Not so long ago, a game room was a nice but unassuming space to play a little table tennis or board games. But today's rec rooms are more elaborate and can add value to a family's time together as well as increase a home's financial worth. ... The appeal of residential game rooms isn't anything new
If you're looking for a way to spend more time at home, sharing family fun, then the game room is the perfect solution. Billiards, darts, chess, cards, poker - whatever your game, there are some cool accessories you'll want to have. Make your game room the envy of the neighborhood!
More and more people today are playing pool in the privacy of their own home. It’s a game you can play by yourself or with family and friends. Since the Attack On America, the family unit has become stronger with more family oriented activities. A family that plays together, stays together, and pool is a game that provides a family activity and a place for the kids to bring their friends and enjoy good, clean fun.
Air hockey tables are a popular gaming table that have taken the jump from the arcades to the recreation room in the past few years. Air hockey is played with two disc-like paddles and a thin plastic disc. Tiny pin holes in the table surface allow for generated air to flow, floating the disc slightly to allow for extreme speed. Air hockey is a game that tests reaction time and aim!
Foosball is a corruption of the word fussball, meaning football in German. In America, foosball is known simply as "foos", but has a underlying definition of "table soccer". Basically, foosball is setup in the form of a standard soccer game with players on each part of the field representing a team. Each player generally has 10 soccer players that are attached to spinning poles that allow for kicking movement. Once a ball is dropped, it is a race to see who can spin their poles and protect their goal the quickest to score.
Pinball is played with small steel balls that are shot into an inclined area full of scoring traps and bumpers. Scores are tallied on a back lit screen, usually accompanied by flashing lights and music. Pinball machines have become a huge collectors item, and are almost considered a piece of American pop culture. Owning a vintage pinball machine will surely be a heavy investment, but will act both as a display piece and an entertainment system.
Darting probably originated in the Middle Ages when off-duty archers and soldiers would practice throwing broken arrows into the side of an ale keg marked with three circles. Three points were awarded if the arrow landed in the inner circle, two for the middle circle and one for the outer circle. Eventually, both the dartboard and the darts became more elaborate. Eventually national and international tournaments were established. Today darting is played world-wide and is enjoyed by both professional competitors and amateurs alike.
Do you remember those video arcade games you played back in the 80's and 90's? Well they are coming back again so you can enjoy them in your own home. There are great machines that are achieving nationwide aclaim in publications and shows around the country. If you like the old games for the challenge and classic playability, be sure to check these out.
The earliest known version of table tennis dates back to the early 1880s when British soldiers in India and South Africa paddled corks from wine bottles across a row of books placed on the middle of a table. Other early table tennis equipment consisted of rubber or cork balls and bats made of dried animal skins stretched over a wooden frame. About 10 years later other forms of the game table tennis were played in England, and were referred to as Whiff Whaff, Flim Flam and Gossima. Soon after, Parker Brothers, the toy manufacturer, started producing an indoor table tennis game that included, a ball, net and tiny paddles.
No Limit Texas Hold’em played at The World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour have been captivating American television audiences to the point that there are now made for TV events such as the National Heads Up Poker Championship and the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions being filmed especially for TV and shown in prime time.