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rumpus-room

Recreation room

A recreation room (also known as a rec room or rumpus room) is a room used for a variety of purposes, such as parties, games and other everyday or casual use. The term is common in the United States, but is less common in the United Kingdom where the preferred term is games room. Often children and teenagers will entertain their friends in the rec room, which is often located in the basement, away from the main living areas of the house.

Contents

Recreation rooms can vary in themes and styles, but they all normally have a basic setup:

Entertainment

Recreation rooms are normally centred around some form of entertainment, typically an audio/video setup. This can consist of something as elaborate as a projection screen with surround sound or something as simple as a base model television.

Seating

Couches, pub tables/chairs, bar stools, and recliners are all used in recreation rooms.

Games

Tabletop games are frequent in recreation rooms. In addition to games plyed on a normal table are those using custom tables such as table tennis, table football (foosball), air hockey, and billiards (pool). Other games can include dart boards and arcade games.

Food & Drink

Popcorn machines, ice cream machines, soda fountains, and classic soda coolers can all be found in recreation rooms.

References

Rec Room Guide

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