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10 Lesser-Known Benefits of Playing Foosball

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Foosball is a timeless sport that anyone of any age or skill level can enjoy. Most arcade halls and sports bars have at least one of these gems, generally with worn down handles from years of wear and tear. Not only this, you will also find these tables in most of the startup offices.

Foosball may seem like nothing but a simple game, but it actually has an array of benefits that most people wouldn't think of. 

Just like the game of Ping Pong or billiards, the game offers multiple benefits.

Read on to learn more.

1.  ​Hand Eye Coordination

Foosball is a perfect way to hone your hand-eye coordination skills. In a world where computers rule, this is one skill that many lack. Hand-eye coordination helps you perform complex movements that involve the simultaneous use of hand and eyes more swiftly and with confidence.

From writing, driving to even cutting veggies, this skill goes a long way in making your life easier.

2. Because It’s Fun

This is the most obvious benefit, but it needs to be noted. Foosball is a lot of fun! Foosball can be played between two people or in pairs with a partner.

Nothing like some friendly competition to make the time pass. Foosball tables come with a convenient slider for players to keep score, as it's easy to forget who's winning when you’re having so much fun.

3.  Making New Friends

Due to the amount of space they take up, many bars or arcades only have one Foosball table. This may seem inconvenient, but every bad situation can be turned into a good one with some creative thinking.

When it’s your turn at the Foosball table, just invite waiting players to join you. Foosball can be transformed into a team sport, and asking someone to join your team could turn into a new friendship.

4.  ​Enjoy Soccer Inside

If planet Earth could be represented by a sport, it would be soccer. Nearly every county in the world plays soccer, and these people come together every four years for the World Cup.

Soccer is a lot of fun, but there is one drawback… it’s a lot of running.

Sometimes, especially on a rainy day or after a couple beers at the bar, the idea of running around and playing soccer isn’t very appealing.

Luckily, we have Foosball so we can enjoy soccer without the sweat.

5.  Breaking The Ice

First dates are rough, everyone can agree to that, but Foosball has the power to make them better.

Foosball is a conversation starter and, since most people like Foosball and know how to play, your date will most likely agree to a game.

Now, an uncomfortable night filled with awkward silences will be filled with fun, laughs, and conversation.

6.  ​They’re Multi-Functional

If FRIENDS has taught us anything, not only are Foosball tables exciting, but they have many purposes as well.

Joey and Chandler have been seen many times using their Foosball table as a dining room table. If you are living in a dorm, renting your first apartment, or living the bachelor life; you may not have the luxury of owning a dining room table.

That’s okay, though! Meals can be eaten and enjoyed on your home’s Foosball table.

7.  ​Affordable Fun

A night out can be expensive. Going to a theater can cost two people well over $40. Eating out at a nice restaurant can leave you with a bill as high as $100 or more.

In a day and age where everyone is in debt up to their eyeballs, it can be challenging to find an affordable way to have fun. This is where Foosball tables come in handy.

It’s rare to find an establishment that charges more than a $1.00 for a game of Foosball, and, if you’re splitting that amongst four people, that’s hours of fun that can be had for less than $10.

Further, you can get your very own Foosball table under $500 and play whenever you feel like.

8.  Relaxation

Work is rough, and after a long day of strenuous activity, who doesn’t feel the need to unwind?

Foosball, whether the table be at home or at an establishment of some sort, is an excellent way to let loose and take that edge off.

Foosball melts the stress away, and having less stress in your life is beneficial for both your physical and mental health.

So invest in yourself and start playing some Foosball today.

9.  ​Family Fun

Foosball is an excellent game for people of all ages. This pastime is a unique venue to teach kids friendly competition, hand-eye coordination, and teamwork.

Kids will have a blast playing Foosball for hours on end. This allows parents the opportunity to join in on the fun and make everlasting memories, or to sneak away and have some well-deserved peace while their kids are entertained.

 A house with kids is a house that needs a Foosball table.

10.  Disconnect

From the moment we wake up to when we go to bed, we are connected to our devices. We wake up and check Facebook, the news, or our email. The average adult checks their phone nearly 80 times a day and spends an average of nine hours in front of a screen. 

Nine hours is more than a quarter of your day! It's more than some people sleep at night!

Foosball offers people the opportunity to set their phones down and connect with one another.

Summing Up

Foosball tables are an asset to all walks of life. Now that you know the multitude of ways Foosball can benefit your life, aren’t you ready to go out and buy one so you share in these benefits yourself? And if you want to get your kids involved in the game, you can always get a mini Foosball table.

If you don’t have your pennies saved up yet, then head on over to your closet establishment that has a Foosball table to partake in the fun.

Kevin James
 

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