If it is very high then it isn't really a "coffee table" anymore. I bought our living room coffee table specifically with games in mind. 20 inch height. 30 inch by 48 inch size. I am happy with it. But it means bending over to play games. I would not play a long game on such a table. On the other hand, it is low enough to accommodate players sitting on the floor (I have carpets). Thanks for the feedback, since floor sitting is unlikely in my case, we can likely go a little higher. It doesn't need to serve as a full-on coffee table, more likely it will occasionally double as a laptop table or for magic card sorting.