentially resulting in arguments or frustration on the part of players who aren’t sure if they scored or not.
This may be fixed with an additional washer added to the goal screws, or by the replacement of the included pucks with smaller pucks.
The Table Top Air Hockey game is a fantastic option for young children or people with very limited space. This table comes fully assembled, a relief to busy parents, and since it doesn’t have legs, is designed to be used on an existing table top or even on the floor.
Thanks to a battery-operated fan, the puck glides across the table on a cushion of air, resulting in exciting play action. Since the table itself is dedicated to air hockey play, this feature ensures whoever plays will be hooked on the game!
The table itself is lightweight and can slide under a bed or into a cupboard for easy storage. It comes in a classy white, red, and natural wood finish.
Unfortunately, given the exciting nature of the motor that powers the fan, this table requires an entire eight AAA batteries. Since these are not rechargeable, owners of this table might find themselves purchasing batteries frequently.
This four foot Mightymast Leisure Whirlwind Air Hockey Table grabs you immediately with its bright exterior graphics and high gloss playing field. Suitable for the more serious air hockey player, this table comes with a high powered motor so that competitors can enjoy playing on top of an air pocket. Also, the table’s rounded corners will help keep the puck within the bounds for better play.
This table is powered via an AC adapter, a plus for those looking to avoid purchasing batteries. It does have manual scoring, however, and with no levellers on its legs, might make a level playing field difficult to achieve.
With all its attractive features, it’s unfortunate that the build quality on this Mightymast table isn’t better. Consumers wishing to purchase this particular table for use with large crowds or young children might find that the table can’t stand up to the strain.
While the Walker & Simpson 13 in 1 Games Tables has thirteen game options and no electric fan, the Riley 4ft 12 in 1 Multi Games Table with 240V Electric motor has twelve game options and includes a motor for air hockey play. The Riley is also a more natural-appearing table, with subdued colours and a light beech finish.
Players can enjoy classic games such as football, air hockey, and table tennis, and expand the games with included accessories to enjoy backgammon, chess, checkers, bowling, shuffle board, dice, and playing cards. As the table comes with a white board, players can expand their repertoire of games even further, making this an extremely flexible table.
While build quality is somewhat questionable, the electric motor for air hockey in combination with a multi games table is a payoff consumers might be inclined to make.
This air hockey table from Charles Bentley strikes a happy note between arcade-sized and miniature. The table is sized for adult play, though taller or older children can also play.
The table is a classy white and black, which might be appealing to those looking for an option that will blend into their decor. It comes with two strikers (mallets), two pucks, and a manual slide scorer. The playing area itself is medium-sized, perfect for those who desire a kind of arcade feel but don’t want a huge table taking up space.
Power will only be required for the powerful fan, a 240v motor, and comes via an AC adapter. Players won’t benefit from lights or many bright colours but will appreciate the fan’s ability to help the puck glide across the table. Casual fans will love this feature!
Potential buyers should be aware that they might encounter problems during installation when attaching the legs or the blower to the table. Owners will not be able to easily disassemble the table; it must remain assembled for play. Also, the MDF construction means this table might not hold up to extensive wear by large groups of people.