Have you caught the board game bug?
You will probably want to get a board game table eventually, then.
Sure, you can play on a regular table indefinitely, but a board game table would make the life of any board game enthusiast easier.
Getting one especially makes sense if you are living in an apartment where you can only have one table due to space limitations.
So let’s take a look at the five best board game tables…
1. The Prophecy by Wyrmwood
Ever since the company was founded back in 2012, Wyrmwood’s mission remained the same: creating the finest innovative accessories for tabletop games. They handcraft their acessories using natural materials which is why their products are known for their craftsmanship. Their flagship board game table is The Prophecy. It is designed to accommodate six to ten players so it’s perfect for throwing board game parties.
It has two key innovative features:
- A lift mechanism. Board game tables have dining toppers that can be put over a game in progress. This allows the table to be used as a regular table without disturbing the game. However, this means that the gaming surface is set below the normal table height, which can feel uncomfortable. The Prophecy solves this problem with a unique lift mechanism that allows you to adjust the height of the gaming surface according to your needs.
- Spill-resistant dining topper. As you can imagine, when you are dining on a table that has a board game in progress right underneath the topper, a spill may leak through the topper seams and damage your game set. The Prophecy has a unique spill-resistant dining topper with integrated rubber at each seam to protect against this. Moreover, it also completely overlaps the gaming surface. This means that a spill would either get trapped at the seam or roll off to the side.
You can customize The Prophecy with these features:
- Large and small cup holders.
- Component organizer.
- Card shelf.
- Master shelf.
- Surface overlays (battlemat and acrylic).
You can also choose from 16 wood options and 15 fabric options.
It’s important to note that since every The Prophecy table is custom and handcrafted, it may take a while until your table is completed. You will need to provide a $1,000 furniture deposit which also serves as a down payment to secure your place in the build queue. Once Wyrmwood are ready to start crafting your table, they will contact you to finalize the order. This will happen several months before the estimated date of completion.
The final cost of The Prophecy will be at least $5,000, but that’s just the starting price, so it will probably be higher depending on the customization. It goes without saying that this table is a serious investment which only makes sense for the most passionate board game enthusiasts. That being said, it’s arguably the best board game table on the market, so if you are crazy about board games and can afford it, you may want to look into it.
2. Jasper by Board Game Tables
Jasper is a much less sophisticated, but also much more affordable option. This table can accommodate six people and has a 3’ x 5’ playing area. It is available in natural color or dark walnut color. It features a recessed play area with 3’’ wide armrests around the perimeter of the table. The play area has a padded polyester felt surface that is around 6mm thick and lays flat without bouncing. The table costs $699. You can buy the topper, which makes Jasper look like a regular dining room or kitchen table, separately for $359.
You can also add other features to your order:
- Jasper Cup Holder ($16).
- Jasper Wine Glass Holder ($16).
- Jasper Wing Shelf ($89).
- Jasper Side Shelf ($69).
- Jasper Chair ($189).
Plus, you can also buy additional gaming surfaces in five different colors for $39 each. Although Jasper is a budget board game table, it doesn’t mean that it’s cheaply made. The company takes pride in the fact that its made of solid wood (Malaysian Oak) as well as in their tight quality assurance process. Want to get a decent board game table, but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on it? Jasper may be just what you are looking for.
3. Megan Rustic by GeeknSon
Megan Rustic is a board game table that has a simple design that wouldn’t look out of place on a homestead. It’s a great option if you have rustic home decor and you want a table that works well with it. The table is 3′ 28″ x 4′ 92″ and the playing surface is 2′ 55″ x 4′ 20”. It has an aluminum rail system that allows accessories to be easily placed anywhere around the table. The play area comes with either red or blue inset fabric. Megan Rustic costs £2,263 (around $2,993), but you can also add accessories such as a cup holder (£45) and a counter holder (£30).
4. Emma by GeeknSon
Emma is another great board game table from GeeknSon that doubles as a stylish coffee table. It is available in two sizes: 2’3’’ x 3’11’’ and 2’7’’ x 4’3’’.
It comes in nine colors:
- Winter White.
- Natural Ash.
- White European Oak.
There’s also an additional custom color option. You can choose the inset fabric from baize and velvet. Emma doesn’t have any accessories, but that can be seen as a positive, since the variety of accessories that come with most popular board game tables can be overwhelming. Meanwhile, with this board game table, it’s pretty straightforward: there’s one product and one price. You may want to consider Emma if you are in need of both a board game table and a coffee table.
5. Standard Game Table With Normal Edge by Tables 4 Games
Tables 4 Games is owned by the Patton family which has a woodcraft studio in Augusta, Georgia. It’s clear that they take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of their tables so no matter what you order from them, you can expect a beautiful, handcrafted piece of furniture. This standard board game table is well-suited for smaller spaces such as kitchens and can comfortably accommodate four people (though you can squeeze a bit to fit six). Its total size is 55″ x 39″ and the play area is 48″ x 32″ which is enough for most board games as well as puzzles. Once you put the topper on, it will look like a regular kitchen table. It costs $900.
A board game table is a significant investment.
However, it’s important to remember that it will double as a regular table, so it’s not like you would be spending all that money just so you could play games.
It’s also worth noting that board game tables are produced by woodworkers who are masters of their craft.
That means that you are also paying for the craftsmanship that you can then appreciate for a lifetime.
When you consider that, the price doesn’t seem so steep anymore.