Every man needs a space that’s just his, where he can watch TV, relax, and hang out with friends. Whether you’re looking for games, unique art, or just something to pass the time, there are tons of man cave ideas to get you the space you deserve.
You have already scouted out your prime space, whether it’s in your basement, garage, or a spare room, and you’ve started thinking about all the times you’ll invite your buddies over for a beer and some sports. All that’s left to do is to nail down the finer details of your man cave so you aren’t all staring at blank walls with nothing to do when you get together with the boys.
Below we explore 9 of our favorite man cave ideas that will make your spouse jealous and give you some much-needed relaxation time with those that matter most.
While these won’t always be an ideal addition depending on your desired theme, style and personal preferences, they can certainly get your creative juices flowing to come up with some ideas of your own.
Without further delay, grab a beer or your favorite beverage and lets dive in…
Relive your youth and transform your mancave into a Jurassic jungle worthy of T-Rex itself.
This Jurassic Park Arcade Game offers an immersive playing experience, featuring an exhilarating 42” monitor to make you feel as if you’re really inside the failed experiment popularized on the silver screen. Pair up with a buddy or play alone and try to beat the game’s nine built-in levels.
You’ll need more than bug spray to tame these pre-historic beasts. Luckily, the game boasts realistic haptic gun feedback that hasn’t been seen before, making use of weapons feel even more realistic and increasing the sensation that you’re not just playing a game…you’re a part of it!
A lifetime leaderboard allows you hours of fun playing the game once, and many more hours of gameplay as you try to beat your (and your friends’) high scores to get to the top!
Pair your Jurassic Park arcade game with awesome wall art that brings the ‘park’ to life, or just to add a decorative touch to your walls to show off your nerdom.
This Jurassic Park WOODARTS 3D wall hanging showcases the original Jurassic Park poster in all its glory, featuring rich bold colors and a frame made to hang virtually anywhere. It’s handmade, printed in full color, and includes a poster attached to finely cut wood that’s either glued or nailed to the backing.
Measuring at just over 13”x17”, you can feature this artwork as the centerpiece of a display on your walls, or leave it standing alone to draw your guests’ attention.
More of a Star Wars fan but you still want to have that arcade game feeling with your man cave stuff? Look no further than Stern’s The Mandalorian Star Wars Pro Pinball Machine with shaker motor.
Follow the action-packed story of the hit Disney+ series with a gravity-changing, rotating Encounter upper mini playfield packed with stand-up targets, lights, and full-sized flippers. Players can be ambushed by “enemy forces” as a dynamic inner loop shot activates an up/down horseshoe scoop ramp for even more exciting gameplay.
This limited-edition pinball machine also features a large custom sculpture of Grogu, authentic audio and video from the first two seasons of the show, and exclusive custom voice prompts performed by none other than legendary actor Carl Weathers. Pretty dang cool if we say so ourselves.
Each machine comes with exclusive full-color mirrored backglass, custom cabinet artwork, an autographed bottom arch, exclusive inside art blades, anti-reflection pinball playfield glass, a sequentially numbered plaque, and a Certificate of Authenticity.
Your friends will fight each another for the chance to play on this limited-edition pinball machine! It’s truly a must-see gaming experience that everyone will enjoy.
You may have thought your days of building model cars ended when you were a kid, but you couldn’t be more wrong! From gear heads to lovers of all things with wheels, this hits the mark in a way that few other centerpieces can.
With the V8 Engine Model Kit, you can build your own working V8 engine to show off your skills. With it’s design based off that of an inline gasoline engine, this four-cylinder engine kit includes more than 500 pieces to give you a (relatively) realistic engine-building experience.
The finished model runs off of a rechargeable 3.7-volt lithium battery with one hour of run time when fully charged, allowing you to show off the motor’s capability to all your friends and family.
The whole assembly process takes around 4 hours, and the metal assembly is perfect for sharing the experience with children and adults alike. When you’re finished, show off the working engine you built with your own two hands, or place it on a shelf or table for a unique and decorative conversation piece that will leave everyone envious.
Classic rock fans know that The Who may have written a song about pinball, but they’re not the only band with connections to the games.
This custom-built Led Zeppelin Pinball Pro machine is perfect for anyone who loves the “Stairway to Heaven” rockers, or just wants to add something new and unique to their at-home pinball machine collection.
Players step right into the shoes of the band members, with the game featuring the start of the verse and chorus of each of 10 iconic Led Zeppelin songs, including “Immigrant Song” and “Ramble on.”
The Expression Lighting System showcases 96 intelligent RGB LED lights, enabling full-color spectrum control for stunning visual effects. These lights are situated in pockets cut into the sides of the cabinet and provide full playfield illumination and custom light shows designed for every song.
