12 Playful Game Rooms

Game rooms are great additions to any home, especially if you have little ones. Check out these kid-friendly game rooms that are perfect spots for solo playtime or spending quality time together.
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Foosball, Anyone?

Who needs a home office when you could have a game room instead? In addition to the foosball table, this game room by Patty Malone has a clear Lucite swing installed near the window for a light-hearted touch.

Comfy Hangout

The bold palette, sports jersey art and bookshelf loaded with games signals this is a room for play. The ample seating options and plush shag rug means everyone will be comfortable for family game night.

Secret Storage

This family room, seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover, is totally tricked out for game night. The middle of the custom table opens and closes for storing game pieces. The wooden stools tuck beneath the table when not in use and also open up to reveal extra storage.

Playful Palette

Designer Susan Fredman incorporated the colors in the pool balls throughout this room within the furniture and accessories, which turn this space into a playful area for the whole family to enjoy.

Let the Games Begin

RMS user jenniferpaigejones26 wanted a place for the family to spend some quality time while having fun playing board games.

Easy, Breezy Game Room

This beach-inspired game room designed by Natalie Umbert is a great place for the family to get together and enjoy some quality time.

Throwback Pleasures

The checkerboard floor, tin ceiling and pink walls in this space conjures up a greasy-spoon diner. A foosball table and air hockey game offer old-fashioned fun for everyone.
From: Nancy Leffler Mikulich


Game rooms are fun, but they can be educational and highbrow, too. This sharp example by Deborah Wecselman features modern black game tables and a sophisticated glass chess set for budding Bobby Fischers.
From: Deborah Wecselman

Retro Vibe

The light blue and red color palette in this game room gives it a fun, retro feel. Modern track lighting provides visual separation for the two distinct areas of the room.

Imaginative Upcycling

If space is tight, get creative to set up a game room for the kids. This small wooden dresser was revamped by adding space to store games and items for entertaining. Taking out the drawers created room to keep board games and books within easy reach.

Colorful Sofas

The patterned sofas in this playroom appeal to older kids and adults, while little ones can lounge on the daybed or flop down in the beanbag chairs for friendly board game competitions.

Homemade Arcade

Yes, video games count as games! Can't afford arcade machines or just prefer the setup of the new game systems? You can still cop an old-school vibe by adding cheeky decals of classic game characters to the space. Photo courtesy of Blik Wall Graphics

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