Guides Archives » The GameRoomBlog
All posts in "Guides"

The Best Gambling Themed Pinball Machines of All Time

Back in the olden days pinball was a gambling device — and thus pinball became illegal in many areas. Payouts were delivered in cash and not in free games or extra balls like today. But this is not a post about that… Maybe due to the heritage of pinball being played for gambling, the theme of […]


New Tech, Old School: Turn your Smartphone into a Retro Arcade Console

What was the first gaming device you’ve used as a kid? For me, it was a ZX Spectrum that I alternately used to write BASIC programs and play one of the many ugly, hard but insanely entertaining games I could get my hand on. For others, their first gaming experience might have been completely different: […]


Great New Products for the Gameroom in 2018

It’s a new year and with the weather still being pretty cold for many of us, this can be prime gameroom time. Now might be a good time for some new game room ideas and some possible new game room decor additions for your gameroom. With that in mind here are a few of our […]


Preparing for an All-nighter: How to do it Right

We’ve all pulled an all-nighter every now and then. Well, to be honest, it’s probably more often than you’d like to admit. In fact, some gamers live the all-nighter life. But for many of us, it’s something we can only manage on the weekend.


Are You Ready for Virtual Game Rooms?

After close to two decades spent in the dark and damp basement where failed entertainment devices go to die — virtual reality has finally returned to the spotlight.


How to Create the Ultimate Gaming Lair

If you are male, married and own a shed, there is every chance that you have converted this space into a secluded refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Some of you may even have converted this space into a gaming lair, and to these individual we must all doff our cap in […]


5 Insane Slot Machines We Want In Our Games Room

We all love Las Vegas. Whether we’ve been or not, we’re transfixed by the city. The shows, the fights, the bright neon lights, and of course the gambling which sees millions flock to the city every year to have a pull on their favorite one arm bandits.


What Truly are the Top Ten Modern Pinball Machines of All-Time?

Let’s scientifically figure out the best modern pinball machines of all time. First let’s look at the top 20 list from Pinside. Medieval Madness Twilight Zone Attack from Mars Monster Bash The Addams Family Lord of the Rings AC/DC (Premium/LE) Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure Theatre of Magic Tales of the Arabian Nights Spider-Man Star […]


The Pinball Mecca of the Outer Banks

There no longer are any pinball machines in my hometown. The last one remaining hold out sold its last pinball machine a few months ago. The good news is that I purchased it! My own collection helps feed my pinball thirst, but sometimes one can get tired of your own collection. I have been having […]


Rare Game Room Gems — Return of the Jedi

Well with us covering Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, we really have to conclude the original Star Wars trilogy by Atari with Return of the Jedi. Many people are surprised to know that despite being the third movie, that Return of the Jedi in fact was released before the Empire Strikes Back. This […]

1 2 3
Page 1 of 3