The Led Zeppelin Pinball Pro also has an illuminated back panel song status board that indicates which song is in play, and an additional reversing scoop and metal combo ramp.
Frankly, there’s no better way to rock from the comfort of your own mancave.
If you’re a fan of comics or superheroes, your man cave wouldn’t be complete without something that pays homage to some of your fan-favorites.
And, for those who believe in Marvel supremacy, there’s this stunning Hulk vs. Hulkbuster Maquette statue. Measuring at 19.5”x21.6”, this full-color collectible features the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man in his Hulkbuster suit, locked in battle.
The full-color, highly detailed piece would look perfect on a side table or display shelf, making all your guests jealous. Plug in the included power cord to activate the built-in light features – in Hulkbuster’s eyes, the arc reactor, and hand repulsors – for a dramatic effect.
Pair this item with your favorite posters, framed comics, and other superhero memorabilia for a unique display that speaks to the child-at-heart in everyone. Heck, they even make Marvel-themed table top games, card sets, dartboards and virtually anything under the sun, so you can still keep in theme without sacrificing any of the usual fun man cave ideas you’d like to incorporate.
Your man cave doesn’t just have to be a place of fun and games; it can be a place where you relax and unwind with a great book, too.
The Capitol Records book offers insight into the legendary record label since its founding in 1942. This large coffee table-style tome includes a history of the label’s hundreds of successful artists and its building from the beginning until now.
Featuring dozens of photos, from promotional shots to behind-the-scenes snaps, this glossy book is something any music lover would love to sit down with a beer and page through.
Consider pairing this with a cigar humidor, library bookshelves, unique coffee table and leather lounging chairs or office desk combo to get in some quality time between the pages of your favorite books.
No man cave is complete without somewhere to comfortably sit while playing video games.
If desktop-based games are your thing, you know how hard it can be to find a full setup that not only makes playing for hours comfortable but also looks great, without totally breaking the bank. Enter the E-WIN 2.0 Gaming Setup.
This sleek carbon fiber gaming desktop comes paired with an ergonomically designed gaming desk chair. The desktop’s surface features up to 48 inches of high-strength textured carbon fiber reflecting points, offering a highly receptive and effective tracking surface for the latest gaming mouse.
The edges of the desktop have built-in lights so you can create either single- or multi-colored light shows while you game. And a multi-function wireless charger is always at hand to keep your devices powered up.
The included gaming chair is made with high-density foam and stain-resistant PU leather for comfort and durability. It’s fully adjustable to help you find your right position to prevent backaches and strain.
While you’re at it, consider upgrading your gaming and audio setup, or taking the plunge into VR. Virtual Reality isn’t just a novelty anymore, it’s a thriving subset of the gaming industry growing at breakneck pace and absolutely exhilarating to participate in.
Why settle for a plain-old air hockey game for your man cave when you can have one that’s designed to look like the ice Team USA Hockey skated on to win the 1980 winter Olympics.
The customizable, licensed Miracle on Ice Edition Super Chexx Pro Air Hockey Game offers high-quality design and exceptional gameplay for hours of fun. Select from a black or red base, the style of base, coin-operated or not, and even whether or not the ice looks “skated on.” Optional LED lights, cupholders, and an under-unit ice rink mat can be added for an even more unique feel.
This unit features custom-painted USA and CCCP uniforms, the United States national anthem, live-action sounds, and a 5” LCD Jumbotron with video screen board and animations.
Watching sports is great, but experiencing them is something else entirely. Put friends and family to the test, hosting game nights or tournaments right in your own man cave. See who has what it takes to win, and who’s the sore sport in your crew.
Build Your Dream Man Cave Or Accessorize the One You’ve Already Got
For a guy, there are few things more exciting than getting the chance to create their own man cave. Your ‘cave’ is a place of refuge and relaxation. A place that’s just yours, where you can let loose, kick back, enjoy a few beers, share some laughs with the guys, and spend some time with your favorite hobbies.
This space should be representative of who you are. Your personality, likes, interests and so on. Surround yourself with everything from fun and quirky to entertaining and make sure that your ‘cave’ is one that you’ll daydream about returning to after a long day’s work.
While you’re at it, take a few – or all – of the man cave ideas above and use them to create a space that’s all your own…one that will make your spouse green with envy!
Just add a TV, somewhere to store snacks, perhaps even a mini-fridge, and before you know it you’ll need to put a padlock on the door to keep out those interested in crashing your pad.
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Until next time, cheers to all the man-cave dwellers out there. May the Force Be With You.