Futbolín Humano, Human Foosball and Taca Taca

Image source: kurafire

While writing an article for Fox News Latino about Rapimoto, I had the opportunity to interview the owner of the company, Bernardo Bravo. Our E-mails went back and forth a few times and Bernardo mentioned to me that he had another company where he sells “cosas muy curiosas” – so I clicked over to see what these curious things might be.

While I found a lot of fun, interesting things, the Futbolín Humano definitely got my attention. In English we know the game as Foosball or Table Football/Soccer. Carlos calls it Fútbolito, but some countries call it Futbolín. Chile seems to prefer the term “Taca Taca” for the game. Whatever you call it, the game takes on new fun when you become part of it as you do in the version called “Futbolín Humano” (Human Foosball or Taca Taca Humano.)

Here’s regular Futbolín:

Image source: ccarlstead

And here’s Futbolín Humano:

Love this version with school children. Wish we had these built on playgrounds in the United States:

Hey look, there's even Futbolín Gato ... who knew?
Image source: ClintJCL

Posted on March 26, 2012, in fútbol and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Great momets when I was a child. I had my own footballito table. it was made with nails similar to what you showed in a picture. Usually this one was built by kids that they don’t want to spend money on it so that one had to buy all materials to do it ( good way to learn to do your own things) but if you had more money , you could buy it in big stores. It was made of plastic and the players had springs so that you could pass the ball thanks to these springs and the table was bigger, but now I would prefer the one made of nails because its more natural and ecological.

  2. taca taca sounds me to… airplane transport.

  3. I actually had a middle school teacher that made a ‘collapsible’ version of futbolin humano so that we could play it once in a while in gym class. It was pretty awesome.

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