Creating an Engaging Breakout Area for Students: NUS Campus Hall

Introduction In educational settings, providing students with a vibrant and inviting space for relaxation, socialization, and fun is essential for fostering a positive learning environment. This blog post explores the journey of a dedicated staff team as they sought to revitalize their "Breakout Area" and create a place where students could hang out, bond, and enjoy themselves. With careful curation and firsthand experiences, they handpicked a range of exciting games, including the Crown VI Pool Table, Neon Claw Machine, Garlando Foosball Table, and Hyper Hoop Basketball Machine, to bring life and energy to this designated space.   Curation for an Engaging Environment Understanding the importance of a dynamic Breakout Area, the staff members embarked on the task of selecting the perfect games to liven up the space. They recognized that these games would serve as catalysts for student interaction, bonding, and relaxation. The curated collection included the Crown VI Pool Table, known for its elegant design and smooth gameplay, the Neon Claw Machine, which added an element of excitement and challenge, the Garlando Foosball Table, fostering friendly competitions, and the Hyper Hoop Basketball Machine, inviting students to engage in a thrilling basketball experience.   Site Visit for Seamless Integration To ensure a seamless integration of the selected games into the Breakout Area, our dedicated team conducted a site visit. By assessing the available space and height restrictions, we were able to provide valuable insights and guidance on the most suitable options. This meticulous attention to detail ensured that the chosen games would perfectly fit the allocated area, creating an optimized environment for student enjoyment.   A Hands-On Experience Recognizing the significance of firsthand experience in the decision-making process, the staff members took the initiative to visit our showroom. This provided them with an opportunity to explore and test the games in person, allowing them to make informed choices based on their observations and the preferences of the students. By immersing themselves in the games' features, mechanics, and overall appeal, the staff ensured that the final selection would resonate with the student community.   Conclusion The transformation of the Breakout Area into an inviting and lively space reflects the dedication of the staff in catering to the students' social and recreational needs. By curating a selection of games, including the Crown VI Pool Table, Neon Claw Machine, Garlando Foosball Table, and Hyper Hoop Basketball Machine, they successfully created an environment where students could hang out, bond, and enjoy themselves. The site visit and showroom visitation exemplified the staff's commitment to providing the best possible experience for the students, ensuring that the chosen games aligned with their preferences and interests. With this revitalized Breakout Area, students now have a dedicated space to relax, socialize, and create lasting memories during their academic journey.

Featured Installation of the Month: The Crown VI

With the Chinese new year around the corner it would be nice to snuggle in your man cave with your family, play a game of pool and chatting up with them after not seeing each other for quite a long time? Well, in this post, we are giving you an insight into our client's man cave for inspirations, the Crown VI Pool Table. Men grow up, but it is near impossible to outgrow their man caves. Irrespective of the profession a man is into, owning a great Man’s cave adds to his swagger and make him feel classy among his friends. So what makes a Man’s cave classy? What are the features to consider when building your very own man's cave? Our client set up his man cave in the basement of his house. We love the ambience of the environment it gives off. Just like they live in to ooze their kind of personality. His man cave is a perfect hideout for every single day of the week; from the lazy Sunday morning to those Saturday football nights with your family and friends. Why We love it? The pool table is set up right in front of a well-stocked bar counter with an extensive whiskey library which makes it a complete man cave idea. And yes, we know that makes our fellow 'cavemen' salivate just by reading and imagine how the set up of the pool table in our head.   But, don't you think there is something that is lacking in all these setups, make a guess? Is it a missing Jukebox on the bar counter? A 32 Inch 4K resolution TV? Or Foosball Table? Well, the answer is simple...   So what is missing? The missing part is a wall that fills up with retro signage or retro arcade machine decals. It's a sight that's no stranger to the childhood memories for all 70s to 90s babies. Left us a comment on what you think is missing in this setup? We love to get more inspiration from our cavemen. To get the most out of the Crown VI pool table, our client has upgraded his pool cloth to Proline cloth in the colour purple instead of the Premium PNS 900 series cloth, with his name initials as embroidered on it.   Owning a pool table in Singapore is not impossible. Just simply follow our Pool Table Space Guide for the measurements to get the perfect pool table for your man cave. We provide different ranges of pool tables to fit your needs and live the life you dream of. We also offer customisation services to make a unique and bespoke pool table of your own, the perfect fit to both your heart and home. Just contact us to find out more! Before going off, we can't stop over-emphasise the importance of playing games to one’s mental and physical health. From making you feel relaxed to relieving you of stress, the importance is endless. It brings laugher and fun to the home. It helps improve the decoration is just as good as the swagger it brings. Getting one installed is not only essential but also amplifies your class. So what you waiting for, hurry up and get one today.   Visit our website to view the full range of pool tables available and do check out for more Space Guide series. Not to forget, take a look at our recommendation on which pool table is the best fit in Singapore HDB.   #BuildYourMen’sCave

