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99% of us have limited space when it comes to the game room. The question really becomes: how do you maximize the space that you have? Practically speaking, it takes about a 15 x 11 foot space to have a proper set up for a standard table of pool, ping pong, or air hockey. If you are a fan of all 3 of these games, it would take a ton of space to own each type of table. Thankfully, there are some great air hockey pool ping pong combo table options out there which help solve this problem!
An air hockey pool ping pong combo table gives you the great benefit of efficiency with your valuable space. While only taking up the space of one table, these versatile tables allow you to switch back and forth easily between two or three different games.
There are a bunch of different models and types of combo tables available on the market. Our goal in this post is to highlight the best combo tables out there from a quality and versatility standpoint. Stay until the end for some of our tips when buying a combo table!
When it comes to the best, we really have to give our nod to Fat Cat. Whether you’re looking for a 3-in-1 or a 2-in-1 multi table, they do not sacrifice quality by combining 3 table games into 1. Each game feels like the real thing, which is all you want at the end of the day! They make switching between games incredibly easy too.
From an all around quality standpoint, the Fat Cat 3-in-1 is hard to beat. It’s really the only true air hockey pool ping pong combo table on the market that is also high in quality. Each playing surface is created using durable material and will last a long time.
The table works by allowing gamers to flip the playing surface between air hockey and pool. A ping pong table topper is also included that is placed on top of the table. The ping pong topper is trifold and super convenient to store when it’s not in use.
Since air hockey requires an electrical connection, a power cord is included with the table as well. Thankfully, the manufacturers have carefully designed the flipping mechanism in the table such that you don’t have accidentally damaging your cord, table, and electrical outlet when flipping between pool and air hockey. Simply leave the cord plugged in, flip your table, and game on!
The last great feature of this table we want to highlight is the storage system. On either end of the table is a built in rack for storing air hockey mallets, pucks, pool balls and the pool triangle. There is even storage for pool cues on the sides of the table as well. This makes storage and keeping your game room tidy a breeze.
Our runner up for best multi table is the 3-in-1’s brother, the Fat Cat 2-in-1 Air Hockey Pool Combo Table. It shares quite a few features with the 3-in-1, namely the mechanism that makes the table top so easy to flip between games.
The amazing thing about this table is that both of the experiences of pool and air hockey are truly quality. Even the best air hockey pool combo tables have to sacrifice quality to a degree, but Fat Cat found a way to create a table where you don’t even know the difference.
Features wise, the storage system for all of your game equipment is super intuitive. This allows you to maximize your game room space when the table isn’t being used. In addition, all of the equipment you need to play air hockey and pool come included in the box!
The Hathaway Park Avenue 7 combo table is a classy, really nice looking piece. While air hockey is not included in this table, the set up actually comes with a functional dining table top so it’s still extremely versatile.
On the note of functionality, also included with the table are two benches. These benches can be used for dining or they can be easily stored under the table when playing games. Under the seat of each bench is enough built in storage to stow all game equipment and more. This is a great feature on many levels, and it allows for the table to shine as a modern, clean looking addition to your game room.
The pool table itself is constructed magnificently. Premium felt and True Roll bumpers were used to ensure a professional style playing surface.
Included with the Hathaway Park 7 combo table is a 180 day manufacturers warranty. In an ideal world there is no need for a warranty but if something goes wrong it’s nice to have the protection. The manufacturer will replace any faulty parts for up to 180 days after your purchase.
While this isn’t technically an air hockey pool ping pong combo table, it is a perfect option for those who could take or leave air hockey.
If you aren’t much of a pool or billiards player, this could be the best table for you. The NHL Power Play Air Powered table is an air hockey and ping pong combo table with great features.
Since this table is first designed as an air hockey table, there is an automatic scoring and sound system built in to the table. This makes playing air hockey super convenient and easy when you don’t have to manually change the score every time somebody scores.
