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Our dining room should actually be called our game room, as we are philistines who tend to eat dinner in the living room while watching TV, while our dining room has three full kallax units and a table which is used exclusively for gaming (unless we've actually had someone over for dinner!)

Yesterday I ordered two posters from Etsy, one called "The Meeples" which mimics The Beatles Abbey Road album cover, only with meeples, and the other a travel poster style 'Visit the Castles of Burgundy'. I'm sure there will be more to follow as we embrace making the dining room the 'game room'. A map of Middle Earth has been discussed for years, as our list of favourite games includes LOTR:TCG and War of the Ring, and lately the old classic Reiner Knizia board game Lord of the Rings. We've got two walls to dedicate tto board game art and we're going to go for it!

How have you decorated your game room or playing space?
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I don`t...because I don`t have a game playing space like that. But the game I play a lot may decorate my dining table for days before I put it away.
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Elida wrote:
I don`t...because I don`t have a game playing space like that. But the game I play a lot may decorate my dining table for days before I put it away.


Okay, if you could, what would you do?
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My dream is to buy an appartment with an extra room I can decorate for boardgames. But right now I don`t plan on moving from my appartment, as I have recently spent $2-3000 to renew it... I would LOVE a boardgame table, but my living room is way too small to fit a big enough table for what I would need.
 
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Elida wrote:
My dream is to buy an appartment with an extra room I can decorate for boardgames. But right now I don`t plan on moving from my appartment, as I have recently spent $2-3000 to renew it... I would LOVE a boardgame table, but my living room is way too small to fit a big enough table for what I would need.


I feel you, we lived in a flat for 15 years before we had saved up enough for a down payment on a house. There was no room for a table at all, nor space to store board games. We didn't start the hobby until we moved to a house!
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My boardgame shelves are ever expanding. Now I will try to make some new storage for small components and games, and see if I get some more room in the bigger shelves for the bigger games. I often open it to my guests, as a way to display where I can decorate for gaming. Games lined alphabetically, a meeple tote bag (and some swimming prizes...). You can`t miss what my interests are.
 
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Solanum wrote:
How have you decorated your game room or playing space?

If I had a game room, I would hang some of my favorite Wargame maps on the wall. As well as being decorative, it would make setting up the game faster.
 
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I hear people hang their Crokinole board on the wall for decoration, and also to get it away from taking room on the floor, and stuff. I am not quite there to hang it up. Also I don`t have one of those really nice boards. I have a cheaper model...
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I'm looking forward to one day use some game boxes for decoration. Many games have such nice cover artwork and we only ever see the sides of them in the shelves. So in my distant future game room (which would still be shared for another purpose) I will install some narrow shelves. The good things with this approach: you can alter the displayed game now and then, appreciate the gorgeous art and can display the games you would like to play at that point in time. They will get more attention from whoever you invite for game nights and people might therefore ask for it.
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I'm in a constant battle between wanting a better decorated and cleaner dining room and the fact that my roommate is an artist who constantly sets up stuff like his air brush there and doesn't have an official spot to put them otherwise.
 
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Solanum wrote:
Yesterday I ordered two posters from Etsy, one called "The Meeples" which mimics The Beatles Abbey Road album cover, only with meeples, and the other a travel poster style 'Visit the Castles of Burgundy'.

Would you like to post a picture when you put them up?
 
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I'm looking forward to one day use some game boxes for decoration. Many games have such nice cover artwork and we only ever see the sides of them in the shelves. So in my distant future game room (which would still be shared for another purpose) I will install some narrow shelves. The good things with this approach: you can alter the displayed game now and then, appreciate the gorgeous art and can display the games you would like to play at that point in time. They will get more attention from whoever you invite for game nights and people might therefore ask for it.


That is a FANTASTIC idea and I think I will steal it!
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ritajesus wrote:
Solanum wrote:
Yesterday I ordered two posters from Etsy, one called "The Meeples" which mimics The Beatles Abbey Road album cover, only with meeples, and the other a travel poster style 'Visit the Castles of Burgundy'.

Would you like to post a picture when you put them up?


Will do!
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My husband and I are the same. Our dining room is really our "game room" as we eat up upstairs 99% of the time. Only for Christmas and Thanksgiving does the game table make way for dinner.

I have a wall that is kind of a "gallery" of framed promos, a split monopoly/clue board (our favorite childhood games), a neat vintage ring toss game that now doubles as our con badge holder.

On another wall we have an old chalk board that we update with our top ten games (my husband is a hidden artist!) This pic is old and dark, sorry!

I also have a small vintage candy machine filled with dice on display and an old D&D book. I love keeping my eye out for old games to display too.

If you haven't checked it out already there is a great list of geek rooms here:
The Geeklist of Game Rooms!
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My gameroom is decorated with a pile of boxes in one corner, packs of sleeves scattered around, and the occasional styrofoam peanut scittering around like a tumbleweed. whistle Lets just call it a work in progress.

