Stick your head into any arcade around the country and you’re likely to find an Air Hockey machine. Since its introduction in 1972, the fast-paced game, with its gently floating pucks and distinctive mallets, has become a favorite of kids and adults alike.
But while it’s often the source of epic, occasionally unfriendly battles between friends, few people think of it as a skill game. Turns out, it is. And if you’re looking to improve your game, following these simple tips can help you become nearly unbeatable – or at least the baddest player in the arcade.