Best Gaming Chairs for Kids Thrifter 2020

Every avid gamer needs the proper equipment — even the youngest players out there! While your mind may instantly travel to thoughts of controllers and headsets, where you'll be playing the game is pretty important as well. Gaming chairs are designed to make gaming a more comfortable experience no matter how tense the match becomes, though some are better suited for children and young adults than others.

Best for anyone: X Rocker SE 2.1 Black Leather Video Gaming Chair

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This X Rocker chair is built onto a pedestal to keep you off the ground while you're gaming. It connects to various gaming consoles, as well as home theater systems, so you can hear audio via the integrated speakers in the chair's headrest. You can even connect multiple chairs together to sync up the sound.

$299 at Amazon

Best for kids: AmazonBasics Kids/Youth Gaming Recliner

AmazonBasics designed this gaming recliner exclusively for kids ages five and up. It's upholstered with LeatherSoft for durability, features a 90-pound weight limit, and even has a comfortable footrest which stays hidden when not in use.

$110.07 at Amazon

Best for super fans: Marvel Avengers Reclining Gaming Chair

Neo Chair's reclining gaming chair sits low to the floor to make it easy for kids to get on and off safely. Among the different styles available is this Marvel Avengers / Captain America design. It even features lumbar support, neck support, and a built-in footrest.

$189.98 at Amazon

Best for hardcore gamers: X Rocker Pro Series H3 Vibrating Gaming Chair

This souped-up X Rocker Pro Series H3 gaming chair is equipped with four speakers, a four-inch subwoofer, and Audio Force Modulation technology designed to magnify sound quality and enhance the audio you hear. And, unlike the other options on our list, it even includes vibration motors that sync up with the audio playing for further immersion in what's on the screen.

$209.99 at Amazon

Best on the floor: Giantex 14-Position Floor Folding Gaming Lounger

Choose one of 14 different positions to sit in with the Giantex Folding Gaming Lounger. This chair is available in several different colors and has been constructed with a high-quality fabric on the outside and thick padding inside for extra comfort during the game.

$69.99 at Amazon

Best on a budget: FDP Soft Floor Video Rocker

Though this chair doesn't have any fancy features like built-in speakers or media controls, it's one of the most affordable picks that can keep your child sitting comfortably while gaming. It even comes in four different colors to suit their style.

$42.78 at Amazon

Take a seat!

It's time to score a gaming chair! The first thing you'll want to keep in mind when whittling down your options is how tall you are (or your intended recipient). For younger players, floor chairs can be plenty comfortable and more affordable than traditional models. However, teens or young adults may find themselves better situated in a reclining option like the AmazonBasics Gaming Recliner.

Some gaming chairs even have speakers built-in and allow you to connect different media sources for listening, including gaming consoles, DVD players or home theater systems, your smartphone, and more. One of our favorites is the X Rocker SE 2.1 Gaming Chair. Though it doesn't sit on the floor, it's pretty low to the ground making it easy for children to climb on and off without worrying about falling. You will however need an adapter (such as an Optical to RCA adapter) to connect it to current-gen consoles like the Xbox One or PlayStation 4.

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