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Let's see pics of game rooms!

By erak

9 years ago

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    #7961 2 years ago

    2nd that.. And while I'm here, I'll brag a little too. Here's a small
    piece of my second gameroom.

    #7963 2 years ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    I love the drop ceiling and checkerboard tile floor.

    Thanks. I did most of the work myself with help from my Neighbor and Brother-in-Law.
    Not bragging this time, just saying that I'm far from rich. Still have the upstair's to finish off,
    and yup, for more machines..

    1 week later
    #8029 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bronty:

    you guys with full ski-ball and bowling lanes in your rooms, holy smokes!

    You are right, they take up much space. These three take up space where at least 20 Pins could
    fit, but during gatherings, they get played much more than not..
    Once the house got paid off, I had to add on for other machines that I had stashed away through out
    the years. It was enjoyful to see them once again after many years of storage.. (T)

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    #8032 2 years ago
    Quoted from shirkle:

    Is that the side of a Block-A-Shot in your first picture?

    You got it, Wow! I hadn't known of another one in a game room either. Maybe, what's that game next
    to the Skee Ball, but I never gave it a thought that someone would actually know it's a Block-a-Shot!
    I have a few machines that make players swear and laugh at the same time, but B-a-S easily
    takes #1 in that department (especially laugh). When I play, I try to take the left side where the White
    Guy is the blocker, so if I lose, I can use the excuse that the Black Guy jumps higher..
    I got it a few years ago shortly after an old local Vendor (and Friend) had past away. He had it in storage
    since 1976. I received it still in the box. When he use to come over, he told me many interesting old
    time stories. The B-a-S is pretty special to me.. (T)

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    #8033 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bronty:

    I'll tell you this, you get a huge +1 for the Dogs Playing Poker tapestry

    A couple years ago I sold my old pool table (4.5' X 9') to a Friend (Mike Santelli) so I could buy another Friend's
    (Mike Santelli, two Friends with the same name) AE schmitt pool table and he said that the tapestry goes with the
    table and I had to put it up, and I did have an open wall near the pool table, so that's where it went. I knew that I liked his table
    because I played on it a few years back, but didn't know how well of a table it was until after I got it and looked up reviews
    on Maine Home Recreation. Really like that table, and it's a 4' X 8', so now have nice walking room in that area.. (T)

    #8034 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bronty:

    Dogs Playing Poker tapestry lol

    Oh, this went right past me. Yes, the pooshes playing poker is the best one. The one that I have
    they're playing pool. I do have a poker table, so maybe some day..
    Only pic (partcial) I have of the poker chip table.. (T)

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    #8038 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pugsley:

    I would think that having a MBA would make the ABC underplayed?

    You're right. If I had to pick, I would certainly say the MBA gets more play than the Bally ABC, and the MBA is
    by far more realistic to real bowling, but I'm still thinking it doesn't get played a whole lot more..
    I initially added the ABC so that the players who lose out in the 1st round of the annual Feb. blind draw partners
    bowling tournament can play another set of rounds on the ABC and have a chance to win their entree fee ($5.00)
    back so it's not just one lose and out for them. But even when the tournament isn't going on, some like playing
    the ABC. Probably more of the ones that can't roll the ball as straight as others, but still some of the pretty good
    players also. I can say that later in the evening when I'm still plenty awake, but not as awake as earlier in the evening,
    I don't mind playing on the ABC. With less consintration, you can still make a pretty good shot..

    1 week later
    #8078 2 years ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    And what is behind the curtain?

    Maybe the door, but looking at the last pic, seems it's a slider on the inside.
    Perhaps it got converted to the outside, or made to slide between the interior
    and exterior walls..??

    #8089 2 years ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    Here's a few pics my wife took tonight.

    That is a superb vintage looking gameroom. Very nice set up..

    1 month later
    #8246 2 years ago

    Yeah, plenty of space with comfortable seating. What's the make of the Pool Table?
    4.5' x 9', right?

    #8248 2 years ago
    Quoted from Knx873:

    Dufferan. Yes that's the size.

    I'm not sure if I've ever played on a Dufferan. Maybe in an old local Pool Hall
    back when I was a Teen.. Nice looking table..

    #8258 2 years ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    the pool table is taking up way too much room for other pins!

    They do take up space, but during parties, mine gets played as much as anything else,
    and in the earlier days being on leagues, I still have pool playing Buddies. I need to keep
    mine set up.. (T)

    3 weeks later
    #8352 2 years ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    This is soon to be my new game room!

    That's beautiful! Have a pic of the upcoming gameroom?
    Your driveway has to be fairly lengthy, but your soon to be neighbor
    up above has to have a pretty long winding one.

