With each passing day, the metamorphosis of Bangalore city is highlighted by new trends and foosball parlours are one among them. In the last 2-3 years, youngsters have been thronging the parlours to play foosball tournaments, but strictly for fun.
Foosball was initially played by injured soldiers in WWII to improve their hand and eye coordination. Hardip from Monkey Bar said, “The parlour opens at 12noon and closes by 10pm. Teenagers below 18 years of age are allowed only up to 6pm.”
Agreeing to the fact that the craze about foosball is on rise in the city, he added, “Everyday about 100 odd youngsters visit the place.”
Similar is the case with other parlous which are housed in major malls in the city. A staff from Amoeba in Whitefield informs, “We introduced foosball in our parlour three years back. Since then the momentum has definitely increased. People love to indulge in the game. It is fun as well as relaxing.”
In Bangalore, foosball is played for fun in pubs, bars and clubs and not as an official competition like abroad.