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Let's see pics of game rooms!

By erak

9 years ago

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    #8804 2 years ago

    Love this thread! There are definitely some creative and awe inspiring game rooms to drool over. Not sure mine is Anywhere in this league but I tried to use some of my access to technology (I sell OMAX waterjet systems) to make it My game room. While a basement I wanted the theme from floor to ceiling. Doing some creative (low cost) custom waterjet inlays helped make my mini family game room cave a themed destination. lol. Just thought I would share for those that have a smaller allotted space you still can bring the theme full circle. Literally! Armstrong tile inlay with polished aluminum in motion ball inlay. Just wanted to share this great topic!

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    #8862 2 years ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    Love that! I use a waterjet vendor all the time for work. Parts are precise, clean, and quick. Sounds like OMAX is still a little pricey? ($20k). There was a kickstarter recently for a desktop waterjet machine for under $4k:

    Yeah, the technology is a bit pricey but the diversity it offers being able to cut Any material from wood to tool steel, from .001 shim stock to 10” thick plate all while holding tolerance in the thousandths of an inch comes at a cost. 20k won’t get you more then time on a machine. They usually start in the 100k range. The hobby ones you find on Kickstarter etc have minimum use other than roughing soft foam or plastic since they typically only run at 5-10 Ksi. A production Waterjet is running at 60,000 psi or more. A bit different. Fun toy though and I have thousands of extremely productive shops running them.

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    #9162 2 years ago

    Nice setup Lefman! What slot do you have there? Have a few to keep mama happy myself. Can't have a pinball arcade without a Pinball Slot machine!! I even customized the front with custom cut face plate and inlaid real gold plated pinballs. To much time on my hands.....

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    #9164 2 years ago
    Quoted from KingBW:

    Where can one find the digital slot machines like the Michael Jakson one you have? Looking to find/see the prices for a used IM or WOZ digital slot machine. I have the toppers for those. Internet searches come up blank for those kind of slots.

    Similar to Pinball I always suggest starting with the primary slot forum which would be NewLifegames. Start with their classified adds or simply post a want to buy. Your mailbox will be full in 1 hour. lol Yes you can find these on the net (I have Every Bally and WMS game now) but buying from many of the dealers direct or Ebay will be Really pricy. If you run into trouble or have questions just PM and I can try to help. For me the digital games are the most fun especially with the misses. You can change out the game and bam, new machine. Who would have guessed the best slot games would come from none other that Bally and WMS! Sad......

    #9167 2 years ago
    Quoted from Fliptastic:

    I'd like to know as well. Been trying to find a "Hangover" slot machine for my wife.

    Hangover is obtainable but a bit difficult as it was a Topper bonus game. Unlike pinball, many slots Require the use of a topper for its primary function. I have seen them though. Good luck!

    #9171 2 years ago
    Quoted from Rondogg:

    What are the prices like? Say, if a decent entry level pinball machine is $1k, how much is a decent entry level slot?

    Slots are Very much like Pinball. You can buy one arm bandits just like Vegas for $200 all the way up to 15K if you want the cool newest hot theme especially if its still in the casino. Example, a $200 standard old style slot machine no problem. If you want to find the same machine in a Pinball Barcrest link I showed that title is Hot and hard to find and pushes upward of 2k Plus. All depends on your tastes and wallet. lol If you let me know what type game you want I am sure I can point you in the right direction and make sure your looking at a fair deal anyway. Its an odd market like pinball.

    #9187 2 years ago
    Quoted from KingBW:

    I can't post a pic in a pm to you, so wondering if a used WOZ slot that goes under this topper and behind this surround is as much as the WOZ pin, or is it more reasonable? I didn't find one on the forum that you reference. You can pm me with any info or suggestions to not take this thread off topic. I have a similar IM slot topper too.

    I sent you a PM to assist. A simple BB2 WMS.