    3 weeks later
    #8436 2 years ago
    Quoted from rcbrown316:

    Same game room. Updated collection.

    That's your game room in Webster?! Do you sometime have gatherings?
    4.5 x 9' Pool Table? (T)

    2 months later
    #8853 2 years ago
    Quoted from AlexSMendes:

    any game-room pics?

    Here's one line up that I have, and having a couple Mopars myself, I
    wouldn't mind maybe seeing a pic of the Swinger (and the Mustang)..

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    #8856 2 years ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    Nine year old birthday party in my game room today.

    I had a few young Birthday Parties in the Game Room also. Great to see
    Kids having a good time with the games..
    What's the United on the left of the Shuffle Bowler?

    #8858 2 years ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    I have numerous EM project games awaiting restoration.)

    These are mostly the other pins that I presently have set up, and
    I also have quite a few more that I really would like to get to but presently
    I'm out of space until I get the upstairs addition finished (which at the time is
    loaded with stored machines). Between the two rooms, most of the space is
    taken up with EM Arcades, but once the upstairs addition gets finished, I'll have
    room for many more as long as I keep it strictly pins, but I also have other
    good size EM Arcades I'd really like to go through..

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    #8870 2 years ago
    Quoted from smokedog:

    My game room ...

    Now that's a room I would have a good time at!

    Quoted from MustangPaul:Your place must sound really musical with all those chimes going off all at the same time.

    Yes, those chimes (and even more so "Bells") do put rings in the air..
    There's a video someplace on here that a Friend placed from last Febs.
    annual Pinball/Arcade party that does pic up the chimes, but I don't know how
    to reload it. I'm not great with this lab top, but I'm not bad with this kind of stuff..

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    3 months later
    #9383 2 years ago

    Give it deep thought before you start, because most likely,
    they'll be no finish..

    Quoted from MustangPaul:2 nice adds but too bad about the pool table.

    The Ball Bowlers, Pool Table, and Skee Ball are
    some of the top ones played during gatherings.

    1 week later
    #9429 1 year ago
    Quoted from Electronmagic:

    so go easy on me if I mess it up.

    That's a very nice mess up. Tape on the floor=Dart Machine?

    #9430 1 year ago
    Quoted from ZNET:

    Today, I've crammed 40 games into my utilitarian gameroom

    Nice! No longer any room for even one of the Coca Cola machines?
    I have a Vendo 39, and one from the 60s. I plan on restoring the 39..

    #9439 1 year ago
    Quoted from ZNET:

    the most popular, for many years, continues to be 1972 Sega Monster Gun (nylon pellet shooter arcade with challenging physical targets and great sound effects) and 1954 Two Player Basketball (arcade), which are side-by-side in one of the photos below.

    It's always enjoyable checking out your great vintage machines Bruce, and yes,
    in the back room the Pellet Shooting Rifle Gallery and The Genco Basketball are the
    #1 hits, then the United's 5th Inning, which to me isn't really the best Skee
    Ball Shuffle player, but the most unique. The Bally "All the Way" also gets enjoyed
    which is kind of an unique boggling wonder of a machine, and many of the Classic
    add-a-ball Wedge Heads' bells ring much of the time..
    I have known of Fire Chief, but never had seen one in action. It would be very interesting
    to see a video once you have the restoration completed. I'd be looking forward to it.. (T)

    #9451 1 year ago
    Quoted from Lawnboy:

    Skee-ball is going to be for sale soon I think.

    If I got rid of my Skee Ball, at least twice a year, there would be
    multiple sets of glared eyes..

    #9473 1 year ago
    Quoted from BudManPinFan:

    Who’s your insurance company

    And your Attorney?

    1 week later
    #9565 1 year ago
    Quoted from Scar:

    A few pics of my basement

    Very nice set up.
    Is that possibly an A.E. Schmitt Pool Table?

    1 month later
    #9834 1 year ago
    Quoted from Vic_Camp:

    My father bought a used 1890's 4 1/2ft by 9ft Brunswick pool table

    That's back when Brunswick was really Brunswick producing
    Top Notch Tables here in America..

    1 week later
    #9946 1 year ago
    Quoted from drummermike:

    Go with option 2!

    And option 1 after option 2 is full..

    3 weeks later
    #9983 1 year ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    I've been feeding my beast lately, and now it's almost maxed out.

    I'd be showing up for Parties!

    #10016 1 year ago
    Quoted from JimWilks:

    My gamerooom is fairly basic.

    That's a 13' United big ball bowler?

    #10019 1 year ago
    Quoted from JimWilks:

    It was a 13' Chicago Coin big ball bowler

    That's right. Early 60s Chicago Coin also had that style.
    Playing on a 13', then a 19', is like night and day..

