The foosball game commonly known as table football, baby foot, bar football or table soccer is a fun game if you play it fast. This game is very easy to learn for many people that are interested in it. These days it is common to find a foosball set in college dorm rooms, home game rooms, bars and even at some workplaces. With a little practice, you will soon become a pro at this great game.
Basically, you are supposed to use the foosball rod to make the players hit the ball to the side of your opponent. You become a winner after you have scored a goal against your opponent. The foosball game is a competitive sport that is recognized by the world cup organizers. It has a set of rules on how it is supposed to be played. These rules are usually regulated by the International Table Soccer Federation. You can learn more about them here.
There are some simple basics that you should know whether you are playing this game professionally or for recreational reasons. First of all, the game is played on a foosball table that has 8 rows of foosball players commonly known as foosmen. You only have control of 4 rows of the foosmen. There are two rows that are for defense and other two are for attacking. The foosmen are usually fixed on to plastic, wooden or carbon fiber mounted on a metal bar.
The most common size of foosball table is 1.2 meters long and 0.6 meters wide. You should always be keen because there are some opponents that can play at speeds that are as high as 35 mph. The game begins by serving the ball through a hole that is on one side of the foosball table. You can also place the ball with your hand at the middle of the foosball table. The most common way that people use to determine who will execute the first kick is by flipping a coin.
This game is played by kicking the foosball around the table using the foosmen. You will be able to get a high number of points only if you score many goals against your opponent. Make sure that your opponent does not score against. Six to eleven goals against your opponent will make you the obvious champion.
There are always two options when it comes to the number of opponents. There is a 2 versus 2 game and 1 versus 1 opponent game. The type of foosball table will guide you in choosing the number of opponents that will play in a single game. If you are playing a 2 versus 2 foosball game one partner should control the defensive rows while the other controls the two attack rows.
It is important to note that spinning is not allowed when playing this game. You are only allowed to flick the ball or snap it with your wrist. If you opponent scores while spinning you are supposed to take the foosball and serve it.