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TOM VASEL | THE DICE TOWER NETWORK | MIAMI | FL 🇺🇸
THE ULTIMATE GAMING TABLE! HIGHEST QUALITY THAT I HAVE FOUND.
There are many different makers of gaming tables out there. The Rathskellers tables are the highest quality that i have found, they just look fantastic. Easy to put together, extremely good quality, i am just really liking the table. I like this possibly the best than any gaming table I’ve seen. I am giving Rathskellers the Seal of Excellence.
JEREMY SALINAS & DAVID WAYBRIGHT | MANVSMEEPLE | IN 🇺🇸
A BOARD GAMING TABLE IN THE MOST GLORIOUS WAY EVER POSSIBLE.
Solid Oak, Metal…. and it’s durable. It’s gonna last years and years and years for us. It’s a fantastic dinner table as well. Everything is crafted to perfection. They offer a whole variety of table models and everything is customizable. Keep in mind that all of these comes with a price but….if you want a top of the line treatment for your gaming needs, be sure to check out Rathskellers. Fantastic and highly recommended!!!
Matt Colville | MCDM | 🇺🇸
GOSH THIS TABLE IS BEAUTIFUL!
Every time the table would show up in a video there'd be people in the comments saying were did you get that table and i knew when i saw that i had to make a review because you haven't yet got to see all the cool stuff it can do.
I love the Table. It's beautiful, it's fun, it's functional, it's impressive.
As a review if there are 5 stars, it gets all five.
DAN KING | THE GAME BOY GEEK | 🇺🇸
BY FAR THE MOST SOLID GAME TABLE WITH THE BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP!
First of all the tables are amazing quality! They are solid! I’ve sat at many brands of gaming tables and these are by far the most solid, with the best craftsmanship! Plus they bring Innovations to gaming market.
Their customer service is fantastic both before and after the sale. They do a great job helping you through the process and giving advice based upon your specific needs! I would recommend anyone in the gaming table market to look at Rathskellers first!
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THE PHALANX TABLE IS TRULY OUR CROWN JEWEL IN OUR DEDICATED BOARD ROOM.
A GAME CHANGER.
After a thorough research on dedicated board game tables we finally decided to go for a quality product from Rathskellers.
Rathskellers superb, fun, very personal and super fast response via email gave us right at the beginning of our journey high confidence in ordering an expensive furniture overseas. Speaking of journey, take your time and bring along a lot of patience; this is not your normal IKEA trip. You are ordering a legacy product, here to stay and last for decades.
You are dealing with a high quality boutique and the experience is hence more “Tiffany’s” than “Walmart”. Thanos & family give you the feeling that they fully dedicate their time to develop the perfect table – just for you. Hence you are not only buying just a table, it is way more. It is the basis for all your future adventures with your friends and family – you buy a piece of history, an assurance for sweet memories to come.
Consequently you will feel like dying of impatience, as this table and its production needs time. But wow… what a feeling when DHL finally wires you the delivery moment. We had tiers in our eyes when the huge (125kg !!!) wooden crate ringing at your doorstep.
Our Phalanx table was beyond expectations. You immediately feel the quality when you first-time touch the heavy European oak of your table.
GEEKWIRE | SEATTLE | 🇺🇸
THE QUALITY OF THEIR WOODWORKING WAS AMONG THE BEST OF ANY OF THE TABLES, PROBABLY BECAUSE THE COMPANY IS A 2013 SPIN-OFF OF A 60-YEAR-OLD GREEK FAMILY FURNITURE BUSINESS.
I counted at least six different companies at Gen Con that are making custom gaming tables, each with their own distinct selling points, but the Rathskellers gaming tables were my favorite thanks to their unique combination of high-quality wood craftsmanship and cool integrated tech features.
The coolest part is the LED light strip that wraps around the entire edge of the recessed playing area. It works with a custom app that allows you to fully customize the lighting, including coloring different sections of the table with different colors to correspond with the game token color of the player seated in a given location. The table also has integrated wired power ports and wireless charging seamlessly built into the wood.
The quality of their woodworking was among the best of any of the tables as well, probably because the company is a 2013 spin-off of a 60-year-old Greek family furniture business. They also realize that the wood table is likely to outlast all of the electronic components, so they wisely made all of the electronics inside the table easily accessible and replaceable.
