Foosball, indoor tennis, air hockey… Sometimes picking the right gaming table can be hard, especially if you love them all. Luckily for those of us who have a hard time picking the one right table, combination tables save the day. Instead of fearing getting the wrong one, why not just get them all?
Since it’s a little extra to buy every single type of individual gaming table, there’s a simple solution for those who want to have variety without all the space and cash it takes to have every table. These are called combination or multi tables. Not only do they have a cool name, but they are great to have for parties as well as for single players.
What Is a Combination Gaming Table?
In case you don’t know what a combination gaming table is exactly, I’ll be giving a brief background on what they are before we take a look at the best ones on the market.
A combination gaming table is like those other stand-alone gaming tables, except instead of offering only one type of game, they also have other games built into them. Much like a Swiss Army Knife has other tools build into it, these tables have many games to choose from. Usually easy to switch out tops and pieces, these combo game tables give you it all without needing to have more than one table taking up valuable game cave space.
In short, a combination game table will have surfaces and usually accessories to play a variety of games. They may switch tops, turn knobs, or just switch out the game pieces. Each table will have some specific games you can use it for (such as table tennis switching to pool, for example), but you can also use most of them for other games not even included in their list. Just get creative.
The biggest bonus for combo game tables is the fact you get so many games with just one table. Total space savers, they’re also great for budget gamers who don’t have a ton of extra cash to spend on multiple tables. All in all, multi game tables are pretty darn cool.
The Best Combination Game Tables
Lancaster Pool Billiard Slide Hockey Foosball (3 in 1 Combo Arcade Game Table – 48 Inch)
We’ve gone over this table before in another article, but it still stands out as a fantastic option. As such, it has earned its spot here as well. This 3 in 1 table comes equipped with billiards, slide hockey, and foosball, plus all the pieces needed to play each game.
The Lancaster table features some nice score-keeping switches on the sides for easy score keeping without needing to step away from the game. It also has special locking mechanisms to help keep the table steady during play. A sturdy and steady table means less mess-ups due to drunken table wobbling, and more time for you to focus on beating your buddies at multiple games.
As for looks, this table has a pleasing minimalist and rustic look. It was designed for more mature game caves, as opposed to those meant for little kids. It’s sure to fit well in almost any home. The game pieces and table itself are all made of high-grade materials, with colorful designs that add some nice visual pop.
The size of the table makes fitting it in somewhere much easier than a larger table. That’s always nice when you don’t need to redo your entire home just to make your game tables fit well.
When assembling this table for the first time, you may have to set aside a couple hours, but it comes with the instructions needed for assembling. Once it’s done, you shouldn’t need to take it apart again. Weighing in at a manageable 61 pounds, assemblage and moving shouldn’t require a whole compliment of burly workers just to get the job done.
Overall, this is our top pick for combination game tables.
Best Choice Products 4-in-1 Multi Arcade Competition Game Table Set
This is the perfect choice for kids, young families, or someone who wants functionality and a conveniently small combination table for a low price. All of the games are stored inside the frame for easy switching between them. It also comes with all the pieces needed for the 4 games: Billiards, air hockey, foosball, table tennis.
This isn’t a full table, even by multi game table standards. Instead, it’s meant to be used on the floor (for kids) or placed on an existing table for use. The small stature is perfect for those who don’t have a whole lot of space, or even those that like to take their games with them. However, since it’s so small, it probably won’t have the same feel to play as a traditionally-sized multi game table might.
Again, this table is best-suited for kids, young families, and those with extremely limited space. It’s not packed with the most games, but the small size and portability make it a great choice for some budget-friendly gaming.
Sunnydaze Decor 40 Inch – 10 Combination Multi Game Table
This compact 40-inch combo table is another that we’ve gone over before, but it still deserves to keep its place here. I’m sure you may have figured out why just by looking at the name…
This table has 10 games included. You read that correctly; it has 10 whole games to choose from, all packed nicely into one space-saving combo table. Other combination gaming tables typically offer 3 or 4 other games. This table looked at that trend and said, “Yeah, that’s cool. But what if I had all of the games?” Well played, Sunnydaze Decor. You got our attention!
Gone are the days of boredom by playing the same game every day. Now, you’ll have so many options to choose from all in one table, you may even have to pull a name out of a hat to decide! Wait, is that another game? Sweet goodness, this just gets better and better!
This table includes the following games: backgammon, chess, checkers, foosball, slide hockey, bowling, table tennis, shuffleboard, cards, and pool. Wow!
Aside from boasting *all the games ever (*okay, maybe not all of them, but pretty darn close), this table has a couple more things going for it. One such thing is its relatively low price for having so many games crammed inside. You’d be spending mega-bucks on a table for each of the listed games.
