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12 timeless game room gifts to get Dad for Father’s Day

Preview: Take a look at these perfect Father’s Day gifts for Dad’s game room — from an antique pool table to a DIY dartboard cabinet.

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Father’s Day is the perfect excuse to get more game room gifts for Dad. Skip the tie and cologne this year (nobody’s been wearing them like that anyway) and let’s focus on the fun.

Every dad is interested in something. Today we’re focusing on the dads who like the real deal — billiards, pool, and more. These Father’s Day gifts for Dad’s game room or man cave are sure to impress Dad (and make the other dads in the neighborhood want to come over for a fun day of games (and lots of dad jokes)).

Awesome Father's Day gifts for the man cave

1. CLASSIC ARCADE GAME. Imagine Dad waking up to a classic arcade game with a big bow on it! I don’t know about you, but my dad would be shocked and very excited. What makes a classic arcade game an even funner gift is that he can actually use it (even if he doesn’t end up using it, just being able to say that he has one is good enough).  (That wallet you got for him last year might be used, but even an unused classic arcade game still scores high brownie points.)

2. ANTIQUE POOL TABLE. This is when the saying “old is gold” comes in heavy. There is a selection of highly sought after antique pool tables on the market, and Dad could up his bragging rights (and gaming skills) with this gift. There are also a variety of antique racks, cues, and accessories that you could pair with the table for the whole look! After all, a game room is all about themes.

Check out this selection of used and antique tables and start your search for Dad’s perfect Father’s Day gift.

3. CUSTOM BILLIARD BALL SETS. Whether it’s graphics that showcase your team’s home and/or away colors or an otherworldly metallic silver, stylized billiard ball sets make the game more interesting to play. There are also options on the market that allow you to customize billiard ball sets, so whatever Dad’s favorite hobby is outside of gaming, you can pay homage with personalized billiard ball sets!

SHOP: Custom Los Angeles Angels billiard ball set HERE and custom galaxy style billiard ball set HERE.

4. BILLIARDS POOL TABLE LIGHTING. Nothing says “play your best game ” better than having the right pool table lights. Maybe one of Dad’s lights has been out for some time, or maybe he just needs an upgrade, or maybe a few extra light fixtures would look cooler. Regardless of the reason, billiard light fixtures are designed to put 100 percent of the lighting directly on the pool table. So when Dad is playing, he’s guaranteed to have a little more focus with the extra lights.

5. TEXAS HOLD ‘EM TABLE. For those Dads who prefer a night of high stakes to sports, you can get him a Texas Hold ‘Em table that can seat up to ten players at a cup holder apiece! Or Dad could just do five players who get two cup holders… we’ll leave that choice up to him.

6. PORTABLE BEER PONG TABLE. Dad needs a portable beer pong table… this isn’t up for debate! (It is, but for the sake of Father’s Day, it isn’t.) Set it up in Dad’s game room or man cave whenever. What’s even better is that the beer pong table folds up and can be transported from the game room to anywhere else with ease.

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Other gifts you can give Dad to compliment his game room (DIY-friendly)

7. A VERTICAL WALL-MOUNTED CHESSBOARD. This DIY vertical chess set hangs on the wall and is ultra convenient for those times when you have to stop in the middle of a game and don’t have time to finish. With this gift, Dad can pick up where he left off anytime. Learn how to make it here.

8. DARTBOARD CABINET MADE OF WINE CORKS. The worst part about playing darts is that when you miss, it can damage not only your ego but also the wall behind the dartboard if it’s not protected. But one solution to this problem is wine corks. All you need is a large frame, paint (optional), glue, and, of course, corks. The final product is a cheap, easy to make cabinet that will protect the wall behind a dartboard and look pretty good doing it — also: Dad will definitely appreciate it and put it to good use! Check out the tutorial here.

9. SCRABBLE WALL DÉCOR. These are so easy to make and are very inexpensive. You’ll need a few materials, but what you’ll mainly need is time. These giant DIY Scrabble pieces are ideal if Dad’s game room has wall space that could use a little bit of love. Learn the easiest way to make large DIY Scrabble tiles here and here. And what’s even better is that you could double these up as Scrabble coasters in lieu of drink markers or wine charms or use for outdoor decor (just be sure to apply an outdoor sealer/varnish to protect from the elements).

