Best Mini Pool Table (Reviews)

Best High End

Costzon 47'' Standing Billiard Table,

Costzon 47'' Standing Billiard Table

Best Mid Range

Playcraft Sport Bank Shot 40-Inch Pool Table Review

Playcraft Sport Bank Shot 40''

Best Inexpensive

Mainstreet Classics 20-Inch Table Top Miniature Billiard/Pool Game Set Review

Mainstreet Classics 20-Inch Table Top

By Phill Williams
20th Sep, 2019, 16 min read

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There could be a couple of reasons that you might be looking at buying a Mini Pool table. Maybe you're short on space to fit in a full-size pool table. Or maybe you're looking to introduce your young one to the Gentleman's game of Pool at a very early age. Perhaps you're looking for something fun and quirky to brighten your home or add a new character to your break room!

Whatever be the case, a Mini pool table makes up for an excellent choice. The smaller size also means the games generally take less time, and there's a lot less pressure than a standard pool.

No doubt, the miniature version of Pool is simple and good fun, but choosing the right table is no easy task.

There are a lot of choices in today's market. Whether you're looking for that perfect 40", tabletop, standing or even a 20" pool table, we've got you covered! From our pro picks for when you need quality, to our budget options to help you make the most of your money, this guide has something to offer for everyone.

So, what are you waiting for? Let's jump right in!

Best Mini Pool Table Reviews

For the Young and Young-at-heart!

Our Top Picks for Best Mini Pool Table

             Tabletop Model
  1. Playcraft Sport Bank Shot 40'' Pool Table - Best Tabletop
  2. Rally & Roar Tabletop Pool Table Set Best Design
  3. Hathaway Sharp Shooter - Best for Durability
  4. Mainstreet Classics 20'' Table Top - Budget Pick

    Standing Model
  5. Costzon Billiard Table 47" Best Standing
  6. RACK Leo Folding 4-Foot Billiard/Pool Table - Value Pick (Standing)

1. Costzon Mini Billiard Table 47"

Best Standing Pool Table


Costzon 47'' Standing Billiard Table,

Specs:

  • Table dimension: 48"L X 26"W X 30"H
  • Cue length: 36"
  • Ball dimension: 1.5"
  • Weight: 33 lbs

Looking for a standing mini pool table with a large playing surface? Look no further! The Costzon Mini Billiard Table is designed for kids and adults alike, offering standard Pool like experience at 1/3rd the size. This is also the "largest" mini pool table on our list. An ideal set for kids to learn the ropes of the game while offering something for adults to flex their hands on. But don't let the size overwhelm you. It may be larger than most, but the folding design makes it easy to stow away.

The build quality, right from the felt to the cues, is top-notch, and you get close to a real feeling of playing Pool on this set. The solid MDF pool-bed is covered with nylon felt, resulting in decent and consistent ball roll. The pockets are correctly sized, neither too large nor too small. The whole structure is quite sturdy and does not shake or wobble while playing. The MDF legs provide stable support to the top and folds down for convenient storage and portability.

The set comes all-inclusive with all the accessories you can think of - 16 resin billiard ball, plastic rack, two cue chalk, two 36" cues and a table brush to clean the surface when need be.

Bottomline: Solid construction, excellent playability and great design: It's unreservedly recommended!

What We liked
+ Sturdy build quality
+ Large playing surface
+ Excellent playability

Watch out for
- Slightly expensive but worth the premium

2. Playcraft Sport Bank Shot 40''

Best Tabletop Mini Pool Table


Playcraft Sport Bank Shot 40-Inch Pool Table Review

Specs:

  • Table dimension: 40"L X 20"W X 7"H
  • Cue length: 36"
  • Ball dimension: 1.5"
  • Weight: 25 lbs

Next, on the list is the Playcraft Sport Bank Shot 40" pool table. This also happens to be the best-selling mini pool table on Amazon (for a good reason) with hundreds of glowing reviews. The superior build quality and the mid-range pricing makes it a popular choice amongst the users.

The playing surface measures 40''x20" slightly smaller than our top pick. Although, it's a tabletop model but it also comes with small attachable legs to adjust the height in case. Included in the set are two cues, a plastic rack, 16 weighted billiard balls (1.5"), two cue chalk, and a brush. This stylish table with wooden finish sides and red laminate is sure to be a talking point in your home.

The construction is rugged and sure to withstand hours and hours of play. The whole set is constructed from solid MDF wood, meaning it is lightweight and easily moveable for when you're not playing. 

