Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC: Building a game room

Building a game room 1 week 4 days ago #13

my father was in the navy, so we had to move into a "new" house every 1-4 years. :S
Founder of Tokenholics Anonymous.
TD Patron since 2005.
Completed 24 runs at GC 2017 and 21 at GC 2022.
Proud Member of Team Legacy.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Building a game room 1 week 4 days ago #14

  • Impy
  • Impy's Avatar
  • Away
  • 6th Level
  • Just a little Imp looking to surive out here
  • Posts: 43
Also another good thing to take note of is asking yourself two questions, how high tech based are you and how extra do you wish you were?

Which is to say, for your gaming table are you someone who wants a TV in it to serve as a battle mat? Are you getting a fancy table with wireless charging? If so you may want to consider 1 floor outlet to solve a potential tripping hazard or aesthetic issue from hiding cords.

As for extra, that is asking yourself do you want any kind of sound system? Are you like me and gonna program a big red button to have your players push every time there is an encounter that turns the lets red and starts battle music? Cause right now is a good time to plan for those extra cords and fixtures.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Building a game room 1 week 3 days ago #15

Something that could impact space as well.... I've gotten great use out of flat files (the drawers designed for holding blueprints and such laid out flat) in my game room. They're awesome for storing maps in a non-rolledup form as well as storing modular terrain pieces. But they do take up a lot of floor space, especially once you take into account opening the drawer and being able to stand in front of them.

I'm not saying they are a must-have, but they are definitely something you'd want to give thought to ahead of time, just in case you want to add them in the future.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Building a game room 1 week 3 days ago #16

My wife and I just bought a house last December, and one of the selling points to us was a large finished basement with a bedroom. The bedroom is our game "library" where we have shelves with the games and a small couch, coffee table, and short seats for casual games. The bulk of the basement is a long room where we're putting folding tables for open invite game days.

Not to get too Hobbit on this, but let's talk about food and drink :)

The previous owners had installed a full sized fridge and an upright freezer in the basement. They also had a little cubby perfect size for a microwave. This is wonderful for our needs, as we keep beverages in the fridge and various snack items (pizza rolls, hot pockets, other frozen appetizers") in the freezer. We also have a microwave, countertop convection over, and I want to get one of those countertop pizza ovens you see at snack stands/bars. We also have an area with a buffet set up to house steam tray racks (top) and keep all our disposable plates, cups, plasticware, etc.

So, some questions to answer:
- Where do you keep the group's food? That is, where does the pizza go? The chip bowls? Bowls of dips (guac, salsa, etc.)?
- Where do you keep the beverages?
- How do you heat/reheat food?

If you have a full-sized fridge or various countertop kitchen appliances, you will want to run a dedicated circuit to the outlet for each appliance. For countertop appliances, you probably want a GFCI outlet on those as well.

Also, ventilation may be a concern. Bunch of nerds in a confined space for many hours = some funk.

Finally, I'm a fan of hard surfaces for game rooms, with maybe an area rug under the table. Reason is just cleaning/maintenance. Unless you ban snacks at the game table, you will have crumbs and spills. Do you want that falling on carpet that you need to treat? Or do you want it on tile where you can easily wipe it up?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Building a game room 1 week 3 days ago #17

My game room has a keyless pinpad lock on the door. My older kids are pretty good but when they were younger, the younger of the two was a bugger at the best of times, hence limited access to my collection of games, computer, liquor cabinet, etc. Now that they are a little older I really don't have an issue but I also have a 2.5 year old right now, who is pretty good honestly but toddlers are toddlers. And if the kids have friends over, I can't be having them run amuck in there. That being said, when I'm home and am in and out of there, the door is of course open and kids can come in, etc.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Building a game room 1 week 2 days ago #18

My planned gameroom will be in a walkout basement.
I originally dreamed of having a doorway extra large in which I could install a round door.
Probably too far out there I know.
Thanks for all the ideas! It has already got me thinking of things that I never would have
Wir sind Glücksritter
Wir stürzen die Tyrannen

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Building a game room 1 week 2 days ago #19

Ours is 15x13 with a 4x8.5’ table and shelves on two walls. I like the size and leaves room to walk around the table when people are seated.

This message has an attachment image.
Please log in or register to see it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Building a game room 1 week 2 days ago #20

Thats really nice
Wir sind Glücksritter
Wir stürzen die Tyrannen

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
Time to create page: 0.241 seconds