10 Best Mini Air Hockey Tables for kids

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Looking for the best mini air hockey tables for kids? You're in the right place. We've hand-curated 10 tables that will give kids hours of entertainment.

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In this guide, expect to find...

  1. Our top picks for the best kid's mini air hockey tables
  2. What a "mini" table actually is
  3. The pros and cons of each of our 10 tables.

Let's get started...

Best Mini Air Hockey Tables for Kids

In a rush? Here's three of our best picks that we think you should check out...



Matty’s luxe Wooden Mini Table Top

This is one of the smallest table on the list, but it’s also one of the most unique. While it doesn’t have any airflow (it’s knock hockey), it doubles as table soccer or what some might call “two person pinball”. This isn’t a serious air table by any means, but we think it’s a cool “just for fun” option to have around for the kids or even in an office.

Best Choice Products 40in Portable Tabletop Air Hockey

As far as a balance between costsize, and quality of air hockey goes, this is the best option on the list. It’s 40″ long, plugs into a wall outlet for a decent blower, and is quite affordable. It’s a tabletop unit so you can place it on an desk, table, or even play on the floor.

Mini Air Hockey Table - A Toy for Girls and Boys by Hey! Play!

We absolutely love this table, and your kids will too. Amazon’s best seller mini air table, battery powered, air flow, look and feel of a bigger table, this mini version has it all! If you are into other sports, Hey! Play!, the maker of this table also has many other sports table available, from foosball to billiards to curling.

And be sure to check out this guide for ALL air hockey tables, not just mini ones.

What is a "Mini" Air Hockey Table?

A mini air hockey table is a small table made for kids and small spaces. They are usually between 20" and 50" long and come in different types such as super tiny tables, tabletop mini tables, mini tables with legs. Mini air tables come in a smaller format, but are just as fun as the bigger ones.

As tables start getting above 50" long, but don't exceed 80", we think that they're too big for kids, and too small for adults. At that point you're better off picking one of our larger choices for the top air hockey tables tables so that your kids don't quickly outgrow it.

But let's not get off track. 

"Mini" tables can come in different varieties:

  • Super Tiny Tables: These tables are the smallest of the small and measure under 30  inches in length. While they provide the least competitive air hockey experience, they're certainly the cutest! They're typically battery powered or don't have any air flow at all.
  • Tabletop Mini Tables: Measuring at around 35 inches, but typically around 40+, these tables are somewhere between air hockey toys and full-sized air tables. Most of them tend to have outlet powered airflow which can make for a exciting game between kids. Most of these tables can also be played on the floor.
  • Mini Tables with Legs: These tables are often sized similarly to the tabletop mini tables. In fact, many companies take their same tabletop air hockey units and place them on legs. The advantage is that you don't need table to play on and the height it also going to be ideal for kids. The disadvantage is that 
  • Combo Mini Tables: If you want to maximize the chance that your kids are going to spend time on the table, then a combo mini table is probably your best bet. They're a great value because they come with multiple games, some of which are really quite creative. 

We'll cover each of these varieties below in greater detail below to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

What Do They Play Like?

Although it's difficult to quantify, you can expect some decently smooth air hockey from these tables, but obviously not as smooth or competitive as one that's decently sized. As long as the table has airflow, you'll find that the puck does indeed glide, as long as you're not using one that's too heavy. The video below will give you a good idea of what the shooting the puck looks and feels like.

Are Mini tables strictly for Kids?

If you're a full grown adult and want to get one for your game room or office, a mini table is probably not the way to go. Now, it's fun to play mini air hockey with a youngster, but two adults playing is going to be wildly unsatisfying. These tables aren't built to handle trick shots or anything with power behind it.

If you want something that will be great for kids and adults in the long term, we highly suggest checking out our review of the Fat Cat Pockey.

Are They Expensive?

There's a bit of a range, but these tables certainly aren't going to break the bank. Most of them are pretty cheap (comparatively speaking). Keep in mind that they also aren't designed to last forever. Many of them can be seen more as a novelty, starter tables, or even as toys.

With this in mind, don't buy one of these as a long term fixture for your house or game room. Think of it as a small purchase that's going to supply a bit of short term fun and perhaps spark a child's passion for air hockey!

Do They Require Electricity?

Some do and some don't. There are a few variations on this list that don't need to be plugged in. A few of these are battery powered and for some, the puck just bounces around without any air flow. 

At that point, they aren't really an "air" table, but more of a hockey board game, sometimes referred to as "knock hockey". These tend to be the cheapest options, for obvious reason.

But without further ado, let's get into the tables themselves!

Best Mini Air Hockey Table Reviews

Here are 10 mini tables that we felt were worth checking out. They aren't in a particular order of best to worst or anything like that, but were curated to give you the best possible variety to choose from.

