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The 8 Best Folding Football Tables: Reviews and Buying Guide!
Last updated 3rd January, 2021

Whether you know it as table football or foosball you’re sure to know that the sport is a whole lot of fun. Commonly found in rec rooms, bars, pubs and family homes football's little brother captivates countless people around the globe.

Since 2009, the ITSF have regulated an annual world championship elevating the game from an enjoyable romp to a fully-fledged professional spectator sport. However, many will find the majority of foosball tables too cumbersome to fit into an already packed home. Fortunately, there are a variety of folding football tables and portable foosball tables on the market to remedy this exact problem.

The main reason for purchasing a folding football table is, of course, the ease of storage. By being able to easily fold a table away and place it in the corner of a space, you’re able to experience the fun of the sport without being hindered by a cumbersome table. But on top of this, foldable football tables tend to offer excellent value for money. That said, this often comes at the expense of cheaper materials, so you need to keep an eye out for quality too.

In this article, we have researched 8 of the best foldable foosball tables to help you find the best for your home.

Top 8 Folding Football Tables

1. Strikeworth Free Kick Folding Football Table

One of the most affordable options on this list, the Strikeworth Free Kick Folding Football Table provides an adequately sized playing field for fans of the game. The traditional 1-2-5-3 layout of the players will also ensure that players get the full experience even though the table is not full-sized. Featuring fully foldable legs which allows the table to free stand on one edge means it leaves a minimal footprint when out of use. It also features a sturdy build, telescopic rods and a choice of wood finish making it the best value table on this list.

  • Size: Four Foot Table: 89cm (35”) x 120cm (47”) x 84cm (33”)
  • Folding style: Collapsible
  • Material: Wood, Plastic, Metal
  • Rod type: Telescopic
  • Price range: £
  • Retailer: Liberty Games

2. Timberlion 4ft Foldable Foosball Table

Featuring an excellent, smart and safe storage mechanism this affordable table is one of the safest budget options when it comes to setting up and packing down the table. This is due to the fact that the table itself remains firmly on the ground throughout the process. Beyond that, the table offers all the basic features required for a blast of an experience. That said, given its relatively cheap build quality, it may not be the most long-lasting table football table on this list but you can trust Timberlion to deliver.

  • Size: Four Foot Table: 81.5cm (32”) x 121.5cm (47”) x 61cm (24”)
  • Folding style: Vertical
  • Material: MDF, Plastic, Metal
  • Rod type: Solid
  • Price range: £
  • Retailer: Amazon

3. Tekscore Full Size Folding Football Table

This full-sized foldable foosball table will be the perfect pick for adult fans of the sport, as it is one of the few foldable tables to offer a full-sized pitch. On top of this, the table features unique cup holders, making it perfect for venues or home entertainment. With a folding mechanism which sees the table stand on end, it may not be suitable for small hands—but that said, given the table’s size it is certainly aimed at an older audience.

  • Size: Full Size Table: 119cm (47”) x 144cm (57”) x 89cm (35”)
  • Folding style: Collapsible
  • Material: Wood, Plastic, Metal
  • Rod type: Telescopic
  • Price range: ££
  • Retailer: Liberty Games

4. Garlando Champion Folding Home Football Table

This full-sized folding foosball table offers exceptional build quality with an attractive finish, making it an excellent centrepiece for venues or home settings. Given its heavy duty MDF cabinet, it’s also built to last meaning it may well be worth your investment. It features excellent sloped corners too which avoid dead balls ruining the flow of play.

  • Size: Full Size Table: 110cm (43”) x 144cm (57”) x 88cm (35”)
  • Folding style: Collapsible
  • Material: 20mm MDF with melamine coating, Metal rods
  • Rod type: Telescopic
  • Price range: £££
  • Retailer: Liberty Games

5. Charles Bentley 4ft Football Table Folding

This Charles Bentley table offers a safe and easy-to-use free-standing folding mechanism, making it ridiculously easy to set up and pack down. That said, given its low price point, the table is not made from the best or most hard wearing materials, meaning it will be a great table for casual or occasional players, but those looking for a long-lasting investment may prefer one of the other tables on this list.

  • Size: Four Foot Table: 76cm (30”) x 120cm (47”) x 61cm (24”)
  • Folding style: Vertical
  • Material: MDF, Metal, Plastic
  • Rod type: Solid
  • Price range: £
  • Retailer: Amazon

6. Storm Trolley Folding Outdoor Football Table

Being the only fully outdoor-ready table on this the Storm Trolley is a no-brainer for those looking for a permanent outdoor foosball table. Its weather-proofing comes from its innovative thermoplastic resin body, which is ready to bear the brunt of the elements. The pitch also provides excellent weather proofing utilising tempered glass. Combined, this makes it the go-to table for outdoor players—but such a luxury of course comes with a hefty price-point.

