If you’re looking to create a gaming room in your home, there are a lot of requisites you need to bring in. Modern gaming does put a lot of emphasis on video games, especially with how fast virtual reality technology has progressed. But board games are still just as prevalent as their digital counterparts and many individuals enjoy getting competitive with their friends.
The great thing about board games is that many of them you can play seemingly anywhere; on the floor, at a picnic, even on the plane if the board is small enough. But to maximize comfort and ensure that after the hours of playing board games no one leaves with a sore back, the optimal way to play is on a table. Any dining or coffee table would work, but if you’re looking to create a specialized gaming room, there are a few more things you need to take into consideration when picking out a table for your board games.
The size of the table is a great place to start. Most board games are 15×15 or 20×20 inches, which is quite easy to fit on most tables. However, there are far bigger boards out there that may require a bigger table. Look through all the board games that you have, find the biggest one, and purchase a table according to its size. If you have a smaller game room, you can opt for a smaller table if most of the board games you play use an average-sized board.
The table cloth is also very important for board games. Regular wooden varnish is very smooth and as a result, your pieces, dice, and cards are going to be slipping all over the place, falling to the floor, and getting lost. There is a specialized table cloth you can purchase that is designed specifically for board games. This table cloth offers more friction, which means even if you purposefully slide your cards across the table, they won’t go too far. This is especially good for card games, but even in the case of dice, a board game table cloth is a great way to keep your pieces from falling off the surface.
Then there’s the question of game tables, which can be a specialized piece of furniture or just any regular table big enough for board games. The trick here is to pick out the shape of your table as this will have a big impact on your board game experience. For example, rectangular tables may offer plenty of room, but they do are not always convenient. If four people are playing a game, the distance between them is not going to be equal depending on which side they’re sitting on. Round tables are way more competitive and even out the playing field in this regard. Since everyone is sitting approximately the same distance from one another, you will have a more fair experience, as you don’t have several people bunched up together where they can see each others’ cards meanwhile one other person is completely separate and hidden