The Surprising Furniture That Your Game Night Is Missing

updated Apr 12, 2024
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Hands of someone playing cards at table. The cards are bright and colorful. Snacks and other games on table
Credit: Photo: Sidney Bensimon; Prop Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart

I love a night out like anyone else, but a cozy game night at home is seriously underrated. After all, what’s better than sporting your favorite loungewear and inviting friends over to enjoy a chill night in complete with all of your favorite snacks? Honestly, not much. 

While you can definitely use your kitchen table, coffee table, or even a large ottoman, having a designated game table adds another layer to game night. Plus, they double as stunning pieces of furniture that add character and personality to your space, no matter if you’re into chess, cards, or even air hockey.

Check out some of our favorite game tables that put the “fun” back in “function.

1 / 9

Featuring game board tops for both chess and backgammon, this reversible game table also doubles as a side table, offering as much functionality as it does fun. The table includes a full set of chess pieces, which can be stored underneath the tabletop.

2 / 9
was $3163.00

This elegant card table from Villa & House is expertly crafted from solid oak and comes in two beautiful finishes. The table's chevron-patterned top makes this piece a total showstopper, and it also works as a dining table or desk after you're done playing your favorite card games.

3 / 9
Jonathan Adler

Made from clear acrylic with glam brushed brass corners, this game table from Jonathan Adler is equal parts modern and luxurious. The transparent design allows the table to make a big statement without becoming visually overwhelming, so it's perfect for minimalists and maximalists alike.

4 / 9
Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel's ode to the classic air hockey table is delightfully playful without compromising on design. Each table is made to order and can comes with a manual scoring system guaranteed to take you back to the good ol' days.

5 / 9

This adorable C-shaped game table is the perfect setting for a round of chess or checkers, but also doubles as a very functional end table. It has a drawer for storing game pieces, playing cards, and even the TV remote, and it ships fully assembled, which is always a much-appreciated convenience.

6 / 9
was $391.50

If glam is your jam, look no further than this glossy game table, which comes in both gold and black finishes. The table comes with matching chess pieces, all of which are made from sturdy, solid aluminum.

7 / 9

This classic card game table comes with double-sided top: one with a faux leather inlay meant for poker games, and the other with beautifully finished wood designed for dining or other types of games. The table, built from solid rubberwood, comes with a hidden storage drawer and can accomodate up to six players.

8 / 9
was $1499.99

This 3-in-1 gaming table offers the flexibility to switch between tabletops meant for billiards, table tennis, and a dining surface. It also comes with two upholstered storage benches that fit perfectly underneath to hold all of your must-have gaming accessories.

9 / 9
was $1168.02

You can easily switch between a dining table and game table with Mitchell's 3-in-1 design. The table comes with a felt-lined surface designed for poker or bumper pool as well as pool cues, and it has built-in chip trays and cupholders, too.