Air Hockey Table Buying Guide

Finding the right Air Hockey game for your Man Cave

Air Hockey is one of the fastest if not the fastest table game available. This is what makes the game so popular. It is an awesome fun way to get a little exercise while hanging out in the Man Cave. We don’t want to over exert ourselves after all were in the “cave” to relax and enjoy ourselves. There is a huge variety of Air Hockey games to choose from and we have tables to suit any requirement or space you have.


Who’s playing Air Hockey

When you start your search for the right home air hockey table, the first thing you need to do is figure out who is going to be playing it most of the time. Tables are made according to the style of play and the intensity of play. If you’re looking for one for you and your buddies to have a little “friendly” competition, meaning no blood no foul, then I recommend the more heavy duty industrial grade type table. Like the ICE Double Fast Track, this thing has all the bells and whistles with overhead lighting, electronic scoring and side shield to keep the puck on the table.

Ice double Fast Ice Hockey Game

Size Matters

Size may also be a determining factor when choosing the right air hockey table. Like pool tables, air hockey tables come in a variety of sizes. Not all Man Caves can handle the full-size arcade-style models, which can be as large as 81/2 feet by 4 ½ feet. If you have the room the bigger the better in my opinion, but if you don’t there are some really well made smaller models. Like the Hathaway Face Off

Hathaway Air Hockey Table
There are 3 General Types of Air Hockey Table to choose from

First there is the Heavy Duty Arcade Style Air Hockey Games

These are the top of the line models and are well worth it, these tables are built to last and take on almost any punishment you may have for it. By far the best value if you plan on keeping it for a while.

Dynamo Air Hockey Table

Second there is the Mid- Level Air Hockey Tables

These tables are the most widely used for the home. They are very well made and are durable. They also come in a much bigger variety of styles so you can find one to match the style of your Man Cave. Many of the officially licensed tables are in this category. Like this NCAA officially licensed Air Hockey Table by Holland.

msu air hockey table

Third we have the Economy Air Hockey Tables

If you want a table for your kids or to use just once in a while or your looking for a portable model you can set on top of the pool table or other surface then this is the way to go. Although many of the ones we sell are very durable and fit the bill for casual use I don’t recommend them for heavy use and intense play.



There are some other types of tables that don’t fit into these categories including the table top versions and the outdoor air hockey table. We once had a 3 way air hockey table but the manufacturer discontinued it.


In Conclusion

Just make sure you know the space you will be in and the skill level & intensity, of the people that will be using your air hockey table. Looking at the variety of tables available you should be able to match the perfect air hockey table for your Man Cave.


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