SVEN SIEMEN | MUNICH 🇩🇪
The guys are great, fantastic and really really cool. We love to work with them. Never had a better gaming (and not only) table.
Rathskellers created the most amazing table we could have ever imagined and it’s just so AWESOME to play with it. .
Our twitch channel just got a new toy ! .
To conclude, I highly recommend Rathskellers’s because, the quality is there and the table is wonderful ! .
Sven Siemen | CSO – Web Media Publishing AG
RATHSKELLERS CREATED THE MOST AMAZING TABLE WE COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED.
Georg Hofmann | Austria 🇦🇹
First the e-mail contact with the guys from Rathskellers was super easy and friendly and they gently helped me through the calculating process. After that I got a very nice looking little wooden map with the clothing and stain color samples to choose from together with some delicious sweets and snacks from Greece. .
Then I had to wait like a child for Christmas eve... and it was sooo worth it. Since we got our table every gaming night feels even more special than before. The table looks amazing and the feeling of the clothed floor in the table is incredible. Even unboxing new games is more fun with this table. It is very nice to play games like Twilight Imperium or Scythe who need a lot of space on this table while having your drinks in the handy cup or wine glass holders next to you.
The quality of the table is excellent and since everyone who saw this table at our place immediately fall in love with it I can only recommend it to everyone who loves board games as much as I do. Everything: The customer service, the help for "what to choose", the cute sample map which will stay a precious part of my "board game & extras collection", the shipping process and the quality of every part of this table is more than a 10 out of 10.
Every part of this table is more than a 10 out of 10.
PRI | ZURICH 🇨🇭
The staff is awesome, speak great English and are super knowledgeable. You can just come to them with a very general idea of your ideal table, and they will make it happen, everything! They are super quick to respond and we could make very informed decisions because we had all the support we needed. I even asked them what they thought would look good regarding the rest of my furniture, and they are always willing to help and give their opinion. I also found them super honest and straightforward, everything was crystal clear from beginning to end: we knew exactly how much everything cost, whenever they had a cheaper or more expensive (and better quality) they were prompt to suggest and ask us. They even made the research regarding shipping and customs.
I could go on and on about their professionalism, we’re really super pleased with their service – until the very end, by the way. It wasn’t like they shipped the table and then it wasn’t on their hands anymore, they kept contacting us and keeping us updated until the table had reached us, and were very thoughtful of our opinion regarding the shipping service. Really outstanding.
Regarding the table itself, the pictures speak for themselves. It is GORGEOUS. The wood is very well stained, every detail makes the table super special. It was actually quite easy to assemble, even though we are two and our table is huge (188 x 125), we actually managed to do it ourselves. I love the fact I can use just half of it and keep my computer or whatever on the other half (as seen in the pictures), the felt is definitely top (as we were informed) and I love the gray and black together. The USB port works perfectly and the trays we got run very smoothly. The table is also very heavy and sturdy, it will surely last for a long, long time. I really love it. .
WE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER ABOUT EVERY SINGLE DETAIL AND STEP OF THE MAKING OF OUR TABLE.
It’s been about half a year since receiving my Garrison gaming table from Rathskellers. Although the overall cost was not low, I am extremely happy with the outcome. First of all, during the design and customization process, I had frequent contact with Theo and other members of the company, discussing different options and choices. I never once felt like anything was too much bother, and everyone was always highly pleasant and polite, as well as totally honest in their feedback and advice. .
The table arrived in January, and I am bowled over by the quality. It is beautifully made with superb attention to detail, and the rail attachments come in very handy when playing certain table hogging games. Although the dice tower was missing from the shipment, Rathskellers swiftly rectified this. There was a problem with this dice tower when it arrived, in that the material did not match the cloth of the table, due to changes in supply. Without blinking, Rathskellers offered to make a new one and went to great lengths to try and match the cloth; I have just received this new one. Again, communication was always helpful and pleasant.
Overall, it has been a fantastic experience dealing with this company and its employees.
THE PRODUCT AND CUSTOMER SERVICE ARE BOTH OF THE HIGHEST CALIBRE. I WOULDN’T HESITATE TO RECOMMEND THEM FOR YOUR GAMING TABLE NEEDS.
