Indeed, it is essential to have some focal points in your game room or home entertainment space. More so, it is vital that the area is warm and inviting to those you wish to be with.
The design of these spaces needs to incorporate the functional requirements, such as pool requires specific clearance to make legal shots and enough space for casual and comfortable conversation by onlookers. Rooms need to offer alternatives to those not playing as well. Perhaps a different game or bar to sit at. Such as pictured in these examples.