    #9201 2 years ago

    Cool pics though a Packer light in MN is somewhat sacrilege. shame. lol

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    #9332 2 years ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    as an Interior Systems Mechanic (aka drywaller!) I think a suspended ceiling (t-bar) completes the finished look. I can install a ceiling less than 4inches down so not much height is lost. It's personnel preference tho! So as long as u like it! Easier to hang playfield from wood tho I guess! Although replacing 2×4 ceiling tiles with playfields would look awesome too. Hmmm that's a good idea!

    Or a business opportunity for You! Why not printed backglass image 2x2 tiles. Print over stock Armstrong and let the buyer pick all the premium title examples they want! Add and move tiles as the home arcade changes. Use an all black rail system and only place a few tiles in randomly like the newer modern office areas. Get to work, no more drywalling! lol

    #9338 2 years ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    My math says at least 12 years late! Dammit! Very cool tho! looks sweeet! (Back to work tomorrow dammit!)

    Not necessarily. The playfield ceiling represents an Awesome $5,000 solution. Printing an image to a $3.00 ceiling tile would be an affordable, obtainable concept. Backglasses themselves are pure art in my opinion. Wish I had that many awesome playfields though.... Get to work and remember I am a silent partner! lol

    #9341 2 years ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    125 playfields in the ceiling here. Way less then $5K spent, not sure how much but there's no way I spent that much through trades and bulk buys ...

    Wow. 125!! That to me would be the ultimate church. lol Wish I had a playfield collection like that. Prices lately for a toasted playfield push it beyond real art at times. Thanks for sharing the awesome photos.

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    #9444 1 year ago
    Quoted from Electronmagic:

    Been collecting for about 10 yrs. I can't remember where or when I first heard of Pinside. I've known about it for a long time, just never posted before today.

    Yeah, that's what I've been doing for years too!

    Thank you! And yes, green is for dart board regulation distance and blue line for 6 year old distance.

    Dam nice setup. I'll be over in an hour! lol Miss having my kids enjoy the home arcade like that. Makes me want to sing that cats in the cradle song.....

    #9456 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    What kind of puck bowler is that? It looks cool. """"I beat the kids love that claw machine.""" Nice game room looks super fun.

    Say What?? I hope that was a Siri error. lol

    #9479 1 year ago
    Quoted from mkecasey:

    I have a question for those who own slot machines. But I want to preface that I am not making fun of you and I'm just trying to gain a better understanding. For those who own slot machines, what is the appeal? I understand why people like slot machines at a casino - a fun opportunity to maybe win some money. But in a home setting, I don't get it. But I want to get it! So, let me know what I'm missing.
    Part of the reason I ask is because I'm picking up a High Speed from a coworker's house and she said they also have a slot machine that I'm welcome to take if I want it. I feel like I should take it because... why not? But if there is something in particular that makes them fun in a home environment, I want to know about it.

    What makes them fun is my wife can play with Our money, have the same thrill, yet not walk away with that horrible looser feeling. For us its an inhouse 401K. Money goes in but does not leave. Stack-O-Cash. True, slots Can grow boring and we just get the itch on occasion. An old school 3 spinner will grow old quick but If you go with the Bally Alpha 2 or WMS Bluebird 2 type setups you can Easily swap out the games via software compact flash card to keep it fresh for a Long time. I have Hundreds of titles and it is always an attraction to guests visiting. My only rule is (since I set the internal odds...) if you play with YOUR money I will gladly pay! If you are playing with My credits just have fun. lol

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    #9534 1 year ago
    Quoted from Cheese_WizardPQ:

    More space for activities!

    Have you ever considered Adoption???

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    #9647 1 year ago
    Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

    Hello Pisiders... I really enjoy my game room. Not only for the pins... but the feeling I get when I'm in it. I wanted to share some picts that I have of the colors / flavors / custom signs (neon & wood) and custom clocks I've made or have had made;

    Wowzers! Kerry you mentioned you Made some of those signs?! Way talented. Love that Funhouse come on in sign!! (along with many others) Any Chance you would ever consider selling one......Pretty please...... lol Beautiful setup Anyone would enjoy hanging around in! Bravo PM me if you would Ever consider selling some of your work.

