New Home Project? Don’t Forget the Games Room!


You are finally designing your new dream home. The living room is all planned and know what the kitchen looks like. You have even chosen the furniture for all of your bedrooms. But there is one room left and you are unsure what to use it for. Well, let us help you with this one; we think it should be a games room.

Choosing a theme & kitting it out

Decide on the style you want. A really popular theme is country and western. Like the old taverns where the men would sit on wooden stools and the beer would be in wooden barrels. Passion 4 Events has a lot of furniture that you can hire out, such as their Barrel Tables! If you prefer something a little more classy, you can try the Poseur table or the Champagne Table. If you are looking for some alternatives to boring seating, and want to fit in with a retro arcade theme, then have a look at an unconventional chair like the Pacman Seat. It’s highly likely that you will have friends round to relax and socialize, so these bean bag lounge seats are perfect for a games room!


Great for all the family!

Now, hear us out. You may think that you do not need a games room in your house but there are many reasons why families are now choosing to have one.

Why? Well, it is a way for your family to spend time together and enjoy playing games. It also provides entertainment when you have guests round or if your children have invited their friends over. Now you do not have to spend money going to the arcade and only enjoying a few games for a couple of pounds a time You can have the originals right there in your home to use anytime you want! Plus, let’s not forget that arcade machines are a fantastic way to practice hand-eye coordination and your reactions, as well as making you think about strategy.

Don’t forget the Pool table!

No games room is complete without a pool table. Friends will flock around for a game of pool and a few beers, especially since most of the pubs have nowadays removed them.


Every games room needs an arcade!

So, what arcade machines should you have in your games room? Well, we have a few styles that you can have a look at and there are definitely a few retro games that you will recognise; check them out. Take a look at our games room packages to give a convenient solution to filling your new area. 



Mark Jackson

About Mark Jackson - Founder & Arcade Advisor

Mark is the founder of Arcade Direct and has over 16 years experience helping to advise customers and share his knowledge in the retro arcade market.

Nell JonesNell Jones
12:22 29 Jun 22
We used Arcade Direct for a Boxing machine at the NEC. We chose them party due to the competitive price but also for the quick quote and helpful, clear communication. The machine was fully branded and looked fantastic. It was an absolute draw at the show and remarked on by many as the best entertainment there, bringing a lot of attention to our stand. During the show there was a part broken (no-ones fault) and Mark's support was brilliant with a courier sent immediately with a replacement to our Air bnb during the evening in time for the show opening the next day. We will definitely work with them on any future shows.
Alice ChambersAlice Chambers
17:08 18 Aug 20
Highly recommend Arcade Direct. Mark was so helpful when i queried the status of an order of a Gaming Chair. As the delivery date was longer than expected i had to cancel however the customer service i received was fantastic.
Kat SmithKat Smith
08:48 17 May 20
I recently ordered a gaming chair & was really happy with the service. Mark was really helpful & the delivery was much quicker than expected!
Lee GiacopazziLee Giacopazzi
09:58 31 Oct 19
I have had the pleasure of working with Arcade Direct several times. I can personally attest to their customer service and I have seen first-hand how their arcade machines transform events and venue spaces. I often recommend them to my personal contacts and clients.
Emily TylerEmily Tyler
13:08 16 Oct 18
Would highly recommend Mark & the team not only for hiring their Arcade Machines but for their event planning and theming too which cannot be faulted!