10. WINE BARREL DARTBOARD CABINET (WALL-MOUNTED). Have a sweet-looking barrel mounted to Dad’s man cave wall — with a twist. Once opened, there’s a game of darts ready to be played. This wine barrel/dart board cabinet includes a built-in wall protector and chalkboard to keep score. Check out details on how to make this here. Or you can purchase a pre-made one here.

11. PERSONALIZED MAN CAVE PLAQUE. This modern classic combines a vintage real-wood sign with a contemporary attitude. Perfect as a personalized gift for the man cave game room that allows authorized personnel only.

12. DIY “GUYS GAME NIGHT” COUPONS. These are the type of gifts that keep on giving long after Father’s Day. Have your kids give him a few homemade “Guys Game Night” coupons that he can cash in throughout the year for a night with just the guys. Not only will this gift make Dad happy, but it’s a fun activity for your kids as well! Your husband could even cash in one of those coupons for a day with the kids and give you a break, so, really, these are gifts are for you, too! You’re welcome.

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10 Great Christmas Gifts For Pool Players

pool tableChristmas is just around the corner. And while some may be dreaming of some new shoes, the latest electronics, or a beach vacation, the billiard player in your life has pool on the mind. If you’re on the hunt for a pool player’s dream Christmas gift, check out our wide selection of billiard accessories. And if you need any ideas, here are our top ten gift ideas to make them smile this Christmas!

  1. Chalk. A pool player is always in need of some more chalk, thus making it the perfect stocking stuffer this seasons. There are many varieties of this most-useful accessory. However, one of our favorites here at Games for Fun is the Kamui chalk. But, if your gifting an advanced play and think they might have a particular chalk preference, you might consider investigating which brand is their favorite.
  2. Gloves. This might be the accessory your pool player won’t think to get themselves but will much appreciate. That’s because gloves will eliminate the friction created between your bridge hand and cue. This makes it easier to move the cue back and forth as you make your shot.
  3. Cue tip tool. Years of billiard playing can put excessive wear and tear on a pool cue. And as such, an avid player will want to keep their cue in as good of condition as possible. That’s where the cue tip tool comes in handy. It provides a three in one cue-shaping function that allows you to shape, scuff, and poke your cue tip into shape. This is essential for any intermediate to advanced player and would make an especially appreciated gift!
  4. Two-piece pool cue wall rack. This helps keep your cues secure and away from any potential harm. Our product involves streamlined design and easy mounting with six replaceable black clips for your cues. This rack is aesthetically thoughtful and space-efficient for your pool lover’s game room.
  5. Cue case. The cue case is another essential for any avid pool player. It is great for any time in which one needs to transport their cue, no matter the distance traveled. Wherever you billiard player goes, their cues can stay safe and protected.
  6. Pool cue. A new cue is an obvious choice for billiard lovers. But be sure that you know which kind they’d prefer. This can be an important choice for intermediate and advanced pool players.
  7. Classic cue kit. This is packed with the essentials for your beginner pool player. It comes with a two-piece cue, a soft case, two pieces of chalk, a chalk holder, and a tip scuffer/sharpener. With this gift, they’ll have no need for anything else!
  8. Balls and triangles. These may be another obvious choice for the billiard player in your life. However, they are always useful and essential to the game. If you’re looking for top-quality billiard balls and triangles, we suggest the Belgian Aramith as the world’s favorite brand. The implement a combo of craftsmanship and advanced technology for your best game.
  9. Training cue ball. Is the billiard-loving recipient looking to up their game? A training cue ball is a great way to better one’s skills for those starting. It aids in aiming as one can better see the effect of spinning on the cue ball.
  10. Table brush. Help your pool player keep their table clean for years to come. This table brush makes it easy to sweep away chalk residue, dust, crumbs, and anything else that might find its way onto a pool table.

Picking the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be the biggest challenge of the season. But if you have a game-loving friend or family member, Games for Fun, makes it easy to find their most beloved gift. Check out our wide selection of games and accessories for all interests and skill levels! Stop by today!

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2018 Holiday Game Gift Guide

The holidays are here. Are you feeling the pressure to find the perfect gift? It can be increasingly difficult when shopping for a game lover with unique style. From the various styles of pool tables to choosing which size ping pong table will fit in your living room; each game provides a different type of experience.

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite products online and in our showroom to help you on your shopping journey.

If you have specific questions, or you aren’t sure where to start, give the Games For Fun team a call at: (909)-885-3604. Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide will give you an easy start to your game shopping this holiday season:

 

Driftwood 56-inch Foosball Table

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Foosball is a game that the whole family can enjoy together, requires only a few pieces, and can fit in any room you choose! These tables are great for indoors, as they don’t require any extra setup and are smaller than most game tables, allowing for more free space in your home.

