Table Top Games
This website is dedicated to table top games. The term refers to Snooker, Pool, Table Football, Table Tennis and Air Hockey which requires the use of a table in one form or another. On this website you will find history, rules and equipment for sale.
Table tennis is a game where two or four players hit a ball with rackets back and forth to each other on a table, in a manner similar to tennis. Read about the table-tennis rules, the history or buy some Table-Tennis equipment
Pocket billiards, most commonly referred to as pool, is the general term for a family of games played on a specific class of billiards table, having 6 receptacles called pockets (or "holes") along the rails, in which balls are deposited as the main goal of play. Read some more on the history of pool, or some of the common game rules, or buy some pool tables.
Snooker is another popular game in the UK, that uses a similar table to pool (billards) but is longer and wider, typically 12ft by 6ft, thus snooker tables tend to be more expensive. In addition there are 22 balls on the table including the white ball. The History of Snooker dates back to the late 19th Centry in India. Although played on a similar table to Pool, the rules of snooker differ considerably.
Table football or, alternatively, foosball, is a table-top game that is based on Football (soccer), and is played by two or four players. It can be found in pubs in the UK, and table football has a history as far back as the 1880's. Learn more about the rules of table football, or buy some table-football tables.
Air hockey requires an air hockey table, two mallets, and a puck. A typical air hockey table consists of a large smooth playing surface, a surrounding rail to prevent the puck and mallets from leaving the table, and slots in the rail at either end of the table that serve as goals. On the ends of the table behind and below the goals, there is usually a puck return. Read more on the history of Air Hockey, the rules, or see if there are air hockey tables to buy.