The 7 Best Air Hockey Tables Buying Guide 2019

The 7 Best Air Hockey Tables Buying Guide 2019

What is Air Hockey Table Game and How Does it Work?

It is one of the speeds and concentration games. The outer shape of Air Hockey Table is akin to the billiard table but it is very different in use especially the surface. Its surface is extremely smooth surface. It’s perforated by lots of miniature air holes. These holes are the outlet of air that comes from a fan that fit underneath the table.

It is a two player game. Each one of them stands at a side of the table with a pusher (also called a mallet). Each one of them should push or strike a flat disc that is known as a puck to get a goal in the opponent’s goal.

The air holes make something like an air cushion underneath the puck that allows it to float across the playing surface. This effect accelerates the movement of puck very much. This reduction of friction makes the puck faster and easy on the game. 

The proficiency of a good player is not in pushing the puck into the opponent’s goal but using the table sides (Also, known as rebound rails) to reach this goal. This may give you a variety of attack angles. Again, Air Hockey Table Game is a game of speed and concentration.

In this article, and because I’m keen to get a unique playing experience with Air Hockey Game I reviewed The top 7 air hockey table for sale that will give you this experience.

So, let’s go with the best…..

It is one of the modern Air Hockey tables with its overhead arch. It blows air powerfully with its fan. I like its electronic scoring, too.

American Heritage are very sleek Air Hockey Tables. This makes the table smooth to let puck glide over fast. Also, the Cherry-finished cabinet has silver caps and trim.

American Heritage 390074 Monarch Series got 3.6 stars of Amazon customer reviews (57% of them are 5 stars). Its warranty is 1-year limited warranty.

What We Liked

  • Very heavy but worth it
  • Easy set up
  • Very sturdy

What We Didn't Like

  • Not very reliable parts

Hathaway Face-Off Air Hockey is another electronic scoring system air hockey tables. Also, it has a built-in automatic puck return system. Its electric blower is 110v.

It is made of tested and certified materials that safe environment to use, plus it is engineered rigorous table play. Its (L) shape legs support the stability and of course comfortable game for players even with the hard games with the hardest slap-shots.

Its warranty is not the best. Only 90-day limited warranty. Hathaway Face-Off Air Hockey got 3.9 stars of Amazon customer reviews. (40% of them are 5 stars).

What We Liked

  • Assembly instructions simple and direct
  • Easy set up and quality
  • Sturdy

What We Didn't Like

  • Poorly pakcaged

Viper Vancouver has the same feature of Hathaway motor; its air flow rate is 110 cubic feet per minute. This feature provides powerful and steady air to keep the puck flowing very fast.

It is not the only new feature but also you have to take a look at the electronic scoring system. It includes the timer with adjustable options that gives you the ability to set it for 10, 15, or 20 minutes as you like, or even make it open with unlimited minute time option.

The smooth Viper Vancouver is designed like a real ice-hockey rink. The white playing surface of these air hockey tables will give you the feeling of ice-hockey matches.

Plus the 4 pucks and 4 mallets, Viper Vancouver has leg levelers to ensure the level of playing surface. Its dimensions: 89-1/2″ L x 50″ W x 32″ H.

Viper Vancouver has Dual End Puck Returns that matches the speed style of game and allows you to access the puck quickly.

Viper Vancouver got 3.1 evaluations of Amazon customer reviews (28% of them are 5 stars).

What We Liked

  • Product is packaged well
  • Table is sturdy
  • Great for children

What We Didn't Like

  • Poor air circulation

The distinct feature of Playcraft – Center Ice 7′ is the powerful air fan. It blows the air into the air holes up to 223 cm. It has 3/4 inch thick high gloss PVC laminate playfield for fast puck action.

The scoring system is best when automatic. It is set on the side of the rail. You can set the timer according to your preferred game time or match. Also, you can adjust the table legs up to 5 inches with the diameter leg levelers.

Playcraft – Center Ice 7′ Air Hockey Table got 3.8 evaluations of Amazon customer reviews (52% of them are 5 stars).

What We Liked

  • Good table for the price
  • Lip to prevent puck from flying off
  • Easy to assemble

What We Didn't Like

  • Scoreboard may stop working
  • Weak air flow from vents

The Playcraft Sports 40-Inch is better for younger kids. It comes with the dimensions of 40 x 21 x 8 inches and weighs 20.4 pounds. The set includes 2 pushers and 2 pucks.

It is UL-approved, with 100 cubic feet per minute air-powered fan. It is easy to move, store and adjust and suitable for kindergartens. It doesn’t take a big space to use and the best solution for kids who can’t use the original size of Air Hockey Table. It is made of sturdy MDF hardwood and the motor of 100 cubic feet per minute power will offer a suitable speed for kids.

Playcraft Sports 40-Inch Table Top Air Hockey got 4.1 rating on Amazon customer reviews (52% of them are 5 stars).

What We Liked

  • Very sturdy
  • Easy to assemble
  • Good value for the money

What We Didn't Like

  • Surface develops air pockets

Carmelli Face-Off 5ft is constructed of 1⁄8 CARB Certified MDF material with a laminate coating (this means that the table will not shimmy or twist). It comes with the dimensions of 60L x 26W x 31H and 110v UL approved high output electric blower. This blower makes puck glides quickly over the smooth and easy surface.

It has an electronic scoring system, rugged reinforced L-shaped legs with big levelers to ensure the level of playing field at any place, and great hockey graphics.

It has an automatic puck return system. Carmelli comes with 3 strikers and 2 pucks. Finally, it is easy to assembly and very fast air hockey table.

Carmelli Face-Off 5ft got 3.8 evaluations of Amazon customer reviews (64% of them are 5 stars).

What We Liked

  • Easy to put together
  • Best for little kids
  • Great value for the price

What We Didn't Like

  • Not very sturdy
  • Loses air constantly

Pro Elite Air Hockey Table is not only the most expensive Air Hockey table in this list but also the most luxurious one. It is designed by Air Hockey Champion Mark Robbins. Also, it is endorsed by a list of champions:

  • Danny Hynes (10-time USAA World Champion)
  • Tim Weissman (10-time Champion
  • Mark Robbins 2-time Champion

Its dimensions are 87 x 48 x 19 inches and weigh 350 pounds.

It is the champions table. It is solid low-profile and professional-style aluminum rails. Pro Elite has an electronic scoring system with a unique feature of sound (optionally). Also, it has a special wear-resistant laminate top for years of best durability and fun. The superior Pro Elite air hockey tables are designed for both beginners and professionals.

Gold Standard Games Home Pro Elite Air Hockey Tables got 4.2 evaluations of Amazon customer reviews (67% of them are 5 stars).

What We Liked

  • Really sturdy
  • Quality product

What We Didn't Like

  • Heavy assembly required

Well, it looks like a dissimilar list. Ok, I meant that exactly. I wanted to offer more options for Air Hockey Tables for many cases (beginners, professionals, kids…… home, workspace, champions….. and so).

Read the list carefully again for one more time and choose the suitable Air Hockey Tables from our list of The 7 tabletop air hockey.

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