This is a classic and energetic game with two players battling to hit their puck into their goal.
A fan within the center of the table blows air through these holes in order to allow the puck to quickly glide across the table surface. This movement of air is the reason why we call the sport “air” hockey vs. just table hockey. There are two holes at opposite ends of the table that make up a goal.
Air hockey is pretty straightforward: first player to score seven points wins the round. Best out of seven rounds wins the game. Still, to really know how to play air hockey, you need to know the rules. Here are the basics of how to play air hockey:
Flip a coin to determine who starts with possession of the puck.
To score a point, the puck must fully enter the goal. Rebounds or pucks that get stuck halfway in do not count as a point.
When a player makes a goal, the other player serves the puck next.
A player may only strike the puck when it is on their side of the centreline.
A player may stand behind or alongside the game table, as long as they remain on their side of the centreline.
A puck that is touching any part of the centreline is fair play for either player.
No touching the puck with hands, arms, or other body parts.
Once a round ends, switch which player serves first.
Outdoors if not wet or windy