Its 40-inch size makes it nice and compact. It’s small enough to tuck into a corner when not in use, and its 58 pounds make it light enough to move easier than a full-sized table. It also includes storage space for all of the games in each table.
The table itself is a cool blue and black color with an exciting graphic design. The games also each add a little vibrancy where needed. Some users have mentioned this table looking more along the lines of a youth-centered table. While the details on the sides might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it’s hard to complain about how the table looks when you have nearly every game you could ever want to play.
The assembly of this table might seem like it would take forever, but it is in fact really streamlined and simple. It even comes with everything you need to set it up. To change the active game, you simply pop out the current top, place the game top of your choice in its place, and bam you’re done. To store them, you can stack them on top of each other somewhere out of the way while you play.
Worried about accidents? This table comes with a one-year warranty by Sunnydaze to ensure you spend less time worrying about problems with your table and more time enjoying the many games it offers.
Fat Cat Original 3-in-1, 7-Foot Pockey Game Table
This combination table comes with the games billiards, slide hockey, and table tennis. It also includes all the items needed to play the games, all tucked away nice and neat in the sides of the table. It looks pretty slick and mature, which is a nice change from some of the other combination game tables on the market.
The downside to this particular table is that it tends to weigh in on the heavy side, which can make moving and setting it up a little hard. It’s definitely at least a two-person job. The good news is that you probably won’t have to take it apart again unless you’re planning on moving. The other downside to this table might be the price. Just keep in mind this isn’t a list of cheap combo tables; it’s a list of the best combination game tables. If you want the best, sometimes you have to cough up the cash, friends!
The latches on this table make swapping between games a smooth experience: no unscrewing it or intense taking it apart to change the game, just unlock and flip the table to the game you wish to play, lock it, and you’re good to go.
IFOYO 48″ Multi Function 4 in 1 Combo Game Table
This mini 4 in 1 combination table is perfect for both younger players and older alike, making it a great addition to a family-friendly game cave.
Even better? It can be folded smaller to be tucked out of the way when not in use.
That portability is what earned this table a spot on our list.
This table comes with foosball, table tennis, slide hockey, and pool, plus all the accessories needed to play each game.
The designs on the table may be more suited to kids and teens, but the whole thing can be enjoyed by any age.
FunMall Multi-function Table Blue (4 in 1)
We’ve covered this table before, but it’s still so awesome it stays on our newest list. That has to say something about the craftsmanship and quality. Though it does make us wonder why more companies aren’t stepping up their game, if you’ll pardon the pun.
This sturdy, foldable, top-quality table includes fun games like air hockey, table tennis, billiards, and foosball. While the many different types of games are sure to appeal to people of all ages, the small stature of this table might be more suited to kids and teens, however.
The easy changing and super affordable nature of this table makes it perfect for the home with limited space and a smaller budget. When not in use, you can just fold it up and stuff it into a closet or to the side of the couch.
Both the designs and size of this table, while they can still be passable for an adult, may be better suited toward kids and teens. If the looks of a table don’t matter to you, however, this table may still make a great addition to any game room.
The high-quality and sturdy materials used in the creation of this table will ensure a long life for regular play. This table also comes with all the accessories needed to play all of the four games, and can be stored inside the table when not in use.
How Do You Pick the Right Gaming Table?
We’ve given you a lot to look at here, but maybe you’re having trouble deciding. How do you decide which combination gaming table to choose? You should pick a gaming table that has:
- High-quality materials with a guarantee.
- Picking out what you assume will be a great table means nothing if it falls apart the moment you play a round of games. Be sure the table you’re getting can put up with a good round of games.
- Functions properly and as expected.
- You want to pick out something you can feasibly move around to where it needs to go, whether that means by yourself or with some help. Don’t get a behemoth multi game table if you’re working solo.
- Proper accessories to play each game. You won’t be saving any money if your combo game table doesn’t have all the parts you need to play the games.
All of these factors are important to keep in mind whilst picking out your future combo gaming table. Since combination tables tend to go more on the pricey side, as compared to other single-form gaming tables, you should really pick the one that can last a long time and function well.
With that said, what about visual design? Yes, while a visually appealing table would certainly be a plus, it shouldn’t be a high priority when picking out a table unless you’re willing to spend a little extra dough on that visual aspect.
A good combination gaming table can help free up space in your game cave, save money, and increase your gaming fun exponentially. Be sure to match your budget, your space, and your aesthetic preferences with the game table you choose, and you’re sure to love every moment of your new gaming adventure. Well, after you put it together that is. Happy gaming!