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Anyone have a 12x18 gameroom?


By Taygeta

37 days ago



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    #1 37 days ago

    I'm making a new gameroom in the near future and am curious how many pins fit comfortably in this amount of space. Anyone have pictures of their setup to give me an idea how to shove as many pins as possible in this kinda space?

    #2 37 days ago

    I had a 10x20 game room and I fit 4 Pinballs along the 10 foot wall, if that helps any

    #3 37 days ago

    13x13 has 4 pins

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    #4 37 days ago

    12 x 16 =6 pins for me.A pin dolly makes a world of difference.

    #5 36 days ago

    What about the door? Can you make a picture on paper with the dimensions and door ???

    #6 36 days ago

    6 + 6 would be the absolute max with a corridor in the middle of 3 feet (?) would be tight in the middle tho removing the glass.

    I’m saying 33 inches each pin counting a bit of room between the heads.

    #7 36 days ago
    Quoted from Sluggo39:

    13x13 has 4 pins
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    Is there not enough room on the far wall for a second row? Least you can put two back to back pushed against the far wall?

    #8 36 days ago

    My back game room is 13x18. I’ve got 8 pins and two arcade cabinets and comfortable amount of space for a person at each machine. I loose some room because of the closet under the stairs.
    Here’s a few photos for reference:

    It’s a bit of a mess in there right now... I’ve been working on the adjacent hallway.

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    #9 36 days ago
    Quoted from jrockne:

    My back game room is 13x18. I’ve got 8 pins and two arcade cabinets and comfortable amount of space for a person at each machine. I loose some room because of the closet under the stairs.
    Here’s a few photos for reference:
    It’s a bit of a mess in there right now... I’ve been working on the adjacent hallway.
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    You fit 7 pins on an 18 foot wall? That’s 31 inches each pin.

    That 13’ is a good extra foot allowing you to have room in the middle with two pins on opposite walls.

    #10 36 days ago

    I've got a 14'x11' room with 5 pins along the 14' wall, with over a foot of wiggle room. I think you could fit 6-7 depending on the pins. Modern Stern's have a more narrow backbox than most games.

    #11 36 days ago
    Quoted from rai:

    You fit 7 pins on an 18 foot wall? That’s less than 31 inches each pin.

    Yup! I figured the picture would show that, but I can take a photo of the tape measure too if you'd like... J/K
    They are tight, but still have almost 2" between the heads.

    #12 36 days ago

    My new gameroom is 22 x 16 which should allow 8 on one side maybe 6-7 on the other because of the way one wall is cut on an angle. 14-15

    #13 36 days ago
    Quoted from jrockne:

    Yup! I figured the picture would show that, but I can take a photo of the tape measure too if you'd like... J/K
    They are tight, but still have almost 2" between the heads.

    I believe you I just trying to figure because my one wall is 18 feet so that means I can do 8 + 7

    I need to remove this 2 sided fireplace to get the wall space plus don’t want fireplace in game room.

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    #14 36 days ago

    Yeah, This hobby sure takes up a lot of space.
    When we bought the house it had the room size as 14x20, and I didn't think to measure. turned out to be 13x18, so I'm lucky I was able to fit the 7 along the wall. I wish it would have been the 20 though so I could have more space between them.

    #15 36 days ago
    Quoted from jrockne:

    Yeah, This hobby sure takes up a lot of space.
    When we bought the house it had the room size as 14x20, and I didn't think to measure. turned out to be 13x18, so I'm lucky I was able to fit the 7 along the wall. I wish it would have been the 20 though so I could have more space between them.

    I have 10 pins currently but like to have room to add without selling. We just moved to Florida no basement so hard to find a good room. I sold 3 before the move Tron, Tspp and SM was super sad but it’s good to have extra room. I hated selling but it’s nice to add new blood. I’m getting R&M to bring up to 11 total.

    #16 36 days ago
    Quoted from Taygeta:

    I'm making a new gameroom in the near future

    Double the size now, or regret not doing it.

    #17 36 days ago

    I have a similar space for my games in an open area. I found the best way to maximize the games is to put 4 on each wall facing each other and 1 on the longer wall in between both rows of games.
    The pictures show an arcade in the middle, but a pin fits nicely there too.

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    #19 36 days ago

    Funny - I read the title and thought .. hey, that’s around the size of my gamesroom! I’ll be helpful and chime in!

    Then I realised it was feet.

    Mine is 13x17. Metres.

    For what it’s worth, that fits almost 100.

    rd

    #20 36 days ago

    Our room is exactly 12x18, fits 7 pins easily. Only pin we have to move is ehoh 6 inches to get glass off kiss. This setup works great

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    #21 36 days ago

    Also have doors on each side. No prob moving in or out. If we only had 1 door, 1 more pin easily

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    #22 36 days ago

    Does anyone know of a room configuration tool? I saw one while back that you can fit furniture, beds desk etc. in to move around.

    Would be great to have can use with pinball machine or least tables the size of a machine.

    #23 36 days ago

    No, but I used card board to lay out each pin.