Our premium-grade Driftwood 56-inch Foosball Table is the flagship of our entire Hathaway Games line of foosball tables. This stylish table has durable exterior melamine with a beautiful driftwood finish, so you can seamlessly fit this design into your decorated home. Each side of the table contains 2 drink holders, so you won’t have to stray too far for a beer while you’re in the middle of a game. Plus, this table is $200 off right now!

 

Harper Pool Table

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If your special someone has a taste for the classics, you can never go wrong with a billiards table. It might not fit under the tree, but it will surely be the center of attention in any room! A pool table is a worthwhile investment, as it will be apart of your family’s memories for years to come.

The Harper Pool Table by Generations, our own original collection, features tastefully carved detail with its double arch cabinet, scalloped carved legs, and leather pockets; creating a beautiful design to incorporate into your home. This table is made from solid Aspen wood to for long lasting support. The unique design allows the frame and carved legs to flow into each other to create a beautiful piece of furniture with just enough detail to amp up any living space.

 

Carmelli Avenger Shuffleboard Table

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While a pool or foosball table may be the first choice for most, the game of shuffleboard creates a unique type of gaming environment. From the pubs to your home game room, a shuffleboard table will provide a sleek, retro look in your home while giving your household an opportunity to unwind after work. This is the perfect gift for those who have an eye for modern gaming designs.

Our 9-foot Carmelli Avenger Shuffleboard Table is a gift nobody will stop appreciating. The beautiful black melamine cabinet style creates a beautiful, classic look for any home. The sturdy pedestal legs and adjustable levelers provide optimum stability and level play for players for all ages and levels. The Avenger features a slick, poly-coated playing surface to keep pucks sliding smoothly and padded gutters that reduce noise during play.

 

JOOLA Tour 2500 Indoor Table Tennis Table

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Table Tennis is an action-packed game that brings the whole family together for come friendly competition. If you are looking for a gift for the adrenaline junkie in your life, look no further. Bring the exciting game of table tennis inside without sacrificing the aesthetic of your home with a sleek game table.

Our JOOLA Tour 2500 Indoor Table contains the optimal level of strength and thickness to help give each player a consistent bounce. A sleek frame and separable nesting halves make this table perfect for compact storage. This is table is a great way to start off holiday celebrations, as it comes 95% pre-assembled and is ready to play in just 15 minutes!

 

 

Dynamo Pro Style Air Hockey Table

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When it comes to choosing a holiday gift to add to your game room, most of the time, an air hockey table doesn’t immediately come to mind. These game pieces are mostly known to be played in an arcade, but we know otherwise.

When you are investing in a Dynamo Pro Style Air Hockey Table, you are investing in quality. The home air hockey table is a unique, yet nostalgic piece that will bring you back to your arcade days. Spice up your game room with this commercial style table. It has all the toughness and time-tested durability of our widely-respected Dynamo Coin tables, but without the worry of having a roll of quarters to play.

 

Renegade Slate Bumper Pool Table

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Finding a game that everyone in the household will enjoy and use can be almost impossible. When the kids are too small to participate in real-sized billiards, bumper pool will be their favorite choice. Our Renegade Slate Bumper Pool Table offers outstanding durability and value to any family. This table is much smaller than normal pool tables, allowing it to fit in smaller spaces.

The sturdy black cabinet includes rugged pedestal base legs with levelers to keep the table steady when the competition heats up. This pool table comes with everything you need for a quick round: two 48-inch cues, 10 bumper pool balls, a table brush and chalk.

 

 

Rock-Ola Gloss Black Music Center Jukebox

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With our Rock-Ola Jukebox, finding a gift that your music lover will appreciate is simple! As classic retro piece, a jukebox can bring a warm and welcoming environment into your home. It can seamlessly fit into many interior styles, while keeping your guests entertained at your upcoming holiday party.

The Rock-Ola Gloss Black Music Center is the next generation in luxury music systems for the home. It is a full service music management system that allows you to load, organize, and play your CD music collection with a touch of your finger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

With such a variety of game pieces to choose from, you can always find the perfect addition to your special someone’s game collection at Games For Fun. Stop by our showroom to see and experience all of our game tables in person, we would be happy to help you find the game that will stay in your family for years to come.

We offer flexible layaway plans, financing programs, price matching, and will ship your gorgeous new game piece to your home for free.

