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Keith "Boaty McBoatface" C
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My friend play poker at his place often, so he also uses the fold-up poker table for gaming. I know some people have just taken a large piece of plywood and covered it with felt and matting and just lay that on their dining table, if you want a low cost solution.
 
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I have a california house table. It's great for small to medium sized 4-5 player games, but it gets tight on bigger games. I would suggest a bigger table if you want to do more boardgaming. This works for the size room I had.


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I'm working on building a bigger table exlusively for boardgaming and RPG's that I can store away when done.

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I have a homemade poker table that I use for gaming. It does not have a rail or cupholders, just a velveteen surface. It's racetrack oval shaped and 42" x 84" long. It works great for cards and games. Large games like TI3, RRT and Civ are no problem, and seats 10 for poker. I made it for around $75. Doesn't look as good as a commercially made table, but it certainly isn't an embarrassment.
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Thelonious77 wrote:
MW,

What size California House is that? 48? 54?

Would you go with a larger octagon? Or a rectangular table?

Thanks!


I "think" it's 48". If you have the funds and room, I would definitely go with the larger octagon that fits 8...or the rectangle. I guess it just depends on your space and what you want.
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MWChapel wrote:
Thelonious77 wrote:
MW,

What size California House is that? 48? 54?

Would you go with a larger octagon? Or a rectangular table?

Thanks!


I "think" it's 48". If you have the funds and room, I would definitely go with the larger octagon that fits 8...or the rectangle. I guess it just depends on your space and what you want.


I have a 52" poker table, and I think it is too big. For most games, I feel like I have to stand up to reach for items on the board. I would think that the 48" is the perfect size.
 
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I built my own table with my dad:


It's 4 feet by 6 feet. The middle piece is 3 feet by 5 feet (though less tablespace since the corners are cute). The padded rails are awesome. If I were to make another table, I would forgo the wooden track though. It wastes a lot of space. For games where each player has their own player board, it sucks to have to keep it all eight or so inches away from the edge of the table
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We use a poker table like the one Chapel pictured above. It works well most of the time. also most poker tables have a top that flips over and is flat. You lose the drink holders but game a little extra space.


I would also suggest getting some larger folding tables. The plastic ones the sell at Home Depot are pretty good, and cheap. You can put 2 together to form a very large table. You can keep them in a closet until you need them, but they work great for 2 player wargames or anything that has a map that will not fit on the poker table.

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I'd advise at the least checking out Geek Chic tables. They are hands down the best looking and designed game tables I have ever seen.

They may be WAY out of your price range, but maybe not, if you are thinking of getting a custom-made table.
 
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Best advice: build your own. There are tons of websites with plans and specs. My favorite is currently down (www.scottkeen.com/forum/), but there are many others. Even a piece of plywood with a layer of foam, an appropriate cloth surface, no rail, and a couple of sturdy folding legs will be an upgrade over a dining room table, plus you can make it any size/shape you want.
 
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I was interested in bumper pool.I would get either a rectangular table or a hexagonal one which would be much better space wise in my house.

Is one better than the other for bumper pool? Also are the rectangular ones better made? Thanks--

 
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