We all work hard so that we can play. When play time finally arrives, nothing is worse than a cheap toy that breaks. A waste of time and money dab rigs. This is not the way you want your day off to go. There is only one way to avoid this happening, and that is to make sure you buy a premium toy or game.
For example, if you are going to buy an air hockey table, you are going to get years of enjoyment from one that is heavy and will take some hard playing. Remember, if you spend less than a hundred dollars for a foosball, air hockey or pool table, you know what’s in store, so do yourself a favor and spend a little more. These are games that you will have in the home for years, so do a little research and get a nice one.
If you really want to have something in the gameroom that will drop anyone’s jaw, you may want to consider the life-size robot from Lost in Space, and Robby the Robot from the movie “Forbidden Planet”. Hammacher Schlemmer offers these for those that don’t mind spending $25-$50K. That’s right, “Danger, Danger Will Robinson” will be heard coming from your gameroom, and your friends will never forget it!
Now your gameroom is going to need some tunes. The retro Wurlitzer style bubbler jukeboxes offered by Crosley, are the best! They will play your CDs, and some are hooked up to play MP3s that can be downloaded off the internet directly into the jukebox! These will really add a great feel to the room.
So you have been playing all day and it’s starting to get dark. Now is the perfect time to take your telescope outside for some stargazing. What a great way to end a fun day! But here is an area that can be very frustrating if you bought a low quality telescope for a hundred dollars. The problem with these is the tripods are light weight and when you are looking through the eyepiece, the slightest breeze will jiggle the scope so that everything is blurred and moving. What you need is a nice scope from Meade or Celestron that comes with heavy, firm tripods and excellent optics. Again, this is an item that you will have for many years, and it’s something that is well worth spending some extra money on. Telescopes have actually come down in price over the past few years. They not only offer a computer link that will let the telescope find the stars for you, but they also display well in your gameroom. Way cool!