If you’re stuck for ideas of how to keep your kids entertained on those rainy afternoons, why not consider getting them a kids air hockey table for the game room or rec room? Air hockey is good, clean fun for the whole family. It’s a great way to spend some quality time together or for keeping those bored kids active when they’re stuck indoors. What’s more, it is a great way for kids to improve their skill levels and improve their hand-eye coordination.
There are many great game tables for kids to play indoors, such as foosball tables, pool tables, combination game tables, and table tennis tables (ping pong), but nothing seems to excite kids more than dropping that air hockey puck onto the amazing cushion of air and pitting their wits against players on the opposite side of the table hockey game. Kids’ air hockey tables vary greatly in quality and price and it’s definitely worth doing your research before you go and buy one as not all of them are good value for money. Below we’ve put together a list of 5 of the best kids’ air hockey tables available on the market currently to get you started on your shopping spree.
Price range: Mid. This kids’ air hockey table is compact and ideal for those that don’t have a lot of spare space. To ensure stability while playing, this Harvil air hockey table is made with L-shaped legs and comes complete with adjustable leg levelers to counteract any uneven surfaces. The airflow is created by a 100v electric blower that provides adequate airflow to play a decent game. And, you get both a digital and manual scorer with this air hockey table. It’s very easy to assemble and can be done with just one person. Play can start as soon as you open the box as it has everything you need to start playing including all 2 pucks and 2 pushers. Measurements: 48” x 24” x 31”.
Verdict: Overall it’s not a bad kids’ air hockey table. I like the fact that it comes with all the accessories you need and has the option of two different scoring systems. However, the digital scoring system is very sensitive and sometimes inaccurate. Overall rating: 8/10
Price range: Low. If you’re looking for a kids’ air hockey table that’s cheap and cheerful, this MD Sports model may be just what you need. It will make a great addition to any conservatory, lounge, or games room and, more importantly, will keep the kids entertained for hours. You can keep track of the score with either an LED scorer or a manual slider. To ensure even airflow throughout the table, it’s fitted with a UL certified 110v motor that helps the puck glide across the table quickly and effortlessly. The air hockey table is also fitted with leg levelers to help achieve a more even playing surface. Along with the air hockey table you also get 2 pucks and 2 pushers. Measurements: 48” x 24” x 30”.
Verdict: It’s not as sturdy as some of the higher priced tables and, like a lot of them, the LED scoreboard is temperamental at times. But, for the price you pay, I guess it’s to be expected. Overall rating: 7/10
Price range: Mid. This ESPN branded air hockey table will provide your kids with hours of fun. It’s powered by a UL certified 110v motor and coated with a special surface protector that enables the puck to slide across the table without any problems. You get the best of both worlds when it comes to scoring as there’s an overhead LED scorer and a manual sliding system too. Complete with leg levelers to ensure an even playing surface, this TrustyTrade air hockey table is a pretty good all-rounder. There are even sound effects to make it all that little bit more exciting. Measurements: 60” x 30” x 32”.
Verdict: The thing I like most about this kids’ air hockey table is that it’s 25 percent bigger than most starter tables, making it feel that much more like the real thing. It’s durable, tastefully decorated, and great for kids of all ages. Overall rating: 10/10
Price range: Low. This GoPlus air hockey table is a good sized, well-made design that will keep the whole family entertained. It’s not quite as big as a full-blown table, but is bigger than some of the other kids’ air hockey tables available. With a side rail LED scorer and a manual slide scorer you get the option to choose how to keep track of all your amazing goals as the puck slides across the specially coated surface. The table is powered by a 12V DC motor with an adapter and is perfect for providing steady air flow throughout all those hours of play. Included with the table are all the accessories you need to play, including pucks and pushers, as well as everything you need to put it all together. Measurements: 54” x 27” x 32”.
Verdict: It may be one of the lower priced models available, but this kids’ air hockey table should not be dismissed as is good value for money. The handles on the pushers may be a little on the small side, but other than that it’s great. Overall rating: 9/10
Price range: Mid. Slightly bigger than your standard beginner's table, this Triumph kids’ air hockey table will make a great addition to your kids room and provide them with hours of fun. One great feature about this table is it has an integrated lights out air hockey game for added entertainment. Like most others, you have the option of keeping score with either the manual sliders or the LED electronic scorer that sits to the side of the table. You don’t need to worry about stability with this table either as its four leg cross-brace design provides all the support it needs to remain in situ while playing. Package comes complete with two pushers and one puck. Measurements: 54” x 27” x 31”.
Verdict: You really do get a lot for your money with this kids’ air hockey table. The way it lights up makes a nice finishing touch. It’s easy to put together and very sturdy. Overall rating: 10/10