3 Great Board Game Tables from Kickstarter
Tables are the silent heroes of the board game world. We discuss dice trays, dice towers, card protectors but the table oftens slips our minds. I started noticing how important they are after getting into X-Wing Miniature Game. It turned out my piece of furniture wasn’t wide enough to match game’s requirements of 90x90cm. For a while I had to play it on the floor. Regular board games were also often difficult to set up, especially when playing with more than 2 people.
As it happens, there are 3 Kickstarter campaigns with dedicated board game tables, all running simultaneously right now. Let’s check them out.
The Jasper: A Board Gaming Table
The Jasper is a creation of Chad DeShon, the designer of The Duchess gaming table, that managed to collect whopping $2,592,231 on Kickstarter. Judging from the early data, his newest work is also on its way to break some records.
The Jasper is designed as a premium product. It’s made from Malaysian Oak and feels really sturdy. All sides have thick borders, so your dice won’t fall off. The gaming surface is cushioned, which makes for easier card flipping and helps to keep all cardboard and plastic game elements in in place.