Fat Cat Tirade Foosball Table

Editor rating

2.8/5 on Jul 3, 2015

User's rating

20 reviews

PROS

  • First-rate workmanship
  • Excellent playability
  • Innovative curved ends

CONS

  • Dangerous curved ends
  • Plastic parts

VERDICT

The Fat Cat Tirade Foosball Table offers middle of the road quality and is prefect for beginner or recreational players.

The manufacturer paid attention to workmanship, which is fast-rate. While this table offers great dynamic play, some of the plastic parts, like the handles may compromise the table’s durability.

Features:

  • 2 cup holders
  • 4 foosballs
  • Chrome plated hollow steel rods
  • Curved interior ends for dynamic play
  • Double side ball returns
  • End Ball Returns
    Ivory and red colored players
  • Leg levers for balanced play
  • Manual Scoring
  • Manual scoring system
  • Weight: 133 pounds
  • Dimensions: 55’’x 28’’x34’’

The Great Lakes Dart company manufactures the Fat Cat Tirade Foosball Table. This is a well-known brand for gaming equipment. You will certainly not find the Tirade Table at a professional foosball store but the table will provide hours of competition and fun for any recreational player.

This is a perfect addition to your man cave or family game room.
The table’s best features include:

First-rate workmanship

An essential feature to look out for when shopping for a foosball table is the table’s construction. One of the best features of the Tirade Table is its excellent construction—the cabinet and playing field are made from solid MDF material, which enhances the table’s sturdiness.

The rods are made from hollow, chrome-plated steel while the legs are built from solid steel for additional support. The legs also feature strategically placed levers to ensure that the table is perfectly leveled.

Excellent playability

Although the Tirade Table is built for beginners, it is far from being a child’s toy. This table offers fast-rate playability as it comes with well-built ivory and red players as well as bead scorers at the end of the table. The cabinet is built solidly to endure the rowdiest of games. The two cup holders are great and convenient additions to the table.

Innovative curved ends

The Tirade Foosball table features a proprietary design that enables the ball to return to the playing field through an aerial mechanism when the ball is shot to the end line or on goal.
The table also comes with a semi-circle curved wall at the end line, which works like a goal kick and brings the ball back closer to the midfield. This innovative mechanism provides a dynamic and fun game.

Some downsides to the Tirade Table are:

Dangerous curved ends
Although the curved ends offer innovative and fun play, this design can also pose some danger; it is quite easy for the ball to jump up and out of the playing surface especially if both sides are hitting hard.

Plastic parts
One of the markers of a good foosball table is the make of the foosball men and the workmanship. The overall workmanship of the Tirade Table is impressive. However, the plastic handle and foosball ‘men’ are not of the highest quality.