It’s been a while since I posted an update on the ol’ game room. It has under gone some dramatic changes since I first put it together when I claimed the downstairs spare bedroom as my own shortly after my wife, my daughter and I moved into our new house over a year ago. Since that first attempt at creating a game room I have been slowly crafting the space to meet my own creature comfortableness. It truly is an art form that takes time and patience. As it stands right now it kind of resembles a the organized clutter of a Japanese retro game store with the warmth and hospitality of a hobbit-hole, round door not with standing.
I tried to represent it the best I could, but I decided to add notes on each photo because there isn’t very much room to take pictures in there and I didn’t want to lose anyone. Let take a pictographic tour, shall we?
CLICK THE IMAGE FOR A LARGER VERSION!
The is what you see when you first walk in if you look to the right…
…and to the left (that brown door goes into the laundry room):
Opposite those shelves, on the same wall as the entrance, is my recently erected, almost complete Final Fantasy shrine:
Moving in further from the entrance is the TV where I play all my awesome games:
To the left of that is my custom built console display shelf:
If we head left past the console shelf we have a little nook of radness. There is my desk with my Commodore 64 and a shelf on it and you can also see my red tent peaking from around the corner:
Here’s a better look at my red tent hidden around that corner:
Here is a view of the desk from behind the red tent:
On the other side of my red tent I keep some boxed stuff, my loose carts (in the plastic bins), my arcade boards, my Persona shrine, and other miscellaneous stuff:
And finally, this is just a closer look at those shelves:
I think the game room will stay pretty close to this for quite a while. It has taken me a year of constant work and countless hours of rearranging in order to get it just right. There isn’t very much space in there, and this is pretty much the only formation that will hold everything with any semblance of organization. I know for sure I am adding another shelf to the Final Fantasy shrine very soon, but that’s about it for the foreseeable future. So what do you think?