Here they are:

1. Matty's Toy Stop Deluxe Mini Table

Table Category: Super Tiny Table
Table Sizing: 21 x 12.5 x 4 (inches)

Matty's Toy Stop Deluxe 20' Wooden Table Top Air Hockey (Extra Pucks) & Foosball (Soccer) (Extra Balls) Games Gift Set Bundle - 2 Pack

What We Like: The thing that's cool about this table is that it's really small. At only 21" long, you can take it almost anywhere. The other thing that's pretty neat is that this table actually has some battery powered airflow! Many other small tables are lacking any sort of air which makes them nothing more than glorified knock hockey.

Great for kids with small hands to get started with air hockey.

What's Lacking: Well, it would be kind of cool if this table had some electronic scoring, especially since it's built for kids. The lack of sound effects and the burden of moving the marker to keep score isn't as immersive for kids.

2. Mainstreet Classics 35-inch Tabletop Hockey

Table Category: Tabletop Mini Table
Table Sizing: 35 x 20 x 8.25 (inches)

Mainstreet Classics 35-Inch Table Top Air Hockey Game

What We Like: We like this table for the same reason that we like the Harvil 40-inch. It's portable, powered by an outlet, and provides enough airflow for a good kid's game. It is slightly smaller than the Harvil at only 35 inches long, but this could be a positive for you if you don't have a big enough table for a 40-incher.

This item is featured as Amazon Choice.

What's Lacking: This table was not quite tiny enough to make it into our "super tiny" table category, but not quite. Unless you don't have the room for a 40-inch table, we think that a larger table is always going to be the better choice - even if you're in the market for a mini table.

3. Franklin Sports Mini Table

Table Category: Super Tiny Table
Table Sizing: 20 x 12 x 6 (inches)

Franklin Sports Mini Table Games

What We Like: The main reason we added it to the list was for its dark theme which really stands out. Also, this table is battery powered, so there is air circulation, very much like the Matty's Toy Shop Deluxe table described earlier. Otherwise, it isn't very much different than the other mini-tables out there, besides the super awesome color theme.  

What's Lacking: This table lacks any sort of cool sound effects or scoring. It's also quite fragile, but this isn't anything different than the other super tiny tables.

4. Best Choice 40in Portable Tabletop Air Hockey

Table Category: Tabletop Mini Table
Table Sizing: 40 x 20 x 8.5 (inches)

Best Choice Products 40in Portable Tabletop Air Hockey Arcade Table for Game Room, Living Room w/ 100V Motor, Powerful Electric Fan, 2 Strikers, 2 Pucks

What We Like: Not only this table is one of the highest ranked table (4.6 out of 5) on Amazon, it is one of the highest quality mini tables you're going to find for an experience as close as possible to real air hockey that you're going to get with a mini table. At 40 inches, it's on the comparatively larger side of all of these mini tables. This just gives you a bit more room and gives you a great chance at setting up some awesome trick shots. Given that it actually plugs into the wall, you'll be able to get some decent airflow out of this table. It also comes with manual scoring and a puck dispenser so a puck is never hard to retrieve or far away.

This item is featured as Amazon Choice.

What's Lacking: This table doesn't have any other feature than air hockey, but this is one of our favorite tables regardless! No electronic scoring but don't worry though, the next small table we're going to be talking about actually has this feature.

5. Giantex Multigame Table

Table Category: Multigame Tabletop
Table Sizing: 48 x 23 x 32.5 (inches)

Giantex Multi Game Table Combination

What We Like: If you're getting this table as a gift, you have a 3 in 1 chance of making it something that the recipient will love! Also check out our list of air hockey tables with basketball.

What's Lacking: The air hockey table doesn't have air - so yeah, it's just knock hockey. If you're main focus was the best air hockey possible on a mini table, then don't get this one. It's also a bit small for the price. 

6. Funmall 4-in-1 Table

Table Category: Multigame Mini Table Combo
Table Sizing: 48 x 24 x 32 (inches)

HLC 48' 4-in-1 Combo Game Table with Pool Billiard Slide Hockey Foosball and Table Tennis

What We Like: If you did want to go the multigame route for your kids, this table is the ultimate bargain. It includes hockey, billiards, foosball, and table tennis. It's also on the larger end of the mini table spectrum, meaning that it's easier to play for adults and kids are likely to enjoy it for a few more years. 

The foldable storage is also quite nice. It makes i easy to clear things away if you want to use the room for a different activity and all of the pieces store nicely together.

See more air hockey tables with folding legs.

What's Lacking: Just like the other small multigame table that we mentioned earlier, there's no air for air hockey! As you'd imagine, there's no automated score-keeping either.

The other thing is that it's difficult for youngsters to switch out the games for themselves. Depending on their age, they probably shouldn't be doing it at all. This table works by placing different tops on the pool table base. Such activities, specifically the foosball which is quite heavy, is going to require some parental assistance.

