When we first moved into our house, we brought our circular dining table from our New Jersey condo with us. After a year however, we decided we wanted to upgrade the table, as it only seated 6, and it fit awkwardly in our house’s rectangular dining space. A lot of hobby gamers play their games on a custom board gaming table, and we looked at getting one for our dining room.
The advantages of a custom game table for us were:
- A nice playing surface
- A contained area to roll dice and keep other components on the table
- Individual player dashboards to hold cards and tokens
- Cup holders
- The ability to cover the playing surface and keep a game stored long term
We ended up not buying one for a few reasons:
- We prefer to play games in our dining room space, so we needed it to work as a dining table
- We also wanted to be able to host large family and friend dinners, and most custom tables couldn’t hold more than 6
- The custom options were more (way more!) than we wanted to spend
- We didn’t like the look of the custom options
So instead, we looked at buying a new dining table, dining chairs, and adding a few upgrades to improve our game playing experience.