Everybody loves playing air hockey. It’s especially fun when you’re in the arcade, but if you have an air hockey table, or know someone who does, it is a great way to spend your time relaxing. Just make sure that you don’t lose sight of the fact that air hockey is a game…something meant to be enjoyed.
If soccer can be considered a sport, then so can air hockey!
Here are some tips on how to play the perfect game of air hockey:
1) Remember that puck drop is just as important in table-top mode as it is in arcade mode. Make sure that you are both ready when it comes time for puck drop!
2) Keep up with proper etiquette throughout the game. Be sure to return the puck when it goes out of play. If there is a goal, point your mallet in the direction of your opponent in congratulations.
3) Watch the angles! The ability to see all sides of the table will make you better at playing air hockey because it allows you to be more strategic with your shots, leaning harder on one side or corner than another encourages caroming which means that if you are playing properly it shouldn’t happen often anyway…another reason why practice makes perfect!
4) Defense wins games. While offense gets the glory, without defense nobody would score any goals.
5) Keep that mallet moving. Don’t put yourself in a position where you might lose control over the puck.
6) Adapt to your opponent’s playing style and exploit their weaknesses.
7) Speaking of exploiting weaknesses, be sure to avoid yours as well! Watch out for those extended slam dunks…they generally don’t end well. Neither do extended pursuits of the puck when it is “lost.” Both can lead to increased opportunities for your opponent. Air hockey is a game you want to enjoy…don’t make it painful by needlessly extending its duration due to poor decisions!
8) Have fun! This one shouldn’t even have to be said, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be emphasized. If you’re not enjoying yourself, then there might as well not even be a table in front of you because you’re not going to win any trophies!
If you can remember these 8 simple rules, then you too can be an air hockey master. Keep practicing and maybe one day your name will be on the trophy alongside some of the greatest names ever to play this wonderful game…or at least have fun trying!
How do you start an air hockey game?
You have to have 2 players. Each player has another turn after his own puck drop, but if one of the players scores a point, then it’s 1-0 and the next goal will win the game.
How do you score an air hockey table?
If a player fails to return the puck or returns it out of play legally, he loses a point. If a player touches the puck before it rests on his side of the centerline, he loses a point. A goal is scored when a puck enters the scoring circle below the edge of the table located at each end of this field and remains in or passes through without touching anything within that area. The ball can’t pass through either corner post from above. The speciality is that the puck has to pass over the centerline, not under it.
How do you stop an air hockey table?
The players get a new break after 8 points have been played. When this happens, the player who had his last turn gets the first next turn. The winner of a match is decided after 2 sets or after 10 minutes of playing time. In case of a tie in a set, a third set will be played until someone wins by two points. If no one wins by two points in the third set, the winner of this period receives 1 point and there is no extra period.
What’s the rules of air hockey?
Air Hockey is a tabletop game that uses a light puck and mallet to play the game. The game’s object is to score points by using your mallet to deflect the puck into your opponent’s goal. A standard Air Hockey table should be about 8 feet long, 3 feet wide, and 2 feet tall with rounded corners, four flippers on each side, two goals in the center of each end wall, an air compressor underneath the table that forces air through holes in the surface creating an air hockey effect, lighting around the perimeter of the playing surface for enhanced visibility.
What’s an air hockey table made out of?
The cup holder or drink holder is also known as “the hole.” It can hold up to three large cups (anything larger will not fit). The drink holder is usually about half an inch deep and an inch wide. Most people use the “drink holder” term rather than “cup holder,” however, we’ll use both terms throughout this article.
What goes in an air hockey table?
2) When you’re at close range, always take the shot when your opponent is not expecting it. You’ll usually score this way and it will surprise him. This works well if you’re down in the score. Try this trick and see what happens!
3) Keep your eye on the puck at all times. The more you play air hockey, the easier it will become to track the puck’s movement around the table.
4) When you score a point or win a game, don’t celebrate too long or your opponent may take advantage of this and score on you! Congratulate him, though – just stay focused on playing.
5) Practice hitting, lifting, and dropping the puck with minimal movements so you’re ready for fast-paced action when needed. Memorize where your flippers are for maximum ease of play.