Table Soccer is an exciting game for 2 players combining intricate skill, tactics, and quick thinking.
It is the best and most realistic of all table soccer games. Nowadays, it is a welcome break from the PC or video game.
The technique to propel the figures is by flicking them with either index or middle finger. Figures must be flicked cleanly with the fingernail without use of the thumb as either a spring or a rest. The bases of the figures can be cleaned and polished before a game to help them slide accurately along the field.
It was invented in 1929 by William Keeling of Liverpool, England, who named it New Footy. Peter Adolph invented a similar game called Subbuteo in 1947 and bought out New Footy in the early 1960s. The game was then popularized by Subbuteo from this era onwards, concentrated mainly in Europe.
After a very successful period in the 1970s, the sport has since suffered, especially in the last 20 years due to changing leisure pursuits, brought on by the computer and internet revolution. However, there has been a recent revival in its popularity with more and more clubs being set up worldwide.
Table Soccer can appeal to everyone, male or female, young or old, at local, national, or international level.