  • Size: Four Foot Table: 76.5cm (30”) x 133.5cm (53”) x 83cm (33”)
  • Folding style: Collapsible
  • Material: Thermoplastic Resin, Tempered Glass, Metal
  • Rod type: Solid
  • Price range: £££
  • Retailer: Liberty Games

7. Flix Libero Home Folding Football Table

This luxury table is a sight to behold. Its luxurious mahogany finish, aluminium goals, chrome plated rods and tastefully coloured silver-and-white players adds a sense of refinement to the world of football tables. Beyond its aesthetics and exceptional build quality, it is also fully ITSF-compliant—making it a tournament-ready table. It also features pro-bumper progressive dampers on all the rods which allow gameplay along the sidewalls of the table. All of this, of course, comes with a hefty price tag meaning it won’t be the top-pick for every home—but it certainly outclasses every other table on this list.

  • Size: Under Full Sized Table: 76.5cm (30”) x 133cm (52”) x 90cm (35”)
  • Folding style: Collapsible
  • Material: Chrome-plated steel tubular with Teflon bearings
  • Rod type: Solid
  • Price range: £££££
  • Retailer: Liberty Games

8. FAS Smart Folding Home Football Table

The FAS Smart Folding Home Football Table is a sturdy, durable and versatile table which will fit well in any home or communal space. Its sturdy glass playing surface and extremely heavy-duty players ensure the table will live a long life even under some strain. The table’s understated aesthetic also doesn’t go amiss in a world overwhelmed by obnoxious games-room aesthetics. Featuring a horizontal folding mechanism, it will easily store away when not in use. Together, this makes it one of the best all rounder tables on this list.

  • Size: Under Full Sized Table: 77cm (30”) x 142cm (56”) x 90cm (35”)
  • Folding style: Collapsible
  • Material: Wood, Plastic, Glass, Metal
  • Rod type: Solid
  • Price range: £££
  • Retailer: Liberty Games

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Buying Guide

When approaching buying a foosball table, the options and number of features can be quite overwhelming. As such it’s important to keep your specific needs in mind. Consider the following points to help you on your way to your perfect foosball table!

1. Type of folding mechanism

As these are all folding tables, the paramount concern is the way they fold away. You’ll generally find two trends among tables.

  1. Collapsible: Both legs will fold down to sit flush with the table’s body, allowing the table to be stored on the floor or (often) vertically standing on its front/back edge.
  2. Vertical folding: This safer and easier to operate mechanism sees the table shift all it’s weight onto one reinforced set of legs, allowing the table to go from playable directly to standing in one movement.

2. Who is playing?

Your audience will define two major things: table size and durability. If you have energetic kids playing you will want to get a table suitable for their height with a good enough build-quality to withstand rough play.

3. Outdoor or indoor use?

Outdoor tables are, generally, a specialist affair meaning most tables will be constructed for indoor use only. Of course, folding tables can be easily moved in and out of the great outdoors, however if you want your table to permanently live outside do make sure you are purchasing a totally weatherproof table. There's a wide range of tables designed to be played on outdoors which you can see in our Outdoor Football Tables blog.

4. Budget

Your money is, of course, important. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you have overspent. That said, receiving a sub-par product which breaks quickly after acquiring it is also a bummer. For this reason, make sure you have a clear budget in mind, but also keep in mind that you should aim to pay for a quality product which will last and retain its value.

FAQs

Can you spin in table football?

Spinning is a common technique used by casual players to add that bit of chaos into the game. However, what many players aren’t aware of is that spinning is in fact an illegal move in ITSF games and will result in a penalty kick if used.

How do you win in foosball?

Tournament games of foosball are a race to the five goal mark (not the often believed 10-goals). However, the winning team must win by a 2-goal margin, meaning games can go to the wire with teams vying for the 10th goal. A goal occurs the moment the ball goes over the line—even if it bounces out.

Another commonly missed rule about goal-scoring is the fact that the initial kick of the match cannot be counted, even if it goes directly in the goal.

Tabletop Football Tables

While we have been discussing foldable foosball tables, there is another portable, easily storable alternative on the market. These are Tabletop Football Tables.

These offer an even smaller alternative which are easily slipped away behind furniture when out of use. If this sounds of interest to you, do check out our breakdown of the best tabletop foosball tables on the market.

Conclusion

While there are a wide range of portable foosball tables on the market, it is relieving to see that there are plenty of top-tier choices for all price points.

When choosing your table remember to consider who’s playing and how you’ll store the table away to denote adequate table size and storage mechanisms for your place of use.

If we were to recommend two key tables from this list they would be:

That said, do make sure to consider all the tables on our list as they all offer great options for different users! Enjoy your search.

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Jonny
Co-founder at Mancaves HQ

Fuelled by coffee and cashew nuts, when he's not dreaming of his next Mancaves purchase, he can be found playing with software.