I'm a skeptic. When I read that the table "should last for generations", I thought that surely must be hyperbole. Boy, was I wrong - that thing is as massive as it is awesome!
What I love most is that despite it being the centerpiece, it never forces itself in the foreground. It is a powerful presence in the room, but also an understatement in design. It demands attention and awe when you want it to, but calmly takes a back seat when you don't.
There is no doubt in my mind that the table will continue bringing joy into my life for decades to come!
DESPITE IT BEING THE CENTERPIECE, IT NEVER FORCES ITSELF IN THE FOREGROUND. IT IS A POWERFUL PRESENCE IN THE ROOM, BUT ALSO AN UNDERSTATEMENT IN DESIGN. IT DEMANDS ATTENTION AND AWE WHEN YOU WANT IT TO, BUT CALMLY TAKES A BACK SEAT WHEN YOU DON'T.
KENNY | UNITED STATES 🇺🇸
The table is gorgeous. It’s smooth. It shines. It’s grand. It feels good to just sit there. I highly recommend a table from Rathskellers.
I viewed the main page several times and turned out multiple quotes using the cost estimating tool. The options were plenty, and worth every thought because all of them actually brought value to the product. They were also worth every penny as the table was not inexpensive. As I mulled over placing a down payment for the Hive gaming table, Rathskellers addressed every single one of my questions without fail and like clockwork. I had never been so sure about receiving a timely and meaningful response with any other organization or company. We discussed costs, materials, and even the complex measurements of a hexagonal table.
After about a month, I placed a down payment for the Hive Gaming table. That was the continuation of a great beginning. Most other companies would have been silent after the deposit. Responses would have been slow, or until the product was ready to be shipped. Rathskellers continued to answer my questions, make adjustments to my order, send photos, and even reach out to me to ensure they were building the best table for me. I made a couple erroneous measurements. They could have built the table anyway and shipped it off, but they paused to discuss the numbers with me. Yes, the table was truly hand-crafted. It did not come off of an assembly line, which if not for the photos during construction (and the communication), would have fooled me.
The table is gorgeous. It’s smooth. It shines. It’s grand. It feels good to just sit there. I was always concerned about whether the table would be large enough. Rathskellers assured me that it would work given my requirements and they were not wrong.
This is a hexagonal table (6 sides) and I have plenty of elbow room, plenty of player space, I can literally reach the center while feeling comfortably far away from the other players (we’re not bumping hands), and nobody can see my cards standing upright in one of multiple ledge lines.
I highly recommend a table from Rathskellers. You won’t be disappointed by the communication or the product.
We first saw Rathskellers’ tables during the Essen festival. We were quite impressed by the Councilor table which looked very cool and of good quality. Unfortunately, the price (which can be scary) made us think a lot about it. Finally, we decided to buy one, because we were sure to use it a lot.
We were greatly surprised by the reactivity of the team and the quality of the advices given. These made us make new choices about the colors and some of the accessories wanted initially.
After receiving the table, we were happily surprised with the quality of the manufacturing of all the component. The table is solid, classy and makes gaming better and much more comfortable – especially for Long Games. They helped us match the color of our other furniture and the end result was fantastic.
About the accessories we have chosen:
2 double cup holders (Unfortunately 2 are not enough when playing with a lot of people), The felt cap, which is an amazing add-on and a really useful one. The LED system, which is great and fun but i think to fully take advantage of it you will be required to play with minis and heavy war games.
To conclude, I highly recommend Rathskellers’s because, the quality is there and the table is wonderful !
We have been fantasizing about our own gaming table for a few years now. When we finally decided to purchase one Rathskellers was our first choice from the start because we felt that their tables are looking beautiful. We had a great communication about everything that we wanted for our table. This also included assistance surrounding choices about the stain color, fabric type and color and accessories. The service was friendly, quick and on point.
In the end went with the big councilor table, awesome LED lights and the heavy duty drawer (for the table leaves). We decided to have the table be a few cm higher. (we are Dutch!). And then the waiting began…
A few months later a big wooden crate arrived at our doorstep with our new and awesome gaming table. Everything was packed properly and in mint condition. Getting it inside of the house was a little hurdle. The table is pretty heavy (little tip: organize some help!). Once we got the table inside, the rest of the set up was easy.