Set up for this table is also super easy. Minimal construction is required and it’s basically ready to play 15 minutes after you take it out of the box. At the end of each table leg are levers that automatically level the table on whichever flooring you place the table on.
The included table tennis top is tri fold and takes up minimal space when it’s not in use.
Sometimes it can be very difficult to balance quality and price point. With the MD Sports Billiards and Table Tennis combo table you get a blend of both. While it’s not a top of the line combo table, it’s definitely quality and it’s made available at a lower price point than premium offerings on the market.
Some in home assembly is required but not too much that it’s overbearing. The legs of the tables also feature levers which always keep the table in balance.
The table tennis top is bi-folding, so it takes up a little more space to store than a tri-fold but it’s still convenient.
The worldwide leader in sports doesn’t mess around when it comes to their air hockey pool ping pong combo table. It even comes with a bonus game not found in other combination tables on this list, finger shoot basketball. I had never played finger shoot basketball until I tried on this table it’s incredibly fun and addicting.
The ESPN Multi Game Table is engineered with a swivel design to make game changes as quick and simple as possible. There’s also built in storage space for equipment when it’s not in use.
A laundry list of accessories are included with this combination table so you don’t have to go buy a bunch of extra stuff to get going. The table is 6 feet long so you are not getting the “full” version of every game, but it’s a great option if you are tight on space.
2 pushers, 1 hover puck with USB charging cable, 2 billiard cues, 1 billiard ball set, 1 billiard triangle, 2 billiard chalks, 1 brush, 1 net, 2 posts, 2 paddles, 2 table tennis balls and 1 finger shoot basketball set are all included!
We felt the need to include the Sunnydaze 10 Combo Table in this post for obvious reasons. This table is extremely versatile and comes with 10 games included and is at an outstanding price point.
Now, the downside to the table is that it’s only 40 inches long. So for some of the games, namely ping pong, air hockey, and pool, you aren’t getting the full regulation experience. But, that could be a good thing for kids or beginners to those games. Just maybe not for somebody looking for a true air hockey pool ping pong combo table.
One other important thing to note, the air hockey game is technically push hockey because there is no air pumping through the table while you play.
All of the table games stack and store between the foosball table and the billiard base. This is huge for those of us where space is at a premium.
The games that are included with this combo table are: Slide hockey, foosball, pool, shuffleboard, table tennis, chess, cards, checkers, bowling, and backgammon.
We wanted to give one more suggestion for a combination table with 10+ games. MD Sports makes your staple air hockey pool ping pong combo table, but they also make a table that lets you play 9(!!) other games.
This is a great combo table for kids, as you can spend countless hours cycling through the different games. Dimensions wise, it’s only 4 feet long. The compactness and versatility come in big time for space efficiency of your game room.
Let’s take a look at a few tips and things to think about when searching for the best combination table:
How many games are you looking to play on this table? Some people just need a ping pong pool combo table. Maybe a table with 10+ games is more appealing to you. Either way, make sure the table you get has the games you love to play!
Combination tables typically range from 4 to 7 long. If space is a serious constraint in your game room, that’s obviously something to take into account. The other aspect of table size is the “trueness” of the games you get to play on your combination table.
A 7 long table will give you the full size experience of air hockey, pool, and ping pong. Anything smaller will be a midsize or miniature version. Make sure you take this into account and pay attention to how long the table is.
Typically, when people make purchases as big as an air hockey pool ping pong combo table, accessories are an afterthought and only a fraction of the cost of the actual table itself. But if you are on a budget, many combination tables come with all of the accessories that are needed to play the various games.
I will say though, the quality of included accessories are usually average at best so it may be worth the investment to get some nicer ones eventually!
We hope you’ve gotten some value out of our list of the best air hockey pool ping pong combo tables. If there are any other air hockey pool ping pong combo tables you’d like for us to review please let us know in the comments below! Also, if space is at a premium in your game room check out our post on best midsize and mini ping pong tables.
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