On what surface do you play your games?

We currently play our games on our dining room table.  Which works for the most part, but recently we decided to upgrade to a game table.  After looking around at a bunch of site we decided on Carolina game tables, as they had something no one else seemed to have, a square table.  It measures 5 x 5 and has about a foot of rail along the edge.  This allows 2 key things for me, up to eight people sitting equal distance from the center of the table and enough room on the side rails that i could have components or books or laptops without having to use separate tables.  Also 8 cup holders, lol.

We should be getting the table in within a couple months, but like most things in the world today, due to covid it has been delayed a bit.

I would love to hear about and see pics of your setups...

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Owner4 months ago

My wife and I play on our dining table too. Most games work completely fine but for something like #Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated, I end up juggling back and forth with most of the stuff on the tabletop, sticker sheets and the scenario book sprawled out on the floor, the box and rest of the unused components somewhere behind us, etc. 

4 months ago

We just use an extendable dining room table...or the floor :D

4 months ago

Usually our dining room table. It's about 3x5, with an removable leaf that can take it to ~3x6. That's the only real table we have, aside from a card table.

4 months ago

We have a 3.5 x 6 folding table that gets most of the love at our house.  Occasionally we use the kitchen Table (around 4x5).  I have a fold up 4x6 Alpha Game Table that I use when I want to set something up larger. 

4 months ago


4 months ago

Very nice, I like that it has wide sides for bigger player boards to fit comfortably on.

Have you found it to be worth the expense vs buying a regular table and $1500 worth of games?

4 months ago

We have not gotten it in yet.  So I don't know for sure.  And I agree this is not for everyone but the price is not so crazy for a well made piece of furniture, which this is, on top of being designed to play games on.  There are many things that make a game table worth it...the playing surface being made of a soft material that makes picking up pieces and cards far easier, the lowered game surface so dice can easily be rolled, and as a bonus the top can be put on without disturbing the game, so you can eat dinner, or even play another game on top...very convenient if you are playing gloomhaven for instance and don't want to break it down all the time.  So while I don't know that it would exactly complete with buying another 20+ games, it certainly makes playing the ones you have more enjoyable...oh ...and cup holders...lol

4 months ago

Looks pretty nice! Does it have a topper or anything like that?

4 months ago

Yes, it's a two piece topper...On the site that picture is a GIF showing the top going on and off.

We also play poker once a month and this is going to be great for that as well.

4 months ago

Ah cool! Enjoy it!