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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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:
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.
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.