The quality and craftsmanship for this table is excellent!!
We are super excited to play games on our new table with our friends. This table makes every game look better!!
10/10 WOULD BUY AGAIN!
We first saw Rathskellers’ tables during the Cannes Gaming Festival. We were quite impressed by the Councilor table which looked very cool and of good quality. Unfortunately, the price (which can be scary) made us think a lot about it. Finally, we decided to buy one, because we were sure we would use it a lot.
We were greatly surprised by the reactivity of the team and the quality of the guidance given. These made us make new choices about the colors and some of the accessories wanted initially.
After receiving the table, we were happily surprised with the quality of the manufacturing of all the components. The table is extremely solid, classy and makes gaming much more enjoyable and comfortable.
About the accessories we have chosen , 2 double cup holders (unfortunately 2 are not not enough when playing with a lot of people), the felt cap, which is really useful. The LED system, which is pretty funny in fact adds a |wow” factor during the gaming sessions (we still have to test it with war-games or minis)
To conclude, I recommend Rathskellers’s tables because, the quality is there!
THE TABLE IS EXTREMELY SOLID, CLASSY AND MAKES GAMING MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE AND COMFORTABLE.
Top notch quality tables for gamers and probably the best price you can find quality wise from all manufacturers around the world.
Rathskellers Tables offer many different options including LEDs inside the table and bluetooth music system integrated with speakers so you can play your favorite music / effects directly from any Bluetooth capable device. Plenty of nice and gaming friendly options to choose from.
From the time we received our Gaming Table From Rathskellers, we can’t wait to play games on it. The table is simply calling for us visually every single day ! The fact that it is strong and stable when compared with my old table which was a little bit shaky, it is a huge improvement.
I highly recommend their products, but now finding the time to play more, becomes a problem !
As of today the Councilor is the best table for gamers i have ever seen. Solid, amazing quality, tons and tones of accessories and innovations. The fact that the table is modular and you can order additional accessories is a huge plus.
If you search an upper-class gaming-table, it will be hard to find a better one…
IF YOU SEARCH FOR AN UPPER-CLASS GAMING TABLE, IT WILL BE HARD TO FIND A BETTER ONE.
I’m almost overwhelmed by this brand, they may have thought of everything you can imagine a D&D table would ever need.
These tables have so many storage options! If you want a place to keep everything, Rathskellers may have you covered. There’s an option for anything you could want from cup holders to lights to wireless charging stations, and the aluminum rail system gives you a place to perch all of your accessories securely without worry of them accidentally coming lose or falling. I’m almost overwhelmed by this brand, they may have thought of everything.
We have been using the Black table we bought during the festival de Cannes in February 2016 and we are very pleased by it’s amazing quality. We play nearly every week and since we don’t have much space in our flat we use it as our dining table as well. When eating we protect it with a soft tablecloth.
Sometimes we leave a game inside the table because we don’t want to put it back in its box (like pandemic legacy which we left it for a few months inside the table as it was easier to resume the campaign)
We use the drawers to store a variety of stuff like napkins for dining, pens & papers for games and lots of small everyday items.
We have recommended the table to our friends who play with us every few weeks. They may even buy a table in the upcoming months because all of them out of sudden are buying bigger flats ?
We really like all of your table models, the designs are really nice and well thought.
We just love our table. It is a very, very well built piece of hardwood furniture and of amazing quality. We recommend it!!
ARZ PUIG | BARCELONA 🇪🇸
IT’S THE BEST PURCHASE I’VE DONE IN YEARS AND I CAN SEE THAT IT WILL LAST A LIFETIME!
I preordered my Councilor table at the Essen fair in October 2015. After about 2 months of impatiently waiting it arrived home 2 days before Christmas like Santa had promised!
The table is stunningly beautiful, everybody who has come home and seen it is impressed. When I remove the leaves and reveal the gaming cellar their mind is blown! For most people it’s a gorgeous dinner table, nobody realizes the secret that’s hidden inside. It’s a very solid and heavy table, really, really nice. The table is perfect for gaming, very comfortable. Your arms rest on the wide ledge and you move your pieces or roll your dice a few centimeters below which is very natural and comfy.
