Essential Tips for Buying a Pool Table
A pool table is a must-have for any game room, and with so many different options available, it can be hard to know where to start when shopping for one.
That said, below are a few essential things to keep in mind before or during your purchase to help you narrow down your choices and find the perfect one for your space.
1. The Slate
Slate is an important factor in how good a pool table is. A pool table without a slate surface is only suitable for kids and isn't worth more than $100. A lot of people think that a one-piece slate pool table is better than a three-piece slate pool table because there are no seams. Actually, it's the opposite.
A one-piece slate pool table has a frame that is one continuous piece with no breaks or joints. This type of pool table is typically four-legged, and the legs are the only adjustable points for leveling the table. The way to level a one-piece slate pool table depends on the leg type - some require shims to be placed under the legs, while others have turn feet that can be adjusted. A 1-piece slate pool table will gradually start to sag in the middle over time due to the weight, which then causes the balls to roll towards the center of the table. This can eventually make the table unplayable and no fun for anyone.
2. The Size
The average room size recommendations can help you determine what size pool table is best for your room. The recommendations are based on the size of the playing surface and how much space you need around the table to use a full-length pool cue. These are just recommendations, and you can adjust them based on the length of your cue and how much space you have in your room.
For example, a home 8' pool table will fit just fine in a room that measures 13'-2" x 16'-10", with a bit of extra room to spare for a 52" cue.
The thing is, a pro 8' pool table
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
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What To Look Out for When Buying Dartboards At Game Stores
It is finally the weekend, and you are ready to chill out. There’s plenty you could do, but you hear your den calling. Wouldn’t it be great if you could text your friends and have them over for a couple of beers and a round of darts? The beers would be easy enough to pick up, but how do you know what makes a great dartboard?
Here is a handy guide of seven things to think about while you shop. This way you’ll get the most out of your dartboard and your den becomes the place to be on Friday night.
1. Consider Bladed Dartboard Wiring
The wiring organizes the dartboard into the segments you’re familiar with. It’s important to remember that this wiring has an impact on the amount of playing surface on the board. Thicker wire will rob you of points by causing bounce-outs when the point comes in contact.
It is best to seek out boards that use bladed wiring. They are just as easy to see from a distance while maximizing your playing surface.
2. Best to Start Fresh, Avoid Used Dartboards
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5 Tips for Selecting Your Ideal Ping Pong Table
From celebrated Olympic sport to exciting pastime with friends, ping pong has something to offer everyone. It is an active, competitive game of skill sure to get your blood pumping! The sport is a great way to spend time with friends and family, which makes a ping pong table a great addition to any home or office. If you're looking to be active in the comfort of your own home, why not get your own ping pong table to enjoy?
Here are five factors you should consider when purchasing your ping pong table:
1. Indoor or Outdoor Use
The first thing you’ll need to decide is if you want to play indoors or outdoors. There are two distinct kinds of tables you'll come across. Indoor tables are typically cheaper and more compact, but outdoor tables tend to be more durable and are built to handle the elements. We’ll touch on how this decision will affect your play area later.
2. Place of Use
If you're thinking about getting a ping pong table for your office, look for one that's not too big, or you might end up having to squeeze it in between a bunch of desks. You can always get an office ping pong table that is foldable and takes up less space. Ditto for home use, unless you’re going to get ALOT of use out of your table.
On the other hand, you'll most likely want something nice and sturdy for outdoor use. You’ll want to ensure that it is weatherproofed and able to handle the climate in your area. While folding options are available, non-folding tables
Classic Arcade Game Collecting: 5 Expectations
There is a story behind every collection. From the baseball card collection that takes you back to the smells and sounds of the ballpark to the collector still hooked on turning the pages of their comic book collection, still enthralled by the art and action. All a collection requires is a passionate person behind it - anything can be collected!
Classic arcade games are no different. From the first Atari cabinet to Pac-Man to Donkey Kong to pop culture tie-ins like The Simpsons and X-Men, there are many highly sought-after arcade games out there. That being said, collecting isn't for the faint of heart. Some things you might want to collect may be incredibly expensive, and some things you collect may also drop in value later.
Today, we want to share 5 things about classic arcade game collecting that you should expect before getting started:
1) You're Going To Spend Money For Quality, But It's Worth It
Collecting classic arcade games is an expensive endeavor. There are no $10 mystery boxes that might hold a hidden gem and even the rare garage sale find will run you market prices. Games will routinely run thousands of dollars a pop. This type of collecting will require some capital.
If you’re going to get into collecting classic arcade games, just understand that will be more for the love of the game than anything else. With the cost of picking one up, an ample profit m
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Billiard or Pool? Choosing the Perfect Table for Your Game Room
It’s completely understandable if you use the terms Billiards and pool interchangeably. They have come to mean the same thing in the minds of the general public. To be fair, from how the game is portrayed in the media and pool tables being a familiar fixture in bars and restaurants, you can hardly blame anyone for melding the two together. However there are key differences between a billiards table and a pool table, and knowing the difference is important while you shop for the right one for you.
Here are some things you should know about the differences between billiard tables and pool tables.
What Is a Billiard Table?
A billiard table is designed for the use of the sport of billiards. There are different sizes, ranging from the standard 9-ft by 5-ft to the smaller ones with a 6-ft by 3-ft playing surface. A billiards table does not have pockets. This table is used for carom billiards and snooker, but a proper game of pool cannot be played on a traditional billiards table.
All billiard tables are built to be sturdy and flexible. The table must be able to withstand the pressure of the balls hitting o
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