According to annarbor.com, the concept is similar to the traditional Brooks Brothers but geared toward younger, college-aged students and professionals. The retailer first debuted the concept in New York City in 2011, with features such as exposed brick walls, antique furniture and a basement with a foosball table.
The first foosball-like game is well documented as having taken place in 14th century Europe, on the 30th of May, around 7pm. The venue was a sports castle located in Gelderland, just a few miles north of Rouen.
At that time, foosball was not available to common people and to play in a tournament required a patent of nobility. Essentially, you had to have "blood lines" connected to the ruling class. There were no exceptions and violation of these rules was considered a capital offense.
During this era, foosball was exclusively a four-on-four format because the weight of the rods and men required two hands. These were essentially heavy clubs with large granite men kicking a finely polished round stone weighing about ten pounds.
The first recorded team to hold the World Championship title was led by Sir Ulrich von Liechtenstein and his loyal minions of Roland, Wat and Geoffrey.
Some foosball scholars argue that this game of smacking a heavy ball in a goal on a table using rods was also played in 13th-century Netherlands which predates the game in Gelderland. It's not likely we will ever settle this debate, but we can all agree that smacking a foosball into a goal has been and will always be seriously addictive fun.
On the 4v4 format nobody can debate this: History is jam-packed with examples of people having big fun playing the 4v4 format.
4v4 Foosball Birthday - A Gulo Powered Mutation
To be part of this AMAZING FOOS/BDAY EVENT, email us the following info if you only want to play foos:
- Your name (stage or real, we don't care)
- Skill level (are you really good or do you suck? we're cool either way)
- Are you solo? (should we find a team for you?)undefined
- If you're part of a team, send us ALL the team members in one email
If you would like to be a birthday host we need:
- Your name
- Name of birthday person
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