Game Tables Are Still Best

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One of my wishes is to have a recreation room in my home, where the kids and their friends can enjoy sharing some pleasurable time together. I'm not talking about XBox, PlayStation, or WII game consoles, but I rather prefer the old fashion activities such as board games, ping pong game tables, or the Bumper Pool Tables.

I remembered visiting my friends' houses not long ago, and played these games with them. Of course, we all voted for the ones who either had a pool table, or air hockey table, or ping pong table, or foosball table. It was more fun taking turns playing, and being physically active.

There is nothing wrong with technology on the popular game consoles, but you have to admit that many of these games the kids played nowadays leaning toward violent and gruesome. Therefore, my choice would be the type of entertainment that offers just sheer joy, and long lasting memories.

On occasion, I still see pool tables, air hockey, foosball table, and ping pong table in few business places. Watching people played or having fun always brought back the good old times I had with my friends, and hope that younger generation would have the same experience.

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  1. I agree with you about the video games. They get worse and worse and parents don't understand how fragile children's minds are and waht you put in is what comes out.

    We have a little space upstairs that I'd love to add a pool table or something too.

  2. when i was younger, i also wished for a pool table in our home, but my father won't let us, he only would allow ping pong table :) I love ping pong though, but I also wanted to be very good in pool because my classmates would always tease me if where did my physics aptitude went? i could never beat anyone in pool :(

  3. I agree with you about the video games and I think parents should monitor what kids play. We have no young children but still wouldn't part with our air hockey table. It is fun and good exercise.

  4. It is fun to hear the kids interacting with these kinds of games. Oddly enough though these kinds of games are more exciting when they are in someone else's home. We've had all of them and think the key is to have one at a time for a time and then move on to the next one. This makes it fresh and new for them. Also, make sure you invite their friends over enough to play with them. Even with siblings, they like to play with their like-minded friends with these games.

  5. You know, I've always wanted that. And now I have one such room. We converted our garage into a den for the kids to play.
    You may have seen the whole makeover article on my diy blog. I have loads of board games in there and a table and seats for their friends to come and play. It was totally worth it.

    Like you, I don't much like the x-boxes. I think kids benefit from talking with each other, not ramming guns at a box.

  6. The interaction of physical game play is a definite plus in social skills. I think we are missing out on some of the camaraderie we used to enjoy.


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