by Mike Jones
Nothing provides you with the thrill of hockey in your own den or garage like a bubble hockey table. With these game tables, you can slap the puck without worrying about it flying around the room, and it's easy to recreate the feel of a hockey game in miniature with the right bubble hockey table. Learn about the top five most popular bubble hockey tables on the market and check out real customer reviews to learn which product is right for you.
The Carrom Super Stick Hockey Table serves as a four-legged alternative to this brand's ultra-popular pedestal-style table. Available in black or red, the Carrom Super Stick Hockey Table features a high-profile, shatter-resistant dome, and while its players aren't incredibly realistic, they get the job done. The gears in the Carrom Super Stick Hockey Table are injection-molded for long-term durability.
The Carrom Super Stick Hockey Table certainly isn't the most high-end option on this list. Its construction isn't quite as sleek or durable as some of the other tables we've mentioned, and its player quality leaves some room for improvement. That said, the Carrom Super Stick Hockey Table is a solid entry-level option that will provide endless hours of fun for the whole family. The gearbox technology in this table is designed to last the test of time, and this hardware may end up outliving some of the other features of the Carrom Super Stick Hockey Table.
Since this table is made by Carrom, it's guaranteed to be high-quality. Offering the option of either a blue or red color scheme is a nice touch, and the addition of drink holders merely adds to the fun. Best of all, customer reviews for the CarromSignature Stick Hockey indicate that it is high-quality and fun for kids and adults alike.
Shelti is another big player in the game table industry, and this company's Breakout Bubble Hockey Table doesn't disappoint. With four solid wood legs and a low-profile dome, this table provides excellent stability and visibility. What's more, both the rink and players equipped with the Shelti Breakout Bubble Hockey Table are highly realistic.
The Shelti Breakout Bubble Hockey Table is a serious contender for the title of best bubble hockey table. This company takes obvious pride in the quality of its products, and special features like adjustable legs and high-quality rod hardware take the Shelti Breakout Bubble Hockey Table the extra mile. Interestingly, though, this table is only available in blue, and the four-legged design of the Shelti Breakout Bubble Hockey Table may make it hard to move around this gaming table.
The Blue Line Hockey Slapshot 52 in. Dome Hockey Table is also offered by Shelti, but it has a very different design. Instead of a low-profile dome, this bubble hockey table has a traditional high, curved dome, and it has a pedestal instead of four adjustable legs. Neither the players or the rink itself on the Blue Line Hockey Slapshot 52 in. Dome Hockey Table are quite as realistic as those offered with the Shelti Breakout Bubble Hockey Table.
The Blue Line Hockey Slapshot 52 in. Dome Hockey Table looks, sounds, and feels like a traditional bubble hockey table. While the players could be a bit more high-quality and durable, the overall look and feel of the Blue Line Hockey Slapshot 52 in. Dome Hockey Table is high-quality and worth of the Shelti name. With a basic gray color scheme, this bubble hockey table doesn't give either team a morale advantage. Long-time bubble hockey enthusiasts may be attracted to the high-quality, solid metal rods that are included with the Blue Line Hockey Slapshot 52 in. Dome Hockey Table.
The Stiga 37 in. NHL Stanley Cup Rod Hockey Table Top Game is considerably different from any of the other games we've mentioned in this list. For starters, this hockey game isn't technically a "game table." Instead, it's a tabletop game that you could even play on the floor if you wanted to. While the Stiga 37 in. NHL Stanley Cup Rod Hockey Table Top Game is lightweight, it doesn't have a dome, and it isn't as durable as some of the other options we've listed.
The Stiga 37 in. NHL Stanley Cup Rod Hockey Table Top Game won't provide the same feeling as a genuine bubble hockey table. At the same time, this tabletop game has been loved by multiple generations, and it's still going strong. You'll just need to rein things in a little bit to avoid losing your puck. Interestingly, the players in this tabletop game are more realistic than those offered with most bubble hockey tables. If you're looking for a genuine bubble hockey table, just remember that the Stiga 37 in. NHL Stanley Cup Rod Hockey Table Top Game is a toy.
About Mike Jones
As a child of the 80's, my fondest gaming memories are playing Pitfall, Frogger, Kaboom! and Chopper Command on our old Atari 8600. These days I've been rocking the Nintendo Classic and learning some new card and board games with the family."