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Best Air Hockey Tables under $500

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A few years ago, if you wanted to buy a decent air hockey table, chances were that you wouldn't be able to find any good options for $500 or less.

Times have changed! Although the best models are still priced higher, you can find air hockey tables under $500 that will do exactly what you need an air hockey table to do: provide fun to the entire family and guests! 

In addition, you will feel good about buying an air hockey table in this price category, meaning the entry-level/budget tables, because you didn't break the bank for it.

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See Also: Best Air Hockey Tables for Home

Anyway, if you don't have time to read this entire article, here's a short summary of the best air hockey tables under $500 we picked, why we picked it, as well as where you can find it online:

Table

Description

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Folding Air Hockey Table

Best table under $150

Small, lightweight and portable, it is a great table for kids 7 to 12 years old.



5ft/60-inch Air Hockey table

Best table under $300

Sturdy, visually appealing, equipped with a scoreboard and not too big; this table will suit the whole family, specifically the pre-teens and teens.


6’ Interactive Air Hockey Table feat. LED Lighting and In-Game Music

Great table under $500

Unique and interactive table. Includes amazing features at a great price.

Air Hockey + Table Tennis

Best table under $500-ish


One of our favourite table ever made. Versatile and reliable, this is a must.

How to pick an affordable Air Hockey table?

In this article, we try to list the best and most relevant air hockey tables by taking in consideration important factors such as Price, Size and Quality.

The bad news is this makes the job of picking the best budget air hockey table much harder.

It’s impossible to buy a table that does everything well at this price point. So prioritize the features that matter most to you, whether it’s price, scoreboard, light-up table and equipment, or size.

It’s difficult to get straight A’s in every single one of these needs, but if you’re able to tolerate the occasional B, you’ll find a table you’ll love.

Price (affordability)

To make it into the list, it was important that these tables were $500 or less  While collecting feedback and our own experience we realized that some tables could be found for as little as $150. Obviously, different price means different needs but we believe you will find the right table for you here.

Size

Size is important depending on who will use the table. Kids might be ok with a small or tabletop table while if you are looking to have fun for the whole family, a large table will make a lot more sense.

Quality and reliability

Sometimes, low price means low quality. By shortlisting the following tables, we wanted to make sure we were only selecting the most relevant and reliable tables.

So, without further ado, see the best air hockey tables under $500.


Best air hockey tables under $500

PUCK Frost 4-Foot Folding Air Hockey Table

One of my friends was looking for a simple table for his young kids to play with and he found in this folding air hockey table. This table offers great family fun for a reasonable price.

Pros
  • Probably the best table under $150 (at the time of writing)
  • Small (48-inch), portable and lightweight (37 pounds) table
  • Comes with a set of pucks, strikers and a storage bag (which is very helpful given that you will probably fold it and move it around)
  • You can use this table as a tabletop, with the legs folded
  • Easy set-up
  • Great customers' experience overall
  • For the size and price, the air blower works extremely well.
Cons
  • Could be built more sturdy
  • This will probably only suit kids 7 to 12 years old, and adults from time to time
  • No scoreboard but you should not expect one at this price
Conclusion

Small, lightweight and portable, it is probably the best table you can get under $150. Also, the foldable legs make it so easy to store away (also comes with a small storage bag for the pucks and strikers which is going to be helpful to keep the table and equipment together in one place).


You can also play the table folded on a table, or even a bed.


Now, don't expect to play international tournament on this, this is a table for kids, let's say 7-12 years old first and foremost on which you and guests can play occasionally.


ESPN 5 Air Hockey Table with Overhead Electronic Scorer

If you are looking for a great entry-level air hockey table that doesn't take too much space, this ESPN option is probably the best one at this price.

Pros
  • Best table under $300. Really a great entry-level table.
  • Medium-size table (5-ft/60-inch), and not too heavy (77 pounds). Great design and colours. The table looks sleek.
  • Very sturdy - this table has strong legs and leg-levelers to ensure stability in every scenario.
  • LED electronic overhead scorekeeper
  • Even and cool air flow with its 120V UL certified motor
  • Great customers' experience overall
Cons
  • The setup experience is mixed. Some believe it is easy and can be done under an hour, while some customers have taken up to 10 hours without a power drill.
  • The scoreboard requires battery.
  • Doesn't come with anything special equipment
Conclusion

A near-perfect air hockey entry-level table, and under $300. Sturdy, visually appealing and not too big; this table will suit the whole family, specifically the pre-teens and teens.


With a even air flow and a electronic scoreboard, you can't get go wrong.


While the setup experience is not the same for everyone, we believe trying this table is totally worth it. (Return it if it doesn't work for you).