    #10044 1 year ago

    I like your vintage thinking. Even rustic building materials.
    Was part of the gas station built from a disassemble structure?

    #10048 1 year ago
    Quoted from hooch333:

    Disassembled structure?...no,..The framing is all new, but I got all the siding from a barn in Illinois.

    Yea, I might have not quite worded that right. I mostly meant the siding and roofing..
    I like your energetic determination!

    #10053 1 year ago
    Quoted from lurch:

    Hooch333, thats amazing. Just awesome.
    Lets compare to my current game room.

    Close, but would have to see them side by side to
    make an honest opinion..

    #10080 1 year ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    Had a crowd last night, between 30 and 35 people

    And I'm sure honored to be invited!

    #10086 1 year ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    Well, another one in two weeks. You're invited.

    If I were closer, it would be a sure thing..
    I'm meant the 30 - 35 people I'm sure were honored..

    #10088 1 year ago

    I'd like to, but for sure can't do that for the next one. I have a pretty good size one
    coming up myself on the 24th. Started the preparations last week, but next week I'll be
    going full force pretty much non-stop..

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    #10168 1 year ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    I just recently made a custom 1/4 inch mirror for my Stoner candy machine, with a red acrylic insert "Sweet" in it.

    That machine looks A1! I have a couple Stoners (not yet restored) with the one like yours
    looking to be the older one. Would you happen to know if that's maybe an early to mid 50s?

    #10172 1 year ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    Mine is a 1951 with 8 pulls.

    The one that I have I thought was a 7 pull, but probably 8.
    The top separates from the base, right?
    I believe the other one is from the late 50s and is one piece..
    They're both presently kind of hidden..

    #10175 1 year ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    They made a Univendor "Lite" that had 6 pulls, and one model with 7 pulls for candy and a gum vendor on the left end.

    I remember when I was a Kid (14) there was an old candy machine where I worked after school
    with the 7 pull and gum/lifesaver despenser on the left..
    But anyways, I got curious, went in the garage, did a little worming around, and the one that's
    separated form the base is a 6 pull. I now realize the other one looks to be a 2 piece that's
    together and has 8 pulls. I couldn't see it 100% clearly, but looks to be the same as yours.
    I remember as a Kid, them being 10 cents a bar. The 8 pull I have reads 25 cent a bar. Maybe
    it was on route for a lengthy period of time. Any idea when the 8 pulls like yours was last made?
    I like them both, but maybe eventually will refurbish the smaller 6 pull. You have an idea which
    may be more prefered or collectible?
    Also, the 8 pull base is around 28", and the top close to 43". Assuming the same as yours..

    #10180 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinbee:

    Seems like the 6 pull "Junior" is the most desirable among collectors.

    That's good to know, and since it's the easiest one to get to, I think maybe next
    Winter (probably late Fall) I'll work on the 6 pull. I'm out of room, but it's small enough.
    I'll find a spot for her..

    #10183 1 year ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    Good news is, you can put it in the middle of a room.

    At times, a non-electric game absolutely has advantages, but even for this one here that I just took
    out of the barn last month after sitting there a dozen years or so took some time to figure where to put.
    For some time I've had an eye out for a nice vintage 40s or 50s one, but no luck. This one's not anything
    really special, but I'll bet they'll be a few that choose not to walk past without giving it a try..

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    #10185 1 year ago

    It looks like the 8 pull that I have has a taller base than the 51 and 54 models at 28" Upper is 43"
    Maybe a later model. The exposed glass of the mirror is 18"..

    #10187 1 year ago

    Yeah, I see the 54's locking front door, but both 51 and 54 bases look to be less than half the height
    of the top. The base on the one that I have is well more than half the top at 28" (or there about).
    I can't really take a good pic of it. How tall is your base. Looks much shorter than mine, and maybe
    different than the 54..
    I was thinking maybe the mirror on mine was shorter since the top appears to be..
    On the 6 pull, the base and top measures the same as the 8 pull at relatively 28 and 43"

    #10189 1 year ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    I know some of them are taller, and it is all in the base.

    Okay, perhaps bases were an option for every year where the shorter base would be more
    comfortable in places where Kids would most likely be the ones putting in the coins and pulling the
    levers. I was thinking the taller bases came out later, but after just watching a 1941 Stoner
    on youtube, the base (along with the rest) looks the same as my 6 pull, but had a mint despencer
    on the left side. Looks like those machines haven't changed much right through the years..
    I have some master keys laying around, but most likely I'll be drilling out the locks. It'll be
    interesting in check out their years..

    #10191 1 year ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    I'd bet your machine has eight pulls, with the left pull for the gum selector.