 

Get an amazing first look at what your future game room could look like!
Visit us at 895 W. Rialto Ave. San Bernardino, California 92410
Or give us a call at: (909)-885-3604

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Ping Pong | Table Tennis Specials

Do you get excited every November for the great deals that retailers offer?   The Black Friday and Cyber Monday craze continues to grow with extended specials that last much more than 24-hours.

At Games For Fun, in San Bernardino, gamers can take advantage of discount pricing throughout the holiday weekend – that is of course, if they aren’t weary from their busy shopping extravaganza at nearby Ontario Mills.

The holiday season is a perfect time to buy pool tables, air hockey tables, pinball machines, shuffleboard, jukeboxes, and of course ping pong tables for the home.  From November 23rd through November 26th, Games For Fun is offering 10% off everything in store and online, and for in-store purchases, buyers can enjoy 6 months same as cash financing for orders $500 and up with approved credit.

 

Let’s break down some of the table tennis or ping pong brands you should know, and answer these important questions for buyers:

 

How mobile is it?  

Since these game tables are fairly large, consider how you will be able to move your table around if needed. If you are tight on space, your table should be easy to maneuver. Aside from our JOOLA Professional Table, which is the perfect sturdy and beautiful table to stay ready for action year-round, all of our ping pong tables have the ability to fold upwards for compact storage and contain wheels for smooth transportability.

Looking for something even more portable? Skip the legs, and just get the table top! Our JOOLA Conversion Table Tennis Top is perfect to place on top on tables such as your pool table, so you can play easily without taking up more space in your home.

 

Where is it going to stay?

The most important thing to consider before buying your ping pong table is where you will have it in your home. Since table tennis can be played inside a room or out in the backyard, sizes and styles will vary.

If you are planning on keeping your table inside your garage or game room, you’ll want to have a smaller style that won’t overcrowd your area. The sleek design and size of our JOOLA Tour 1500 Indoor Table Tennis Table are created to integrate into your home seamlessly. This 9×5 foot piece fits perfectly in any space while still allowing room to play.

Keeping your table outdoors is a little different, as outdoor tables require weatherproof material. In order to keep your table in the best shape, your outdoor table will need to have a thick surface that can withstand weather changes. Our Kettler Outdoor Table Tennis Table is made of sealed aluminum with climate control material to last many years of sunshine and rain.

 

How long will it last?

Considering all of the elements within choosing your ping pong table is essential because this piece is meant to last for many years. Like any high-quality item, the better you take care of it, the longer it will last. Take notice of the leveling of the table top and the sturdiness its legs, as this will determine the durability.

After time, you will notice your table has aged when the bounce is not as consistent. Especially if your table is kept outside, the top can get warped and lose its shape. Keeping a cover on your table is essential for daily care.

Every ping pong table that is purchased with us has a 5-year warranty to ensure you are getting the quality deserved.

 

Ready to choose your favorite table? Purchase during our Black Friday sale and receive a free table cover and accessory set! Plus, we will ship all of your items at no extra charge.

Shop online or stop by our showroom in San Bernardino for storewide discounts. We are right off of the 215 freeway, conveniently located in the Inland Empire and accessibly by many Riverside and San Bernardino communities like Rialto, Colton, Fontana, Moreno Valley, Redlands, Chino, Ontario, and just a short drive from Orange County and Los Angeles County.  Have a question?   Reach out to us here and we will answer you quickly.

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Ping Pong Tables At Games For Fun

Table Tennis, also known as Ping Pong, began as a simple “parlor game” to enjoy indoors during cold winter months. The classic game we have grown up to know has evolved to become a popular recreational activity played both inside and outside.

From an Olympic sport to a common piece in many game rooms, table tennis has provided entertainment to all types of groups. Playing table tennis is a great way to spark up competition with family and friends, or to simply unwind after a long day at work.

The Games For Fun team wants to educate you on the two major brands to consider when shopping for a ping pong table, Kettler and Joola. Our showroom in San Bernardino carries a variety of tables, accessories, and replacement parts from both brands that provide long lasting durability and entertainment.

 

Kettler

For decades, Kettler has been a household name; providing high quality equipment and accessories needed for a fun round or tournament of ping pong. Their tables are sturdy, safe and functional for any home.

Our Kettler Top Star XL Outdoor Table is an enormously durable table made from a precision engineered sealed aluminum. This table is ideal for your backyard, as the weatherproof top features the ALU-TEC underside with Climate-Control technology. The smooth, anti-reflective and certified True Bounce tournament top is ideal to endure the outdoors on a daily basis.

