Set up a dedicated gaming area in your living room
With the’As the weather gets warmer, we all tend to want to spend more time with people than with ourselves’we like, whether it be friends or family. And nothing better than’a game area to satisfy your guests to discover the latest board games or classic card games.
If we tend to believe that’you need a lot of space’If you want to create a play area, it’s best to make sure everyone is comfortable’is nothing. Here are a few tips that will allow you to create in a few minutes an atmosphere and a space conducive to the game’fun.
Delineate the space to create an atmosphere
The first important thing to do in order to create a special atmosphere in your corner is to define it. To do this, you can choose between several solutions. The first and easiest way is to move a few pieces of furniture to make room for your game table before replacing the furniture around it to create a bubble.
L’The other solution is a little more sophisticated, but will bring a very special touch to your space.
In fact, all you need is a few screens to create a real demarcation between your play area and the rest of the living room. Whether you are more for a Japanese atmosphere with screens imitating the walls in Japanese rice paper or a rococo atmosphere with noble and colorful materials, you will have the choice.
If you don’t know what to choose, take both. You will be able to alternate the screens according to the game and the time of day’the atmosphere you want to give around your table.
The game table, the nerve center of the space
How to think of a space dedicated to games without a table to play at ease ? If you are short on space or budget, the living room dining table will do just fine.
For a coffee table, it depends on your seating, but it’s still best to stay classic here. If you are having fun, you may be sitting for a long time. It is better to make sure that everyone is comfortable.
But you should also keep in mind the’space needed between players.
Here, you will have to think about keeping space around the table. Indeed, between a board game, a role-playing game, or a card game, the positioning of the players will not be the same at all. For Texas Hold’em poker, the most famous variant of poker, you’ll need equal space between the players, and a symmetrical distribution.
For a part of Dungeons and Dragons, on the other hand, it will be necessary to place the players of’on one side, and the game master on the other’other. With a large enough table and a space around it, you can arrange the chairs according to the game and the evening. A welcome versatility when you like to host.
The decoration, the detail to carry away the guests
Now that you have a space and a table suitable for all your favorite games, you need to add a touch of life to bring the atmosphere that transforms a simple game into an epic and exciting activity for the players. As always, your taste in games should guide your choices. Do you like role-playing? ? Opt for medieval objects, crystal balls or fountains that create wisps of smoke.
If you’re a chess or card game fan ? A decor inspired by westerns or the Victorian era could be suitable to carry your guests. In addition to being good for your health, the game will also be an opportunity to share memorable moments.
Piracy, chivalry, steampunk, futuristic, all styles are possible. As with the screens, variety can also be used by changing the decorative accessories according to the game played. With this little guide, you can even decorate some objects or furniture with colorful LEDs.
While this may seem trivial or even superfluous, you will soon realize that the atmosphere is the little spark that transforms an ordinary game into a real playful adventure with friends.