The Perfect Game Room & Top 5 Game Room Tips


After minutes of disinterested searching, I've FINALLY uncovered all 5 secrets to the perfect game room! Except by "secrets" I mean especially generic suggestions, and by "perfect game room" I mean whatever space you can make work for you.

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The perfect game room is whatever space you can make work in your current living situation. That's like my number 5 rule of retro gaming.

Maybe it's a game room/storage space/exercise area/music room/mani-pedi station/permanent work-from-home office, a garage arcade, or a PS2 connected by RF to an old CRT sitting on a milk crate next to the air mattress in my empty little studio apartment because my wife moved to a different state with all our furniture… if it works for you, it's perfect, 

And that's really it! ...but if you don't have anything better to do, I'm going to share my top 5 game room suggestions. They're not even tips because my opinion is worthless; just generic considerations.
  1. First and foremost, stay within your means! I believe limitation breeds creativity, so for time, space, and money, work with what you've got, and don't get involved in pissing contests.
  2. Two, define the space! Storage room, garden shed, whatever! You can still keep your switch in the family room and your game boy by the toilet, but outline a home base
  3. Three, be resourceful! Find shelves at yard sales, repurpose storage you already have, MELT DOWN WORTHLESS WII ACCESSORIES AND FORGE YOUR OWN FURNITURE! Also, look into "foamcore," people make incredible stuff with it.
  4. Four, make it yours! Game store motif, castle walls of stacked-up sports games, inflatable slime-green furniture that my wife makes me deflate and stuff in a closet before friends come over! You are the target audience, so make yourself at home.
  5. Last but not least, channel some of your inner Marie Kondo. Balance what you can manage with what you like, ditch what you don't, care for what you have, LOOK INTO YOUR HEART AND ASK YOURSELF WHETHER IT TRULY SPARKS JOY OR SIMPLY MASKS INNER TURMOIL?! ...and if you must store things in boxes, I strongly recommend clear containers.

There you go; a corny perfect game room cliche, and my top five overly generic game space considerations. But like I said, my opinion is worthless, so probably just do your thing. If it fits your current living situation and there's enough room to rage launch controllers, it's probably perfect.

Thanks for watching. If you need me, I'll just be over here playing music, gaming, exercising, working from home and/or getting my nails done.

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Dobby will even play games with Harry Potter in the cupboard under the stairs.

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I had a few suggestions here that didn't quite make the official list, but I thought it would be fun to share them with you anyway. *clears throat*

  1. Ask yourself, do I really need a kitchen?
  2. Have a secret room in your house that your roommates or family don't know about... and also a secret budget for it.
  3. Try your best never to have pets or children.
  4. Get a work-from-home job, and call your game room your "office." All jokes aside, I actually do abuse this.

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