It’s a game that you rarely think of playing outside a five-by-two foot space. It incorporates skill, concentration and hand-eye coordination. It’s foosball, the tabletop-size game that has a household presence.

But the Airborne and Special Operations Museum is hosting an entirely new approach to this familiar sport on Saturday — Fayetteville’s first Human Foosball Tournament.

The game, played in a round robin style tournament setting, will have six players per team on the field. There will be 24 teams total, making the experience exciting and interesting to watch.

The tournament begins at 9 a.m.

“Families friends, organizations and military units are all encouraged to participate,” said Paul Galloway, the executive director of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation. “We hope to see a lot of good-natured rivalry throughout the entire day.”

Each team member will receive a free T-shirt and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

Beer and concessions will be available for onlookers.

For more information, call 643-2772 or visit