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Let's see pics of game rooms!

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    #21551 1 year ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    John Bonham would like a word... And Dave Grohl...

    Quoted from JBtheAVguy:

    Yes...but there's only one Neil Peart...drummer of all drummers. Yup...I said it.

    There's a dad rocker who used to be able to hold a beat, Might have written the most famous drum break of all time...


    #21552 1 year ago

    I think the big ball bowler is 13 or 14 feet and one day I’ll do some of the wood restoration myself..maybe.

    Almost bought a nicely restored one from St Louis restoration guys. Wish I had now. There were some cool ones from later years that had a lot of different games as well. Maybe someday, but I figure in the future I’m likely to downsize rather than increase my game room size.

    #21553 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ballderdash:

    Now I understand the purple hue mixed with the red LEDs.

    Precisely why I added the shuffleboard and SuperChexx. However, in hindsight I wish I had gone with a bowler. Yet they are just so large and unlike the shuffle, pretty much need to back up against a wall. What length is yours? Btw, there’s a guy in Ohio that restores them to original quality but they’re like $10,000 plus. Yours for $1,000 was a steal!

    A shuffle alley is quite fun as well. Usually relatively inexpensive too. Not quite as long as a bowler. Mine is 9 feet long.

    #21554 1 year ago

    Always loved Phil Collins versatility. A very capable drummer who was an even better vocalist. I always liked the drummer vocalists. Like Kelly Keagy on Sister Christian. My wife and I saw them, Foreigner, and 38 Special at Pine Knob in 2010 or so.

    #21555 1 year ago

    Well, if you guys are going to talk about drummers, I'm going to have to put my vote in for Buddy Rich.
    He was the greatest of all time; you could just ask him!

    #21556 1 year ago

    Those people who hang around musicians?

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    #21557 1 year ago

    Some gameroom sign pics

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    #21558 1 year ago

    They are bar lights?

    #21559 1 year ago

    You mentioned to start 'em young. I can't even begin to count the number of too-young-to-gamble-non-gamblers that I corrupted by offering a shot at pulling that handle...

    #21560 1 year ago

    Time to go to the drummer's thread!

    #21561 1 year ago

    All real neon

    Quoted from punkin:

    They are bar lights?

    #21562 1 year ago

    Yes, but beer signs. Noice beer signs no doubt. Wish i had some.

    #21563 1 year ago
    Quoted from punkin:

    Yes, but beer signs. Noice beer signs no doubt. Wish i had some.

    Amazon or Aliexpress if you don't mind the wait

    #21564 1 year ago
    Quoted from kool1:

    Amazon or Aliexpress if you don't mind the wait

    And hope they don't come broken. Not a fan of the Chinese stuff but the price is good on them. 75% cheaper then made in USA on average I find.

    Half of my signs were bought at auction and half on local buy and sells/garage sales. Half needed repairs also. The kokanee foot was $20 broken and the Budweiser bottle was $5 broken at garage sales. Both costed $100 to fix.

    Really wish I kept all the neons I've had over the years. I miss this Heineken sign I had most. Have a perfect spot for it now.

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    #21565 1 year ago
    Quoted from punkin:

    Yes, but beer signs. Noice beer signs no doubt. Wish i had some.

    You should checkout the neon sign thread and Ryan Claytors awesome pinball and gameroom designs. Or the huge jukebox! If I had thousands of spare monies laying around, I'd definitely go all out on a big custom neon.

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    #21566 1 year ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    You should checkout the neon sign thread and Ryan Claytors awesome pinball and gameroom designs. Or the huge jukebox! If I had thousands of spare monies laying around, I'd definitely go all out on a big custom neon.[quoted image]

    Me too. i don't follow the thread because i know i would.

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    #21567 1 year ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Or the huge jukebox!

    It’s not a game room until it has a jukebox.

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    #21568 1 year ago
    Quoted from Riefepeters:

    It’s not a game room until it has a jukebox. [quoted image][quoted image]

    Beauty!
    I like the cut-away along the staircase too.
    Nice touch.

    #21569 1 year ago

    I want it all! That neon, the wood walls, the awesome pinball machines!!!

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    #21570 1 year ago
    Quoted from rollitover:

    I like the cut-away along the staircase too.

    I also had to keep the staircase open to make the pool cues shots fit. Also makes the room feel larger then if I had just built a solid wall

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    #21571 1 year ago

    Man you guys have some cool setups! Just took over my wife’s downstairs office, only 1 pin and a cocktail arcade now but thinking I may add a Scooby. Or something else…

    Built an epoxy “penny bar” where the foundation forms a shelf…WIP but I’m having fun.