Triumph Lumen-X Lazer 6’ Interactive Air Hockey Table Featuring All-Rail LED Lighting and In-Game Music

If you are looking for a great entry-level air hockey table that doesn't take too much space, this ESPN option is probably the best one at this price.


Unique and interactive table. Includes amazing features at a great price.

Pros
  • Simple design but great extra features.
  • Medium to large-size table (6-ft/72-inch), and quite light for its size (75 pounds).
  • Dual motors provides continuous air flow. With a table of this size, this is important.
  • This table is LED wonderland. It is Interactive and features LED lighting in the side rails, cascading effects and in-game music. 
  • We love the clear / light-up pucks - these are not common! This really differentiate from all other tables and helps elevate the gaming experience.
  • You can play in the dark if you want to!
  • Great customers' experience overall
Cons
  • Fairly easy installation under one hour. However, provided allen key might not be of best quality so using your own might help speed up the process.
  • Electronics can fail. (LED lighting, puck/pushers, music, power, air blower). This is always a concern when providing a table with such features at a entry-level price.
  • The puck's battery is not rechargeable, unlike pusher's batteries.
  • The warranty is only 90 days.
  • As usual with tables of this size, some get damaged during transit, and getting a replacement or exchange might be tricky. However, this doesn't happen often.
  • The manufacturers advices this is for kids aged 8-11 years. As a result, if too much force is used when playing (or if adults play) you may experience flying pucks. Pucks sometimes doesn't stay in and ends up on the floor.
  • The manufacturers advices this is for kids aged 8-11 years. As a result, if too much force is used when playing (or if adults play) you may experience fling pucks.
Conclusion

The Triumph Lumen-X Lazer 6’ Interactive Air Hockey Table  is one of the most unique table we have seen, with its All-Rail LED Lighting, light-up pucks and pushers, and in-game music. Whether you want to play during the day or in the dark, this table will suit most of the needs of your family. 


The manufacturers does recommend kids 8 to 11 years old to use this table as 

people with too much force or adults may experience flying pucks.


One of the downsides of this electronics-heavy table is the reliability. Some users report failing electronics across the table and accessory. Even though this is not a must-buy, if you believe you may need the extra features, don't hesitate.


NOTE

LED Puck replacement - an alternative to LED puck and flyers is glow in the dark pucks like the Dynamo Air Hockey Official 2-1/2" Fluorescent Puck.


As they don't require electronics, they are more reliable over time and still a lot of fun to play with.


EastPoint 2-in-1 Air Hockey Table with Table Tennis 

(Ping Pong) 

Simple and versatile 2-in-1 table that will make the whole family, at an unbeatable price. In addition, this table can be played by kids and parents alike, without restrictions.

Pros
  • Best table under $500-ish. Can be played by everyone in the house, no age restrictions.
  • Large-size table (6-ft/72-inch), and a lot heavier than all the other tables in comparison (165 pounds).
  • Ping-pong comes as an add-on to add on top of the air hockey table. It is simple to switch and can be done in less than a few minutes.
  • The table is sturdy and has an elegant design for both, air hockey and ping-pong.
  • Keeping track of score is a breeze and fun, with its in-rail LED scoring and sound effects. It actually gives you a countdown to add up to the fun.
  • Overall great quality. EastPoint used Glazetek for the play area which makes it scratch-resistant. The blower is high-quality and makes it real easy for the puck to slide through the table.
  • Great customers' experience overall
Cons
  • Pucks included are low quality and can fly off. With a table of this size, you should look for a bigger and heavier air hockey pucks such as these Dynamo 2-1/2" Fluorescent Puck set (same size as the ones from the table) or bigger ones such as Dynamo 3-1/4" Fluorescent Puck Set.
  • There is no bag or spot on the table to store the equipment. With all the pucks/flyers: rackets and balls, it would have been useful.
  • The table is a bit heavy so you might need 2 people to assemble. Because of its height and how its handled during transit, it could arrive damaged.
  • The ping-pong table is not official size, but we think it's ok if you are just looking to have some fun at home.
Conclusion

The EastPoint Hockey + TT table is a delight.


This table brings 2 great activities to your home, for the price of one. Even though the current price seems to be slightly over $500, we thought this table deserved to be here and totally worth the extra dollars.


Everything about this table is made with quality in mind and your family will have a lot of fun playing air hocket and table tennis.


We absolutely love this table and we think you will love it too.

NOTE

Air hockey accessories - Looking to upgrade your Air Hockey experience? Check our best air hockey accessories guide.

You may also want to check out our picks for the best air hockey tables for kids, the best air hockey and ping pong table combo, or even the best accessories.