Resources on Game Room Game Tables
Pool and Billard Magazine
Website of Pool and Billiard Magazine features updated pool news, men and women players of the United States Professional Poolplayers Association, pool tournament recaps, pool television listings, a pool tournament calendar and a section on pool lessons and instructions. Pool lessons include diagrams of pool tables and playing strategies. Pool & Billiard Magazine is the sport's oldest monthly magazine and boasts the largest readership of billiard businesses, players and fans.
Many people know ping-pong. It's the game that is usually played in the basement with an opponent, with plastic paddles in hand that made the distinctive noises when a ball was struck. A fun game it was, sort of like playing T-ball with huge yellow plastic bats or nerf football. But like those two familiar games, ping-pong also has a real sport behind it. Table Tennis can be classified as a major sport worldwide, with millions of participants, major tournaments (with its own superstars), and many other things that make a sport truly a class of its own. The equipment can be had for a reasonable price, and the sport is played indoors so year-round competition and practice is possible. A game requires only two players at the least, and typically lasts around 30 minutes, enabling quick matches during breaks, etc. Site includes a large selection of ping pong supplies and products for table tennis enthusiasts.
New to Ping Pong?
This site from About.com has links to several helpful and well-written articles about the game of Ping Pong that are understandable by someone new to the game. Let's face it, everyone who plays ping pong had to start somewhere, and this site is an incredible resource for any beginner. Articles linked to from this site include the professional rules of the game, either in written form or on video, a glossary of ping pong terms, the best score-keeping system I've ever found, ways to start your own ping pong club, what to look for when buying your first paddle, 10 quick tips to better ping pong, an additional article filled with tips for beginners, understanding spin, an extensive background of the game and a lot more. This is an excellent site for the beginning player, covering the basics as well as laying a firm foundation for further progression.
How to Play Foosball
Here is a brief but thorough explanation of foosball rules. Rules include information about balls, time limits, keeping score, using goalies, illegal shots, angles, opponents, defense and offense. Includes what to avoid when playing foosball, and ideas for a better game.