Archive for September, 2013

Fall Weather Means More Time Indoors

Monday, September 30th, 2013

The rainy season has kicked in for most areas, and the nights are starting to get cooler. It’s also getting dark earlier, and while you still might sneak outside to grill up some steaks, it’s likely that you’re spending a lot more time inside than out these days. While we’re all sad to see the summer come to an end so quickly, there are benefits to spending more time inside, especially if you spend some of that time away from the TV.

Football season is in high gear and that may dominate your thoughts for much of each week. But when you are ready for a stretch and a break from staring at the TV screen, consider playing a game of table tennis. You can actually burn 400-600 calories! That’s more than you’d burn going for a walk through the neighborhood and almost enough to compensate for a Big Mac or up to four cans of beer (PSA: Always drink responsibly).

If you’re looking for a way to keep that extra pizza you eat on Monday nights from adding to your waistline, make Tuesday night table tennis night. Include the family and have a table tennis tournament, or just head to your game room or man cave with a buddy and burn off some steam (this can be especially effective if your fantasy football team isn’t doing as well as expected).

If you still don’t have a table, eFamilyFun offers a wide variety of table tennis options, including this Killerspin Professional Table Tennis Table that qualifies for free shipping. All you’ve got to lose is your waistline!

The Revival of Shuffleboard

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

It’s happening all over the country: Bars and clubs are installing shuffleboard tables, and people, anxious to play, are flocking to them. Even though the game has been around for decades, it is experiencing a sudden surge in popularity. In Florida, for example, the sport is becoming more popular than golf!

While shuffleboard began as a deck game, the table version is becoming a serious contender against pool tables and dart boards around the country, and it’s beginning to make its way into the man caves and game rooms of lucky homes as well.

Shuffleboard tables come in a variety of sizes that make it easier to choose one that will fit your space, and while it takes some time and effort to master the game, the challenge and enjoyment is infectious.

The International Shuffleboard Association was founded in St. Petersburg in 1979. The club, whose members play the deck form of the game, struggled to maintain membership, dropping to 35 members in 2005 after seeing a peak of 8,000 members in the late 40s. Now membership has spiked to 200 and continues to grow. The 2013 World Shuffleboard Singles Championship will be held at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club in late October 2013.

Whether you’re brushing up on your game, to attend the championship, or just can’t get enough of shuffleboard in your neighborhood, consider one of the fine shuffleboards available at eFamilyFun, such as the Playcraft Woodbridge Shuffleboard Table in Honey Oak, available in 9’, 12’, 14’ and 16’ lengths and qualifies for free shipping. It makes a perfect addition to your  man cave or game room; it also can be a draw for your club or bar.

Want to learn how to play shuffleboard? Check out our tutorial.

 

Interested in Furnishing Your Man Cave? We Can Help!

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Whether your last kid just left for college or you finally received that bonus, you finally get to carve out a little space of your own. But you don’t want to just start purchasing game tables and furniture without putting a little planning into creating the perfect man cave. Here at eFamilyFun, we have a team of people available to help.

Think about what a disappointment it would be if you ordered a table that didn’t quite fit the space you have, or your wish list exceeds your budget because the shipping cost was not mentioned up front. That can put a real damper on your plans.

Most of us at eFamilyFun have 20 or more years of experience working in the industry and understand how to help you choose just the right tables, accents and furniture to create the man cave space of your dreams. Rather than have to wander through page after page of meaningless descriptions, you can chat live or call one of our eFamilyFun specialists, who can help you determine precisely what kind of tables will fit your needs (and your room), how to install them and what you can expect when they’re shipped.

We work hard to earn your trust and truly believe in building lasting relationships with people. It’s not about making a quick sale; it’s about helping you improve your quality of life and helping you create an escape from that busy, hectic world where you spend most of your time.

When you’re ready to create the man cave or family game room that lets you disconnect and unwind, simply pop over to the eFamilyFun website, where you’ll find our live chat staff waiting to talk to you, or just give us a call. We’re always happy to help.

4 Not-So-Common Must-Haves for Your Man Cave

Monday, September 9th, 2013

When you start furnishing your man cave or game room, there are a few standard items that every man cave will have in common, such as a big-screen TV, a pool table and some comfortable chairs. But when you’re really ready to take your man cave (man pad, manctuary, estrogen-free zone) to the next level, these are the must-have items you need to consider. And with winter just around the corner, you’ll want to be ready for the extra indoor time that you’ll gain by not having to mow the lawn every week.

Neon Lighting for Your Man Cave

Nothing says “man cave” better than neon. Whether you choose to honor your favorite sport team or promote your favorite game (as with this Texas Hold ‘Em sign), neon is a necessary addition to any man cave.

A Jaxx Lounger for Your Man Cave

This foam-filled bean bag lounger fits up to three people, but it’s the perfect spot for you and a special someone whether you’re watching the game together or enjoying a romantic night in. Every man cave should have one.

A Hot Dog Steamer for Your Man Cave

So that you never have to leave your man cave, you need food – easy food that is readily accessible – like this Paragon Dog Hut Hot Dog Steamer. Imagine how handy it will be to reach for a hot dog without missing even a moment of the big game.

A Popcorn Maker for Your Man Cave

The perfect accompaniment for beer, popcorn, is not only the perfect man cave snack but also a health food. The Paragon 1911 8 oz Popcorn Machine is the perfect way to make sure that you can survive extended stays in your man cave without losing the benefit of a healthy source of food.

What else would you add to your man cave? Let us know!