The 10 best air hockey tables of 2021


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Air hockey tables are a wonderful way to keep your team active and engaged for hours at home. The simple rules and accessible action make this a great game for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Air hockey tables come in a range of sizes and prices, with a variety of accessories, but we’ve found a great mix that will definitely include a few that will be perfect for you and your team.

What to consider

Making a big purchase like an air hockey table takes a lot of time and thought. Not only will this take up a lot of space in your home, but it will take up a large chunk of your budget. Keep the following in mind and you will come out victorious.

Type: There are smaller tables, a standard tournament size (84 inches), and even table versions. Keep design in mind as well: some feature lots of strong graphics, while others are designed to blend in with the style of your decor.

Versatile: Some of our tables do more than “just” provide space to play air hockey.

Accessories: Do you want a bright game, a marker? Some tables are very basic, while others offer a range of game day accessories.

Players: Are you looking for a table that you and your kids can play at occasionally, or are you a serious contender? There is a big difference in the price and quality of the tables we have selected below, so keep in mind how often the table will be used and the type of player expectations.

How we selected

We kept a range of ages, abilities and budgets in mind when selecting our air hockey tables. We also looked for high quality products that would suit different space and design needs. We’ve reviewed hundreds of products ourselves, looked at expert reviews, and read thousands of consumer reviews before making our final choices. Enjoy!

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1

Best overall

Atomic 7.5ft LED Arcade Light Table

Atomic
amazon.com

$ 930.36

This 7.5ft long air hockey table is the perfect size for teens and up. It’s not cheap, but the fully lit table provides a premium experience and will become the centerpiece of any game room. The package includes two rechargeable LED lighted pushers and a hockey puck for action in the dark. Motorized fan allows for quick play.

Reviewers say it offers “excellent quality” and is “sturdy,” but they also cautioned that it was heavy (around 400 pounds) so keep that in mind when installing it.

2

Ideal for young children

Triumph Fire ‘n Ice LED light table

Sport Triumph
amazon.com

$ 239.99

This 54-inch long air hockey table is economical and a great choice for ages 5-14 and anyone with a smaller space and wanting an arcade-like experience. This air hockey table comes with a fan, LED corner lights, a marker, two forwards and a puck. It’s also light (39.6 pounds), which makes it easy to set up, but less stable than the larger options.

Reviewers say it’s big enough “for adults to play comfortably” and “sturdy enough”, although some complain about the “underpowered” fan.

3

Best economical table

Sport Squad 40-inch Table Hockey Table

Sports team
amazon.com

$ 65.98

This 40 inch long air hockey table will be a win for your wallet and your playing day if you don’t have an entire room to devote to an air hockey table. This tabletop version still offers a high powered fan that creates arcade style game play, quiet and even airflow, and a smooth, frictionless surface.

Bonus: Assembling the 14-pound table is a snap, and the play area comes complete with two air hockey strikers and pucks.

Reviewers love this table for kids and small spaces, and recommend it as a “great gift.” Some note that the lack of an on / off switch is a “pain” as they have to unplug it every time they finish playing.

4

Best 2-game system

ESPN Sports Air Hockey + Table Tennis

This six-foot-long, 115-pound table quickly transforms from electric air hockey to a table tennis game, making it a versatile option for home play centers and even schools and bars. The air hockey version features powerful fans, smooth play service, LED scoring system, sound effects and push button controls.

The conversion kit includes the integrated hockey table, 4 inch levelers, a tennis top with net, two pushers, three pucks, two balls, two posts and two paddles.

Reviewers say it’s “great for the money”, “sturdy” and “easy to assemble”.

5

Best rustic design

American Legend Kirkwood Air Hockey Table

American legend
amazon.com

$ 749.00

If you don’t want your air hockey table to disrupt the aesthetic flow of your home, this rustic-chic table is a great option. The 84-inch-long 200-pound table features a rustic wood finish, cool K-shaped legs, and the same arcade-style air hockey game night.

The table comes with a powerful blower motor that provides powerful airflow for fast playing, electronic scoring function, in-game sound effects and more.

Reviewers choose the table “primarily for the looks” but say it is “easy to assemble”, “extremely strong” and a “great game”.

6

Best 3-in-1

Atomic Northport 3-in-1 Hockey Table

Atomic northport
amazon.com

$ 2,115.47

This 462-pound, 87.4-inch-long table does a lot – it doubles as an air hockey, ping-pong, and dining table all in one neat package. The table is made of wood, with a polycarbonate game set, and comes with two padded storage benches that slide under the table when the game is playing.

Reviewers rave about its effectiveness for sunrooms, family rooms, and play areas, and how thrilled they are to see their children and grandchildren using it more than their Xbox.

7

Best modern design

84 inch Hall of Games Air Hockey Game

Games room
wayfair.com

$ 929.99

This 285-pound, 84-inch long air hockey table looks as good as it plays. The Hall of Games air hockey table features a powerful fan ensuring smooth and fast play on a laminated surface.

The table features arcade sound effects and an inlaid LED marker along the edge of the table, which is mounted on sturdy fine-grained wood legs with metal crossbars for added stability. The table comes with four pushers and four washers.

Critics say it’s “well made” and “very sturdy,” but warn it’s heavy and will take a few hours to set up.

8

Pro level

Gold Standard Games Pro Elite Air Hockey

Standard Gold Games
amazon.com

$ 1,845.00

This 84-inch-long 450-pound table was designed for use by competitive players, with air pro Mark Robbins helping to design it. It was also endorsed by ten-time USAA World Champions Danny Hynes and Tim Weissman.

The table is expensive, but is designed for heavy wear, with low profile aluminum rails that provide superior bounce, centerline, and faceoff circle for true competitive play.

Critics point out that even though “the table itself is quite simple compared to the others,” the dashboard still has “LEDs and sounds,” while still being unobtrusive. Others praise the “great, great” quality with “fast and excellent airflow”.

9

Best light weight

Hathaway Face-Off 5 Foot Air Hockey Game

Hathaway
amazon.com

$ 238.99

This 31-pound, 60-inch long air hockey table is ideal for teams that don’t want to commit to having a table standing all the time. The compact design and colorful graphics make it very appealing to kids and teens, while adults will love shooting the pucks around the fast moving surface and electronic scoring.

The table comes with two forwards and two pucks. The table comes with a 180-day manufacturer’s warranty.

Reviewers love the ‘fun’ table, with ‘easy assembly’ instructions and a sturdy nature despite its lightweight design.

ten

Better madness

Valley-Dynamo Pro Commercial Grade Air Hockey

Valley-Dynamo
amazon.com

$ 3,524.95

This tournament-sized, 380-pound, 84-inch long quality air hockey table has been road tested to ensure accuracy and reliability in competitive conditions. The table features a patented industrial grade Dyna-Blast blower system. Many reviewers praise the look of the table, which matches the four-figure price tag, with solid wood and cabinet-grade materials. The most obvious downside is the hefty price tag, but if you’re into it for the long haul, this air hockey table will last for decades.

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