Geek Chic gaming tables

What came as a surprise to most people on social media, today Geek Chic changed it’s homepage to a simple announcement that Geek Chic will be shutting down.  The full text is as follows:

It is with great sadness that I must announce Geek Chic has ceased operation.  Despite heroic efforts by many, this outcome is out of our hands.  While I am certain there are many outstanding questions, we are currently limited in our ability to respond. I will update this page with appropriate contact information and procedures as they become available.

I am forever indebted to those who joined us on this adventure, and am absolutely gutted about it’s end.

-Robert Gifford

I personally have not owned a Geek Chic table but it was always my goal to eventually have a high end gaming table, something of a board gamer milestone.  It’s sad to see them go and hopefully they will be able to fulfill all their commitments before going dark.

diy table

The game table is the quintessential gaming accessory as it’s what you play all your games on.  While most settle for folding card tables, large dining room tables, and coffee tables for their gaming space, some take it to the next level.  Companies like BoardGameTables.com and Geek Chic produce very high end tables with board gaming specifically in mind while still making sure the original functionality of the table is maintained.  However, not everyone can afford the high price tag of these tables which run upwards of $2,000 for base models.

Thus, the DIY game table is starting to emerge.  The folks over at Webb Pickersgill compiled a list of DIY game tables with links to instructions on how to build the different tables.  They range from a table topper that can turn a normal table into a gaming table temporarily to fully functional game tables with cup holders, player areas, and integrated electrical.  Heard on over to Pickersgill’s site and then brush up on your carpentry skills and make your own game table.

Shortly after starting this hobby I first heard about Geek Chic gaming tables and knew I wanted one. Expertly designed and lovingly crafted these are a true heirloom piece of furniture. A lot of folks have grail games well I have a grail table and that is a Geek Chic gaming table. Now they have announced a new set of tables called the Dropship line that are designed to be more affordable, easier to ship, light weight, and already made! My grail table may soon be within my grasp!

The first in this new line is called The Next Level Card Table, a lightweight table made for small to mid size board and card games. It comes in two sizes 3’10” square or 3’10” x 2’6″ rectangle that are designed to set up and break down easily. This new line is a lot more affordable and comes standard with some cool features like:

Choice of hardwood – North American Cherry, Hard Rock Sugar Maple, or Black Walnut.

Game vault system – a 1.25″  dropped in play surface that comes with a cover to keep your game safely stored underneath when it’s time to pause.

Geek Chic Roll Out Game Layer – a padded neoprene surface to play your games on.

Clear Acrylic Layer – A wet/dry erase capable surface you can place your game boards under and write on to keep track of scores, damage, etc.

Geek Chic Rail System – Their signature rail system to attach accessories to things like…

Locking Cup Holders – Four slide lock cup holders that attach to the rail system around the outside of the table.

So if you’re looking for an amazing quality table and don’t have the room, tend to move a lot, or want a more portable table then this could be the answer you are looking for. They are available for pre-order now and expect to be shipping starting in July. If you’re interested get in line behind me here.