With Black Friday fast approaching in the near future, the time to get the best deals for gifts and presents is coming up soon. Maybe someone in the family has been asking for a table top pool table to add to their man cave space, or there’s been talk of going retro and getting a retro arcade machine, or even someone in the family is wanting a table football game so they can get their mates over to thrash them at foosball, and let’s be honest, if there was a table football game installed in the man cave, who would want to leave it?
If any of the above are true (or there’s been a flash of inspiration from reading the above, don’t deny it), then why not check out three unusual options for items that could potentially have some really great deals on Black Friday itself that aren’t among the usual TVs and electronic goods that have their prices slashed. There’s a list compiled below of the three unusual options.
Table Top Pool Table
With a table top pool table installed in the man cave, there’s a very good chance that the man cave will become the go-to place for both friends and family once the word gets out that your hiding one away from the world. Which may be a problem if it was normally fairly quiet, but that’s the price to pay for having such an awesome convertible pool table unfortunately.
What’s the difference between a normal pool table and a pool dining table? A normal pool table is often a fairly hefty piece of kit that requires a lot of space, like 7 or 8 feet, and needs to be taken care of a lot if you want to be able to play pool properly without having mysterious beer stains on the felt (and there’s always one thanks to the clumsy friend in the group!) whereas a pool dining table is dead useful as it doubles up as a normal table. Just pop the cover on, and it’s pretty much ready to go as a normal table.
This makes it useful in situations where the man cave may be small and may require doubling up of everything, as not only is there the awesome pool table to play on, but as an added bonus, there’s now extra storage space as well. Bargain! Plus as an even better bonus, there are finance options available for most pool tables, allowing a purchase on a budget!
Retro Arcade Machines
Alright, hands up for those who remember the trek down to the arcade in previous years. Sticky carpets, worryingly stained arcade cabinets, buttons that didn’t work, and the gigantic queue just to get to place hard-earned cash on the actual machine to secure a spot at some point are the usual memories that spring to mind. But with a retro arcade machine, there’s no need to have bad memories any more. Instead, new memories of awesome times gaming on Pac-Man, Donkey Kong or House of the Dead can be formed.
So why not go properly retro with an arcade machine, but one that is both space friendly and also comes preloaded with plenty of games? One of these cocktail arcade machines is ideal for saving space and ensuring that there are plenty of old-school games to get stuck into. With some machines having 60 games, all the way up to 619 pre-loaded games or even an arcade machine which has the ability to load up as many games as needed thanks to removable storage, there’s an arcade machine suitable for everyone. No matter what their tastes may be, whether they’re a racer or prefer shooting aliens in the face (and who doesn’t enjoy that?).
Plus, if there’s a bit of a worry about budget, there’s no need to worry, arcade machines are also available on finance (like their pool table cousins above), ensuring that it’s possible to get an arcade machine on the cheap, rather than having to pay a lot of money in a very short amount of time, making an arcade machines quite affordable if you’re looking to make an impulse purchase on Black Friday.
Table football really is great for everyone. The entire family can join in with playing at any point, plus if friends happen to drop by, they can join in without any preparation needed for them to jump in, just chuck the ball in and get spinning!
With some really funky styles, including a rather sleek looking Jack Daniel’s football table (ideal for the whiskey lover) or the ability to make a custom designed and engraved football table, they’re brilliant at fitting in with whatever existing style the man cave has going on. Plus the prices are really reasonable, and again, most are available on finance so it’s easy to get a hold of these on a great deal.
Got any ideas of how to keep the family and friends occupied and out of trouble during the winter months? Going to go retro and explore whether to get an arcade machine or whether to go more modern and get a table football table? Found a great deal on a Black Friday item? Share in the comments below.