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f you’ve ever gazed enviously at Joey and Chandler’s foosball table in their Manhattan flat and wanted one of your own, you’ve come to the right place.

We’re looking at multi-game tables as our next must-have piece of homeware, great for families as well as singletons like the famous TV duo.

We’re talking tables that allow you to gather friends for a high octane games night, whatever the weather. From tabletop football to chess and even air hockey, there are plenty of models to splurge your money on.

We’ve rounded up some of the coolest designs below that will allow you to set up a low-key arcade in the comfort of your own home.

Ready to check them out? See our favorites below

Hy-Pro 8 in 1 Folding Multi Games Table

Take your gaming experience up a notch with this 8-in-1 table which allows you to play Table Football, Table Tennis, Pool or Hockey. Meanwhile if you’re playing on your own, there’s Archery, Darts and Bean Bag Toss to hone your aiming skills – or best of all, sink some hoops with the in-built basketball system. Once the winner has been crowned, you can store the table in an upright position, clearing your room of space. All games come with coordinating accessories. Comes with a year-long manufacturers guarantee and self-assembly is required.

Hy-Pro

£ 140 | Argos

Ophelia & Co Ramona 3ft Conversion Game Table

After a more refined gaming experience? Ophelia & Co’s conversion table transforms from one on which you can play blackjack; flip the board over to set up your chess set. Remove it completely and you’ll find a backgammon table ready to go underneath. This genius design is one for grown-up gamers; it wouldn’t look out of place in a library but if you’re missing one of those, it performs admirably as a side table in the living room. As well as the games, there are four cup holders on each corner to keep players hydrated without the need for extra tables. It’s all about the details.

There’s a black version available at Rosalind Wheeler too, £ 379.99.

Ophelian & Co.

£ 399.99 | Wayfair

Hy-Pro 4 in 1 Games Table

Offering four games in one design, this table allows you to play table football, air hockey, table tennis and pool in one. The classic games are a family favorite and will pay for itself come Christmas time when the whole gang gathers together. As well as the tables, accessories like a USB-powered puck, pool balls and cues are included. A real space saver and measuring L124 x W60 x H81cm, it will bring new life to your living room. Crack open the toolkit though, assembly is required. Comes with a one-year guarantee.

Hy-Pro

£ 110 | Argos

Strikeworth TriSport 4 foot Multi Games Table

There’s no need for heavy lifting in this table games – simply rotate to change games from football, pool and air hockey in seconds. It’s four feet long and is light enough for two people to move, so you can transfer it from the garden to indoors if the weather turns. With accessories included, think of this versatile table as an investment in your future fun. Free delivery to mainland GB.

Strikeworth

£ 299 | Liberty Games

Freeport Park 7.1ft Air Hockey Table

Air hockey and pool fans alike will adore this sturdy table, which allows you to play both games in one. The adjustable feet allow the youngest and oldest members of your family to play with ease, and the table comes with a set of pool balls and cues (which attach to one side when not in use) as well as four pucks and four air-hockey pushers. It’s a whopper though, measuring 217cm x 107 x 81cm, so ensure you have plenty of space to accommodate it.

Freeport Park

£ 1,549.99 | Wayfair * On sale from £ 1,649.99

Pureline 6ft Pool Dining Table with Table Tennis Top

Let’s face it, few of us have a spare games room or the space to accommodate a standalone games table. But that needn’t be the end of your playtime dreams. Liberty Games’ pool table does double duty as a passable dining table too, so there’s no reason why you can’t have one. The kitchen is the best room in the house, anyway. The table comes in three colors (black and wood, as well as white) and with all the usual pool accoutrements you would expect. Delivery included.

Pureline

£ 429 | Liberty Games

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