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    #9781 1 year ago

    I love and hate this thread. Every time I think my basement arcade looks pretty ok I see the Amazing Home arcades in this thread and frown. Lol. This thread Does however prove with this addition you Really can’t have only one no matter How much space is available!! Some real creative minds in this hobby.

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    #10303 1 year ago
    Quoted from jidorman:

    Here's the progression of my game room 3 weeks in to a full house renovation. And I'll absolutely be laying it out/mocking it up digitally.
    Edit: pics from bottom to top for progression.

    Now that’s commitment! Wouldn’t want to be your helper down those stairs though. I so hope you are looking to keep the look of those original stone walls. What a cool look that would be! Maybe a light dry ice bead blast and some mild touch up but wow that would be an original look. Sure you are but make sure you have multiple levels of water protection lined up with that type of foundation. Good luck, and thanks for sharing.

    #10363 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pahuffman:

    Been a few minor updates since the last time I posted in this thread.

    Nice setup. Is the riffle up there kind of a "in case of emergency, shoot glass!" lol

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    #10620 1 year ago

    Must say this Is one of my favorite threads also. After several years my wife and I have finally taken the big bold step to Finally overhaul the full basement and make if an Official game room signs and all. From floor to ceiling! It did help having our last child finally move out which freed up room for 6 more machine! Thanks in part to the MANY contributors to this thread with incredible creativity and talent. I will always be envious of the amazing game rooms show here but after gathering a few unique tips and ideas from this thread we hope to have something worthy of calling Our Game Room! Thanks to all for sharing your amazing arcades!

    #10623 1 year ago
    Quoted from davijc02:

    That Gameroom carpet is AWESOME BK! My next house is getting some of that for sure.

    Not to mention. Imagine owning an entire Arcade restored by Bryan Kelly! Crap that would be a fun place to play pinball granted you would be cleaning the glass continuously from all the drool....

    #10653 1 year ago

    Holly cow, you sir have some Amazing toys! Congrats what an amazing collection!!

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    #10717 1 year ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    Buy a condo close to the hipsters area...less, if any maintenance, plus you can turn into an income generating rental later.
    Saving money for a house, but spending $25k on pinballs! Haha!!! Love this hobby....

    Sorry to side rail thread but curious, are any of these game rooms in a condo or apartment? Seems like Pinball and the noises it makes would you would have to have some Really nice neighbors living above/below/aside from you? I remember bringing one into a hotel and setting it up for giggles after a pin show and that did not last long with all the calls. lol Just curious if many of these are shared dwelling arcades.

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    #10855 1 year ago

    Or better yet No switches and a simple Alexa and staged names for different areas of the arcade. Way easier to me.

    #10857 1 year ago
    Quoted from lordloss:

    Alexa, lets play pinball
    *one by one the pinballs turn on

    That’s how I have mine setup. Plus it makes it easy as you change things up or move them around. Alexa is just to cheap not to embrace technology.

    #10860 1 year ago
    Quoted from BinGhanem:

    I decided to build a man cave in my garage, the size of the room is great, but will need too much work as well,
    I wish I had pictures when I was building the garage, but at least I started somewhere toward the end,
    here is some shots I took while working on this project, hope you enjoy !
    Still need to move in TR and TH in, so much work still need to be done !

    Holly wow. That’s your garage?! That’s impressive. My garage looks nothing like that. Great work!

    #10868 1 year ago
    Quoted from andrewket:

    I’m doing the same here. “Alexa, turn on arcade” turns on all the pins, the lights, and my pinball sign. I can also turn on/odd individual machines by name.
    The only downside is it creates a current spike as all the machines are turning on almost simultaneously. I’ve asked amazon to add a feature to allow adding a delay between devices.

