Back in college, I spent a lot of time playing foosball. It was the perfect way to procrastinate, and it was a sport I could really get into—mainly because it didn't require any vigorous exercise. I spent my years playing on a classic René Pierre, which, at the time, was the best table I'd ever seen.
Then I stumbled upon Teckell at Design Week in Milan.
Teckell's tables are just as much a work of art as they are a game to play. All of the tables cost over $10,000, and they're made from exceptional materials: crystal glass, solid walnut, aluminum casts. There's even a limited-edition table embellished with 24 carat gold. I'm not kidding.
Italy has long been known for its high-quality foosball tables. Companies like Garlando, Roberto Sport, and FAS all make tournament-level tables that offer a fantastic foosball experience. But Teckell takes the art of foosball to a whole new level.
Teckell also makes pool tables, so if you have an unlimited budget for your new game room, you may want to check out their site. It doesn't look like they've expanded to air hockey or table tennis, which is a shame, because I've always wanted to play ping-pong with a gold-plated paddle.