The Murky History of Table Football


Table football, foosball, csocso, cadureguel-schulchan, has a world encyclopaedia of ridiculous names, and a equally convoluted rule-book.         

In the best tradition of skulduggery, claim and counterclaim, foosball (or table football) that simple game of bouncing little wooden soccer players back and forth on springy metal bars across something that looks like a mini pool table, has the roots of its conception mired in confusion.