Tabletop Gaming is fun and exciting! The use of 3D printers and CO2 Lasers has given gamers a way to play beautifully fun and exciting games! Now it's time to play these games on a beautiful game table that is affordable, mobile, and unique!
This game table has been evolving for some time to help solve a few problems I have encountered over my years of gaming. I am sure most of us have limited space to game in. I have played many a game out in someones, and even my own, garage. Playing on the kitchen table is fun but with todays games you run out of room quickly. A dedicated gaming room would be fantastic but my living room is about the only room big enough for a 4 foot by 6 foot tale. Using folding commercial tables with a piece of plywood on top has worked but who hasn't had the "earthquake" when someone bumps the table!
This table is made from select pine and folds up like a chalk board to have a very small footprint for storage. It has lockable casters so that it can easily be moved inside or even outside the home.
I have made the top from 1/8 inch hardboard which I than covered in metal flashing used for roofing projects. On top of that I used pool table felt to create the gaming surface. By adding magnets to the bottoms of terrain pieces and gaming miniatures they will withstand the occasional player induced earthquake!
Table Demo and Dimensions
The table was designed to be light weight yet sturdy and maneuverable. When folded down for gaming the table is 30 inches tall. The gaming surface is inset by one inch to help keep dice on the table as well as any other small tokens, pencils, and gaming items.
When folded up the table has a footprint of 22 inches by 6 feet (or which ever length you choose 8ft or 4 ft) by 62 inches tall.
The weight is around 50 pounds total but that is just an estimate. Here is a quick demo of folding and maneuvering the table.
What you get!
Depending on your rewards level you will receive the following;
- The plans which include drawing for a 4'x4' tabletop, a 4'x6' tabletop, a 4'x8' tabletop, the base unit, and the fold down legs!
- Detailed directions including photos!
- A cut list so you can plan your wood purchase!
- All the hardware you need to assemble your super tabletop!
Cost and Tools
See Update #3 for an idea of how much and what tools you may need!
What I get!
If fully funded I will use those funds to purchase the software needed to produce high quality plans and directions! I will then use this to continue offering great gaming ideas and projects to the world!
For the over sea gamers I will Email plans to them but the hardware reward option will not be available. If you absolutely must have the hardware let me know and maybe we can work something out.
Paying it forward!
I pledge to spend 5% of my profits back into KickStarter Projects. If you would like to see more on this go here!
Stretch Goal - $900
Plans for the Writing and Book Table attachment!
Stretch Goal - $1100
Plans for the Dice and Pencil Tray * * PLUS * * Cup Holder attachment!
Stretch Goal - $1300
Plans for a Book Holder with Dice Tray!
Still in the design and build phase.
Stretch Goal - $2000
Plans for Base Storage Box!
The plan for this box is to be built into the base and be able to hold terrain as well as the 12"x12" tiles I have seen on KickStarter recently. Like these super looking tiles by Fire Bucket Games!
Stretch Goal - $3000
Plans for Pull out shelf with tray and book holder!
Stretch Goal - $5000
Plans for the Campaign Under Table Storage Box!
See Update for Description!
Here is one more stretch goal to push us through the last week!
Stretch Goal $10,750 - Super Drawer!
This will be a drawer using Euro style self closing brackets with the dice tray, book/tablet holder and cup holder built in!
Stretch Goal - Share the Loot - $12,000
A set of 7 multi-sided dice and a dice bag for everyone that is pledged at Level 2 and higher !
Build for a Buddy program!
Want extra hardware to build another table? You can now add to your pledge and order extra hardware with out getting a second set of plans!
Add $100 to your Level 3 pledge, for a total pledge of $235, and you will get two sets of hardware shipped to you. This hardware add on will only be shipped to the US. Any over seas or Canadian gamers that have a desire or need just shoot me a message and we will see what we can do for ya!
First attempt at Avatar for all to use to help spread the word! If I can master GIMP a bit moreI will have some more avatar pics soon!
Risks and challenges
The only challenge that I can foresee are these;
- Unable to get all the hardware needed to ship quickly.
- Acts of nature!
Other than that there is no risk. I have a lot of experience building, making drawings and woodworking plans.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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