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The Three Musketeers of Foosball

Depending on where you live—EU or US—you’ve probably seen several variations of both the game and the name: Table Football, Table Soccer, Fuzball, Foosball, Fußball, Langirt, Jouer, Au Baby-Foot, Csocso, Cadureguel-Schulchan, etc. Equally nebulous as the game’s name are the details of foosball’s roots. The Smithsonian did a deep dive into The Murky History of…

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6 Setups for Playing Games on Snow Days

About the author: Mary Jo Bowling is a writer for Houzz.com. Brunswick has teamed up with Houzz to provide tips on how to make your home a more active place. I’m going to sound like an old geezer, but as a good deal of the United States faces a snowy winter day, I find myself thinking…

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Game Rooms: Carve Out a Place for Fun

Convert a dining room, loft, basement or guest room into a place for the kids (and you) to play About the author: Shoshana Gosselin is a writer for Houzz.com. Brunswick has teamed up with Houzz to provide tips on how to make your home a more active place. Fall is coming, and the kids will have to find indoor activities. Do you have a spot for them to get their creativity blazing? A place where they won’t be in your way? Basements are good choices for game rooms; so are converted attics, bonus rooms and rarely-used guest bedrooms. You can even convert an unused living room or dining room into a play space…

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Amazing Video Highlights from an Unlikely Trick Shot Artist

Nick Syomin started playing pool just three years ago, and he began working on trick shots in his spare time less than a year ago. The Moscow native has amassed an impressive portfolio of shots in a relatively short time. “I was inspired by watching trick shots on the internet, but there’s a lot of differences between watching videos and doing it in real life, so I was very interested to try,” explains Syomin. “I think I know about 100 tricks plus different variations of them, such as one-handed shots, combined or experimental shots that sometimes just blow my mind. I started to practice on simple tricks, the tricks for…

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How to Plan a Pool Table Room

About the author: Karen Egly-Thompson is a writer for Houzz, which is a platform for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community. For many people the clack of colliding pool balls recalls happy times. That’s one reason pool tables are a classic addition to the game room, basement,…

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Table Tennis: Gentlemen’s Rules

You figured out all the essentials to style and spin, but Billiards believes in a well-rounded, respectable player; so we’re imparting a few tips to help keep your games well mannered and civil. Service There’s no clock, so don’t rush it. Your opponent should give you the OK before your service. That doesn’t mean take…

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Table Tennis: Discover Your Style

It’s normally a therapeutic game—but what happens when it starts getting competitive? Table tennis is an up-and-coming sport, especially in office settings where employees want to blow off steam. It’s normally a therapeutic game—but what happens when it starts getting competitive? This guide shows you a few styles of holding your paddle, or bat, so…

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Table Tennis: The Art of Spin

From the people who taught you how to put English on a cue ball, here’s our guide to spinning a table tennis ball and why it’s helpful. Now that you’ve successfully figured out your paddle grip style, it’s on to the big leagues with an integral part of table tennis—spinning the ball. From the people who…

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