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Foosball is a table with 8 rods with handles and 'table soccer' men figures. Each player/team uses their handles to move their men to strike the ball into the opposing team’s goal. The game is fast and fun!
Objective: Have fun! Use your figures to pass and shoot the ball into your opponent’s goal while blocking the ball from going into your own goal. You serve the ball and try to score!
Game: A typical game is played to 5 points. Don't get too caught up in this though, some people play to 7 points or 9, or whatever. A match would normally consist of the first to win 2 out of best 2 out of 3 games, or maybe 3 out of 5.
Rules: Foosball rules can be simple and made up by the players or more complex created by professional foosball federations. Simple rules are to hit the ball into the goal. Complex rules include no spinning, time limits to advance the ball from each rod, and time outs during play. If you score, the other team serves. Be polite to your opponent and no swearing. Official ITSF rule book.
Tournaments: The professional players compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars ($100,000) all over the world. A typical tournament last for 3 days in which players compete against various divisions and several events.