Man cave entertainment is one of, if not THE most important thing to consider and plan for when you’re building your dream space.
And although it sounds quite a simple thing to plan, there’s actually a lot to consider and contemplate when thinking about the main ways you’re going to entertain yourself and any guests that come over to enjoy your man cave with you.
So, in this post we’re going to list out some of the best man cave entertainment ideas so that you can take some inspiration away snd start on your own entertainment ideas.
For ease, i’ve listed all of the different areas below;
Console / PC Entertainment
You know the drill, there are some days where you just want to escape everything and go and take a few hours playing games on your console of choice or PC.
And nowadays there’s quite a few things to choose from when considering which one to have in your man cave.
Most of you will already have some kind of console or PC that you will already be using or installing, so i’m not going to cover the basics of an Xbox or a PS5, but hopefully the ideas below give you a few quirky ideas that you hadn’t thought of before;
If you’re an avid retro gamer and can’t afford to fork out hundreds on a real retro then check out some of the replicas you can get online.
Retro gamers will tell you they spend just as much time maintaining the old consoles and keeping them running as they do actually playing them
So, why not skip that out and buy a newer replica that will run first try!
And if they look as good as the mini replica nintendo in the picture then you’ be crazy not to go for it!
Now, this isn’t all an advertisement for Nintendo I promise, but one console that gets slightly overlooked more recently is the Nintendo switch
The fact you can enjoy all of the best classics that Nintendo has to offer plus all of the new releases is a huge plus
Then imagine being able to pick that up and play those anywhere and everywhere like the old Gameboys you used to play on as kids!
It really is a console that does it all so make sure you consider it when thinking about your gaming setups
If space is a problem, nowadays you can get yourself mini gaming PC’s that are both powerful but space saving at the same time.
Gone are the days of having the most extravagant PC casing, when in reality all you need is space that a kettle wouldn’t even take up
Performance won’t be an issue either, the specs some of these pc’s give off is unreal, so you’ll be absolutely fine using one of these as an alternative to your huge PC’s of the past.
Movie / Sports Viewing
When it comes to watching sports or movies in your man cave you want to make sure you’ve got the creme de la creme of setups so you can sit back and relax without worrying about a thing once the game / movie is on.
So, below we’ll list some of the best entertainment ideas for when you just want to kick back and watch
Hear me out here…
If you’ve got good weather and you can wait until the sun goes down then surely there’d be no better way to watch a game or movie than on a giant projector screen.
You’ll have to wait until it starts to get darker or get a marquee to cover it over (this is getting quite expensive isn’t it) but once you’ve got a cover you’ll be able to enjoy watching your favourite past time on a giant screen, cool right?!
There’s no better way to feel like you’re actually a part of the movie you’re watching or actually sat in the stands of a sports match than getting a surround sound system
You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference it makes to the experience of watching a game or watching a movie.
You’ll be immersed in the ways the sound travels around the room and how you’ll hear each noise in different places, instead of the noise just coming from one angle
Trust me, you won’t regret getting yourself a surround sound system for your sports & movie setup.
Now, if there’s one last way to make sure your entertainment is thoroughly enjoyed it’s to get yourself a cinema style man cave couch.
And I mean an all singing all dancing, reclinable, drinks holding, maybe even massaging couch that is going to make your viewing experience as comfortable as possible.
Don’t scrimp on this, spend the big bucks and make sure you get exactly what you deserve, comfort on all levels!
Whenever you see a picture of an all singing, all dancing man cave one of their main pieces of entertainment is usually numerous arcade machines
And I for one am an absolute sucker for a retro arcade machine in a man cave, I just think they’re so smart and bring hours of fun.
I could have away with all of the other entertainment systems in a man cave and just have an arcade machine and a stool to sit and play it on.
So, let’s look at some of your options when it comes to Arcade machines for your man cave;
Don’t tell me you don’t look at this and instantly think “Pac-Man!”
This multi-game arcade table will be hours of fun and it’s free standing so you can place it in the middle of your man cave and have it as a centre piece to everything that’s going on
Expensive? Yes, but try and put a price on the amount of fun you’ll have whilst playing this with your friends & family.
These are the machines I spent my childhood playing on
These are the machines that I once dreamed about having at home, so I could play on them all day long…
However, these are also the machines that cost a fortune and you could probably kit your whole man cave out for the price of this one machine.
If you’ve got the cash to spend, get one or 5!
If not then our next option may be for you…
If you’re not blessed with both space and cash, then a plug in arcade machine may be a much better option for you
It’s the best of both worlds, you get to have an arcade machine in your man cave without having to spend hundreds on having one
Plus this doesn’t take up a tonne of space, you just get to plug this into your TV and get going
Traditional Bar Games
No man cave entertainment is really complete without some kind of traditional bar game
Whether that be darts, pool, air hockey and so on you know you you’re in for a good night if one of those is available to you
But below we’ll list some cool ideas for your man cave that aren’t the usual go to’s
Don’t have enough space for pool, foosball & Basketball?
Well don’t worry!
Why not just get yourself a multi-game table that allows you to play loads of games instead of just buying an individual table for each game!
Yes I know, there’s nothing original about a dart board
But why not create or buy yourself a rustic dart board surround to liven the room up a bit
It’s different and not everyone will have this in their man cave, so why not give it a try!
As I said, anyone can go and buy a ping pong table or a pool table
But not many people are going to have this amazing little puck game in their man caves
Hours of fun with your friends and it’s so different to all of the normal pub games.
And this is waaaay cheaper than a giant pool table, so if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, this is your game!
Poker Entertainment For Your Man Cave
Poker is a very popular game online
But don’t forget that actually playing poker is just as popular!
If you’re a poker player you’ll have a group of friends that get together and play against each other on a regular basis
And, having a man cave that can house a great poker game is massive brownie points among your friends and family
So below we’ll list a few of the best man cave entertainment ideas where Poker is concerned;
Nothing would get me and my friends more hyped for a game of poker than a set of chips branded for my man cave
These chips look pretty cool and will ensue the tone is set ready for your poker game
Set the tone in your poker man cave with these metal playing card posters. Although this isn’t to do with the entertainment in your man cave it is setting the scene
If you’re hosting a poker game then having the room furnished with posters like this will ensure that everyone is focused on the game in hand
Not everyone has the room for a giant poker table in their man cave
So why not invest in a table topper that you can pack away and put out again as and when you need it
It just allows you to save some space and use a table for multiple things and not just for playing poker on
So then, there you have it, lots of Man Cave Entertainment ideas that will hopefully help you build out the man cave of your dreams
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