How to Make a Game Room

Can't figure out how to entertain guests at a party? Need a place to chill on weekends? With this tutorial, you'll have your own game room in no time!


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    Consider where you want to build your game room. It could be a den or a bedroom no one uses too frequently. Anywhere that is relaxing and away from the busy parts of the house (like the living room or kitchen) will work!
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    Clear out all the furniture and start fresh. Never try to make a game room around a bed. Even if you end up moving it back, you want to do this first so you know how you want to structure the room.
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    Think about what you want out of your game room. Do you want to play video games? Do you want a place to play poker or pool? It's up to you!
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    Furnish the room accordingly. Make sure to have lots of empty room and don't over-clutter yourself or you will not enjoy the room to its full potential
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    Now it's time for the fun part, getting the games! If you are considering getting video games, the console doesn't matter as much as the actual games. Make sure to get games that will satisfy a broad audience. Adrenaline junkies will love games like Call of Duty, Tekken or Halo. Whereas more casual gamers will enjoy Rock Band or Burnout. You want to have a variety so everyone will be happy. Also, make sure you like the games too. After all, it is YOUR game room.
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    (Optional) If you want you can go find some old classic arcade games! These might include Tron or Star Wars Trilogy.
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    Have fun with it! Go crazy! Get accessories like posters for upcoming video games or movies! Lounge in bean bag chairs. Do what you want. Your limit is your creativity.


  • If you don't want to spend too much money, consider going to a game store and asking for the clearance section. You are bound to find some great video games at a low cost
  • If you aren't a hardcore gamer, consider getting a used console. They are about 100 bucks cheaper and work perfectly fine!
  • Make sure you adjust your television size accordingly. If you are in a small bedroom, getting a 52 inch (132.1 cm) TV will burn your eyes and irritate you while you are playing. Don't always go for the biggest TV you can find at the store!
  • If you are more than just a casual gamer, consider getting a PC. A console is great if you don't want to put in the work or research, but if you want the full gaming experience, a PC is the way to go.


  • Make sure you don't OVER spend on anything!

Things You'll Need

  • A room large enough to entertain friends
  • A working television
  • Tabletop games (Football, Ping Pong) and/or game consoles (Xbox 360, Wii)
  • Video games (Suggested Titles: Rock Band, Halo, Need for Speed, Gran Turismo, Gears of War)
  • Posters (optional)

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