Be sure to check out our complete list of air hockey tables with foosball.

7. Triumph 13-in-1 Combo Game Table (48-inch)

Table Category: Mini Table with Legs
Table Sizing: 48 x 24 x 29.5 (inches)

Triumph Basketball Billiards Football Tic Tac Toe

What We Like: This table has everything that you'd want in a kid's table, and then some. You can put away all the games on top of another thanks to the design of the table. It's got the electronic we've been talking about, along with a backup manual option (more on this later). At 48" it's a pretty decent size for what it typically costs as well. Finally, the colors and versatility of the table makes it a one-of-a-kind, which will hopefully translate to wanting to play on it more!

What's Lacking: For what it is, there's not much lacking on this table. It makes for great quality time with the kids. Obviously, it doesn't come with an electronic scoring system and the air hockey doesn't have, well, air...

8. Mini Arcade Air Hockey Table

Table Category: Super Tiny / Combo Table
Table Sizing: 12 x 22 x 4 (inches)

Best Seller Air Hockey Table

What We Like: This is one of the smallest tables that we've ever seen. It is portable and has its own manual scoring system. It has a battery powered airflow which makes this item Amazon best seller mini table and ranked 4.3 out of 5. If you're an adult playing with your kid, you'll have to hold back your strength quite a bit!, but this table (toy) is a lot of fun for young kids.

Note: If you are into other sports, Hey! Play!, the maker of this table also has many other sports table available, from foosball to billiards to curling. Check it out here.

What's Lacking: Because of its small size, the motor isn't the strongest so don't buy this for teenagers or adults. For young kids, it is an excellent table.

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9. Harvil 40-Inch Tabletop Air Hockey

Table Category: Tabletop Mini Table
Table Sizing: 40 x 19.6 x 4.25 (inches)

Harvil 40-Inch Tabletop Air Hockey Table with Powerful Electronic Blower, 2 Paddles, and 2 Pucks.

What We Like: This table is the next step up from the super tiny ones. It's a great table for kids to start out with, and it will probably keep them entertained until they start getting into their teenage years. It has a AC-12V powered motor which means that it's going to have far better airflow than any of the battery powered ones. 

Adults can enjoy this game a lot easier than the super mini tables too which makes it great for quality family time. We're not so sure that it would be fun for two adults to ply against each other on this table, but it's still going to be a heck of a lot easier to play on than a table that's battery powered and 20 inches long.

Given that this table doesn't have any real legs, it can also be played from the floor or on any table that's large enough to hold it. Since it's not even 15 pounds, it can be picked up and placed anywhere your kids want to play! This includes being brought over to friend's houses.

What's Lacking: Much like many of the others, this table lacks any sort of electronic score-keeping. And although the airflow is certainly better than on a battery powered table, it's still not going to be anything like a full-sized one.

See Also: Our review of the standing Harvil Air Hockey table.

10. Face-Off Frenzy Powerband Hockey

Table Category: Tabletop Mini Table
Table Sizing: 49 x 34 (inches)

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Face Off Frenzy Powerband Hockey

What We Like: This is probably one of the most interesting tables of the list. It doesn't use air nor does it use any sort of surface. In fact, it's not really even a table.

This "not-table" is basically a large frame with "power bands" along the outside. Rather than using a hard rail to bank the pucks, the bands move the puck by flexing and bouncing. You can play it on mostly any flooring surface or on a counter-top large enough to fit it.

But how does it actually work if there's no uniform surface to for the puck to slide on?

Rather than the pucks and strikers being designed specifically for one surface, both of them actually have some interchangeable options.

The pucks has two sides to it. One of these sides is designed for hard surfaces (tables, hardwood floors, etc.) while the other is designed for carpet.

The mallets on the other hand have an interchangeable bottom. Just like the puck, one setting is designed for hard surfaces while the other is designed for soft surfaces such as carpet.

What's Lacking: Without the airflow, this table is obviously going to play a little bit different. It's still pretty decent, but many people won't find it as smooth as one with air. Occasionally, you'll have pucks flipping or getting stuck in the side of the frame.

We're not trying to take anything away from this table specifically, though. The best way to reduce the chance of any pucks flying out of play is by using a full-sized table with a heavy puck. Heavy pucks require commercial-quality airflow that's not going to be found in any of the mini tables.

Read Also: Air Hockey Alternatives That Don't Need Air

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By this time, you’re probably overwhelming by the amount of available mini kid’s tables available. If you’re having trouble making your final decision, we would recommend going for the Playcraft Sports Breakaway.

While the other ones are great if you’ve got a bit of money to throw around, just remember that these are tables that are going to get outgrown. This table will give you the best air hockey experience for your buck.

As always, if you have any questions or recommendations, please feel free to comment below and let us know!