Ok, maybe that's over the top, a bit. Or alot.
You see, I am a wargamer by nature, I mean the cardboard counters on paper map type gamer.(Boardgames... ala GMT Games, Compass games etc.) My friend, Mark, and I have a regular Wednesday game going on at both our houses. 2 weeks we play at his place, the next two week at mine. Part of the problem is that we play big, long games, and it chews up real estate in the hobby/game room.
Well, not long ago, Mark got a spankin new game table from Geek Chic, but that was a little too much green for my tastes. Grand old table, I must say, but I am a minimalist at heart and my goals were quite a bit different;
- I wanted to build it
- I wanted to steal the idea of the inset table with a topper to save/protect the game in progress
- Under $750
- Had to be 4' x 6' so it would fit my Realm of Battle and other terrain tiles!
When all was said and done, it came in for well under $500 and we actually had fun making it.
What follows is the picture and text reference of how it went. Hope you like.