Known as baby foot, table football, bar football, or table soccer the game of foosball is easy to learn, fun, fast and a great game for all ages. Hit the ball into the goal and win! It’s played at home game rooms, college dorm rooms, bars to schools and even at the workplace. Foosball is a known International sport where there are strict rules and regulations that function the game on how it’s played. The International Table Soccer Federation regulates all International, annual World Championships and the World Cup events.
Here are the foosball basics for the kids. Foosball is played on a table made up of eight rows of foosmen. Each player has control over four rows of foosmen. The foosmen can be modeled in wood, plastic, or carbon fiber fashioned on metal bars. Handle grips are usually plastic or rubber controls at the end of the metal bars on the foosball table. The standard foosball table size is 120 cm 4 ft. Long and 61 cm 2 ft. wide. Participants beware because players in this game can make the foosball speed go up to 35 mph. To start the game, the foosball is served through a hole at the side of the foosball table. Or the foosball is placed by hand at the center of the foosball table. Players would usually flip a coin to decided how gets to execute the kick of the foosball towards the opposing goal.
You simply use the palms of your hands to spin the ball around the table. In January 2012, the annual World Championships and the WorldCup permitted two full 360-degree rotation. Try to stop your opponent from scoring and get the most points at a set number of goals. 5 and up to 11 goals are the most points needed to win a game of foosball. Foosball can either be played with two individuals singles and four people doubles. When there are teams of two people on either side, one player controls the two defensive rows and the other team member controls attack rows. Three or four players on each side of the table are typical among foosball players. One rule that should be followed for more advanced play is no “spinning.” You need to flick the ball or snap it by using your wrist, don’t take a big wind up. If you score while spinning the other team gets to serve.
If you’re a recreational guardian, playing foosball with kids can be very competitive, fun and memorable experience.