Overall this is an excellent medium-sized pool table for kids of all ages, and the durable build quality ensures unrestricted play for years to come.

What We liked
+ Lightweight and easy to move when not in use
+ Perfect kids and teens
+ Great mid-range price point
+ Comes with all the accessories
+ Available in three colors - Red, Blue, Green

Watch out for
- The side pockets are hard to shoot into unless from straight on
- The pockets are disproportionate to the balls, making it easier to get a shot. This might be beneficial to a learner
- Pockets can hold max two to three balls at a time 

3. Rally and Roar Tabletop Pool Table Set

Best Design


 Rally and Roar Tabletop Pool Table Set Review

Specs:

  • Table dimension: 40"L X 20"W X 7"H
  • Cue length: 36"
  • Ball dimension: 1 3/8"
  • Weight: 23 lbs

If you're looking for something which not only plays well but also comes with an attractive design, we present you the Rally and Roar tabletop pool table. This pool table is realistic in every aspect apart from the size and comes with professional quality billiards balls and cues. The balls are weighted to ensure an authentic experience at a fraction of the price and size of a real pool table.

Measuring just 40" by 20", and weighing under 25lbs, this tabletop pool table is the perfect choice for kids and teens. Adults can also join in the fun but in a limited way. Built and manufactured in America, the table comes with a durable MDF frame with deep brown finish, and attractive grey color felt. The cues are 20% heavier than most other sets available, offering better control and playability. Further, the rubber side bumper offers close to realistic ball rebound not found in other sets.

The table doesn't come pre-assembled. You would need to attach the 4 legs to the top by screwing in the 8 provided screws - shouldn't take much time though! The foam pads are attached on each leg to prevent scratches or marks on the table or flooring.

Bottomline: An ideal choice for anyone looking for a high-quality with some extra flair. 

What We liked
+ Appealing price point
+ Comes with high quality accessories
+ Realistic play, complete with grey felt and rubber cushioning
+ Excellent space saver

Watch out for
- No height adjustment levellers
- The pockets are not large enough for an adult's hands to retrieve the balls without pushing from the underside

4. Hathaway Sharp Shooter 40-in Table Top Pool Table Set

Best for Durability


Hathaway Sharp Shooter 40-in Portable Table Top Pool Table Set Review

Specs:

  • Table dimension: 40"L X 21.5"W X 7"H
  • Cue length: 36"
  • Ball dimension: 1.5"
  • Weight: 25.5 lbs

If you're looking for a durable table which also offers excellent gameplay experience, then your search ends here. The table is made out of thicker than average MDF wood and comes with heady-duty round plastic bumpers for the corners.

The table is sturdy yet lightweight and compact for easy portability, making it a great travel companion as well. The top measures 40''x21.5", large enough for growing kids to play and experience the game of Pool. It also comes packed with all the accessories - two 36" cues, 16 1.5" ball, two-piece pool chalk, brush, and a pool rack.

Additionally, the legs are fitted with anti-skid no-mar pads to protect the underneath table from scratches while providing a stable play surface.

Backed by 180-days of warranty against manufacturing defects with robust construction, this is one set which is sure to offer your young ones with years of playtime.

What we liked
+ Durable and sturdy construction
+ Comes with accessories
+ One of the most popular choices on Amazon
+ Larger play surface than other tables

Watch out for
- Doesn't come pre-assembled

5. RACK Leo Folding 4-Foot Billiard/Pool Table

Best for Durability


RACK Leo Folding 4-Foot Billiard/Pool Table Review

Specs:

  • Table dimension: 47"L X 25"W X 31"H
  • Cue length: 36"
  • Ball dimension: 1.5"
  • Weight: 25.5 lbs

For our next pick, we have this durably built RACK Leo Folding 4-Foot Billiard/Pool Table. The table comes with 47x25 inch regulation-grade playing surface. It features a 1/2'' thick MDF bed with pro-quality velvet felt, L88 rubber bumpers for realistic ball bounce and roll and an all-metal frame.

Measuring approx. 1/3rd the size of the standard table, this table is geared towards both kids and adults alike. It also folds down for convenient storage and portability. When folded down, you can easily slide the table under the bed. No installation or assembly is required either.

