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The Game Room - and Why you Should Think About Adding One

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Some days at work can be brutal, just ask any of your employees. Either a client is taking his mood out on you, you dropped the ball on a project or sometimes it’s just one of “those days.” When you’re in need of a quick break or “de-stresser”, a Game Room is the perfect thing. The Game Room is not just for large companies like Google, but for any company that wants to boost staff morale, attract young & hip employees, and create a fun, yet cool office environment.

What it’s used for:
  • Playing Games(obvious right?)
  • Taking a break from work or the stress of the workday
  • Interacting and socializing with co-workers

In a nutshell: It’s where employees go to clear their heads + have a little fun.

Size, Shape and what it looks like:

A Game Room doesn’t need to be in a room at all. Ideally a separate closed off space that has enough space to comfortably store whichever games you like to include: TV + video games, board games, ping pong table and a lot more. The key thing to keep in mind is to have the Game Room (or area) be far away from people who are currently working. You don’t want to create a distraction by having a ping pong table in the middle of a row of desks where other people are trying to get work done. 

 

Create a Game Room Today

Ideally you should choose a space near the kitchen area or break-room of your office. It’s already a space that is used to step back from work so it won’t be a distraction to other employees. If you’re limited on space, try putting up a divider like the Campfire Screen and have an area where employees can play video games with a headset so they don’t distract anyone else. 

Suggest a Game Room 

If you’re working for someone else and think your office may be a good fit for a Game Room, try casually mentioning this post in an email to your boss or supervisor. Your office may have it’s own suggestion box so be sure to drop a note in mentioning a couple of the benefits of a Game Room and why you need one.

Already have a Game Room of your own? Let us know in the comments below!

Comments

San Diego Office Furniture June 12, 2011

What would be the best way to determine which games to buy? Would you put it to a vote or let people bring games from home?

Daisy
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Emily @Turnstone June 15, 2011

It’s all about bringing people together. I like the idea of putting together a vote and getting your staff to decide. A mix of games would really maximize the game room - from board games to video games to ping pong really allows all personalities to interact.

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