Where to play foosball on Long Island

A small group of competitive foosball players on

(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

John Back's eyes dart left to right, following the bright red ball on the green foosball field. He leans forward, pulling and turning handles aligning his "men" -- soccer figures standing rigid on long metal rods.The backroom of The Pool House in Bellmore, where competitive foosballers play every Sunday, is silent -- save for the whack of the ball and '90s pop tunes drifting in from a nearby jukebox. This isn't your average bar game."It's a lot like chess in a lot of ways," says Back, of Hicksville, who started such gatherings about eight years ago. "It's constantly a cat-and-mouse thinking game."

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