The best gaming t-shirts to buy this summer
Do you want a conversation starter at tough parties? Do you want everyone to know how much you play video games? Do you want strangers to approach you and say “cool shirt, man”? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider buying a gaming shirt.
Whatever your reasons, gaming shirts are plentiful these days! With so many options, it’s hard to choose – and no one’s wardrobe can consist exclusively of t-shirts. To give you a hand, we are featuring some of our favorite options in this article!
if you can see me
If you are a Dungeons & Dragons fan, this shirt is a great option for representing your nerd-dom in public! It’s available in ten colors, so there are options for every wardrobe. From our point of view, if you’re going to wear a shirt with a corny slogan on it, at least make it funny! This one is a bit clunkier in bright, light colors like pink that jump out at you, just for irony.
Also, this shirt gives you a good exit when you need to leave a conversation – Simply show your shirt and say you raised a natural 20. Then run away as fast as you can. They’ll laugh…or they’ll never talk to you again, but that’s okay because if they can’t appreciate a good D&D joke, we don’t want it.
This generic gaming shirt is a great conversation starter. By far, it’s pretty generic – if you can read the word “Gamer”, it might give a stranger a good laugh. But up close, you can examine all the goofy things written on the shirt, like how you “need pizza and soda.”
This one comes in five colors and its conversational nature makes it ideal for parties. It’s best to use it when you know the people around you will be receptive to at least some light talk about video games; we would not recommend this shirt for an office encounter. After all, what if they search for you and find your Twitch stream?
Borderline Animal Crossing Cosplay
Animal Crossing has a distinct look as a franchise and the latest installment, New Horizons, has only served to hone and solidify it. These button down shirts are worn by the team that helps run and run your island, and are simply iconic. Through the miracle known as technology, you can have a perfect recreation of it!
The best thing about these shirts is that they are secret. Anyone familiar with the game will love it, although it doesn’t seem particularly unusual to non-gamers (just maybe a little flamboyant).
Reintegrate into society
Shirts full of text tend to overwhelm the viewer, but we’ll make an exception for this one. This is a shirt about how someone forced you to be social (which, unsurprisingly, is what most gaming shirts are about these days).
What we do like, however, is that this controller bears a vague resemblance to Sony’s original PlayStation DualShock controller, which was released in 1997. the company, that would imply you’ve been locked away from video games for over two whole decades. You must despair!
Or, you could always just buy it to feel smart when you explain to people the differences between the controller on the shirt and the real DualShock from 1997.
The design of this shirt is nice and simple: the hand (which is the symbol of the Dark Brotherhood in the Elder Scrolls) with “We know” scribbled underneath. It mimics the letter you receive in Skyrim once the Dark Brotherhood notices you.
Like the one in Animal Crossing, we love this shirt for being understated. To any unsuspecting viewer, this might look like an edgy, ominous shirt. Even if they had played Skyrim before, that might not mean they had interacted with or remembered the Dark Brotherhood. However, the educated people in the crowd will know you for the player you are.
Lilo & (Player) Stitch
Stitch may not be from a video game himself, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be in your games merch! This adorable t-shirt comes in seven colors for you to choose from and is sure to give you a dopamine rush every time you look at it.
After all, what better way to start the day than by pulling out this t-shirt? Even if you don’t want it for yourself, it would be a great gift for a teenager or kid in your life who has started playing.
We can never forget the early days of video game culture. The world was, at the same time, somehow incredibly different and fundamentally the same as we are today. Many of us grew up on early consoles, like the Atari, and will never forget them.
This shirt lets you remind all viewers of that fact. It is available in five different colors and in cuts for men, women and children, because anyone of any age or gender is welcome look back fondly on the old days.
Adventure awaits at Baldur’s Gate
Another secret shirt option! This one comprises Baldur’s Gate from Dungeons & Dragons, drawn in a modern style. You see these kinds of designs on shirts from many places – cities, countries, tourist destinations, jobs – so if one eye just passes over them, it seems pretty normal.
Take a closer look at the details, however, and there’s full of little references to please any Dungeons & Dragons fan. This shirt also comes in five different colors, giving you plenty of room to match your wardrobe.
We can’t help but love this simple yet unique design for a Mario t-shirt. Boo (the ghost) hides in the distance as the villains of the series do mischief nearby.
With popular brands like Mario, the shirts are often quite unimpressive. They have a Mario game logo and/or a number of franchise characters and/or a goofy joke. It is a refreshing change of pace; it presents underrepresented characters from the series in a creative way.
We could resist showing you this adorable “gamesolotl” t-shirt! This features an axolotl holding a small controller in its hands – we could coo on it all day.
The shirt is available in ten colors, so you have plenty of options on how you want your gamesolotl to look edgy. Black is a classic gamer color, of course, so it can match your setup and make gamesolotl look like a serious gamer. On the other hand, a yellow shirt gives the impression that the gamesolotl is having a nice day relaxing, enjoying the sun and enjoying his favorite pastime. The choice is yours.
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