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What Type of Game Table Is Right for Me?

Updated: Aug 21, 2023

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Looking for at-home games to bring everyone some fun? We have a great variety of game and recreation tables at HB Home! Browse this handy guide to find what you're looking for, whether something for the kids, a group of friends or classic family-friendly games for all.


Need a game table for the family to enjoy or for when you host the occasional game night? If so, you can't go wrong with the three classics!

1. Pool

Enjoyed by older children and adults alike, pool is a timeless game for players of many ages. Because it's a fairly complex game that requires a certain skill level, it may not appeal to younger children or could be too challenging for them.

If you're looking to invest in a classic game for your home, a pool table may be the right choice for you. It also makes a stylish focal point for your basement or gaming space. Visitors are bound to notice it quickly, admiring it as soon as they enter the room. We have multiple pool table styles to fit your unique aesthetic at HB Home, including modern farmhouse and industrial.

2. Darts

While some older children can play darts under careful adult supervision, a dartboard is most suitable for players aged 18 and up due to its associated safety risks. A dartboard cabinet offers quality entertainment for adults to enjoy.

At HB Home, we have beautifully crafted wooden dartboard cabinets, which are as stylish as they are functional. Each durable dartboard includes six steel-tipped darts and a unique look and accessories, so you can easily find one that meshes with your space.

A dartboard makes a fun, eye-catching accent piece for your game room. If there's ever a lull in the festivities, break out the darts to keep things interesting with a friendly competition!

3. Shuffleboard

Shuffleboard is a great game for children ages six and up, as well as for adults. Traditional shuffleboard is played outdoors on a deck, but you can bring the excitement into your home with an indoor shuffleboard table from HB Home. Our tabletop version resembles the outdoor game, but players use their hands instead of push paddles.

Players stand at opposite ends of the table and slide weighted pucks down the board. Pucks that land closest to the far edge receive points, and the team that ends with the most points wins. If you or other players prefer more of a challenge, our shuffleboard tables feature handicap scoring systems, allowing you to adjust the difficulty level as needed for different participants.

A modern, stylish shuffleboard makes the perfect gathering area or game space for friends and family. Combining a sleek look with expert craftsmanship, our shuffleboard tables can blend beautifully into any home!

Family With Kids

Entertaining the kids can be a challenge, but a game table from HB Home makes it a breeze! Here are our top picks if you need great games for children.

1. Table Tennis

Table tennis caters to a wide group, from older children clear through adulthood. We recommend this game for ages eight and up, as kids can handle the paddle effectively. It's also great for older adults looking to enhance their skills with a fun, complex match.

Thin metal legs, a colorful matte top and a flimsy net perched across the center is a well-known — yet outdated — ping pong table style. While this traditional style is widely recognizable, it may not match your home's contemporary aesthetic.

Thankfully, you don't have to sacrifice style for fun when you purchase a modern ping pong table from HB Home. You'll have a tasteful, high-quality table that accommodates your decor and design. Elevate your game room with modern indoor table tennis!

2. Air Hockey

Air hockey is an excellent two-player game for younger kids, especially ages 4-12. It's a straightforward, easy-to-learn game, making it well-suited for children. Of course, adults can always join in the fun as well! As the puck glides across the surface, each player aims to score seven points in a round first.

A modern air hockey table from HB Home creates a friendly, action-packed competition that brings friends and family together. Why bother venturing out to the arcade when you bring the fun into your own home?

3. FlipOut!

Easily the most unique arcade-style game table in decades, FlipOut! blends several elements from beloved games like pinball. This four-player game begins when 19 balls are released into gameplay:

  • 15 white balls worth one point each

  • Three red balls worth two points each

  • One white ball worth three points

Each player uses their flipper to keep the balls out of their goal, knocking them towards other players. The player with the lowest point total wins. Chances are this will be a hit at your next game night!

Group of Friends

If you're hosting a much-needed game night, friendly competition or gathering with friends, unwind and have fun with one of the games below!

1. Skee-Ball

Besides being an easy game for children ages six and up, Skee-Ball is nostalgic for many adults, bringing up the good old days of playing Pinball, Skee-Ball and pinball in local arcades. Who knew you could fulfill the ultimate dream of that era by taking home your very own Skee-Ball® Machine from HB Home?

The object of the game is to score points by getting the ball into a series of rings by rolling it up the ramp. If you desire more complexity, our Skee-Ball unit has adjustable gameplay options to keep you on your toes!

2. Air Hockey

Air hockey isn't only a staple for families with kids — it's also a great option when hosting a group of your closest companions! Consider an air hockey table from HB Home for your next friendly gathering.

3. Foosball

Foosball is favorable for children and adults alike. Younger players can enjoy the game in its most basic form, while older players can sharpen their skills in passing forward and laterally, either to themselves or teammates. A contemporary foosball table from HB Home makes a stellar game room addition, bringing players together with a beloved activity by multiple generations.

Also called table football or table soccer, foosball is a classic parlor game inspired by rugby and soccer. Players maneuver rows of plastic men attached to rods, attempting to kick the ball into their opponent's goal. Up to four players can participate and play in pairs. A foosball table is bound to create fun, lasting memories for years to come!

Find the Right Game Table at HB Home

By perusing game tables from HB Home, you can easily find one that fits your intended use. Our games can entertain players of all ages and skill levels to bring everyone together — and that's where the real fun is. Browse our home recreation game tables and order yours today! Reach out with questions about our products or if you need guidance in finding the right game table.

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