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    #21572 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pugster:

    Man you guys have some cool setups! Just took over my wife’s downstairs office, only 1 pin and a cocktail arcade now but thinking I may add a Scooby. Or something else…
    Built an epoxy “penny bar” where the foundation forms a shelf…WIP but I’m having fun.
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    Man that’s cool how did you do that

    #21573 1 year ago
    Quoted from big-c66:

    Man that’s cool how did you do that

    Hey thanks!! Super fun project and pretty cheap too.

    I took a laminated pine board and cut it to the size of bar I wanted - you could use plywood, whatever. Stained it ebony so the pennys would “pop”. I used a penny’s diameter of .75” to figure out my dimensions so I wouldn’t end up with any gaps. Built a frame around the outside out of 1x3 Douglas Fir and sealed all of the edges using wood glue. I made a lip that was approximately 4 Pennys high, think that’s all up to personal choice and how deep of epoxy you’re going to pour. After that, it was gluing each penny down using contact cement, painting on a seal coat of epoxy, and then pouring a deeper coat (I went approximately 1/8” deep) and letting it cure. Slapped on some trim and threw an LED strip underneath it and there ya go!

    Lots of info on the internet if you want to try it. All in I doubt I was over $150 - including the LEDs. Amazon was the source for the epoxy and the Govee LED strip. Everything else the good ‘ol Home Depot.

    #21574 1 year ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    I also had to keep the staircase open to make the pool cues shots fit. Also makes the room feel larger then if I had just built a solid wall
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    Lucky you’re not in Australia. Anything over 1m needs a balustrade. I have 6 steps in out new extension, the last is 102cm. Need a balustrade. It’s like Fred Armisen in Parks and Rec “Jail!”

    Cool setup dude!

    #21575 1 year ago

    One of the coins you used there is very rare and worth quite a bit!

    I kid of course

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    #21576 1 year ago

    Spotted elsewhere. A great way to subtly nerd out if anyone is doing construction.

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    #21577 1 year ago
    Quoted from SantaEatsCheese:

    Spotted elsewhere. A great way to subtly nerd out if anyone is doing construction.[quoted image]

    Love it. I think all contractors should be able to do that if the customer is rude, won’t let them use the bathroom, and never offers them a soda.

    #21578 1 year ago
    Quoted from SantaEatsCheese:

    Looks great! Tell us more about the Alien Ali Express kit.

    I bought it around 2017-18. The kits were about 1/2 the price back then. I think it was about $550 cdn after shipping. The cheapest now is $900 cdn shipped. But it's just a PC with 2 knockoff arcade guns using the mould from aliens extermination. They came pink and blue. They do have force feedback though. Lots of YouTube videos about them. I just painted them up and 3d printed the rest.
    The cabinet is the bottom half of an old gutted xenophobe cabinet. And I just cut the coindoor area out to fit the mini fridge. Because it was missing anyways.

    At some point the plan is... to swap out the HD with one with more games. It seems the hard drive I was going to order. That had all the gun games, is sold out on AliExpress. But I'm pretty sure they will pop back up under a different name. Or Ill find it somewhere.

    I might get that temple run though. LoL

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    #21579 1 year ago

    I have a few neon signs but just don't have the room for them in the gameroom. Damn low ceilings!

    #21580 1 year ago
    Quoted from Aurich:

    Could the drummer talk please be taken to a new thread? This is the game room discussion, and it’s a great thing to have without the lengthy off topic chatter.
    I’m sure it would be a lovely solo topic for those who have strong feelings about those musicians and bands.
    I’ve sold most of my pins, my garage is mostly my laser cutter, my CNC, and my candy cab collection, but I’m starting to feel the itch to maybe go back up to 4 pins.
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    Love the Candy cabs. Makes me regret selling my Super Neo 29.

    #21581 1 year ago
    Quoted from La4s:

    Love the Candy cabs. Makes me regret selling my Super Neo 29.

    Sitting at a stool to play is just so civilized.

    #21582 1 year ago
    Quoted from Aurich:

    Sitting at a stool to play is just so civilized.

    Only if they have no backs.

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    #21583 1 year ago
    Quoted from erak:

    . It seems the hard drive I was going to order.

    I’ve bought hard drives through this site before and it was really good
    https://www.romcollector.com/

    #21584 1 year ago
    Quoted from Luckydogg420:

    I’ve bought hard drives through this site before and it was really good
    https://www.romcollector.com/

    Thanks. I found one back up on AliExpress. There are a few
    SSD versions now. Coinops and Launchbox.

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    #21585 1 year ago

    I’m proud to share pics of my finally finished gameroom. I started this project the last weekend in May when I rented a dumpster to clean out several years of junk, boxes, bugs, cobwebs and debris…7 months or so later and a new roof, siding, insulation, ceiling, etc. etc.…I’m finally finished, except for adding another couple pins, if I can! Thanks for looking!

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    #21586 1 year ago

    That’s one fine place to hang out. Fantastic work!

