If you're putting together a "game room" in your place, chances are you have the kind of dough to really make that place special. Avoid the standard old air hockey table and a decent TV with a Wii connected to it and opt to deck it out with some of this gear that's worthy of a MTV Cribs episode...
Vintage Arcade Skeeball: Who wouldn't have a blast with this thing? eBay has a bunch of these popping up that are truly vintage and in working condition.
An Arcade Unit: Here's another rad look for any space, provided it has that great vintage look to it. You don't need a dozen of these things, just a solid one with a perfectly retro feel. Anything Donkey Kong and Nintendo related gets bonus points.
A Legit Game Table: This one has a whole bunch of bells and whistles that make it extra special, but all you really need is a quality wooden table for rounds of poker or the occasional board game. Anything but one of those folding card tables.
A Quality Dart Board: Nothing says amateur hour like having a dart board that uses magnets or suction cups instead of the real deal. This is the kind of look that you'd find in a high end clubhouse or bar.
Quality Variations To Classic Games: A bunch of brightly colored boxes that are falling apart don't hold a candle to these remakes of all-time classics like Connect Four and chess.
An Awesome Pinball Machine: Ditch the pop culture pinball machines and opt for something with simple and classic branding instead. This particar one is beautiful, but there are a lot of solid choices all over eBay and Craigslist.
A Centerpiece Pool Table: Probably the most important piece for any game room, a solid pool table is basically an essential. This one will last a lifetime and look like a million bucks the entire time, but there are plenty of other good ones out there as well for a small % of this cost.
A Fully Stocked Bar Cart: Because some quality drinks only add to the fun. The one featured here is epic, but you can find a ton of these things for cheap at flea markets.
A Chalkboard To Keep Score: Because winning and losing matter.