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And thinks that it is too small.

What does FFG have against average sized tables?

They must make tables freakin' huge up in the land of ice and snow.

I'd hate to see what they'd do to a card table.
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Y'know, we never seem to have trouble with this.

Then again, we play on a 4'x8' pool table, converted with inserts.

Think that might have something to do with it?

In a few years, when the latest FFG games overruns our gaming table, we'll know that they've truly gone off the deep end!
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FFG could make a lot of money if they sold tables too.
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With just a few wooden beams and nails, most FFG games can be converted easily INTO tables. C'mon, everyone knows this. I eat off of Middle Earth every night. Azeroth makes a good diaper-changing table for the little one.

I'll post a DIY thread soon.
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EAGLE games is just as guilty (Railroad Tycoon, Conquest of the Empire, etc). We often just play on the floor, or kick the rest of the family out of the dining room/kitchen and grab the extra table leaves!
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Doesn't matter if the game could easily fit in a board half the size. The equation always is:

Huge board = more attractive = more sales

Who cares if customers don't own huge tables?
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My friends have "table envy." Not only can my table handle RRT easily, it's also collapsible and has a handle. Not to mention lightweight.
I take it with me when playing at others' houses.
 
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I guess not *everything* is big in Texas.
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Kevin Wilson's joke is that with every Arkham Horror expansion, you're just that much closer to playing on the floor.

...or is it a joke?!?
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Walt Disney once called rides like "it's a Small World" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" "People Eaters" because they could handle a lot of park visitors in short order.

I now dub these games "Table Haters".
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I bought my dining room table specifically with FFG in mind. Found a great priced expanding one a ikea. I'm able to fit World of Warcraft and all the expansions on my table (fully expanded). I even have a couple of computer chairs around the table for when we're playing games that take up the entire thing that way we can just slide back in forth from board to board.

But I am in a very icy snowy area and that very well could explain it.
 
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joebelanger wrote:
Walt Disney once called rides like "it's a Small World" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" "People Eaters" because they could handle a lot of park visitors in short order.

I don't think that's the ONLY reason that "It's a Small World" is called that. I swear, that ride must be somehow connected to R'lyah (is that how it's spelled?), as you never come out with the same level of sanity that you go in with.

Perhaps Disney was a Cthulhu cultist, and It's a Small World was just the beginning of his plan to feed unwitting souls to the Elder Gods?
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About ten years ago, I purchased three 2' x 4' wooden tables that I could confiure as I wished to support one large or several small games at once. It shouldn't cost folks much to buy 3 or 4 2'x4' folding tables that they can store away when not in use.

 
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When my wife and I first moved from Canada to L.A. about ten years ago, we needed a new gaming table, but one which we could store in a small apartment with ease.

We picked up two Ikea plain wooden trestles and a 4'x6' piece of MDF hardwood from Home depot. Then we covered the MDF with some black rubber-backed padded auto upholstery that she found for super-cheap in the fashion district in some discount fabric place. Total cost, around 40 bucks and an afternoon's work. It folds down and stores against the wall.

Even though it is now our secondary table (it is 4'x6', and our pool table is slightly more than 4'x8'), we still get comments on what a great gaming table it is. There is something about the lined black auto upholstery that gives it that extra zing, and makes it just seem like a gaming table.

Plus it is great for miniatures gaming.

If anybody is looking for a gaming-related project, look at some auto upholstery fabrics at a discount store. Pick up some glue and a staple-gun, a piece of MDF, some trestles, and go to town!

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The only FFG game I play is Through the Desert, which fits nicely on most tables.
 
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So, where'd you get your lightweight, collapsing table with a handle?
 
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joebelanger wrote:
And thinks that it is too small.

What does FFG have against average sized tables?

They must make tables freakin' huge up in the land of ice and snow.

I'd hate to see what they'd do to a card table.


That's why I created my 4x8 table.

No, not really. I initially made it for WH40k, but it easily accepts those big ass board board games, too. And, it also makes a great RPG table as well.

I just have to sand down the top and cover it with felt or something to keep people from getting splinters!
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