Rolling dice against the trench patrol has a casino feel about it. Being able to cover the table and leave the game set up in mid campaign is extremely practical.I have a couple of felt insets of different colors that make picking up cards and rolling dice real easy.
The guys made the ordering and customization super easy and I was involved the whole time while the table was being made. I even got photos in mid process…I would strongly recommend to anybody on the fence to go for one of these. It’s the best purchase I’ve done in years and I can see that it will last a lifetime!
ROBERT COVELL | LONDON 🇬🇧
THE TABLE IS EXCELLENT QUALITY AND THE VAULT HAS HOSTED MORE THAN A FEW GAMING SESSIONS ALREADY.
It took a while to arrive, but we’re extremely happy with the results. The table is excellent quality and the vault has hosted more than a few gaming sessions already. It was easy enough to build (albeit heavy!) and took only an hour to put together before we got to play on it.
Our daughter loves it too, and especially likes the fact we can play music through it. Thanks for building it for us!
GILIAR PEREZ | TORONTO 🇨🇦
THESE GUYS JUST HAVE THE BEST BALANCED, ALL-AROUND TABLE, WITHOUT SACRIFICING QUALITY.
I ordered a The Councilor back in April’17, without drawers, but pretty much all the other accessories. I heard about Rathskellers from YouTube reviewers, and decided to treat myself to a great table, since I love to play board games so much with my wife, and friends.
I couldn’t have made a better decision. The manufacturing process was long, yes – I just got my table at the beginning of January’18. But it was well worth the wait. The stable is incredibly sturdy, and you can see the craftsmanship that goes into every ridge and corner of the table. The wood is of incredible quality, the stain looks great, and the felt cover is just amazing. It will last my lifetime for sure, and it really raised the look and coziness of my living room.
I would also to point out that the folks at Rathskellers were communicative all the way from the time I first contacted them to the delivery, even during busier times like Essen, and summer vacations. I know it’s a big ask for some people to put so much money upfront – I was certainly a bit worried, but after reading testimonials, and experiences from other people, I couldn’t help myself. Absolutely recommended – this is by far the best gaming table I’ve seen in the market. Some companies prefer to go crazy with the features, others skimp on quality. These guys just have the best balanced, all-around table, without sacrificing quality.
TINA KASTEN | KÖLN 🇩🇪
LOVE, LOVE, LOOOVE MY TABLE!.
Really, couldn’t be happier with my choice – most of the gaming happens at my place now because it’s just so awesome to play. I did spend quite a lot of thought when selecting specifications and the widest table works very well for my favorite games – dungeon crawls like Imperial Assault or Descent (the new App is great – check it out!).
Even the new (huge!) Star Wars Rebellion Board fits like a charm. The dark blue inlay is also very stylish – total recommendation. You only have to be prepared that new games will definitely shed paper motes that diminish the pristine look – I must admit that I have bought a tiny table size vacuum cleaner since I have this table.
One thing to keep in mind is definitely height – the vault space will make this a fairly high table so consider well when making your choice. Also recommend the width-wise cover leaves as I find I leave the table partly open most of the time (it just looks awesome!) and it’s much easier to store the shorter boards.
Craftsmanship is great and I can’t imagine ever getting rid of the table.
Love, love, LOOOVE my table!
NICK HEFFINCK | 🇨🇭
AMAZING TABLE THAT IS HOLDING UP VERY WELL TO ABUSE OF TWO YOUNG KIDS.
Amazing table that is holding up very well to abuse of two young kids.
Gaming sessions have been a real event since we purchased the table and have become more frequent. The table itself is a great conversation stater with guests visiting our house which triggers a great interest in games.
A few dinners have ended up as a gaming session because of the table. Amazing !
JAN PLUEMECKE | COLOGNE 🇩🇪
WHAT I GOT IS JUST ABSOLUTELY MIND-BLOWING. AN EXTREME HIGH QUALITY AND VERY BEAUTIFUL TABLE.
I ordered my table in August 2016 and around four months later it arrived at my home. And what I got is just absolutely mind-blowing. It’s obvious that the team of Rathskellers is definitely built up of real gamers.
