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Compromising Gaming Spaces

With the recent explosion of home leisure, games room games and vintage arcade games are no longer relegated to the iniquitous and dingy public spaces we have often found them. And you don’t need a loft style New York apartment to house them in either. Games that take up big space are designed more and more with small space in mind: the family home, the bachelor pad and the teenage bedroom. And, there are always those fanatics who will go to town on their digital gaming den or indoor model railway regardless of practical considerations. This list of games spaces goes to show that a little bit of spatial compromise, design flair and practical thinking can go a long way.

Foosball in da house

This stylish family living area proves you don’t need an enormous space to enjoy the delights of a foosball table in the comfort of your own home.

Source: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/10-game-rooms-that-play-nice-apartment-therapy-game-room-195846

Tokyo attic arcade

A smart, airy gaming space like this will keep you entertained for days with a selection of arcade size consoles and an exhaustive library of games.

Source: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/10-game-rooms-that-play-nice-apartment-therapy-game-room-195846

Coffee and pinball in retro style

This uber cool pinball machine coffee table is one clever and stylish way of squeezing a classic iconic games room game into your everyday life. Made exclusively by Home Leisure Direct who also have some drop dead gorgeous vintage pinball machines.

Source: http://www.homeleisuredirect.com/pinball-machines/pinball-coffee-tables/altar-hot-tour-pinball-coffee-table.html

The ultimate gamer’s den

How many months would it take to make your way through all of the games in this gaming fanatics hideaway?

Source: http://www.howtogeek.com/96653/the-ultimate-gaming-setup-image/

The treble threat table

It looks great, you can eat diner on it, and then, once you’ve cleared the plates, and removed the solid wood top, you can play pool on it too.

Source: http://www.homeleisuredirect.com/pool_tables/pool_dining_tables/billards-montfort-lewis-pool-table.html

Wall flowers

Floor to ceiling storage is one way of doing it, who needs empty walls anyhow?

Source: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2007/06/11/ultimate-setup-xxxix

Shed heaven

Believe or not, this gaming den was an unused shed in a former life

Source: http://imgur.com/a/8GcUF

A lofty ambition

A dedicated couple from Devon spent 10 years building this 50-foot long model railway in their loft.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2615002/Couples-incredible-32-000-model-railways-took-TEN-YEARS-build-spans-entire-garden-home.html

The Paddington connection

...and of course there’s the delightful Boho vintage model steam train with tea and cake… and bear, in the latest Paddington movie. What a treat!

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