Only in the last decade has the demand arisen for tables specifically designed for Board Games & Gaming – yes we had always dreamed about such things when we were younger, but only recently has the gaming industry and the gamer consumer base reached a point where such dreams could become reality. Unfortunately for much of the world, the early offerings of gaming furniture were all in the United States.
But now, members of a multi-generational family of Greek furniture craftsmen have formed Rathskellers, a company dedicated to bringing hand-crafted, customized gaming tables to Europe. United States, Canada, Asia and beyond.
The common element in specialized gaming tables is an inset area where games are set up, usually equipped with a variety of surfaces for different kinds of play. We @ Rathskellers call this the “Game Cellar.”
This is what enables easy transitions between gaming and non-gaming activities. Many specialized gaming tables also offer drawers for storage and other gameplay accessories that attach to the sides of the table for players’ convenience.
The craftsmen at Rathskellers have built the things that gamers expect to see into their specialized gaming tables, but they are also innovating in ways that are moving this market forward. One of the most important additions is the aluminum railing system, a much sturdier way to attach those tableside accessories. The Councilor, Rathskellers’ flagship dining room table, offers options that include USB charging stations, wireless charging, LED lighting, and a built-in Bluetooth sound system, all firsts for the industry. The Garrison offers some of the most extensive storage of any coffee table you’ll find among regular commercial furniture, let alone specialized gaming furniture. The Phalanx hit the market by a storm. Combining Metal and wood for a minimal look & feel, introduced the built-in player stations including a dice tower built into the table and the Hive with it’s unique hexagon shape offered a solution to players requiring same distance to the middle of the table for easy reach.
Specialized gaming furniture is still a fairly young market.
But now Rathskellers is helping that market to expand in new directions and reach an even larger audience.
We want everyone to be able to play their games with our Amazing Handcrafted Tables for Board Games in comfort and style!