Entertaining Design

A Blog From Peters Billiards

Happy 2019!

January 19, 2019

It’s the New Year and many of us are trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions. (The key word here is ‘trying’.)  One of the top 10 most popular New Year’s Resolutions, which rings true with me, is to spend more quality time with family and friends. In this day and age when we spend so much time on our phones or feel pressured to get everything on our to-do list done we can sometimes forg... Read More

New Games and Furniture for the 2018 Holiday Season!

November 17, 2018

It’s time to start thinking about the holidays, entertaining, and spending much more time indoors. We’ve had strange fall weather this year and even though it’s not Thanksgiving yet, those temperatures outside sure feel like mid-January. Brr!  Peters Billiards has stocked up on everything you need to have fun and stay cozy this season with new games and furniture. In the past couple months we have switc... Read More

Now Trending: Modern Game Tables

January 23, 2018

Today we will look at a current game room trend: the modern game table. Classic octagon shaped tables have been around for a while, but things are changing. With such a wide variety of options in table shapes, sizes, designs, and colors available today the classic game table is taking on new life and creating the perfect addition the game room.  A couple of our U.S. based manufacturers have really worked hard to bring in ... Read More

File under: Design, Games, Trends

Happy New Year!

January 9, 2018

Happy 2018! Let’s embrace this New Year with ways to enjoy your home for yourself and with people you love.  This last year was filled with ideas to step your entertainment game up a notch. Now it’s time to actually make those New Year’s resolutions come true. Whether you’re wanting to spruce up your game room or put together the perfect gathering spot on your patio we have inspiration and expert g... Read More

“A Family that Plays Together, Stays Together” – PART 2

December 12, 2017

We’re back with 5 more games to get your family together for a little healthy competition and plenty of laughs. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of your work, kid’s homework, and the stress of everyday life and just play! These are 5 popular electronic games for the whole family to enjoy.    1. Back to the 80’s Cocktail Re-live your past and introduce the younger ones to the famous class... Read More

File under: Games

“A Family That Plays Together, Stays Together” - PART 1

December 5, 2017

Playing games with your loved ones is a place where jokes are shared, communication grows, laughs are sure to be had, and family memories are made. Experts say that communication and connections made when playing together helps to create a solid healthy foundation for families. Just think about some of your favorite memories as a child. Most of mine are when my family was together doing something we enjoyed. At Peters, we hav... Read More

File under: Pool Tables, Games

It’s Peters After Thanksgiving Sale!

November 20, 2017

Peters After Thankgiving Sale starts this Friday! It's the perfect opportunity to check some gifts off your holiday gift list. Family games including pool, shuffleboard, pinball. foosball, air hockey, table tennis, pac man, arcade games, poker tables, dart boards and cabinets, and more will be at this season's best prices.   We also have everything you need to complete your game room for the holidays&nb... Read More

Peters Billiards is 60!

September 12, 2017

Peters Billiards is 60 and loving it! In 1957 we opened our doors. We've moved, remodeled, and expanded the products we carry during those 60 years, but we've kept our Minneapolis roots and love for family games. Owners, Greg and Carol Peterson, were born and raised in Minneapolis and our heart and soul continues to be a family business that treats customers like family.  After all “Family is not a... Read More

File under: Pool Tables, Games

Made in America!

June 20, 2017

It’s summer! And as it gets closer to America’s holiday it always makes me feel nostalgic. It reminds me I should be spending my time grilling on the patio, eating watermelon, going to the lake, and wearing some form of red, white and blue. But why celebrate America only once a year? At Peters Billiards we try and promote American made quality and craftsmanship in as many products as we can all year round. From pat... Read More

Spring Storewide Sale!

March 14, 2017

Peters Billiards is inviting you to our Spring Storewide Sale!  The sale runs this Thursday March 16 through Sunday March 19. We're marking down EVERYTHING in our store for this event: pool tables, patio furniture, poker tables, kitchen and bar stools, pinball machines, video games, home theater seating, bars, entertainment centers, sofas, foosball, air hockey, table tennis...almost everything! We will have financin... Read More

Winter Deals!!!

