15 Game Rooms Designed for the Ultimate Hangout

Game on! These spaces are ready for a whole lotta fun with epic play ideas for kids and grownups alike.

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March 04, 2020
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Playing With a View

Taking advantage of the beachside locale while having a little fun out of the sun, this contemporary recreation room is outfitted with multiple game areas: a pool table, tabletop shuffleboard, chess, and cozy seating for four to play poker or board games. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the room with natural light and provide gorgeous views of the waterways beyond.

Gamer's Paradise

Battle it out to see who can get the highest score on these classic arcade machines. When ready to turn your attention to the big screen and the latest video game, slouchy beanbags and simple mod furnishings give everyone a spot to sit. Shades of yellow and red punctuate the neutral color scheme for an element of playfulness.

All-in-One

Sometimes, you can have it all. This contemporary space combines an exercise room, a bar and a game area, complete with pool table and foosball. A clean white and gray color palette, dotted with sleek stainless steel light fixtures, create a cohesive design throughout the entire space.

Year-Round Amusement

Not all paneling has a dated basement look. The wood paneling in this Norwalk, Conn., recreation room creates a warm, inviting aesthetic that is decidedly nautical. With stunning views of the water beyond, this game space gives you a place to enjoy the scenery when those cold winters roll in.

Bright + Airy Recreation

This wide-open game room is designed with plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the myriad activities, including a basketball hoop, Ping-Pong table and foosball. The entertainment even continues on the wall with a dartboard and oversized Scrabble board.

Party Till You Slumber

Call all your friends because we have the perfect sleepover spot. A pair of bunk beds decked out in crisp linens and a warm mix of plaids and textured solids are ready for a late-night crash after playing pool and taking on Pac-Man.

Dual Purpose

For the family that loves a little friendly competition, this dining table doubles as a regulation-sized Ping-Pong table. Made from walnut with maple detailing as the lines, the table can also host a crowd with 10 seats. A bright blue trellis rug grounds the space in color, while a Sputnik-inspired light fixture adds a distinctly contemporary note.

A Place to Get Away

Rec rooms usually find homes in some unused square footage of a house, which is why they're often relegated to the basement. Here, the attic area with its sloping ceiling and window nooks is transformed into a timelessly appealing hangout with warm wood paneling, cozy seating areas, slate tile floors, and a fully stocked kitchen and bar with pizza oven.

All the Feminine Charm

Move over, leather club chairs and dark wood trim, there's a new game room in town. Dressed all in purple, including the pool table felt, the vibrant and light space evokes a contemporary girly ambiance.

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Ready for a Day of Play

Tone-on-tone geometric wallpaper creates a striking green backdrop in this oh-so-fun game room. Set up to play shuffleboard, air hockey and poker, the space is also outfitted with a wall of storage cabinets for board games, movies and toys.

On Par

A thunderstorm can't rain on this golf lover's parade. The virtual driving range also doubles as a theater to watch football games and golf matches. Two levels of seating — comfy recliners and barstools with a counter — provide ample room for a group. Reclaimed wood that matches the pool table surround and metal accents blend for a rustic industrial style.

Taking on Table Tennis

Bold and moody, black walls strike a dramatic juxtaposition against the crisp white moldings and fireplace. The Ping-Pong table is the star of the show though with its clean, contemporary lines.

A Mingle of Styles

A little bit traditional, a little bit Hollywood glam, totally modern and 100 percent inviting, this living space is a fun twist on the relaxing game room. A grid of abstract art introduces bold color into the mostly neutral palette, where a classic tufted sofa interweaves with clean-lined tables and a metal-studded fireplace surround.

In Their Own Little Corner

Even if you don't have an entire room you can devote to games, transform a little nook into a dedicated spot for play. A sun-filled alcove between the family room and conservatory is equipped for a roaring game of backgammon (or any other board game).

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Monochromatic Lounge

A restrained palette instantly establishes an ultra-chic vibe in this living space. A mix of different finishes and textures forges an intriguing yet easy flow throughout the space. By separating areas for gathering, the space can house a large number of guests without feeling overcrowded.

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