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15 Game Rooms Designed for the Ultimate Hangout

March 04, 2020

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

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Photo: Ryan Garvin. From: Blackband Design.

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.

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Photo: Sesha Smith, Convey Studios. From: Urbanology Designs.

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.

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Photo: Regan Wood Photography. From: Claire Paquin.


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.

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Photo: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International. From: Halstead Real Estate.

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.

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