Stupidly Expensive Tables Are A Board Gamer's Fantasy

Stupidly Expensive Tables Are A Board Gamer's Fantasy

If current trends continue, there'll soon come a time when I play more card/board games than video games. And when that time comes, I hope to be playing on something as extravagant as this.

Geek Chic produce a range of gaming tables that make me wish I was in a job that paid a lot more than this one. Because despite costing around $US4,000-$16,000 for the better ones, I look at all of them as sensible, justifiable expenses.

The gist of most of the tables is that they can, for most times, be used as real tables, with solid wooden tops. Then, when the time comes, off comes the top and out comes the drawers and compartments, transforming them from humble tables into gaming powerhouses.

You can check out their full range below. And just to remind you, those weren't typos, these things can run well into five figures.

Geek Chic [Offical Site, via neatorama]

Stupidly Expensive Tables Are A Board Gamer's Fantasy
Stupidly Expensive Tables Are A Board Gamer's Fantasy
Stupidly Expensive Tables Are A Board Gamer's Fantasy
Stupidly Expensive Tables Are A Board Gamer's Fantasy
Stupidly Expensive Tables Are A Board Gamer's Fantasy
Stupidly Expensive Tables Are A Board Gamer's Fantasy
Stupidly Expensive Tables Are A Board Gamer's Fantasy
Stupidly Expensive Tables Are A Board Gamer's Fantasy
Stupidly Expensive Tables Are A Board Gamer's Fantasy

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    i dont even care if i wouldnt use this for table top gaming, id use this as a dinner table if i had one... so pretty @[email protected]

    My Birthday is coming up. If anybody is feeling generous just ask and I will message you the postal address.. =)

    There's an Australian company, Monty Haul games, that produces gaming tables (at a lower pricepoint/quality)

    http://www.montyhaulgaming.com/

      I think I actually prefer those ones. There's no denying the ones in the article look great, but they're a little over stylised for my taste. I'd have to build some sort of fantasy hall to put them in. Those Monty ones on the other hand actually stand a chance of looking normal.
      That said I think I'm screwed either way. I'm way too messy to have a transformable/module system like that. =(

        Considering I know a Cabinet Maker who can knock together the Monty Haul ones for a little over $500 I consider them massively overpriced where as at least with the Geek Chic ones they are Made of Hardwood with proper craftsman ship that will out last me.

          I'll agree to an extent, but there's a difference between being able to do something for $500 and being able to run a business selling extremely niche tables at $500 each. I mean how many of those do you think they sell per month? Even if they were only $300 they're not something many people would buy. It costs me a ludicrous amount of money just to keep the lights on in my workshop. Rental at my factory isn't that expensive but it certainly adds up fast.
          If I had to guess I'd say they're manufacturing them to order in someone's garage. The thing about that is while it keeps overhead down it also means you can't work in serious enough volume to make it a full time job. At $2k for the largest table they're probably making some nice, unreliable money on the side, but at $1.5k for the largest it's probably not worth the lost weekends.

          Last edited 31/07/14 7:27 pm

            True my cabinet maker friend mostly does kitchen's not Gamer/Nerdcore furniture. But occasionally he does a kitchen and overhears the client complaining about another problem such as not being able to fit all his Consoles/AV Equipment into his Cabinet and not finding anything remotely suitable and than he offers to build him one.

            The next thing he knows he has a large batch of orders. The thing is he doesn't have his own factory he rents space at a woodworking factory. These guys probably are doing this on the side and are either doing it after hours at their factory or at one of these rent by the hour factories.

            Also for people saying these table are too intricate, look at the Emissary, while the pics don't show it with a lid it looks the most like a normal table but still has the dropped surface with draws that fold out into gaming stations for your Pen and Paper RPGs.

          Do you have a website or details for this cabinet maker? >_>

            No he does not have a website and he only works in Brisbane.

    I may be the only one that thinks it looks ugly.

    The pieces of wood running between the legs would get annoying and prove uncomfortable. All that crap in the way of your arms and then there's the hard edges.

    No thanks.

    A trestle table from Bunnings and a length of felt from spotlight would be cheaper and more comfortable.

      That's only one configuration for that specific table, they have many more.

      For most people the Emissary would be the ideal choice as it looks like a normal table and can fold out. In my Dream home the Sultan (without Cross Spars) is featured in my Game room.

    Join us in the boardgaming darkside luke!

    What an idiotic design that last one is, who they hell puts beams between the bottom of the table legs? Now you can't put chairs under there, and you'll always be hitting your feet on that bloody thing.

    Don't even get me started on having 2 feet of draws underneath a table, that's going to go great every single time you slam your knee against it.

      At least there's somewhere to rest your feet on.

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