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I wouldn't surprised to hear some stats that floors are dirtier than before. And while kids are better suited for this, I know some adults who wouldn't be able to get back up from the floor.

The term "tabletop gaming" is thrown around, but it's every bit a misnomer as "board game" where there are no boards and just cards, dice, tiles, etc.
 
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we just moved and don't have a coffee table yet (or any other table for that matter), so i've been playing on the floor lately

it's not my preferred though, cos sitting cross-legged gets a bit uncomfortable after a while, but i have been known to play some games on the bed when we're watching tv (like playing on the ocean with all the waves of sheets and blankets)
 
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Sometimes I play on the floor. Some games work better there. Marbles, anyone?
 
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Reading the subject header made my back wince in pain.
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My cat did.
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My son and I will occasionally play card games on the floor (WH40K: conquest, Dice Masters, Star Wars Destiny). I find the my knees can't sit crosse legged for too long. Guess I'm starting to get old.
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Only this one Battle Masters.

There are not many tables that can handle a four ft by four ft battlefield.
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I often play games on the floor with my sons, as it allows them a better perspective on the board and better reach. Like other oldies on here, I don't so much sit though, more sort of sprawl.
 
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I haven't got the knees for that.

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I do when im too lazy to get out the card table.. then about 15 mins into the game i regret it and end up with a sore back.
 
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I play on the floor with my kids whenever my back starts to feel great. Then when I'm done my back hurts a ton and my knees are bruised and I wonder what the heck I was doing.
 
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Yes... some social games during a party.
 
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Of course not. It's covered here at 2:11:

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ackmondual wrote:
I wouldn't surprised to hear some stats that floors are dirtier than before. And while kids are better suited for this, I know some adults who wouldn't be able to get back up from the floor.


I often play on the floow, and I'm middle aged. I prefer a chair for long games though.

FWIW, floors used to be dirt.
 
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I will often setup game on floor not out of preference purely coz it's the only flat surface available (and sometimes the only one big enough as nmodern games seem to be getting bigger and bigger footprints, looking at you star wars rebellion ) as in our house as soon as a nice flat surface is cleared my kids will normally take that as a sign that it needs something on it. Be it laptops, homework, or just random bits of paper which no one will admit to putting there .
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I did a year ago. That was painful and uncomfortable. And even though I had just washed the floor, it remained dirtier than I would have wished it to be so...

Yeah, not having enough room for a decent table sucks. And that's still the case :/
 
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Yes, when playing Claustrophobia. There are certain map layouts that would require a stupidly shaped table, so the floor makes it easy
 
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Wow... honestly, this has never occurred to me! Which surprises me as I can see the potential benefits. Now whether my pushing 50 gaming group can manage that is another question! My daughter would dig it though so maybe we'll have to try it (with tons of pillows for us older folk!).
 
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It has been several years since I sat on the floor to play a game. My dining room table is generally only used for family gatherings and board games. I don't have children and my family gatherings are only a couple of times a year, so it mostly just board games in there now.
 
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Yes, either with my children or if we are playing two games at game night. When playing with my children sometimes the game is on the sofa (usually Connect Four as I have a mini travel set which is very small). Sometimes we pull a piece of wood out to play on that or use a mdf chess board if want a flat surface.

I'd almost always play at a table if I had the choice (maybe I'd play some 2p card games on the sofa). Cushions and something to lean against make the floor less uncomfortable.
 
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Not since my Dungeons and Dragons days.
 
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Closest we get to the floor is 7 Wonders Duel on the coffee table. We sit on the floor and lean against the couch. My hips can't do criss-cross-applesauce, kneeling leaves me too tall for games on the floor, and lying prone is uncomfortable.
 
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Play all my games at home on the floor, I have a board covered in green baize I put down. Into my mid forties so I do make 'old man' noises standing up after a game
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Yes...but it takes me a few afterward to straighten entirely.
 
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SuperJoeUK wrote:

....I do make 'old man' noises standing up after a game


This this this. 80% of my gaming is solo whilst Mrs Yorga watches some tat or other on TV, only notice how uncomfortable it is when I try to stand up to get a drink or something. "Old man knees"

I was thinking of getting myself a felt board to stick under the settee as well!
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