Gaming

The Table of Ultimate Gaming is every tabletop nerd’s wet dream

Never lose your dice under the couch again.

Calling all dungeon masters, Catan settlers, Codename callers, Risk takers, and Monopoly holdouts. Get ready to game in luxury and style — and never lose your dice under the couch again.

If you’re a tabletop nerd on the internet you’ve heard of the Table of Ultimate Gaming. This Kickstarter project has been making waves in the gaming community since it was unveiled at GenCon in August, and I had the opportunity to talk to Patrick Meyer, cofounder of the project, about just what makes this table so special.

Meyer’s been a D&D player since it was still being self-published, so you know he’s the real deal. He told me that the goal of WoodRobot, the company he founded with his partner Jamie McBain, is to fill a void they see in the gaming industry. They want to remind people that they’re not in the furniture business.

“We build systems to support gaming,” Meyer says.

And fill that void they have. The specs on this thing look incredible. It’s fully customizable, from table height and play mat color to a whole slew of add-on features. For those who think D&D stands for Drinking and Dragons, there’s a cup holder extension that also doubles as a dice tray. For the deck-builders, there are attachable card organizers that look like they could be a total game changer (pun absolutely intended.)

If you want your table to look like something out of the fantasy game you’re playing, you can add carved decorations to the sides and legs. No matter what kind of gamer you are, there’s a custom table for you.

Best of all, the Table of Ultimate Gaming is pretty affordable. Custom gaming tables can run upwards of $3,000. This one starts at $599 for the basic table and the fully decked out version maxes out at $999.

According to Meyer, “the custom gaming tables that the market has seen have either been very poor quality or very, very expensive. We solve both challenges with technology.”

Their tables start with virtual engineering so the design is mapped out before they cut any wood, which improves quality and cuts down on expenses.

Despite the overwhelming response — the Kickstarter is currently at thirty times its goal and still climbing — WoodRobot is confident that they will be able to keep up with demand. There is “an army of wood robots who like nothing more than cutting out [these] tables with exact precision,” says Meyer.

The Kickstarter campaign ends on September 28 so there’s still time to reserve your table before it’s over. If you miss it, you won’t miss out completely — WoodRobot plans on transitioning to a traditional ecommerce site. However, those prices are sure to increase, so this is a once-in-a-lifetime deal.

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