From the pool table to the accompanying accessories, the quality is clearly visible. The metal legs are sturdily built while the top is covered with velvet felt to imitate real Pool like experience

The metal undercarriage is strong and sturdy enough to provide a stable playing surface. The undercarriage also folds down for This table stands taller than other pool tables. The top stands at 31" (higher than most), which means kids below 5 to 6 years would find playing on this table a bit tough.

If you're looking for a durable standing pool table for growing kids or for yourself, it doesn't get better than this. Although its slightly costlier but the excellent playability makes up for it.

What We Liked
+ Great choice for teens and adults
+ Sturdy Construction
+ Premium build quality

Watch out for
- Slightly Expensive

6. Mainstreet Classics 20-Inch Table Top Miniature Pool Game Set

Budget Pick 20''


Mainstreet Classics 20-Inch Table Top Miniature Billiard/Pool Game Set Review

Specs:

  • Table dimension: 20.20 x 12.40 x 3.70 Inches
  • Cue length: N/A
  • Ball dimension: N/A
  • Weight: 6.4 lbs

The Mainstreet Classics is by far the cheapest as well as the smallest table on the list. It measures only 20", almost half the size of most tables, we have reviewed. The smaller size makes it an ideal kids pool table. The compact size also makes it easier to carry around.

The table is strictly for kids. Its perfect purchase if you're looking to introduce your kids to the game of Pool early on without spending an awful lot of money. Being a tabletop model, you can mount it on any table based on your preferred height.

The set comes inclusive all accessories - two billiard cues, set of billiard balls, triangle, table brush, and billiard chalk. One of the best features of the table is the side ball return for automatic ball return, making it even more fun!

Priced just under $30, this is an ideal option for anyone looking for a miniature pool table which is fun to play yet cheap enough.

What We Liked
+ Automatic ball return
+ Very compact and easy to store
+ Includes all accessories
+ Very attractive price point

Watch out for
- Much smaller than every other table on this list
- May not feel as realistic
- Does not come with legs or a stand

Buyer's Guide to Mini Pool Table

As with any big purchase, a little research and planning can go a long way to ensure what you buy is right for what you need it for! To save you the hassle, here are some important things to consider while choosing a Mini Pool Table for you or your kids (or both).

​The Basics


<Size>
When you purchase a mini pool table, one of the first things to consider is the size. These tables are available in sizes ranging from 20" to as large as 47". Obviously, a miniature pool table won't take up as much space as a regulation table, though they can still occupy a large amount of space. The size also determines the level of gameplay experience you can expect and who can participate.

A 20" table is strictly for kids up to 4 to 5 years, but beyond that, they might find it too small. An ideal size to look for is 40", which is best suited for growing kids, teens, and even adults. A 40" table is about 1/3rd of the size of a regulation table, so you can expect decent all-round playability and serious fun.

Make sure you take the measurements down, and you've got enough space for your new toy. Similarly, you don't want the table to be too small! The size is very important to consider, as it will ultimately define your playing experience.

<Tabletop or Standing>
Mini pool tables are available in two variants - Standing and tabletop. Both have their own pros and cons. A tabletop pool table is more versatile, portable, lightweight, and easy to move around and store. The height of the playing surface is limited by the kind of table you put it on. So, let's say for your young one, you can put it on your coffee table while when you intend to play yourself, you can mount it on your dining table. On the downside, tabletop models may move around or shake during play.

A standing table like the name suggest come with fixed legs. They offer a stable playing surface and better performance, but the height is fixed. They are less portable, heavier, and costlier when compared to tabletop models.

<Price>
If you're looking for a high-quality table, that offers a realistic play experience, then be prepared to shell out in the range of $100. A mid-range set with decent build quality shall set you back by around $60.

Set yourself a budget before you take the plunge, as this will determine which pool tables are available to you.

​Who is it for


Another very important factor to consider is who will be using the pool table. If you're looking to purchase it for your young one, you may want to look for a durable unit, at least 20'' in length. For adults and teens, we suggest going for a larger playing surface at least 40" with standing legs.

What you purchase is very much dependent on the intended use. Make sure you know your audience before you commit to any purchase.

To Wrap it Up

Finding the right mini pool table for your kids can seem like a massive task, but with this guide, we've taken the hard work out for you.

Mini pool is an excellent way to introduce your young ones to the game. You never know they might turn Pro someday! Not just the kids, if you opt for medium size pool tables, you can also indulge and join in the fun. Now, get out there and play some Pool!

Bonus Tip: You can also consider buying a mini ping pong table or a mini air hockey table and build your very own mini man cave.

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