Ultimate Game Table

My next new project is going to be to build a Game table for D&D nights in the basement.
Our overall plan is to redo the basement entirely. Replace the carpet, repaint all the walls, one Phillies Red! Get a big FatHead Phillies Logo for the wall. It’s gonna be hot.

The Pièce de résistance will be the Ultimate Gaming Table.

We’re looking at a number of different designs for ideas and suggestions and inspiration.

Some of the cooler designs we’ve seen are the Sultan Game Table from Geek Chic:
Sultan Game Table

The Emissary also from Geek Chic which is a much simpler design and closer to what I’m looking for:

The Emissary

The Emissary

The Agyris Game Table.. neat steam punk-esque design. Dosent seem to be as functional as I’d like. But still really cool looking:

Agyris Game Table

Agyris Game Table

Here is a neat one with a projector overhead to use CG maps.

Projector Table

Projector Table

I think in the end it’ll be something close to the Ultimate Gaming Table:

Ultimate Game Table

Ultimate Game Table

This table is 4’x8′ with 1” grid drawn in on it. It has 6 pull out trays and cup holders and all kinds of goodies. I dont think it’ll be too hard to make! Room in the basement will be another story, but i think we can arrange things for it to fit.

Throughout the process of putting this together, there has developed a list of features of I want and am trying to design around it.

  1. Seating: 6 Comfortably – 10+ sqeezed in.
  2. Wet/Dry Erase Surface – Plexiglass? White Erase Board?
  3. 1” Square grids
  4. Glass Surface to put maps under
  5. Books, Papers and Drink Storage off the table – Pull out tables?
  6. Digital Map Projection – Allow for projector to be included from overhead?

Some of the ideas for a layers game surface seem interesting, but not sure It’s something I’d like to do.
I’ll post on the blog as we proceed with building it and keep everyone up to date on our progress!

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