Ideas For A Game Room

I saw this great article that PoolTables.com posted up on Twitter about ideas for a game room and it really got me thinking. What are some of the best ways to set up a game room or recreational room. Of course the first idea was to put a pool table in the room ( my first idea as well). However, if you don’t have an extra room or the space to bring in a full size pool table try turning your dinning room into the next game room. Utilize your space by adding a tabletop kit where you can use the room for multiple purposes. It’s a great way to make the most with the space you have. Of course if you have that great table you can always use it for some great card games including poker, texas hold ’em which are always crowd pleasers.  The garage is also a space that can be used as a game room. With a few clean up tips and remodeling for different seasons the garage could be the next best hang out spot.

Of course if you do plan on adding a pool table to your game room make sure it functions first. Check the dimensions of the room with the dimensions of the pool table (here is an article that will help you make sure it fits). Make sure the space is a good place that will allow for traffic flow between games. Don’t forget about seating some of the most fun I have had is watching pool. Invest in storage and accessories to keep the room neat and organized.

Beginners Guide To Pool Cues

Beginners don’t need to start out with fancy cues and spend hundreds of dollars just to make statement. What a beginning pool player should be looking for is a basic cue with a firm hit. A firm hitting cue will be the most forgiving and the easiest way to learn pool. Generally these type of cues won’t run any more than $150. A great beginners cue is the Action Blue Model 68, a quality cue at a price that a beginner can start with.

If your looking for a cue that will have a bit more protection from warping and dents look for a cue with a fiberglass shell such as Cuetec or Scorpion cues. A fiberglass shell is going to really help with warping if you know you might tend to leave your cue places it shouldn’t be like outside or in the trunk of your car. If you need any more help deciding on a cue we suggest that you call the experts at Billiards.com and they would be happy to help you pick out your first pool cue.

Finishing A Game Room

Creating a game room or just redecorating one is no easy task. Don’t forget the importance of decorating and assembling the game room. The most essential factor is to make a game worthy environment. Nobody is going to want to play games in a room that isn’t inviting or non functional. The atmosphere shouldn’t be too stuffy you want a place where friends and family can have fun and relax. The room should reflect what kind of games you want to be played. Here of course were focusing on the pool table being the focus of the room.

Choosing the right pool table depends on what you want and the design that is already in your home. Don’t forget our tips on where to buy pool table online.

The accessories and details are something decorators always seem to forget. It’s the small details that really make the room work. For example in a billiards or rec room that is going to have a pool table there needs to be a place to store the cues, billiards balls, and racks for the table. Also if you are going to be hosting more than a few people in the room it’s a good idea to purchase either some low sitting portable chairs or bar stools for spectators. Low hanging lights is always essential to a good game room. Not only is it necessary for players to see the table well it also gives the room great ambiance.

Adding some extra games like ping pong top to the pool table or a dart board are great ways to incorporate other games using the same space you already have for the pool table. We suggest heading over to darts.com of course for all your darting needs like discount dartboards and darts.

If you’re starting from scratch it’s best to try and buy pieces for the game room that cohesively match together. This can include the pool table, side table and chairs, cue racks, and lighting. I would suggest using a store where you can buy all those items together so you know that they will have the same stains and match together. PoolTables.com is the best place online to buy all these necessities for your next game room. We picked them because of their selection; price, quality and you can’t beat their shipping and installation fees.

McDermott Pool Cue Review

McDermott is a brand synonymous with pool and billiards. Today we are going to take a bit to talk about their cues and one of our favorites. Known for their quality their cues come with a lifetime warranty including the wrapping (you don’t see enough manufacturers sticking by their products like this these days).

One of their most popular cues is the m61d velocity plus cue stick.

Has a great feel definitely a huge step above what you would play at a bar or someone people’s home tables. So far it’s been incredible, it’s understated elegance is exactly what we were hoping for.

New Cue Review

We were just informed that PoolCues.com received another stand out cue. A Vector C50 Cue, from the description we know it’s made of Rosewood with some beautiful maple inlays and detailed designs. A simple yet understated cue that’s at what we think a very reasonable price. Check out the picture below definitely an understated beauty.

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