Foosball (table football) is far from the beautiful game.
Today’s invention aims to introduce a bit more skill and less brute force into all those tables located at cool web companies and their imitators.
Each team figure would have a hexagonal base so that the usual frantic lateral motion could be used to drive the ball forwards or backwards at a more controllable angle.
The figures would also have an internal channel formed from heel to chest.
This would allow the player to scoop a ball from behind and twist the handle to eject it from the chest or to carry it overhead in a kind of bicycle kick.