This is really an extreme high quality and very beautiful table. It appears to be very robust and high functional. The jumbo cup holders are just perfect for placing drinks, which cannot run out over the table. The cards-and-counter-holders are useful to place game tableaus or just some junk food. With the built-in LED you do not necessarily need an additional lighting which is perfect for atmospheric gamed as “Mansions Of Madness” or similar games. You can even load your cell phone or tablet at this table!It’s just perfect!!
But above all I want to set apart the team of Rathskellers, particularly the service. My mails were always answered extremely fast. I often had an answer just a few minutes later and they answered even on Sundays and even very late at night. (At this point a big THANK YOU to Thanos, Mara and Efi!)It’s just perfect!!
It’s hard to imagine how could that table be even better.It’s just perfect!!
It’s just perfect!!
My wife and I had been eyeing the Rathkellers’ tables at the booths at the games fair in Essen for years. Last year – after a larger tax return – we decided to go for it. While we had thought about our wishes and options in advance it was great of the team to really take their time to go over everything and make sure we were ordering what we wanted.
Shortly before the table went into production we were contacted by the company to finalize everything. The team was very fast in responding and after a few e-mails back and forth we had everything set up. Then began the waiting… that was kind of hard but as they say good things take their time. So we just fast-forward to the end of June when we got the call that the table and the chairs were ready to be shipped. Now waiting was even harder as we had grown more and more excited.
The arrival didn’t disappoint. Even though I knew the dimensions of the table by heart I still was surprised to see this massive box come out of the delivery van. After opening the box (don’t ask about how many screws I had to remove before that happened) I knew two things: a) this was extremely well packaged and b) I would need help with getting the table into our living room. The Councilor is one massive beast – even without legs, the leaves and the floor inserts. Luckily a good friend volunteered and after a few moments of deliberation, swearing and heavy lifting we had the table inside.
The assembly was pretty smooth but we were taking our time not to make a mistake shortly before the finish. We could see and feel the excellent craftsmanship and the quality of the wood that went into making the table. And when we got the table to its designated place we were really happy.
We have been using the Councilor as a dinner table practically every day now as well as for gaming and puzzling (as you can see in the pictures). To this day we haven’t regretted our decision to buy the table. Sure, it cost a lot of money but we feel it was very well spent.
BOARDGAME DUNGEON | 🇨🇭
THEIR PASSION IS GAMING AND THEIR CRAFTSMANSHIP AND QUALITY IS THEIR TRADEMARK
A gaming table alone seems a somewhat ostentatious concept but a Rathskellers table is designed not only to impress but built to last generations. It also improves your overall gaming experience a hundred fold making gaming more accessible and enjoyable.
It doesn’t end there, the customer experience is something which really makes them one of the best companies I have had the pleasure of working with. They have an operating model which should be the blueprint for other companies to follow. Their passion is gaming and their craftsmanship and quality is their trademark.
I’ve been enjoying my table for quite some time, however, with some of the games I play that require character sheets as well as miniatures, I thought it would be great to have side railing inserts so players had an area for their sheets, while still having the area for minis and maps. I reached out and asked if they’d be willing and able to make me some custom inserts for this.
The whole process was great- they were able to get me an exact match for color (even though my table is years old) and the fit was perfect (less the a mm of play which sits perfectly without and rubbing).
The price was also very reasonable as I’d been concerned about the cost for shipping (I’m in Canada), but when I looked locally for people that could do a similar job, the cost would have been more expensive than Rathskellers including the shipping and with Rathskellers I wasn’t concerned about matching the stain or the wood (would have had to have it imported specifically for the job). This set up works great for games like Pathfinder, D & D, Descent, Gloomhaven, BattleTech / MechWarrior and any similar games.
The whole process was great- the customer service, including the communication, the cost, the timing was great considering the world situation and distance and most importantly the product! 100% recommend.
Thanks again Rathskellers!
JAN PLUEMECKE | COLOGNE 🇩🇪
IT IS LIKE I'VE SPENT THE LAST TWO YEARS SLUMMING IN AN ORC CAMP, BUT SUDDENLY FIND MYSELF IN RIVENDELL, SURROUNDED BY WONDEROUS ELVEN WORKMANSHIP.
