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A bit flimsy, but works great
on December 12, 2011
I bought this for my niece for Christmas, since she loved playing Foosball at a friend's house. I had to assemble it when I got it, and was a bit disappointed that the wood wasn't as thick and sturdy as it may look in the picture. If you've ever bought a bookshelf or some sort of cabinet or chest of drawers that you had to assemble, it will probably be about the same kind of wood this game uses.
The green "field" board is pretty thin, so be careful not to put any extra pressure on it other than the soccer balls it's intended to roll around. I can see that the rods may get bent if you're not careful, though I think it make take a bit of roughness to do that.
Also, the assembled foosball game is fairly light. My husband and I played a couple of games to test it out, and we ended up having to be careful not to lift up our side of the game! Haha. So I'm not sure how two 6 year-olds will fare. I'll have to let my niece know not to lift it up or bang it back down in the heat of battle.
Overall though, my husband and I had a lot of fun with this. It's definitely light enough to carry around to parties if you wanted to. And my husband and I played on our carpet floor instead of on a table, and that worked fine. Though that may also be part of the reason that we ended up lifting up the board on accident a few times trying to to hit the ball. If I find that it doesn't last up to the playing of my niece and cousin, I'll update this review.