BCE 4-in-1 Games Table
Son loves it
My son loves this product, it's easily his best present ever. However as a parent I'm not as happy and feel it was quite expensive for what it was. It was delivered on time and by extremely helpful drivers as usual - John Lewis staff are always very good. It was easy to assemble and seemed good quality, however the it is showing signs of wear and tear after just a week. The drawers are very shallow and fall out as soon as you touch them so one has fallen on the floor and split already, this was something that happened to me so I can't blame my son for being too rough with it. The pins holding the net for the table tennis game have split the wood already, and a corner of the pool table has chipped. As mentioned my son loves it, and I'm hoping that now it's up it won't take any more knocks so will last a few years yet.
03 January 2014
What a laugh!
Bought this as a surprise for my husband's birthday - What a laugh we have had with all the family since! Fairly easy to build although we did damage a few of the edges as not as sturdy as it could be. Good value for the money. The only slight disappoinment is with the table football as the ball seems to stay in the middle of the table.
17 October 2012
Good, with niggles ...
This table is a really solid all-rounder. We have 3 young boys - one wanted table football for Christmas, another wanted a pool table, so we got this as a compromise.
It was easy enough to put together (in about 90 minutes), everything was in the box and everything works.
Pool - the roll of the table is pretty good, cushions aren't particularly bouncy but whilst everything is (naturally) under-sized it does feel like a proper game of pool.
Table Football - everything is solid and well constructed and the game flows well, just like a proper "pub table" - until the ball comes up againts the side walls. There's no bias back into the centre of the pitch (there is from the corners, but not the edges) so the ball just gets kicked up and down the wall until a hand intervenes. We are currently trying to weight down the centre of the pitch overnight to see if we can warp the wood.
Air hockey - Has been used a few times and is good fun for a short while - just like a miniature version of the real thing.
Table tennis - We haven't tried it, as it's too small to be useful. Instead, we bought a cheap net to clamp to the kitchen table, which works well for us.
Overall - it would be churlish to complain too much that each individual game doesn't play as well as it would on a specialist table. It is well made, solid and makes a good "Jack of all trades". I am perfectly happy with this table.
29 January 2012
Good value product
Took a while to assemble but very sturdy product. Table tennis and air hockey too small but football very good
29 December 2011
children are having lots of fun
Took a fair bit to build, air hockey is their favorite, followed bt the pool table. Base of the football table appears slightly bowed so the ball favours the corners, but still enjoyable.
29 December 2011
Good solid table
Easy to assemble and sturdy table. , slightly laboursome to change between different games but not much difference to other table in that respect.
24 November 2011
Great unless you want to play table tennis
Good build quality and easy enough to assemble (though allow 2-3 hours). The table football and air hockey are great, the pool is pretty good, but the table tennis pretty useless as the table is too small, and the chances of actually landing the ball on the table are slim (unless you're a champion player). Overall, my family is very pleased with this. (The air hockey fan stopped working soon after we bought it, but John Lewis replaced it swiftly and I assume this was just bad luck).
04 November 2011