We love this table because of how well it holds up in weather conditions, including the glare from the sun. The net stays attached to the table at all times; it will remain up even during storage mode. Whether you want to enhance your skills simply enjoy some ping pong time with friends, a Kettler table will always provide a great experience.  

 

Joola

JOOLA USA understands that players come in all forms, so the brand takes pride in creating tables and accessories for all skill levels. That means when you shop JOOLA USA, you are sure to find what you want and need. With JOOLA, you can start playing like a champion with equipment developed for professionals and regular players alike!

The JOOLA Drive 1800 is the perfect addition to any room in your home. Each of the four corners is fitted with a JOOLA patented ball holder that holds up to three 40mm balls- so no more chasing after stray balls! The table comes with two magnetic abacus scorekeepers that can attach to the ends or sides of the table and a net set with adjustable posts to ensure a level playing surface. Show off your skills among friends, family, or coworkers on this competition standard table.

 

 

Choosing a ping pong table that’s right for your home can be complicated, as each table is unique. You are going to want a table that will not only supply you with endless enjoyment; but a sturdy, long-lasting piece to keep in your home for years as well.

Save on our next ping pong table with our Black Friday Sale! From November 23rd through November 26th, Games For Fun is offering 10% off everything in store and online, and for in-store purchases, buyers can enjoy 6 months same as cash financing for orders $500 and up with approved credit.

Browse our selection of ping pong tables online or stop by our showroom to see them in person.

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Christmas Shopping Made Easy

There are a few things you can do to make Christmas shopping easier for you. Eating healthy food is a must. You don’t want your blood sugar to crash if you need to be out shopping all day. If you are looking to spend less money, there are many tips that can help you. You tend to spend less if you are looking your best. While sweats may be very comfy, they do tend to lead you to spend more than you would like. You can also save money by buying in bulk or looking for deals online.

We think one of the hardest parts about Christmas shopping is finding the right gift. That’s why we always suggest that you take a good look at our inventory. Our games are fun, and they bring people together;  which is what the Christmas season is all about.

Ping Pong
This is a game that can be enjoyed at any age. How many parties have you been to where you see a ping-pong game going on with someone yelling that they’ll play the winner. This is a central staple in any social setting. Mostly because it is such an easy game to pick up. What’s also great about this game is that the more you play, the better you get. You can learn how to put a spin on the ball and where to hit it so that your opponent can’t hit it back. But mostly, you just have fun! Find our selection of ping pong tables and supplies here.

 

ShuffleBoard
For some people, you may hear the word “Shuffleboard, ” and you only think of a few old-timers on a ship deck. But this game is way more than it has been portrayed. It takes a bit of practice not to let your puck slide off the table, but once you have it down, the competition can be fierce but so much fun. Check out what we have here.
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Christmas is Coming

Tis the season…For gift giving that is! Christmas is just around the corner. We also know one of the hardest things during this time is finding the perfect gift. But that’s why we are here. Everyone loves to have fun, so why not give them the gift of joy:

 

Air Hockey:
Who doesn’t remember playing air hockey at a local arcade? There was such a thrill in watching the puck zoom across the table and to land smack dab in your opponent’s goal. Talk about satisfaction when hearing that clanging sound of victory when you make the goal! Air Hockey continues to be one of the most well-loved games around. It’s easy to play; anyone can pick it up and understand the rules. But with some practice, you can grow your skills. Finding that right angle that your opponent won’t be able to block takes time, but is worth it. If you want to have hours of fun playing with friends or family, this may be a great gift. Check out all of our different air hockey tables that we have available.

 

Pool Table
One usually doesn’t get the opportunity to play pool until they turn 21. Which is such a shame, because this game is for all ages! Few memories are sweeter than showing a younger family member how to hold their cue correctly, line up their shots, and see their reaction as they make their first break. This Christmas you may want to consider getting a pool table. It’s a game that crosses generational divides and guarantees hours of laughter, competition, and fun. You can see our many pool table options here.

 

Foosball
Foosball is a game that many people played in their younger years. It was something that was readily available at different youth establishments. But that would never take away the thrill of playing this fun game when you get older. This is the sort of game that brings out the competitive spirit in people. Even if you’re not playing it, it’s fun to watch and cheer along as those plastic soccer players score a goal. If you have younger family members or if they are just young at heart, this will be a Christmas win! See our foosball options here.