You’ve spent a lot of time making your house into some place that will impress your friends and now you want to invite those friends over to enjoy your hard work. It is time to make one room in your house into a game room.
You should get a gaming table that can be used for multiple purposes. Car games are one of the easiest ways to entertain friends. Poker tables make it seem official and classy. Just make sure to get a good set of poker chips so that it feels completely official.
Along the same lines as regulation poker chip sets is regulation dice. There is nothing like rolling regulation dice on a felt table. You can use those old dice from the board games you never play but they don’t have the same feel. They are also guaranteed to be fair and you know how heated arguments can get over weighted dice.
If you have the room, I suggest getting a billiards table. I spent a lot of time shooting pool when I was younger and it will always have a place in my heart. Just make sure that no food gets near the table or you will regret it. A pool table costs enough initially. You do not want to spend the money to have it re-surfaced.
If you really want to go the full nine yards then you should consider getting a pinball machine and challenging your friends to break your high score. Because you own the machine, you can reset the score as you please and have tournaments on the weekends. Along with the poker chips and pool table you should be able to keep those friends coming back and entertained.
With these simple items you should be able to build the best game room you have ever seen.