Air hockey is an exciting game that’s essential for any game room or man cave. It’s a great family game since all age ranges love the game! However, when it boils down to finding the best air hockey tables to add to your home, it starts to get tough. Where do you even start?
We’ve put together this guide to the top tables within various categories (i.e. price ranges and player preferences). Plus, stay tuned until the end for a guide to what you should look for in a high-quality hockey table.
Let’s dive in!
Best Air Hockey Tables
Best Under $500
We love this one because it’s high-quality and features some awesome neon lights! It’s advertised for kids, but the whole family will love it (plus, it costs less than $500).
It’s 6 feet long, but it’s still a great choice if you’re not worried about having a super long table.
Best Air Hockey Table for Kids
At around $250, this table is large enough to get the kids excited while also being foldable so it doesn’t take up a ton of space. When you’re done playing, simply fold it up and store it in the closet!
Not all of us have space for a huge air hockey table, so this portable option solves the problem. This is great for kids and small homes, plus it only costs around $50!
Best Four-Player Air Hockey Table
This four-person air hockey table also doubles as a poker mat! When the kids are done enjoying air hockey, you can spend a night playing poker with the boys.
It’s a sturdy table with a unique design, plus it only costs around $500!
Best Multi-Game Air Hockey Table
You might think of poor quality when you hear multi-game tables, but there are actually some great options out there! This one is almost $1,000, but you do get three high-quality games.
This is our favorite because it’s strong and durable. The games are easy to exchange as well. It has air hockey, pool, and ping pong!
For the best gaming experience, an 8-foot size is your ideal choice (if you have the space, that is).
This one costs around $1,000. It’s well-designed, sturdy, heavy, and will last for a long time!
This unique hidden game table comes with air hockey as well as table tennis. On top of that, you can use it as a dining table!
This space-saver comes with 2 benches that act as storage as well as dining table seating. It’s a great choice for smaller homes, or for those who simply don’t want to display a huge game table in their home.
Best Air Hockey Table Under $1,000
Although a few of the above options cost under $1k, we had to name this bad boy the winner of this category.
Costing around $800, this sturdy table is nearly 8 foot long and makes for a professional-like gaming experience. Plus, the lights are a nice touch. Overall, it’s the perfect addition to any game room!
How to Pick the Best Air Hockey Table
Air hockey tables are one of those things that you can spend anywhere from $300 or $3,000 on (or even more). First off, it’s important to determine your budget and then work to find the best option within your price range.
The more you pay, the better quality you will get. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t get a good table if you’re on a stricter budget.
There are various sizes of air hockey tables, so don’t blindly purchase one without checking the size. You might accidentally get a tiny kid-sized table! We recommend 7.5 feet – 8 feet tables for the best playing experience for adults and older kids.
You’re probably not going to be playing in a tournament, but purchasing an air hockey table from a USAA-approved brand ensures you’re getting professional quality that will last a long time. Gold Standard Games, Brunswick, and Dynamo are the only manufacturers approved for competitive play.
That said, these will definitely be more expensive (definitely over $1,500), but the quality speaks for itself. We didn’t include these on our list due to the high price point, but you should look into them if you want professional quality.
Browse Local Used Options
Before purchasing a brand new table, browse OfferUp and Craigslist for used air hockey tables. You will often stumble across good deals. With this method, you can often find a better quality table that’s slightly used for the same price as a brand new lower quality table.