    #24 36 days ago

    http://www.planyourroom.com

    or this https://www.havertys.com/furniture/room-planner

    you can make a desk the same size as a pinball machine.

    actually Havertys has a desk measures 32x68 inches can substitute for a pinball machine.

    #25 36 days ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    Funny - I read the title and thought .. hey, that’s around the size of my gamesroom! I’ll be helpful and chime in!
    Then I realised it was feet.
    Mine is 13x17. Metres.
    For what it’s worth, that fits almost 100.
    rd

    Damn, nice size space! Send some pics or a drawing of your layout!

    #26 36 days ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    Damn, nice size space! Send some pics or a drawing of your layout!

    How about a video:

    #27 36 days ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    Damn, nice size space! Send some pics or a drawing of your layout!

    Quoted from kermit24:

    How about a video:

    Crikey! That’s an old video!

    Yep, that’s the room. That video would be 5-6 years ago, when we first moved in.

    That was when I had all the games in long rows. That’s how I designed the room when I built it.

    However, I host events with 50-100+ people at them, and that layout was no good. The long rows meant people couldn’t get around.

    So I changed it so the games went left-right instead. The video below is about 4 years old. It has changed again a little since then. Now all the games go left-right, except the long row down the side wall. Waaay better people flow. I also cut down the number of games a little. I think there are 85-90 in there now.

    So some advice - when I built the house, I got my tech drawing set out and drew it all up first. I drew the room ... drew in the pins, drew in the gaps, planned the power outlets, planned the people flow. As per above, the people flow wasn’t good enough so I had to change it. If I didn’t hold huge events, then the first layout would have been great.

    Here’s the latest video (4 years old...)

    rd

    #28 36 days ago

    I have an 12*18 Game room.

    It will fit 7 Pins cause the door is in one of the Corners. If the door would be in the middle of the room it has space vor 8 Pins.

    #29 36 days ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    Crikey! That’s an old video!
    Yep, that’s the room. That video would be 5-6 years ago, when we first moved in.
    That was when I had all the games in long rows. That’s how I designed the room when I built it.
    However, I host events with 50-100+ people at them, and that layout was no good. The long rows meant people couldn’t get around.
    So I changed it so the games went left-right instead. The video below is about 4 years old. It has changed again a little since then. Now all the games go left-right, except the long row down the side wall. Waaay better people flow. I also cut down the number of games a little. I think there are 85-90 in there now.
    So some advice - when I built the house, I got my tech drawing set out and drew it all up first. I drew the room ... drew in the pins, drew in the gaps, planned the power outlets, planned the people flow. As per above, the people flow wasn’t good enough so I had to change it. If I didn’t hold huge events, then the first layout would have been great.
    Here’s the latest video (4 years old...)
    rd

    Man I dunno what you did to deserve this but it’s pretty fucking glorious.

    #30 36 days ago
    Quoted from jrockne:

    My back game room is 13x18.

    let's start here with 7 pins on a 18 foot wall you could have 9 pins without having any interference when you need to slide off a glass.

    More can fit (up to 14) but you won't have enough room to slide the glass off without moving the pin out of it's place.

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    #31 36 days ago

    Thank you everyone for the input, definitely gives me an idea of the space I'll be working with and how to lay out the pins.

    #32 36 days ago
    Quoted from Taygeta:

    I'm making a new gameroom in the near future and am curious how many pins fit comfortably in this amount of space. Anyone have pictures of their setup to give me an idea how to shove as many pins as possible in this kinda space?

    I don't recall the exact square footage, but my game room is somewhere around that size. I have 5 along one wall and 2 along another wall. Here is a pic:

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    #33 36 days ago

    I just was playing around with the configuration and it looks like I can fit will be 16 or 17 pins.

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    #34 34 days ago

    My new gameroom is around 14 X 22 and I figure I can get at least 14 pins and 2 arcades. That is plenty for me as I have always hovered around 10-13 pins at once.

    #35 34 days ago
    Quoted from woody76:

    I have always hovered around 10-13 pins at once.

    Uhh, you've got 14 right now...

    #36 34 days ago
    Quoted from jrockne:

    Uhh, you've got 14 right now...

    I do, did not realize i was back up there. Will probably drop a few of these and get a GNR

    #37 34 days ago

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    #38 34 days ago

    This thread may help. I used to have the same challenges
    For sure get a set of Pinskates - allows you go easily move games in tight spaces

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/anyone-put-10lbs-in-a-5lb-gameroom#post-2518765

    #39 33 days ago

    Mine is 15' wide, 16' long. Open on one end, two windows on one wall. 9 pins total. Depending on door and windows locations, looks like you could squeeze 8 in there comfortably.
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    #40 25 days ago
    Quoted from crujones4life:

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    Great space!
    I have the same exact air hockey table. Got it for $60 off Facebook marketplace. During birthday parties kids go crazy on it playing 2 vs 2, holds up well. We might get a bigger one as they get older.
    I also have about the same square footage, 621, but unfortunately the layout isn’t great. My stairs go down right in the middle of it and it’s also home to my furnace water heater and sump pump leaving me about 400 square feet for the game room.
    I did manage to cram in a lot of stuff though without it feeling cramped.
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