Air hockey is definitely a game of skill, requiring patience, attention, and fast reflexes. The rules of the game are simple enough, meaning that just about anyone can play; but not all will play well. Beginners will have to overcome a learning curve, testing their patience and dedication to reaching a higher level. This air hockey glossary is a great way for a beginner to learn the ropes.
Start at the Very Beginning
Before you try to reach the top of the air hockey food chain, you need to understand some of the basic components of the game. We’ll start by getting familiarized with some terminology.
Top view of an average air hockey table with colored sections – Own Work (Image under copyright of GameTablesOnline.com)
No sports bar or pub would be complete without a table for the classic game of pool. Before adding one to your place of business, it’s important to keep table size in mind, ensuring maximum player satisfaction. Taking measurements and laying out plans for your game area will save you time and fuming customer reviews later on.
The size of a pool table is determined by the area taken up by the area in between the rubber bouncers. Pool tables are typically sold in sizes ranging from 7’-9’, at a 2:1 ratio of length to width. American style games are usually played on larger tables, and British style games on smaller ones.
Professional billiard tournaments are played on 9’ tables, which increase the difficulty and speed of the plays. However, the most popular size among sports bars and pubs are on the lower end; the seven footers. There are two reasons that owners choose this option: price and space. Seven foot tables are usually cheaper than their larger counterparts and free up more space for additional tables or seating.
Seven, Eight, Nine
Though tables are advertised as 7’, 8’, 8.5’, and 9’, the actual dimensions of the playing surfaces are smaller.
If you want more guests and patrons, your hotel or resort needs to be remembered as much as the rest of the trip. A hot hotel game room is a great way to deepen the experience of your guests and keep them coming back for more.
A hotel game room and pub. Picture, under CC0 License via Pixa Bay.
Here are some options to take your hotel game room to the next level: