Posts Tagged ‘man caves’

Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

We had a lot of comments on our last blog entry from players wanting more suggestions for their Poker Rooms and or Man Caves, so without any further delay here are a couple of ideas for you.

The private Man Caves we have had the privilege of being invited to range from tiny rooms to large open spaces that could fit several poker tables as well as maybe a craps table, a pool table, and even a full bar. Therefore, rather than dictate the perfect design for yours,  we’ll just give you a few insights as to how to furnish your perfect man cave.

First and foremost for any poker-themed room would, of course, be the perfect table, and that would obviously depend on your budget. So, we’ll begin today with some ideas for a medium- budget room:

The Ultimate Poker TableThe Ultimate Poker Table is most deserving of its name for anybody on a budget. It’s a beautiful 10-player positions table with 3″ stainless steel cup holders. Unlike your lesser grade folding leg tables, this folding leg table features a  steel welded frame that will support up to 200 lbs. So even if some of your players get a little out of hand, go on tilt and bounce off the table, it will take most, if not all of their abuse. And if someone gets careless and spills a drink, you have nothing to worry about. The surface is completely removable, so you can easily resurface and upgrade the felt. All that, and it is delivered to your front door at $729.00.

Our Lumen HD Poker TableThe Lumen HD Poker Table, priced at just under $2000, is a kidney-bean shaped table measuring 101.5in x 46in x 30.5in (armrest) / 28in (playing surface) with 11 positions (10 players + a dealer). It has integrated LED lighting, optional cup holders, optional chip tray and optional drop box as well optional built in USB Ports with Solid wood Black or Mahogany Napa Pedestal Legs, and can be fully customized with your own graphics. The Lumen HD is a casino quality poker table that will stand up to 24/7 play and countless compliments.  Great table, perfect for that medium-end budget.

1000 count Claysmith Desert Heat chip setThen, of course, you’ll need some poker chips. The perfect set for this set-up,  the 1000 count Claysmith “Desert Heat” chip set in an acrylic carrying case, comes in at just slightly more than $200.00.

You can then decorate your room, again depending on your budget, with a large screen TV, maybe a few poker signs, a cool sound system to play your favorite tunes, a bar with a mini fridge, and you’re ready to host some friendly poker games.

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Texas Poker StoreBy: Queen of Hearts Paris

Many times when I’m writing about poker I’ve been tempted to write “the game of poker . . .” and then I’ve stopped myself. Should I really be calling it a game? Don’t some people consider it a sport? After all, ESPN is not known for covering Monopoly or charades, but it sure is all over poker.

Queen of Hearts ParisNevertheless, I am pretty sure that poker is a game because of several things. First, it isn’t an activity that requires physical exertion and skill, attributes used to describe pretty much every sport. In fact, many would say that there is nothing at all physical about poker, unless you count the endurance necessary to get through long tournaments. On the other hand, although skill certainly plays a part in poker, luck seems to be at least equally as important, which is almost never the case with sports. It’s not that some athletes don’t “get lucky” in order to win or that some poker players aren’t incredibly skilled, but for the most part, “luck be a lady, tonight,” was written about the game of poker – not football.

The feel of the felt Still, it’s interesting to compare the most popular definitions of game and sport. In my next blog, I will demonstrate how similar they are. In the meantime, I’d love to know what YOU think, so please send in your comments. In the mean time we know a lot of people with Man Caves and for the most part their decor certainly welcomes you to their tables as a Player.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

First things first;  the perfect man cave to you may not be perfect to others. We’re going to make our suggestions based on what would be some cool stuff to put into a poker-themed man cave. The following suggestions are based on our experiences playing poker at way too many places from California to New York.

The man caves we have had the privilege of being invited to range from tiny rooms to large open spaces that could fit several poker tables as well as maybe a craps table, a pool table, and even a full bar. Therefore, rather than dictate the perfect design for yours, over the next few days we’ll just give you a few insights as to how to furnish your perfect man cave.

First and foremost for any poker-themed room would, of course, be the perfect table, and that would obviously depend on your budget. So, we’ll begin today with some ideas for a medium- budget room:

The Lumen Poker TableThe Lumen Poker Table, priced at just under $1800, is a kidney-bean shaped table with 11 positions (10 players + a dealer). It has integrated LED lighting, cup holders, Napa pedestal legs, and can be fully customized with your own graphics. Great table perfect for that medium-end budget.

Deser Heat 1000 count chip setThen, of course, you’ll need some poker chips. The perfect set for this set-up,  the 1000 count Claysmith “Desert Heat” chip set in an aluminum case, comes in at just slightly more than $200.00, and it even includes a dealer button and three decks of cards.

You can then decorate your room, again depending on your budget, with a large screen TV, maybe a few poker signs, a cool sound system to play your favorite tunes, a bar with a mini fridge, and you’re ready to host some friendly poker games.

Next time we’ll get into some higher-end rooms. Until then, click here to leave us your comments!

On our last post I told y’all about the Man Cave where we have some Friday nite poker games and I got a bunch of emails asking for some suggestions to spruce up your “Man Cave”.

I’ve been to a lot of different style man caves, from All Sports-themed with giant screened mounted flat screen tvs and team banners on all the walls, to NASCAR- themed, and even NASA-themed caves. But we’re particularly partial to poker or casino-themed man caves.

black Texas Holdem Poker TableThere are no hard rules to follow and naturally it’s all up to your tastes. Of course, the size of your room may prevent you from getting too outrageous but it’s safe to say that you would need a good solid poker table or two. You can get tables ranging in price from under two hundred dollars to a few thousand. You can get elegant hardwood stationary tables or excellent folding poker tables like the one pictured here.

Then, to add to the overall ambiance, you can also get a few poker signs to hang on your walls. Now if you really feel like going big, there are a few other extra items such as  a couple of electronic poker video machines. Of course, a good size wall mounted tv will be an absolute necessity, and to cap it all off,  you can add a cool portable bar. All of these  items can be purchased directly from the Texas Poker Store.

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