My Phalanx has finally arrived and gone through its first couple of gaming sessions. It is easily the centerpiece of the game room! No only does it look amazing, but it enhances the whole feeling of game night. It's versatility gives you options to suit different games: or none at all because I could see using this as a regular dining table as well. Though mine is currently a dedicated game table, I'm sure it will play host to a few impromptu banquets for gamers.
From the reviews, I knew the table would be great, but seeing it in person gives a whole new perspective on the quality. The look and feel of the wood grain under your hands as you play, the way the speed-cloth makes it easy to pick up cards, the secure place for your drinks and game pieces: all are indicative of the difference between a regular table and a table meant for gaming. I should mention that I'm upgrading from a folding card table so it is like I've spent the last two years slumming in an Orc camp, but suddenly find myself in Rivendell, surrounded by wonderous Elven workmanship. I'm still agog over a week later!
The cellar is great, and gives an improved sight-line to the game board while corralling any stray dice that may want to fly off into the floor. I bought the 8 player table with the trench patrol and find it works well to have one leaf on the table, leaving a space for game boxes while the game is played in the nearby cellar. After we played Terraforming Mars in the cellar, we were able to add the other leaves and play Tiny Epic Galaxies very quickly without having to cleanup the game below. Both games felt great and for once there was plenty of room. I also like that the speed cloth insert is reversible, allowing you to match the surface color to the game or just give the room itself a different feel. I got a neutral gray on one side and bloody red on the other. I think Fury of Dracula is going to look great on the red side!
The table really delivered beyond my expectations and I look forward to many future sessions around it. I would love to write more, but I think it's time to pop into the game room to have coffee while reading the rules for the Mountains of Madness expansion for Eldritch Horror. I bought that one long ago but the Orc camp was scarcely accommodating for the latter, certainly a sideboard was out of the question.
Rathskellers service was perfect, good and fast communication over email and phone, all our special wishes were considered promptly. Plus they are nice to talk to 😉
Manufacturing was really fast. The table arrived perfectly on time for New Year's Eve celebration and it is a true beauty. Perfect workmanship, beautiful to look at. We already played at it a couple of times already and enjoyed it a lot. The cellar inset makes picking up cards really easy and rolling dice a lot of fun!
Pro Tip 😉 We tend to keep one leaf on each size (we chose widthwise leaves) and fill the gap with a trench patrol on each side which gives us still enough playing space and enough room on the side for drinks, snacks, rulebooks, gameboxes.
Thank you guys from Rathkellers - I recommend you a lot 🙂
Gunter Van Damme | Lokeren 🇧🇪
THE QUALITY OF THE TABLE IS AMAZING. EVERYONE IN MY GAMING GROUP IS EQUALLY IMPRESSED. THIS TABLE GIVES EVERY GAME THAT LITTLE EXTRA ENJOYMENT.
I'm a boardgamer with a fondness for thematic games, such as Eldritch Horror, Shadows Of Brimstone and many more. These games have in common that they take a while to set up and also the game plays for several hours. With limited playtime a day, these games span several days and I found myself most of the time putting them back in the box before I even finished them as the table was needed for other activities. With a gaming table, that frustration would be solved. The game can remain in the cellar while the table can be still be used.
Out of several manufacturers, I made a well thought-out decission for a Rathskellers table.
And now that I have the table, i am sure that i made the right decision. From the start, the people of Rathskellers were nice to talk too, providing excellent feedback on the many questions I had and, important to me, not pushing for a sale. Also, after I bought the table, they continued to help me through the ordering process. They kept me up to date throughout the manufacturing process which was nice. Delivery went smooth. The Table came in a sturdy box and unpacking and installing the table was a breeze.
The quality of the table is amazing. Everyone in my gaming group is equally impressed. This table gives every game that little extra enjoyment.
Javid Isayev | Derbyshire 🇬🇧
IT'S SLEEK, STURDY AND JUST BEAUTIFUL!
We are loving our new Rathskeller 'Councilor" table!! It's sleek, sturdy and just BEAUTIFUL!.
Its high-end quality has made our gaming nights much more organised and enjoyable. .
Definitely recommend this table if you are considering buying a gaming table.