7 Reasons to Have a Pool Table in the Office
Having sources of entertainment in the break room sounds like an invitation for procrastination and low productivity, right? So why do so many offices seem to be following the trend of having spaces where employees can kick back and unwind? There are multiple reasons but mainly, work environments where employees can relax encourage creativity and can lead to innovative ideas.
When employees are given the time to decompress, they can think outside the box. This is especially true of offices with gaming areas, a more casual dress code, and of course a pool table. Here are some of the ways a game room can benefit your business.
1. It Boosts Employee Morale
A pool table in the office may seem like a frivolous expense, but it could actually generate positive results for your business. A pool table will increase your employee’s morale and encourage them to work harder. If you have a pool table in the office, your employees will feel rewarded and inspired, which will, in turn, increase productivity.
2. It’s a Good Break from Stress
What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Pinball Machine
Pinball machines are the original arcade game. Before video games changed the gaming industry forever, there were the sounds of bumpers and flippers dinging across the country. The game was a staple from the Depression Era through the ‘70’s and has now become a highly sought after collectors item. It’s no surprise that many pinball fanatics today are eager to get their hands on this classic gaming machine.
The History of Pinball
Pinball machines as we know them are a far cry from the pool tables we are familiar with but the games have a shared lineage. An off-shoot of billiards, Bagatelle, became popular with French nobility in the 18th century. The game involved using a small cue or pusher that is set on a slanted table where players would aim for holes on the playing surface. The holes themselves were guarded by pegs (starting to sound familiar?). During the early 1780s, the French soldiers brought their bagatelles with them.
The game would continue to be popular into the next century. So much so, that in 1871 a toy manufacturer in Cincinnati named Montague Redgrave patented “The Improved Game of Bagatelle” which would replace the cue with the now iconic springed plunger.
In 1931, Automatic
Categories: Repair , Billiards , Guides , MaintenancePosted: June 12, 2022
Categories: DartboardsPosted: June 05, 2022
Some Valuable Tips to Help You Maintain Your Dartboard
The game of darts may seem simple enough. Stick the dart in the board and have the most points at the end. Easy, right? Well, there is much more to it than that. The technique required to consistently be at the top of your game only comes with hours of practice. Beginner’s luck will only get so far.
All of those practice shots will add up to a lot of wear & tear on your dartboard. It takes a great deal of work to dial in your game and over that time, you can expect some issues to arise.
Good news! You can maintain your dartboard so that it stands up to years of play and still have the same great quality as it did the first day you hung it up. Here are five valuable tips to help you keep throwing darts for years to come.
1. Keep Your Dartboard Dry
Moisture is Public Enemy #1 when it comes to sisal dartboards. Excessive moisture will cause the board to warp and the dyes to run. Not only ruining the aesthetic of your board but also will make a proper game impossible. The best protection is to make sure the space you are hanging your board is dry and well ventilated.
2. Keep Your Dartboard Away From the Sun
The opposite problem from moisture. Direct sunlight w