6 best table hockey players

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Table hockey is a childhood game of many people born in the USSR. Now children are immersed in the virtual world, so caring parents try to limit the time spent by their offspring at a PC or other gadgets. Psychologists fully support this behavior of adults, because live communication that occurs during games helps to learn how to communicate correctly with the outside world. Table hockey, for example, develops reaction speed, attention, thinking, logic, allowing the child to acquire new skills in a fun way.

Manufacturers create a variety of table hockey modifications. So that the money is not wasted and the game meets all the parameters, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the most popular models on the domestic market. We will also understand the characteristics that should first of all pay attention to when choosing.

Experts scrutinized user reviews to rank the top 6 table hockey players.

How to choose table hockey

  1. Varieties. There are 4 main types: Play off – a classic game that is a model for holding RFNH matches. Differs in high quality materials and excellent assembly. Red line is a simplified version for beginners. Differs in the absence of transparent sides and a head counter. High speed is a game for people who have mastered the basic level and are ready to complicate the process. It features an improved field and increased puck speed. Stanley cup is an NHL licensed game. Suitable for most, since the difference from the classic version lies only in the mirror arrangement of the forward clubs.
  2. Equipment. The box must contain the following elements: a sealed bag with gates, washers, players, counters; playing field; legs and two transparent sides, as well as instructions. Be sure to check if everything is in place, since after making a purchase it will be quite difficult to prove that the parts were missing initially, and it is not always possible to buy them yourself.
  3. The quality of the clearing and pins. The clearing (plastic surface) must be flat and free from defects in the form of dents, bumps, and scratches. Slots must not have steps. If the puck gets stuck when pushed, without passing across the slot, then it will be inconvenient to play on such a surface. Check the pins with slight finger pressure: they did not fall through the ice – the shoulders of the slide are not broken.
  4. Frame and mechanisms. Ideally, the metal poles should be level, move softly and smoothly, without jamming. The intermediate support when turning should not provoke transverse movements of more than 1-2 mm. Move the left striker, paying attention to how the frame behaves: if 'breathing', then this is an unrecoverable defect, refuse such a purchase.
  5. The size. Table hockey comes in different sizes. Usually this is a platform installed on some kind of solid surface. But on sale there are also models with legs, which are a full-fledged gaming table, visually very much reminiscent of table football. You need a lot of space for such an item, since the players should be able to fit freely around the table, so before buying, take all the necessary measurements, taking into account the additional free space.
  6. Functionality. Table hockey models suggest different implementations. There are options where figures can drive in behind the gate, which gives the players the opportunity to come up with many new combinations, thereby diversifying and complicating the match.
  7. Scoreboard. It can be mechanical and electrical. Both options have pros and cons. Choose table hockey with the counter that is most convenient.
  8. Where can I buy. Connoisseurs advise buying games at competitions. In Russia, table hockey can be bought after the RFNH tournament. The option is good because the game has already passed pre-tournament preparation, which means that you and your child will not have to do anything. The price will depend on the number of matches played in the clearing. If there is an opportunity to travel abroad, we recommend visiting Latvia, where table hockey competitions are held. By contacting the organizers, you will get a high-quality new game for about 50 euros, which is much cheaper than buying the same model at home. The lower price is due to the absence of a surcharge for customs clearance. For those who do not want to bother too much, we recommend purchasing table hockey in sports or online stores. True, there is always a risk of falling for a low-quality product.

What is better table hockey or table football

Table hockey

Table soccer

Advantages

disadvantages

Advantages

disadvantages

allows you to think over tactics

can only be played together

develops attention

the ball flies around the field in a chaotic manner

captures from the first minutes

can be played by two or four

installation requires a special place in the room

develops reaction

interesting to watch the players from the side

compact size and mobility

Rating of the best table hockey players

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best table hockey players 1 Alaska (hockey on legs) RUB 12 900
2 Red machine play off RUB 5,900
3 Stiga Stanley Cup RUB 4 850
4 Red machine 'Junior' RUB 5,999
5 Step Puzzle RUR 2,440
6 Soviet 1 249 rub.

Alaska (hockey on legs)

Rating: 4.9

Alaska (hockey on legs)

In the first place in the ranking is a table hockey model equipped with an electronic scoreboard instead of a mechanical score, powered by batteries. Thanks to this, there is no need to look for an electrical connection. The table can be transported to the desired place, for example, to the country house, to enjoy the game outdoors. It is installed on any, even uneven surface, since the legs are equipped with jacks, with which it is easy to adjust the height so that the surface is not inclined. Users note that the body is immediately brought in assembled, so to start the game, all that remains is to set the figures, scores and screw the legs. A game for two is intended, where a team of five hockey players with goalkeepers is available to everyone. It is convenient to follow the score through the monitor, where the goals are displayed. The glade is made of impact-resistant material, resistant to mechanical damage.

