Home Game Room Trends for Fall 2011


 As the purchasing agent for Robbies Billiards I have access to hundreds of quality manufacturers and I get special updates on "whats hot" in the industry.  This fall we are seeing a resurgence in premium goods from a few of our oldest and strongest vendors.  Value and quality are starting to become more important that simple price points for many buyers.  Contemporary and updated styling, along with "green" and renewable materials are much more important than they were just a few years ago. 

Legacy Billiards hit on a very clean, contemporary syle at an extreamly affordable price point in thier "Ella" model pool table.  While the style has been knocked off since its introduction, the Ella remains thier best selling solid hardwood table around $2,000.  In person you can appreciate the lines on the cabinet and blind panels.  In my experience not all curved leg tables strike this visual balance, a rare thing in a table at this price point.

Check out the Ella by Legacy Billiards

Olhausen Billiards is also having great success in dealer pre-orders for thier Waterfall style shuffleboard table.  This curved base shuffleboard is dramatic and unique in the industry.  The maple arch is the longest free standing span of curved wood we have ever seen and certainly lives up to the 8 thousand dollar price point on this stunning showpiece.

While modern styles continue to move into the mainstream there are still manufacturer's who focus new hot product introductions on traditional style game room furniture.  Brunswick Billiards indroduced thier new Westcott pool table at the BCA show this year and dealers have been snatching them up.  The combination of traditional European lines and colors along with the dual drawer for around $4,000 is a killer combination.  This will be a staple table design for years to come.

                 Check out the Westcott table by Brunswick Billiards

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