    Oh, my mistake. I switched it up a little bit. We were talking about the 8 pull, that's right.
    The 1941 Stoner youtube video looked to be just like my 6 pull, except it had a mint
    selector on the left side. It appeared to have the taller base as both my 8 and 6 pulls
    I remember as a kid, a machine with a 6 pull, and 7th on the left for gum and lifesavers.
    Both would work in the gun selection. Did they make a 7 pull with an 8th being for gum?
    I don't remember seeing them..

    #10193 1 year ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    They probably make them in both designs.

    Your probably right, and after further checking other pics, looks like they made them
    all the way with 10 pulls, and an 11th for gum..

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    #10255 1 year ago

    I've posted some pics elsewhere of machines, but I believe none in this thread. Here's a
    quick video that a Friend sent me of last Saturday's gathering that he shot before the party
    got going. There's more machines that I really would like to have set up, but at the present
    there's no more comfortable space for any others..
    And buy the way, the gathering went well.. (T)

    #10282 1 year ago
    Quoted from Parkshow30:

    and my weight room set up for arm wrestling

    I'm in for a challenge, and
    btw, I think I could get into playing that Rebound Shuffle..

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    #10294 1 year ago
    Quoted from jidorman:

    Here's the progression of my game room 3 weeks in to a full house renovation.

    I do respect that type of determination. Keep us up to date..

    1 week later
    #10403 1 year ago
    Quoted from dudah:

    Complete with a whole basement to fill with toys.

    With such a nice basement, I'm sure you're proud of the rest of the house..

    4 months later
    #11223 1 year ago
    Quoted from merccat:

    here they are ultra rare.

    Pool Tables in homes are rare there? It looks like a solid machine. Any manufacturing label?
    The basement has a walk out, or is that maybe the reason the table was left behind?

    4 months later
    #12227 9 months ago

    That's a nice looking set up you have Wayner. I like the
    seating area..
    Ball Bowlers are always a highlight in a Game Room.
    In that one photo, one thing looks a little off on the
    bowler itself. You spot it?

    #12230 9 months ago
    Quoted from wayner:

    I assume you are referring to the scores/frames which reflect when I was part manually testing machine particularly 6th player. Yes I should have reset after testing to preserve machine pic integrity.

    Oh, I see. I figured the machine was shut off and back on after the 3rd frame, but right, I wasn't sure about
    the 6th Player's score..
    The machines in my game room only play regulation (which is usually the most popular), but on a Chicago
    Coin I have set up elsewhere, I always liked playing Dual Flash..
    I also wouldn't mind seeing additional pics of your room (and machines)..
    And BTW: Your Bowler's a 16 footer, right?

    3 weeks later
    #12388 9 months ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    Nothing says game room like a video.

    Now that's a game room I certain would have a nice time at..
    How many sq. ft. do you have there? I presently have around
    2,200, and yours seems to be larger.. Plenty of room for additional
    things besides Pins/Arcades..

    #12399 9 months ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    And it's never big enough.

    I understand exactly what you're saying..
    My first goal was to make the upstair's addition into a home theater,
    but Friends ask how often are you going to watch a movie. Set those
    other machines up. And I have to agree. There's many more I have
    that I really would like to have set up.
    I have another 1,200 sq., but presently this is what it looks like. No room
    to even drywall. Not what I attended, but all other storage is full. I need
    to export some machines..

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    #12414 9 months ago
    Quoted from Buzz:

    You could export that Night Ridder to my house.

    Yes, I had the Night Rider once set up and during gatherings, it did
    get its share of play. I do need to let a few dozen machines go, but
    the N.R. I'll probably be keeping around..

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    #12474 8 months ago
    Quoted from stavio:

    I guess the game room will have to expand upstairs...

    Upstairs it must be, but what caught my eye is the 1,000s score reels almost looks like
    a 1 might light once 999's been flipped, but with "Strike 90", it's possible to get 2,000
    plus points. They must have all the numbers but 0?
    Those 60s Shuffles I like much better than the later ones with the smaller score reels..

    1 month later
    #12889 7 months ago
    Quoted from Tyamry:

    Here are pics of my upstairs game room.

    Nice variety!

    #12893 7 months ago
    Quoted from ZNET:

    When your gameroom is your unfinished basement, such are the challenges.

    If you had a Pinball Gathering, I think I would make the trip..

    #12899 7 months ago
    Quoted from DylanFan71:

    If games are going to be directly across from each other, what is a good space to have.

    With EMs, I have around 165" wall to wall, and like 58" in between games leaving me plenty of space
    to walk backwards while sliding the glass out with a few inches to spare..

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