Racketboy’s Game Room & Home Office

In the retrogaming community, it isn’t uncommon to have an impressive room to showcase your collection and enjoy the games. Personally, I’ve always tried to keep my collection to a minimum (at least as much as one can while still being a retro gaming enthusiast that runs a popular website for the community), so my collection and room won’t necessarily turn a lot of heads, but I wanted to share my setup anyway.

As some of you may know, the Racketboy family had a recent addition. To make room for our new baby, the spare bedroom that once housed my combination office and game room needed to be transitioned elsewhere.
Before, I moved everything out, I wanted to document the setup and share it with everyone since I don’t see many home offices that are also game rooms. Maybe this will inspire a setup for someone else out there.

While it might seem sad that I had to give up this room, it’s really been fine. I haven’t utilized it quite as much as I’d like and I’m happy with the new space everything is in now. Later on, I’ll share the new setup – it’s cool, but in a different way.

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The main view as you walk into the room

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Big CRT on a up-cycled vintage office cabinet storing the consoles that are in my rotation

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To the left of my desk are the two closets that store my retro games and accessories

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I have an extra dresser drawer set that stores extra goodies

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Adding some gaming goodness to my office setup

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Bins on the shelves for extra cables, controllers, etc

 

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On top of the bookshelves, I have my old handhelds, phones, and gadgets

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Looks tattered, but I love this old office chair (same model showed up in Moonrise Kingdom, btw)

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Another vintage chair I picked up on the cheap from my old job


27 Comments

Chris says:

Hi there,
I’m in Australia, I’m looking to off load a sega master system 1 console that comes with all necessary cords. But it also comes in sega hard case which I believe are rather rare. I am looking to sell it to a collector or enthusiast.

Cheers

Chris

jindo fox says:

I admire seeing all the systems hooked up and ready for action!

Something tells me the Racketboy has a secret back room piled high with crusty old bins of stuff that doesn’t show as well. I consider myself a “casual” player to say nothing of collector, but I think have more software than you, which seems odd.

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