This past weekend I had the pleasure of traveling to Big Sky, Montana for some much needed R&R. In between animal sightings, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting, I was on the lookout for the best bars in town. During our last dinner together, my family and I stumbled into a bar/restaurant called Bucks T4. The food and ambiance were exceptional, but I particularly enjoyed their Game Room, which could be a considered a perfect example of how to lay out your own game room for your house. They offered pool, foosball, air-hockey, darts, and a wide variety of old and new school arcade games including NBA Jam, Off Road, NFL Blitz, and Big Buck Hunter. This got me thinking on the drive back to our lodge that I would love to have a game room like that. What really makes a game room fun, functional, and enjoyable to hang out in for hours on end?
My perfect game room is probably a long way away, but I can think of the items that I would love to have in it. The centerpiece would definitely be a pool table and then as many other games as I can fit around the walls. The Ms. Pac-Man arcade game would get slapped in the corner, and a shuffleboard table would have to make an appearance as well. One of the games that I would include in my game room that most people wouldn’t think of is a backgammon table. My folks used to have a backgammon table but I never played on it while growing up. It was much later while in college that I actually learned how to play the game while relaxing on the beach. With those few items, my game room would be all set!