If you’re like me, one of the few things missing from the Super Chexx game is a built in cup holder. You can kind of balance a drink in the corner but one big move on the machine and your drink falls right off. I was getting tired of having to set my drink on far away counters or stools, so I decided to take matters into my own hands to make the best bubble hockey table. UPDATE: Now making sets of 4! See bottom of article for pictures and details.
My Own Bubble Hockey Cup Holder
In order to make one, I tried thinking up a bunch of designs. I had thought about an overhanging one but I didn’t want to scratch up the paint on the side. I then had the idea to use the bubble bolts and washer to secure a cup holder to the unit. The video is below:
I added the words Hockey Time to the sides to kind of give it a cool custom effect. I pretty much could write anything I wanted, but decided to go somewhat generic.
Unfortunately, they only work in the two corners opposite the hinge because the hinge side only has one bolt. I’ve been thinking about one to go in that corner but haven’t worked out my design yet on it. Doesn’t really matter though as just having the 2 looks (and works) really good.
I’m making them in black, red, and blue currently to match all the different color bases. I made a video below to show the different color combinations. They work on every thing from the original Chexx games to the new Super Chexx pro since they all use the same hole patterns. I made them so they would work well for cans and bottles. If you’re trying to put a 52 oz big gulp in there though, may not work so well. 🙂
If you’re interested in a pair, email me at email@example.com. Most of the time I have some already printed so I can get them shipped right out.
Also, if you want to make yours a little more customized for NHL teams, there’s an easy way to do it. First get the cup holder, then order the stickers from my Amazon affiliate link below:
Then you can attach them to the cup holder as shown below. Comes out pretty slick.
Four cup holder option
A lot of people were asking me for a 4 cup option. Problem is, there isn’t a second bolt over there to hold it on, so with only one bolt it could swing out and around. I worked on this for quite a while to come up with a solution that looks great and stays in place.
See pictures below if you’re interested in a set of four: