Struggling for present ideas this Christmas? Feeling like there needs to be something different to do during the holiday season with the family? Or maybe friends are clamoring that they want to have an unusual get-together?
With the rise of retro gaming and general retro merch over the last year or two, there’s plenty of arcade based games out there to keep everyone happy, like table football, arcade machines or even a game of pool with the guys while you viciously debate over why your football team is doing the best this season.
No longer is table football the staple of bored school kids who would rather be playing than learning. Instead it’s gone under a recent revival, being present in both workplaces and at home. There’s a wide range of football tables available on the market, from indoor football tables to outdoor football tables to suit whatever needs there might be.
So, whether those requirements are for something that can withstand some punishment from the kids or maybe even some harsher weather and still be great to play on, maybe even something that looks awesome as a centrepiece in the man cave or wherever the destination, there’s a football table for everyone. If there’s a need for something to play with friends and family that is guaranteed to have everyone cheering with excitement and wanting a go, table football is the way to go.
Those of a certain age, usually born in the 80s, will remember the trek to the arcade with fondness. Fondness up to a certain point anyway, as there was always the struggle to find enough coins to play all the games with. Fortunately, with one of these arcade machines, there’s no need for small change to play any of the old school games, as they’re all freely available and loaded straight onto the arcade machine for you to play as soon as you hook it up to the power source.
Retro gaming is coming back into fashion in a big way, as evidenced by Nintendo re-releasing the NES and SNES recently, so why not add a cabinet-style arcade machine to the man cave and enjoy some chill-out time on it? There are options available to get an arcade machine that has multiple joysticks and controllers, so the guys can also join in at the same time as well, or even the kids can learn what fun used to be like back in the day. Additionally, if the price is too steep to purchase an arcade machine outright, there are a lot of finance options available to ensure that an arcade machine is not going to put a dent in your wallet.
Pool tables aren’t just for the pub or local bar any more. Now they’re widely available and ready to be installed wherever you desire for everyone to enjoy. If space is an issue you can dry your eyes now as there’s an option for a pool dining table to slide its way into your kitchen. Whether there’s a love of pool, snooker, or the newly popular Chinese 8-Ball, there’s a cue game suitable for anyone and everyone, regardless of what skill level they may be at.
Depending on what’s already in the man cave, a pool table may be an excellent accompaniment to a bar. This allows the entire gang the full experience of a night out with none of the stresses normally involved of organising everyone and ensuring that they’re on time and ready to head out, not to mention the ridiculous taxi fares to and from your destination. With finance options available on a wide selection of tables, they’re really quite affordable for everyone, even those on a tight budget.
Got any ideas of how to keep the friends and family occupied and out of trouble this Christmas? Going to go retro and explore the options of getting an arcade machine or a pool table to add to the man cave? Share your thoughts in the comments below.