January 5, 2017

Beat the winter blues with something new for your home or patio. Floor Models, One-Of-A-Kinds, Closeouts, Discontinued, Overstock and Clearance items are available now! We’ve recently marked down pool tables, games, sofas, recliners, accent tables, pub tables, dining sets, kitchen and bar stools, game tables, bars, artwork, accessories, patio furniture and more. All items are available for pick-up same day or schedule a ... Read More

‘Tis the Season of Giving

December 15, 2016

It’s that time of year again when you want to gift your loved ones with something to show them how much they mean to you. Peters Billiards has gifts that will surely bring lots of laughs, smiles, and great memories.  Last season I posted a game room gift guide that included classic games, unique options, active games, and more.  Be sure to check out the Ultimate Game Room Gift Guide post along with a few new ad... Read More

The Game of Air Hockey

December 6, 2016

A popular and active game for many ages, air hockey has been around for about 45 years. The original idea was to create a miniature hockey game that involved a frictionless surface that a puck could float on. Using ice as the surface was obviously out of the question so an air table came about and the rest is history.   Interesting Facts 1.    Air hockey was invented between 1962 and 1972 by a group of B... Read More

File under: Games

Peters After Thanksgiving Sale!

November 22, 2016

What are you thankful for? I know I’m thankful for Peters Billiards AFTER THANKSGIVING SALE! Our two-story showroom is loaded with games – bubble hockey, foosball, shuffleboard, game tables, pinball, darts, table tennis, video games, and the finest pool tables around. Plus we have patio furniture, kitchen and barstools, theater seating, sofas, custom bars and much more.  Come in soon for delivery by December 2... Read More

Pinball Update!

November 15, 2016

Pinball is a fun and exciting game that makes a perfect addition to a game room. A while back I posted about pinball including interesting facts, history, and current games in production. If you didn’t get a chance to see it check out the post DING! DING! DING! pinball games. With the holidays fast approaching pinball makes the perfect addition to your game room, as well as a wonderful surprise for that kid-at-heart on C... Read More

File under: Games

3 Main Ingredients for the Ultimate Game Room

November 1, 2016

With the holiday seasons and cold weather upon us it’s time to start thinking about indoor entertainment. Whether it’s for you and your kids, game night with friends, or to gather family together around the holidays for laughter, a game room always puts a smile on everyone’s face. Here we talk about 3 main ingredients to creating the Ultimate Game Room.   1.    ULTIMATE GAMES Of course ... Read More

File under: Furniture, Pool Tables, Games

Fall Back to Indoor Entertaining

September 8, 2016

As the kids go back to school and we prepare to spend more time indoors, it’s time to tackle those interior decorating projects. Looking for a new sofa or sectional? Are you interested in adding a few more decorative pieces to your family game room? Did you just finish a kitchen remodel and are in need of kitchen stools? I’ve collected a group of past postings that will help you tackle those indoor projects so you... Read More

American Made Furniture: Mikhail Darafeev

June 23, 2016

Here at Peters Billiards we strive to carry long lasting, quality furniture that will last for generations. We have carried the Mikhail Darafeev brand for over 35 years! This family owned and California based premier manufacturer of wood game room furniture has continually impressed us with their quality, style and attention to detail. Today I’d like to highlight a few of the reasons why Darafeev furniture stands the tes... Read More

File under: Furniture, Barstools, Games

SPRING STOREWIDE SALE EVENT!

March 8, 2016

You're Invited to Peters Spring Storewide Sale! We’re marking down EVERYTHING in our store for this event: pool tables, patio furniture, poker tables, kitchen and bar stools, pinball machines, video games, home theater seating, bars, entertainment centers, sofas and sectionals, foosball, air hockey, table tennis, shuffleboards, pub tables, artwork and more! Come see our 2016 patio furniture display, from in-stock t... Read More

The Ultimate Game Room Gift Guide

December 10, 2015

Games are a great way to spend time with family so why not gift a game to someone on your list? It’s sure to bring laughter and lots of fun memories. We have games in all your favorite categories including classic, unique, strategy, competitive, fast-paced, small-scale and more! There’s something for everybody on this list.   CLASSIC GAMES Looking for a classic strategy game? Why not wrap up Backgammon or... Read More

File under: Games

Take Me Back Tuesday - Gift Ideas to UnPlug the Family

December 1, 2015

Last holiday season I focused on gift Ideas to “unplug” the family and it’s still a hot topic. With our highly scheduled lives we are constantly “plugged in”.  Games bring families together and help kids learn to relate to each other productively in unstructured, in-person, unsupervised settings that are becoming more and more rare.  This unstructured play stimulates creativity and lets ... Read More

File under: Games

Peters Billiards After Thanksgiving Sale!

