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Table Football World Cup

Posted by i Love Shopping on 11th Jun 2018

Table Football World Cup

With World Cup 2018 underway the iLoveShopping Team are feeling the excitement and getting into the spirit by participating in a Foosball Championship!

For those of you who did not know, Foosball is also known as Table Football. Although patents for similar games may exist from as far back as the 1890s, the game of Table Football as we know it today was first invented by Harold Searles Thornton in 1922 and patented in 1923. The concept was conceived after Harold Searles was an avid football support and had been to a Tottenham Hotspur F.C. football match. He wanted to provide a game that replicated football that could be played at home. He got his inspiration from a box of matches. He laid the matches across the box and discovered that he had formed the basis for his game. His uncle who lived in the United States, Louis P. Thornton, visited Harold and took the inspiration back to the USA where it was patented in 1927. The patent eventually expired.

You can purchase a Foosball Tables and get your own tournament underway 

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