Make a Man Cave

While much has been made of the convenient online games and gaming options that are showing no signs of going away, when it comes to creating your at home game room, the options are huge!  And for most guys – bigger is always better.

A quick look around some of these acclaimed man caves shows that whether it’s showing off your collection of 5000 games, or even creating an eye-catching tableau of your favorite gaming characters, in order to create an impressive gaming room, it’s best not to be too reserved with what you do!

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Image courtesy of Flickr.com

Next, you have to think about how you’re going to use your space and who else is going to be using it as well.  After all, some guys choose to have a man cave just for themselves to escape and have a break from it all.  Others are interested in a place not only for themselves but also for their friends to come and enjoy with them.  It’s up to you which way you choose to go.

Hardware

A game room’s tech is critical to its success. Many gamers pride themselves on having an array of gaming hardware that tells a story of how they progressed from the humble origins of desktop computers like the Amstrad CPC 464, to latest in next-gen technology. And being nerdish types, having the latest Oculus Rift development kit casually lying around isn’t going to harm your prospects either.  In order to match the gaming hardware, make sure that your monitor is suitably massive – no less than 48-inches please – and getting a Logitech 5:1 surround-sound speaker system with subwoofer should enable a particularly immersive gaming experience.

There’s a ton of hardware and tech gadgets that you can include in your space that ranges in costs from budget to over the top expensive – you choose what you can spend and where.  Our recommendation is to find something big and expensive for one favorite item and after that, keep your spend in check for the rest of the space.  You’ll be amazed at what you can create for a reasonable amount of money!  For example, if your guy space is going to be used primarily for entertaining friends and might include some cards or other casino style games, add in a couple of fun features in there like a roulette wheel to call your own or some Bingo cards laying around.

Gaming Options

Make a Man CaveEvery gamer prides themselves on their games collection. And even if you’ve missed out on the sale of the world’s biggest games collection, you can still make sure that you’ve got a good selection from every gaming genre to keep guests to your game room guests happy.

Obviously having a selection of shoot-em-ups like Halo is critical to ensuring that testosterone levels stay high. But for a more sophisticated gaming option and fun time, consider some other styles of gaming to you man cave either in home or online. There’s a ton of ways that you can do some casino or gaming style games online if you don’t feel like decking out your room that way, just have internet access and your computer or tablet.

Decor for a Games Room

It might be a generalization, but guys aren’t necessarily renowned for their impeccable sense of interior design. However, online battle arena fans of titles like League of Legends may find some of these Game of Thrones-inspired design ideas capable of providing stimulation for just one more round.

For those that want to go Las Vegas casino style, there’s a ton of great options to consider out there.   Whether you are into poker, slots (yes, you can add your own slot machines for a table top or stand alone) or simply prefer playing Bingo sites online or other games online,  you definitely want to give your space the right feel.  One of our favorites to check out was this Man Cave Poker Room that these guys built. Definitely check it out and let us know what your thoughts are!

Don’t forget, that your space is yours to enjoy and keeping it personal and private is important.  So be sure to invest in some quality blackout blinds to ensure that your space is quiet and private.

And our final tip!  Make sure that you get your own man cave sign!  That lets people know where they are entering as well as the rules.  We’ve seen some really cool and fun signs that fit with all styles of cave.  Just check out Etsy.com or design your own for fun!

So regardless of whether you’re winning big on the latest gaming releases, creating a place for you and friends to hang out and enjoy some games and cards, there’s plenty of ways to get the ultimate games room and man cave to enjoy.

Just let us know what’s your favorite game room setup and what would be on your dream setup?

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