November 24, 2015

It's Peters After Thanksgiving Sale! With reduced pricing on items such as pool tables, table tennis, foosball, shuffleboard, dartboards and cabinets, air hockey, kitchen and bar stools, theater seating, sofas, pub tables, arcade games, patio furniture, artwork and more! We have gift ideas and furniture that will get your home ready for the holidays. The sale starts Friday November 27th and runs through Monday November 30... Read More

It’s Time To Save!

October 6, 2015

It's Peters Billiards Fall Storewide Sale Event! We've stocked the store and our warehouse with quite the selection of furniture and games so you're ready to entertain this season. We have barstools, sofas and sectionals, recliners, theater seating, pool tables, shuffleboard, table tennis, foosball, air hockey, arcade games, pub tables, game tables, patio furniture, lighting, artwork and much more.  Virtu... Read More

You’re invited to visit our NEW website!

September 29, 2015

Introducing our newly updated website! We've packed it full of inpirational ideas and images for you, and made it even easier to navigate. You'll also find helpful tips and expert advice.   NEW FEATURES INCLUDE:  Newly remodeled virtual space  Searchability  Updated product photos and descriptions  Phone and tablet capabilities Options for pinning, posting, tweeting, sharing and howe... Read More

What’s new at Peters Billiards?

July 29, 2015

If you haven’t been to our store lately here is a sneak peak at new items we have on display. We always try to stay on trend to reflect what customers are asking for and we want show new products we fall in love with. Along with new items on display, we also continue to have new items in our Peters Backroom clearance area. Right now we have plenty of patio furniture on sale and ready to take home. You can get a sneak p... Read More

Peters Billiards Spring Storewide Sale Event

March 10, 2015

The sale starts this Thursday March 12th and runs through Sunday March 15th. Virtually everything is on sale! Indoor and outdoor furniture and games including: patio furniture, barstools, pool tables, arcade games, sofas, theater seating, game tables, foosball, table tennis, shuffleboard, artwork, accessories and much more. With our storewide sale this upcoming weekend ALL of our patio furniture will be discounted with extra... Read More

The Game of Darts

February 10, 2015

When it’s cold outside you have to get creative and find indoor activities to keep busy. Darts is a classic game that can be played by young and old alike in the comfort of your own home. You don’t need expensive equipment or a large space to play this game. It’s a game for the whole family and everyone has room. If you’re new to the game or need a little refresher, check out below for unique facts, int... Read More

File under: Games

Should you buy American Made Products?

January 27, 2015

I’m sure if we could we would all love to have American made products in our home. In this day and age it’s hard to find American made products for one and they’re not always in our budget. It’s true American made products in general tend to cost a little more, but for good reason. Here at Peters Billiards we try our best to carry American made furniture, games, and accessories whenever possible. Here a... Read More

JANUARY CLEARANCE - Going on Now!

January 8, 2015

We are making room for 2015 products arriving daily! Save on floor models, one-of-a-kinds, discontinued items & overstock available now through January 19th. We have a lot of inventory including theater seating, sofas, recliners, patio furniture, pool tables, games, barstools, artwork and more! Our Peters Backroom is also full with additional discounts on already reduced prices. Here are just a few of the many pieces w... Read More

Unplugged Games for the Family - Shuffleboard

January 3, 2015

It could be a long winter. To help keep boredom at bay for kids and adults, how about a non-electronic game such as a shuffleboard table? This game is often seen in bars and pubs, but it started as an outdoor game played at resorts or retirement homes. Today’s table top version offers year-round fun for all ages and is a great addition to your family’s game room.   DID YOU KNOW? 1. To most people’s... Read More

File under: Games

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