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What's new, exciting, or different for the gameroom?

By stpcore

6 years ago


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#1 6 years ago

What's the one thing in your gameroom that everyone loves to play? So obviously I love pinball. Due to space in my game room I normally have 2 to 4 pins at any given time. I added a Golden Tee 2018 pedestal last year and it's been great for anyone that visits. I also have a MAME set up.

All that said I really like to host/entertain at my place and I'm looking to find something different, interesting, fun for my game room. I considered a HD widescreen Big Buck Hunter but not sure that's what I'm searching for. I had a friend recommend a game called A-Holes which is similar to an indoor version of a cross between bags and darts but again, not sure it's for me.

If anyone has a suggestion I'd love to hear it. What's new or an old hidden gem in that game room of yours?

#2 6 years ago

My shuffle alley bowler usually gets the most use in my game room when I have people over.

#3 6 years ago

I thought about that too. How is the size/weight compared to a pin?

#4 6 years ago

Mine is about 9 feet long, most of them come apart, the alley can be removed from the scoring head. The head unit on the old ones are heavy as hell.

#5 6 years ago

Dartboard is always a hit.

#6 6 years ago
Quoted from stpcore:

What's the one thing in your gameroom that everyone loves to play? So obviously I love pinball. Due to space in my game room I normally have 2 to 4 pins at any given time. I added a Golden Tee 2018 pedestal last year and it's been great for anyone that visits. I also have a MAME set up.
All that said I really like to host/entertain at my place and I'm looking to find something different, interesting, fun for my game room. I considered a HD widescreen Big Buck Hunter but not sure that's what I'm searching for. I had a friend recommend a game called A-Holes which is similar to an indoor version of a cross between bags and darts but again, not sure it's for me.
If anyone has a suggestion I'd love to hear it. What's new or an old hidden gem in that game room of yours?

Trapshoot Classic wall game. Very simple to play and very popular. Gets non-stop play at all game parties.
http://missilecommand.org/Tollianweb_com_uc_2015_09_15/game_room/gr36.jpg

Couple of non-game stuff that are really popular in my game room too: a theater style popcorn popper and a real drinking fountain.
http://missilecommand.org/Tollianweb_com_uc_2015_09_15/game_room/gr37.jpg

Joe (joemagiera at ameritech dot net)
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#7 6 years ago

Foosball . Up to four people can play at once.

#8 6 years ago

Electrified stripper pole

#9 6 years ago
Quoted from Philk:

Electrified stripper pole

So if someone tries to pole dance they get blown off it?

#10 6 years ago

Big ball bowler is the gameroom centerpiece. Six player game and everyone knows how to roll a ball which makes it very inclusive / all ages.

#11 6 years ago

The non-pinball hits at our house are Air Hockey, Cruis'n USA, Prize/Stuffed Animal Claw, and the pop machine.

#12 6 years ago

The mega touch gets a lot of attention in the bar area of my game room.

#13 6 years ago

Signs get a lot of attention other than the machines.

#14 6 years ago
Quoted from stpcore:

All that said I really like to host/entertain at my place and I'm looking to find something different, interesting, fun for my game room. I considered a HD widescreen Big Buck Hunter but not sure that's what I'm searching for.

My mom and stepfather got one recently and it was a huge hit on Christmas. Not a bad path if you want to go down it. I would also consider a multiplayer side scroller like TMNT, The Simpsons or X-Men

#15 6 years ago

Without a doubt, Megatouch is the biggest hit.

#16 6 years ago

my pair of mario karts get played the most by my work group

#17 6 years ago

Racing, people love competition, get a sit down twin. People love my Daytona USA 2 twin

#18 6 years ago

I have a ball bowler and a pair of connected Cruisin' USAs that get a lot of play when I have people over.

#19 6 years ago
Quoted from mrossman5:

Signs get a lot of attention other than the machines.

I would agree but stick with originals and leave the beer mirrors and Coke Cola stuff for someone else....everybody has been there, done that.

John

#20 6 years ago
Quoted from PAPPYBALL:

The non-pinball hits at our house are Air Hockey, Cruis'n USA, Prize/Stuffed Animal Claw, and the pop machine

I use my prize/stuffed animal claw with a twist when i host a pool/pinball/arcade and pissup evening for workmates. I have small plastic bottles (a shot size amount) and fill them with various liquors and then elastic band them to the stuffed toys. If you get the toy out one must scoff the shot Makes for a fun evening

#21 6 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

I would agree but stick with originals and leave the beer mirrors and Coke Cola stuff for someone else....everybody has been there, done that.

I made up a wall of concert pics of various artists i have seen over the past 10 years, something a little different.

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Edit* added a pic of the other side of the shed

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