    #21587 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinkitten:

    I’m proud to share pics of my finally finished gameroom. I started this project the last weekend in May when I rented a dumpster to clean out several years of junk, boxes, bugs, cobwebs and debris…7 months or so later and a new roof, siding, insulation, ceiling, etc. etc.…I’m finally finished, except for adding another couple pins, if I can! Thanks for looking!
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    Very Nice

    #21588 1 year ago

    Great job!

    #21589 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinkitten:

    I’m proud to share pics of my finally finished gameroom

    Really amazing work! Just out of curiousity, did you also put in heating?

    #21590 1 year ago
    Quoted from gandamack:

    did you also put in heating?

    I see a mini split above the shuffleboard in the last 2 pics.

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    #21591 1 year ago

    The first one of my ten pinball machines arrived to my new home's gameroom, still lot's of works to do, but, i already did a first game one it!
    Well, i think he feels a bit alone there, i need to solve that problem!

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    #21592 1 year ago
    Quoted from gandamack:

    Really amazing work! Just out of curiousity, did you also put in heating?

    Yep! HVAC mini split up on the wall.

    #21593 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinkitten:

    I’m proud to share pics of my finally finished gameroom. I started this project the last weekend in May when I rented a dumpster to clean out several years of junk, boxes, bugs, cobwebs and debris…7 months or so later and a new roof, siding, insulation, ceiling, etc. etc.…I’m finally finished, except for adding another couple pins, if I can! Thanks for looking!
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    That's a proper transformation

    #21594 1 year ago

    I am moving to the beautiful state of Wisconsin (escape from Illinois!) and our new house has in floor radiant heat in the cement. I was considering an epoxy type floor but am leaning toward carpet for the acoustics. Does anyone have any pros/cons/recommendations with regard to carpet over radiant heat? I like to work on games and the room I have now has a cement floor and is really easy to move games and clean up. Seems like carpet might reduce heat transfer some.

    Here's pics of the new space.

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    #21595 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ballderdash:

    You’re absolutely right! Took the boys to a preseason game this year. Go Pack!
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    Sorry we kept you out of the playoffs this year...sorry, not sorry LOL

    #21596 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinzrfun:

    Sorry we kept you out of the playoffs this year...sorry, not sorry LOL

    Typical Lions. Nothing to gain by winning, instead they lose a spot in the draft to make a statement. Heck, until the Seahawks ruled you out, I would’ve celebrated a Lions win and cheered them on in the playoffs once they beat the Packers. But now it’s a lose/lose... idk. My Sundays freed up afterwards so that was a bonus!

    #21597 1 year ago
    Quoted from not4tilts:

    I am moving to the beautiful state of Wisconsin (escape from Illinois!) and our new house has in floor radiant heat in the cement. I was considering an epoxy type floor but am leaning toward carpet for the acoustics. Does anyone have any pros/cons/recommendations with regard to carpet over radiant heat? I like to work on games and the room I have now has a cement floor and is really easy to move games and clean up. Seems like carpet might reduce heat transfer some.
    Here's pics of the new space.
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    There's a possibility that the carpet padding will stick to the concrete when the floor is heated. After a few heat/cool cycles it would probably cause the carpet to bunch up in certain spots. I would check with the carpet supplier before carpeting a heated floor.

    #21598 1 year ago
    Quoted from not4tilts:

    Does anyone have any pros/cons/recommendations with regard to carpet over radiant heat?

    You have a lot of options - My opinion these are the three best:

    Tile floor - best heat transfer. Put an isolation membrane in and you won't have to worry about cracks in the slab projecting through. Not great for acoustics and no matter what tile you pick one day it will be outdated.

    Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) - floating floor, thin and a pretty good heat conductor. Goes in easy, not bad acoustics but not as good as carpet. Easy to change 15 years down the road, easy to clean

    Thin Carpet (glue down, no pad) Best acoustics, easier to stand on (think game room/movie theater/casino). A little more money for the gameroom themed but looks good. A little harder to change out (scrap up the old glue) but easier than tile.

    I would say:
    1. LVT first - the higher quality have built in acoustic material, along with waterproofing (good for a basement). Self install, super easy
    2. Movie/Game Room or commercial patterns, glue down, thin carpet themed or patterned (professional installation, especially for seams)
    3. Tile floor with an isolation membrane - worst acoustics but DYI install (unless using the very big 24X24 or bigger tiles, these can get tricky without experience

    #21599 1 year ago
    Quoted from not4tilts:

    Seems like carpet might reduce heat transfer some.
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    Yep, hard to fight the laws of thermodynamics. Put an acoustic panel on the walls or ceiling instead.

    #21600 1 year ago

    This is an absolute shot in the dark but would anyone happen to know what site or stores sell a poster frame that doubles as a hidden door like the one shown here?

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