Customer Feature: Building a Game Room in Condominiums

Our customers range from private event holders, corporations, schools, and families. Recently, we're proud to supply a condominium management executive who wanted to build a gaming room in his condominium. He contentedly gave us his customer review of The Men's Cave based on a few questions. We sold him a Crown VI Pool Table along with a VDarts Mini Plus.   1. How do you go about selecting the types of game products for your residents? A few factors were considered when we started shortlisting the different games we wanted.a) Does the new item add value to the property? What kind of image does it portray to prospective buyers as well as current residents? b) Is the game appealing to a larger age group of residents? Does it fit the demographics of the property?c) Are the games we are shortlisting able to fit the space and budget constraints that we have?d) What kind of maintenance regime and cost are we adopting along with the new game?So it was important that the selection needed to fulfil the above criteria.   2. What made you decide on purchasing a pool table for the common space in the condo? The pool table was aptly fitting well into our above criteria. It adds an upmarket value to the property. It allows for play at any time of the day. It appeals to people of a good age range, from young adults to seniors. It also came in various size options where we were able to select the right table that would fit into our allocated room. And a good pool table guaranteed longevity and lower maintenance cost.   3. Could you kindly tell us more about your experience during the showroom tour here at The Men’s Cave? When I first visited TMC, I wasn’t very sure of what to expect as I was fumbling to understand the various options I had at hand when selecting the games. But Mr Gabriel ensured me that I was right at home. It was indeed a very good learning experience as well as an eye-opener into the work of recreation gaming. For a start, he explained the pros and cons associated with the options I already had in mind and took the time to understand the kind of environment and usage we are expecting. He was immediately able to recommend various options that suit my needs. It was an added advantage that the TMC showroom had almost every type of item I was looking for, and even more. For example, the various types of pool tables on display had ample space for firsthand tryouts, and that provided a direct experience of its texture and touch. It really simplified the shortlisting of options. I was encouraged to lay my hands on almost every item in the showroom and experience the joy they brought to the player. It felt very personalized and by the end of the visit, I left better aware of the options at hand. It was more assuring that this awareness was not purely based on reading alone, but was also based on how they looked, felt like and were played.   4. If money isn't a factor to consider, how would you have built the game room for the condo differently? I do not think I would have built it any different, as the items we shortlisted and bought were very reasonably priced and still were of the highest quality that we expected. I didn’t feel that I had to cut down on my expectations in order to meet the budget. If anything, I would have opted for a greater range of items to be placed at various parts of the condo if there weren’t any other restrictions. Eg: Foosball Tables, Basketball Hoops, and Outdoor Table Tennis Tables are some of the options I would like to add in the future.   5. Which products are the more popular ones amongst the residents in your common space? The pool table and the electronic dartboard are major hits amongst the residents. While the pool table brings in a sense of familiarity to the players, the dartboard offers a very easy and intuitive way for new players to get hooked to the game. I have even proposed and installed another dartboard from TMC at my office for my colleagues to enjoy a relaxing game of darts in between the busy work schedule.   Wondering what you should get for your man cave, office or game room? Read our product reviews to have a better idea. Alternatively, this article on building your game room should help you!

Customer Feature: A Pool Table in a Bedroom?

Our customer Leighton Eng recently bought a Contempo Dining Pool Table and VDarts H3L from The Men's Cave. In the process of moving to a new house, he decided to purchase some games to liven up his living space, including a personal pool table for his bedroom. While we've had numerous fun-loving Singaporeans fill their living room with a pool table, it's the first for us that someone is placing it in his own bedroom. We had to feature him to find out more!   [caption id="attachment_8130" align="aligncenter" width="768"] VDarts H3L in our showroom[/caption] What made you decide on getting a dining pool table? I enjoy playing pool and I used to frequently visit pool saloons when I was younger. But ever since I started working, I didn't really have the time to play as often. So now that I'm getting a new house, I was thinking "hmm, maybe I could get a pool table for my house".   It's interesting to note that you have decided to place a dining pool table in your room, what made you decide on placing it in your room? and do you intend to dine on it? Initially, I planned to place a normal pool table in my room since I have space. While searching for a pool table, I came across the pool/dining table on The Men's Cave website and I was immediately drawn to it. I could convert it into a dining table and have my friends come over to play games/drink etc., and yes, I intend to dine on it as well.   How do you go about selecting the kind of game products for your house? (in terms of budget/ space limitations/design) I wanted my house to be a place where I could play the games I enjoy, like pool/darts, and The Men's Cave has exactly what I was looking for. With those in my house, I don't have to spend time and money travelling elsewhere to play those games. It required some planning on where to position the items, but I had already planned on hacking a wall to combine two rooms into one, which made the planning easier.   If money isn't a factor to consider, would you have built your dream man's cave any differently? Definitely, if it weren't for space and budget limitations, there would have been so much more I would have included in my man's cave. For example, the poker table, automated mahjong table and the steering wheel set up with the racing chair.   Final Words While we all love to have never ending space, it's simply not going to be the case unless you're sitting on bag loads of cash. Nevertheless it's always wonderful to see what a bit of creativity and out of box thinking can bring you as Leighton's home has shown us. With a tweak here and there, he was able to multi purpose his space intelligently and achieve the best of both worlds. We endorse!    Want to find out more about what other homes are up to? Here's our previous customer feature! If you're keen on building your own man cave or game room, do read the articles linked for some ideas.  

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