Which side will you choose, red or blue? | Source: GoSports

Depending on where you live in the world, soccer — or football — can be serious business.

The same can be said for table football, table soccer, or as it’s most commonly known, foosball.

The epic game of spinning rods in a race to score goals on a grass-like miniature field can be played casually, competitively, or even in an aggressively competitive manner. It’s one of the few game room staples that can actually get the family moving and breaking a sweat … depending on how intense the players decide to be.

The full-size field is ready for action! | Source: GoSports

GoSports’ new range of foosball tables puts the fun and excitement within reach of anyone with 48- and 54-inch models in three different colors: white, black, and natural oak. The 54-inch, full-size table is definitely the premium model with additional height and width alongside its length. A pro-tip here: measure your space before buying as the footprint between the 48- and 54-inch models may sound like just a 6-inch difference, but the added width and height on the bigger model is significant.

The tables arrive in flat boxes akin to ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture. Two adults should definitely work together to build the foosball table.

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From a construction standpoint, the wood pressboard is sturdy, and the rustic look of the natural oak version we have looks great among our existing furniture. The handles also have a nice feel to them.

Once assembled, the red and blue teams are ready for action! Players drop in one of the four included miniature soccer balls and use the sliding and spinning rods to position players and kick goals. It’s good to have those extra balls on hand because when the action gets going, the balls can really go flying!

GoSports added a few thoughtful details to the table, including built-in score trackers on both sides and cup holders to properly secure those tasty beverages. I appreciate those cup holders.

No matter your skill level, this table is a game room classic that’s bound to attract players — especially during family gatherings. Just try to keep it down when you yell “goooooaaaaaaaal!”

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.