Building a game room at your home provides an amazing opportunity for you, your family, and your friends to spend quality time together enjoying leisure activities. 

Create your ideal game room by learning everything you need to include for the ultimate entertainment experience. 


Darts involves placing a playing board on the wall and alternating turns of throwing darts at the board. The goal of the game is to get your dart as close to the bull’s eye as possible, requiring skill and precision to be the winner. Generally, darts are played by two people or by two teams. Playing darts is as simple as hanging the board and having fun.

Dartboards cost anywhere between $35 for a standard set and almost $200 for quality options. Electronic dartboards are also available to avoid leaving holes in your game room walls.

Game Tables

Game tables include pool tables, shuffleboard tables, foosball tables, ping pong tables, and air hockey tables. Each game provides a one-on-one competition for earning more points or completing the game before your opponent. Game tables are easily placed in your game room to provide entertainment for your entire family. 

Prices of game tables vary based on type, size, and quality. On average, expect to spend a minimum of $1,000 on a game table properly built using quality materials. Additionally, storage options, primarily wall racks, are necessary for holding your game table equipment, such as cue sticks for pool and paddles for ping pong. 

Arcade Games

Arcade games are coin-operated, single player entertainment machines usually found at restaurants, bars, or arcades. Types of arcade games include video games, pinball machines, skee ball, and much more. Arcade games are excellent options for reliving treasured childhood memories and adding a nostalgic atmosphere to your game room. 

Arcade games cost a substantial amount of money depending on size, game, condition, and year. Inexpensive options are available; however, classic arcade games cost about $1,500 for smaller models and almost $29,000 for larger options. Research carefully to locate affordable arcade games and skee ball for your game room.

Card and Board Games

Card and board games offer hundreds of game options, including classics like Apples to Apples, Monopoly, and The Game of Life. Card and board games provide multiplayer entertainment appropriate for all ages, meaning your entire family can enjoy your favorite games. 

Card and board games are inexpensive options, costing about $20 to $45 on average. Guarantee your family and friends can play by purchasing a spacious table for your game room, preferably featuring a felt surface to stop cards from sticking. 

Video Games

Video games are electronic games played using a display screen and input device, usually a controller. Video games are played on gaming consoles, such as an Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo device. Numerous games are available to play on your gaming console, including action, adventure, strategy, sports, and racing games, meaning everyone can find something they like. 

Video game consoles cost anywhere between $300 to $500 and actual video games cost an average of $60 each. Additionally, you’ll need equipment, such as controllers, headsets, and accessories, costing a couple hundred dollars depending on type and quality. 

Home Theaters

Home theaters are audio-visual entertainment systems for reproducing movie theater experiences at your own home. Home theaters are excellent additions for your game room, allowing your family and friends to relax and watch movies together at any time. Build a home theater by researching the necessary equipment, including:

  • Display: Choose a TV or projector featuring a quality resolution, quick refresh rate, and large size 
  • Sound: Buy a sound bar or entire surround sound system 
  • Player: Add a DVD player, Bluray player, or streaming device to play your movies
  • Seating: Purchase a large, comfortable couch or traditional movie theatre seats
  • Extras: Include a popcorn machine or miniature fridge to provide snack options

Home theaters are major investments based on the quality and size of your purchases. On average, expect to pay over $7,500 on equipment alone. Shop around for deals to create a home theater to match your budget. 

Create an amazing entertainment space for you, your family, and your friends by learning everything to include in your home’s ideal game room.