Advantages

  • all markup follows the rules;
  • relatively low weight – 15 kg;
  • ease of assembly.

disadvantages

  • clubs can sometimes get stuck in the slots;
  • high cost – 13,500 rubles.

Red machine play off

Rating: 4.8

Red machine

The second place is occupied by table hockey with mechanical scores from the well-known manufacturer Red Machine. You don't have to search for an electrical outlet to enjoy the game. This modern model has retained the design features of table hockey, which was played back in the days of the USSR, so both the younger and older generations will enjoy the game. The glade is made of durable 5 mm MDF, resistant to scratches. Handles made of plastic are securely attached to the rods. The striking design of the hull repeats the famous match between the team of the Soviet Union and Canada. It is convenient to take the product with you on a visit, to the country house or nature, since the dimensions and weight allow it.

Advantages

  • the rods rotate smoothly, without jamming;

    striking body design;

  • detailed Russian-language instruction;
  • clear and detailed drawing of hockey players' figures.

disadvantages

  • high cost – 9700 p.

Stiga Stanley Cup

Rating: 4.8

Stiga Stanley Cup

The third position goes to the Stanley Cup table hockey model from Stiga. Decorated with Stanley Cup insignia, and the figures repeat the teams of the Canadian championship (Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafes). The game is produced at a Lithuanian factory, therefore it meets European quality standards. In addition to the players, the set includes gates, transparent plastic boards, washers and scores. The difference between this model lies in the different grip of the clubs. If in most analogs hockey players' sticks are turned in one direction, then here for three players they are directed to the left, and in two others – to the right. You can place pieces on the field in any order. The clearing is made of durable stamped material that can withstand frequent use.

Advantages

  • the figures are hand-painted;
  • protective plexiglass edging on the side of the gate;
  • playing not only with a club, but also with a skate;
  • playing outside the goal;
  • a washer ejector is provided;
  • legs for stability.

disadvantages

  • relatively expensive – 5600 p.

Red Machine 'Junior'

Rating: 4.7

Red Machine 'Junior'

The fourth is another table hockey model from Red Machine. Equipped with an electronic counter with a scoreboard, where all hammered washers are displayed. There is a choice with mechanical accounts. Soundtrack and figures made in 3D technology will add entertainment and realism to the game, creating an atmosphere of a real match. The case is robust as it is made of injection molded plastic. Steel poles for hockey players' control are also durable, they turn smoothly. The equipment is standard, includes players with goalkeepers, gates, transparent boards.

Advantages

  • playing outside the goal;
  • washer ejection system;
  • ease of assembly of the table;
  • the electronic display is battery operated;
  • legs for lifting and stability.

disadvantages

  • relatively expensive – 5500 p.

Step Puzzle

Rating: 4.6

Step Puzzle

In fifth place is table hockey, which is the largest playing field (98 x 40 cm) produced in Russia. The figures of hockey players are voluminous, and not flat, as in analogues, so the game takes on additional realism. A bonus for users will be two spare clutches included in the kit. The model is equipped with mechanical accounts. A lot of users complain about the poor build quality, so table hockey takes the penultimate line of the rating. They note that the clearing is made of a thin hardboard film, which is poorly adhered to the base, in only a few places, which over time starts to go in waves, and the puck clings to the slots, which complicates the game.

Advantages

  • the markup follows the rules;
  • Beautiful design;
  • playing outside the goal;
  • acceptable cost – 3 thousand rubles.

disadvantages

  • faceless players;
  • no spare pieces;
  • poor assembly and poor quality materials.

Soviet

Rating: 4.5

Soviet

Table hockey of the OmZET plant closes the rating. The model is a modern analogue of the classic game that was produced in the USSR. The glade is made of plastic and metal. Mechanical counters keep track of all goals. The set includes not twelve, but fourteen figures, two spare ones are added in case of loss. Hockey players are not painted, you need to glue stickers on them, which are also supplied with the game. Despite the fact that the model is associated with Soviet hockey, the quality here is far from the standards that were before. In almost all reviews, users point to poor performance.

Advantages

  • spare puck and pieces;
  • cheapness – 1400 r.

disadvantages

  • the washer often gets stuck in the slots;
  • the counter switches by itself;
  • the rods rotate.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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