Bought this pool table for my nephew's birthday. Had purchased one 9 months prior at a large national chain store for about 1/2 the price of this & it fell apart. This little table is very sturdy, has balls that are weighted like real pool table balls & nice cues. I believe this table will last him a lot longer. Also really like the ball return on this rather than the nettted pockets. The adults had fun playing with this too!