It seems like Pizza Hut and Ogilvy want you to ‘play with your food’, or at least want you to play with the packaging of your food. The two brands collaborated over the launch of a new limited-edition pizza box that comes with an actual foosball table built right into the lid!
The Foosball Pizza Box was created as a warm-up for the Europa League which begins October 22nd (Get it, Warm-up? Pizza?). Wendy Leung, marketing director of Pizza Hut explains, ‘the Pizza Hut Foosball Pizza Box was a great opportunity to remind football fans that pizza goes best with their football. Launched at a time when everyone’s stuck in their houses, the box hopes to drum up enthusiasm, interest, and positivity. While diehard fans are just waiting to go out and support their teams or play their own games of street football, the Pizza Hut Foosball Pizza Box provides a great safe alternative, allowing you to battle it out with your friends in the comfort and safety of your own homes. Winner gets an extra slice, perhaps? And if there’s a tie, just equally divide the pie!
The Foosball Pizza Box is currently only available to pizza-enthusiasts in Hong Kong (although enough enthusiasm could push the companies to roll it out worldwide)… you can shoot your shot at winning your own Foosball Pizza Box by visiting the Pizza Hut app, or leaving a clever comment on Pizza Hut Hong Kong’s Facebook page.
Do you love to play foosball, but don’t have room in your house for a full-size table? Then check out this teensy version of the popular pub game that’s small enough to fit on a bookshelf or your desktop.
This handcrafted mini foosball table comes from Victoria, Canada’s miniLAND, and is spot-on accurate to the real deal. From the tiny, faceless athletes, to the abacus style scoring boards at the goals, it’s an impressive little model. While it’s clearly designed as dollhouse furniture, this is a cool desk accessory for any foosball fan. The only thing that isn’t clear is if it’s actually playable. One reviewer mentioned that the “soccer players move around a bit” so that gives me hope. You’ll just need to figure out something to use as a ball. I’m thinking a ball bearing would do the trick nicely.
You can get your hands on the mini foosball table over at miniLAND’s Etsy shop for $76.95(USD). If you find that it’s too small to be playable, there’s always this version.
How do you take Foosball from “It’s kinda fun I guess.” to “This game is awesome!?” You add power tools. Duh! The folks at SGS Engineering in Derby, UK have modified the foosball table in their office by switching out the standard handles with power drills.
More importantly, they added beer can holders to the table as well. Now the game is much faster paced and you need much better reflexes to succeed. Of course, the downside is that you have to keep those lithium ion batteries charged to play.
I bet everyone in the office had to try this supercharged version of the game at least once.
We’ve heard it a million times: “I have a 3D printer, but I have no idea what cool stuff to print!” Well, guys, here’s a fun project. If you have a foosball table, YouMagine member Excite created a set of Stormtrooper heads that you can use to replace the ones currently on your table, by simply snapping them over the standard ones. Of course, there are limitations: it’ll only work if you have a Sportcraft table, plus it’ll upset the balance of the players which some more serious aficionados might dislike. But if you’re really looking to spice up your table, the files are available for download on the YouMagine website.
Here’s a relatively simple project for 3D printing newbies. YouMagine member excite tricked out his foosball set by replacing the heads of the players with stormtrooper helmets.
Excite based the helmets on Thingiverse member ProCoPrint3D’s design, then used permanent markers to add details. He admits that the mod won’t be compatible with other foosball tables – he has a Sportcraft table – and that the players will become top heavy, hence, they’re bound to fall over.
Something tells me these guys will always end up in penalties. Head to YouMagine to download excite’s files.
Erasers don’t get any funner than this. You probably don’t need an eraser at this point in time, but you might still want to get them anyway because they’re more than just erasers. You can think of them as attachments that turn plain old pencils into (partial) rods that you can use to play an impromptu foosball match.
It’s nothing like the real thing, obviously, but it provides some fun where there used to be none.
This ultramodern foosball table, designed for the renowned Toulet brand, is truly minimalist in stainless steel, chrome, and black satin laminate. It keeps things simple and stylish to fit anywhere from the game room of your home to the professional office environment. almost too pretty to play!
The B99 brings some awesome hi-tech additions to the game of foosball which has gone surprisingly unchanged in design throughout it’s history. It wirelessly syncs with your smartphone to give you training, match statistics or even replays. As added bonus, it features a Bang and Olufsen sound system so you can stream your jock jams while you play! Whether you consider it just a table-top game or a full-fledged sport, it’s easy to appreciate this unique integration.
Here’s a pretty cool DIY project that doesn’t seem like it would require a lot of complicated construction skills to create. It’s a foosball table made almost entirely out of old VHS tapes (not sure if I really needed to say “old” there, as all VHS tapes are probably old). There’s no real information on how exactly they made this foosball table but I’m sure it involves mostly glue, glue, and more glue. Certainly it’s more fun than throwing them out. (via recyleart)
I’ve always enjoyed a good game of foosball – but full-size foosball tables are pretty expensive so I’ve never had one in my house. Here’s a fun way to play foosball with your pals for the low low price of $100 (plus an iPad.)
Created by New Potato Technologies, the iPad Foosball table plays just like an actual foosball table, but with virtual players on the screen of your iPad. It works along with an iOS game called Classic Match Foosball, and the 2-axis control levers work just like the real deal. Here’s a little video footage of the game in action:
You can get your hands on the Classic Match iPad Foosball Table over at New Potato Technologies for $99.99(USD). It’s compatible with all iPads with the 30-pin dock connector, so if you’ve got the iPad 4, you’ll just have to head down to the local pub if you want to play foosball. Or you could just buy one of these.