The click of billiard balls twirling elegant geometries across a scarlet table. The flick of a playing card on green baize in a “friendly” game of Texas Hold ’em—or an equally ruthless round of bridge. The slap and clack of a 50-point domino. The slide of a queen across the chessboard for a rear-rank checkmate. And the neon glow and synthesized stutters emanating from a legacy Ms. Pac-Man arcade cabinet. What shares these lovely sights and sounds? The games room.
Luxury Defined, the online magazine of Christie’s International Real Estate, spotlights that special room in a special house, dedicated solely to the creation of recreation: a leisurely leisure space, custom built and kitted out with games galore and entertainment à gogo.
Dungriffan in Dublin, Ireland
Palatial Estate in Beverly Hills, California
Grand Maison in Midi-Pyrenees, France
Searching for a home with a games room? Explore a luxury collection of homes with custom-built recreation spaces here.