How I became the (Box) CaveDweller
I used to have a spare bedroom set up as my "game cave", complete with a full size racing and flight simulator rig. Force-feedback wheel and Hands On Throttle And Stick (HOTAS) setup, PC, and a whole spaghetti mess of cables and wires. This wasn’t a problem because my wife could close the door and my messy monstrosity was hidden from her view. Everything was going so well...
A few years later my gaming world fell apart when my mother-in-law had to move in with us. A cancer survivor, fighting a whole host of issues from chemo and radiation that had put her in a wheelchair, the only option was–you guessed it– to move her into the spare bedroom! I had little choice but to give up my game-cave.
My wife, of course, balked at the idea of moving the sim rig to another part of the house. ”Oh absolutely NOT! That eyesore isn’t going in the living room, and it definitely isn’t going in our bedroom!" was her response.
"Cue melancholy violin music"
To my chagrin, I had to sell my sim rig. I spent the next several years trying to figure out how I could have an immersive gaming experience, where my sweet, loving, adorable wife wouldn’t have to look at my mess and would approve.
I finally came up with a concept that could generate a 'win-win' so we could both have what we wanted. The concept basically hides my beloved "Game Cave" inside a box, while sitting right in front of my family room couch. My wife has given it an enthusiastic approval for the better part of two years now. I'm on my fifth prototype to make it more durable and have a professional finish.
I’ve decided to call it "GameBox" the game cave in a box…
Founder/CEO, BoxCave Furniture