I want to put up game-related art, either expansion boxes or canvas paintings of game components (I’m working on a set of Azul tiles, but have struggled to make time to finish them). So many game-related projects!
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When shopping for our current home, we specifically chose one that had an office/game room large enough that I could feel free to do what I want with it and not offend the misses.

Because I'm as much a video and role playing gamer as I am board gamer, I've ended up decorating with all manner of posters and such.

I have an assortment of Atari cover art from the Age of Atari collection. I have my "three pillars of Nintendo" posters (Mario 3, Legend of Zelda and Metroid posters). A poster of Mega Man and his numerous villains. I have a few select favorite covers from Uncanny X-Men. In the corner with my RPG shelf, I have a LotR "Sting" replica that someone gave me and a few other fantasy-esque knick-knacks.

Nothing super fancy but it helps give the room some charm.
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Nope, my gaming room is also my dining room. Someday maybe I will have a gaming space but not in the near future.
 
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Pandeminatic wrote:
Nope, my gaming room is also my dining room. Someday maybe I will have a gaming space but not in the near future.


There's no reason you can't eat in a room that has board game decor, right?
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Solanum wrote:
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Nope, my gaming room is also my dining room. Someday maybe I will have a gaming space but not in the near future.


There's no reason you can't eat in a room that has board game decor, right?


Yeah, a wife who loves playing games but doesn’t want our house decorated as such!
 
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SuperGLS wrote:
Solanum wrote:
Pandeminatic wrote:
Nope, my gaming room is also my dining room. Someday maybe I will have a gaming space but not in the near future.


There's no reason you can't eat in a room that has board game decor, right?


Yeah, a wife who loves playing games but doesn’t want our house decorated as such!


Oh what a shame. I'm the gamer in the family and also the wife, so I get a dining room decorated with gaming stuff. We live in a geek house. I already have an image of Laurel & Hardy up in the dining room. Going up the stairs we have framed posters from 1950s science fiction movies. Hanging over the landing is a 1983 CETK cinema poster and a signed poster for Star Wars Celebration Japan (signed by Jake). What are we without our geekdom? What I ask you!
 
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Yes!

Our basement is our gaming space, we have a solo table set up and a multiplayer table set up.

Near the solo table I have a few military prints, jets, tanks, Spartan print that is also my avatar, etc. Also original photos of my Grandfather with his squadron mates in the Mighty 8th in front of their B-24 and then B-17 respectively.

Near our multiplayer game table we have various Funko Pops! of our various shared interests, Star Wars, Alien, Predator, Lord of the Rings, etc.
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Solanum wrote:
SuperGLS wrote:
Solanum wrote:
Pandeminatic wrote:
Nope, my gaming room is also my dining room. Someday maybe I will have a gaming space but not in the near future.


There's no reason you can't eat in a room that has board game decor, right?


Yeah, a wife who loves playing games but doesn’t want our house decorated as such!


Oh what a shame. I'm the gamer in the family and also the wife, so I get a dining room decorated with gaming stuff. We live in a geek house. I already have an image of Laurel & Hardy up in the dining room. Going up the stairs we have framed posters from 1950s science fiction movies. Hanging over the landing is a 1983 CETK cinema poster and a signed poster for Star Wars Celebration Japan (signed by Jake). What are we without our geekdom? What I ask you!


As long as we have a table and chairs to play the games I’m happy. The rest of the house could be decorated with cactus and igloo posters and I wouldn’t care.
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SuperGLS wrote:
Solanum wrote:
SuperGLS wrote:
Solanum wrote:
Pandeminatic wrote:
Nope, my gaming room is also my dining room. Someday maybe I will have a gaming space but not in the near future.


There's no reason you can't eat in a room that has board game decor, right?


Yeah, a wife who loves playing games but doesn’t want our house decorated as such!


Oh what a shame. I'm the gamer in the family and also the wife, so I get a dining room decorated with gaming stuff. We live in a geek house. I already have an image of Laurel & Hardy up in the dining room. Going up the stairs we have framed posters from 1950s science fiction movies. Hanging over the landing is a 1983 CETK cinema poster and a signed poster for Star Wars Celebration Japan (signed by Jake). What are we without our geekdom? What I ask you!


As long as we have a table and chairs to play the games I’m happy. The rest of the house could be decorated with cactus and igloo posters and I wouldn’t care.


That could work.
 
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Ideally I'd have all the games stored/displayed on the walls vertically in a mosaic type effect... so effectively floor to ceiling gamebox wallpaper on all walls of the gaming room area.

The practicality of doing that is somewhat complicated of course which is why I (and most others I assume)... opt for more traditional shelving options that stack/stand games beside each other.
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