I was sitting down at my friends place recently and he has a cool basement setup, but i felt something was missing. me being the curious type, decided to do some research afterwards on what are the best table games for your rec room or man cave in 2018. My hopes are with this article is to persuade my friend into getting at least one table game on this list, if it also helps you that’s would make me happy as well.
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Shuffleboards have made a comeback in 2018, well a little spike in popularity according to google trends. You will see this game mostly in drinking establishments and the popularity of it, made a domino effect. Which, resulted in more manufacturers that enter the market to get a piece of the pie so to speak. This is a good thing, as it equals more selection and improved designs for interested buyers.
This is the reason is one of the best table games in my opinion
Shuffleboard Pros & Cons
- Can be played by all ages
- Good for non competitive people
- Casual game to play while drinking
- Can get expensive
- Takes up space
The Difference Between Expensive and Cheap
I read that most of the cheaper versions of shuffleboards tend not to be very high quality. Which, results in it not playing well compared to the more expensive ones. Has something to do with hows its machined and the quality of material used.
How To Play Shuffleboard
Another one of the best table games, is a poker table and there are many reason to have one. The main reason, is most poker tables are multi-use. which means, it can be used as a ordinary table and to play poker on. Not to mention, most of them have chairs you can get so everything matches. If your wanting all the features like chairs,multi-use functionality, and quality craftsmanship. Its going to cost you.
Hopefully, you earn the money back during some of your poker nights.
Poker Table Pros & Cons
- 4 player game
- Earn Cash
- Takes up huge space
- Harder to learn
- Not all ages
How To Play Texas Holdem Poker
I remember when my father bought a Foosball table. I was about 10 at the time and it was the coolest thing ever in my mind. Foosball would be a great choice for your man cave or rec room. Crack that beer, bet money, and make memories that will last a lifetime with your family and friends.
Foosball Pros & Cons
- Takes up small spaces
- Fun for newbies
- For all ages
- 4 player game
How To Play Foosball
If you have the required space, a ping pong table would 100% be worth your time and investment. Ping pong is not as pricey compared to Poker Tables, Foosball, and Shuffleboards. Some ping pong tables are built in a way to have great mobility as well as save space by being able to folding.
Ping Pong Pros & Cons
- Up to 4 players
- Tables can be folded to put in storage
- Unfolded huge space needed
- Competitive is skills aren’t balanced
- Always finding the ping pong
How To Play Ping Pong
Pool tables are the most common table game to be found in a man cave or rec room, which is why its on this list of the best table games. Billiards is 100% the most competitive out of all the ones mentioned in this article. Most of the time, its you and your friend battling it to see who is better and whoever wins get bragging rights.
Pool The Pros & Cons
- Very social game
- Up to 4 players
- multiple ways to play
- Fun to practice
- Heavy to move around
- No mobility
- Takes up large space
How To Play Pool
Disclaimer – Don’t take this list seriously, it all comes to your personal preference on what you think are the best table games.