    Not sure I remember which one but there is an add on app in ITTT (if this then that) that allows power up groups to turn on in delayed sequence. Voice control is a really simple setup.

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    #12951 6 months ago
    Quoted from ramegoom:

    Well, no. It actually starts with two pinball machines. Male and a female. And you didn't realize it when you bought them.
    Somehow, they mate and reproduce. The collections you see here are products of offspring.
    That's my story anyway.

    Agreed and they are on a strict diet of bank accounts only! Lol

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    #13185 5 months ago
    Quoted from erak:

    Well it was a long time coming. And didn't get started on time. Was supposed to be done around Oct 2018. Because I got diagnosed with MS. But it's coming along now. And I'm feeling fantastic.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Wow sorry about the MS diagnosis and love to see that your game room is coming along finally to bring you some much needed joy. Life is short, glad to see you enjoying it!

    #13215 5 months ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    I'd think even if you had one airhockey table in a room. It's considered a game room. It's the room where game or games are stored. So if you have any game sitting in a room all the time, it's a game room.

    Now I'm utterly confused. Would this make my room a gameroom, casino, or pinball room! So confused. lol

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    #13286 5 months ago

    While collecting Many of the amazing ideas from this thread we decided to undergo (literally) a game room expansion Under the house via excavating the entire crawlspace. My hope is to end up with a game room half as nice as some of the ones shared here. I created a thread walking through our adventure of Excavating a game room for anyone interested in "How far would You go for a game room!" lol


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    #13334 4 months ago
    Quoted from stavio:

    My meager game rooms at night. I wish pinside included shuffle alleys in the machine roster it does have pins[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Must say I love the commitment to getting that AFM topper to fit. Nice!

    #13364 4 months ago
    Quoted from 29REO:

    Since youre gonna have Pinball’s down there, make sure that you have at least 13 courses of block ABOVE the finished floor and go 14 if you can. This will give you 8 1/2 to 9 feet of height. And while you’re at it, put in a man door of at least 36 inches wide. You will be glad everyday you use it.

    We are at 8 1/2 foot deep concrete no block and the man door access is a 12’ Wide opening to the other room. Should fit through well.

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    #13433 4 months ago
    Quoted from crank:

    My modest collection. All are very nice and clean examples.[quoted image]

    Looks amazing but I will Bet if you slide those over one more will fit!! We all started with a roomy pretty collection, then we got out the shoe horn and wedged them anyplace they fit! Looking good!

    #13436 4 months ago
    Quoted from PinFan4Life:

    Hey guys,
    It's been a while since I posted here and the collection has changed a bit, so I figured I'd post a few updated pics of my game room. Everything is included in the pics except for my 60 in 1 Cabinet, which is in my home office. The EM pin is on loan from a good friend. Enjoy![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Have to ask, what gives off that way cool light effect on the ceiling on Iron Man or is that a camera thing? Great game room!

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    #13477 4 months ago
    Quoted from Noobee:

    Eight restored Gottlieb EMs! (And a dart board)[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Clean and elegant! Perfect lineup congrats!!

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    #13533 3 months ago
    Quoted from LargemouthAss:

    My game room is shared with my kids as their playroom. Essentially I get part of a wall and they get the rest. They are 8 and 5 now so in time their toys will go the way of the yard sale and my space for pins will increase. Until then this is what I have and I am quite pleased with it:[quoted image][quoted image]

    Looks awesome and great lineup!! Old guy experience, while pins are awesome enjoy Every minute of seeing your kids play with those toys on the floor. They grow up SO fast and you sadly never get those times back. You can find ANY pin Anytime but the your kids hanging out playing on the floor are a one time deal. I miss it honestly.

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    #13633 85 days ago
    Quoted from Skyemont:

    I rec'd some carpet squares and decided to go with this pattern. I laid them out just to see how it looks. I will put them down permanently this weekend.[quoted image]

    WOW thats an amazing space! Jealous for sure. Carpet turned out great.

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