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27 Cool DIY Gaming Tables You Can Build Your Own

Are you a game lover? Building a DIY gaming table will allow you to enjoy your favorite games right in the comfort of your home. You can play with friends and family and have a great time.

If you are considering building a DIY gaming table, then you should check our round up of 27 cool DIY gaming tables you can build.

1- Cool Steampunk Gaming Table

The first one I am showing you involves building a classic multipurpose DIY gaming table by homecrux. The primary function of the table is gaming. However, it can be used as a coffee table, dining table or conference table. The table is big enough with a 4’ x 6’ size. It has a 55” 4k display screen embedded in it. This can be used for gaming visuals as well as presentations and displaying maps.

The tabletop is covered with a ¼” tempered glass to protect the TV screen from damages or spillage. This diy gaming table also has a stereo audio system, which produces audio through attached speakers. There are also external power outlets, USB, HDMI, and Cat6 etc. There are also leaf inserts to protect the game from kids and pets.

The table has a standard 5 x 7 area. It also has eight drawers with stainless steel cup holders close to the top of the table. This cool gaming table costs about $2,000 to complete, and I have to say it is worth every penny of it.

DIY gaming table
Cool Steampunk Gaming Table, Image homecrux

2- DIY Gaming Table with Built-in Game Storage

If your kids were game lovers, then this would be an ideal weekend family project you can do. Unlike the previous two it involves building a board game table with built-in storage to store all your games. The DIY gaming table plan by instructables was designed to be quickly completed with just hand tools. Aside from the table, you will need a sheet of plywood, boards; lumber saw drill press and a planner.

This diy gaming table project is relatively cheap, costing about $400 to build. You will need a few materials like glue, wood screw, brushes, and urethane. The tools used in the original project includes a router, circular saw, drill with bits, clamps, hammer and brads and a few others.

DIY Gaming Table with Built-in Game Storage
Homemade Gaming Table with Built-in Game Storage, Image via: instructables

3- DIY Puzzle Game Table

It takes days and even weeks to put together a jigsaw puzzle. And if you are using the dining or coffee table you may have to redo the puzzle every time; you use the table for other purposes. Although you can buy those puzzle mat, nothing beats having the puzzle on a particular diy puzzle table in its own organized space.

This gaming table plans will guide you to build a DIY puzzle game table by designeddecor for your home. The project also comes with a stool you can pull out when you want to work on the puzzle. It contains detailed information on how to build it from scratch.

DIY Puzzle Game Table
Puzzle Gaming Table Idea, Image via: designeddecor

4- Dining Table Game Table

Enjoy a family meal and a family game afterward on the same table when you use these gaming table plans on youtube.

This YouTube video will show you how to build a lovely wood dining room table that has a removable top surface and plenty of room for games underneath. Removable side trays are also incorporated into the DIY build so you can have a place for your phone and snacks while you play a board game.

The table is sturdy and the wood can be stained or painted to match any interior decor. Host a Holiday meal for your friends and family on top of the table, then remove the top and host game night.

5- Fancy Board Game Table

If you want a fancy table that will be the center attraction in the room, check out this DIY gaming table plan on YouTube.

The large table provides plenty of room for all your favorite card and board games. The attractive design makes it an eye catching piece of furniture and the bottom shelf provides plenty of storage space for games and puzzles.

Built in cup holders, sunken play area, and decorative wood trim make this more than a game table, it’s a valuable piece of furniture.

6- Custom DIY Board Game Table

These gaming table plans involve building functional DIY board game tables like this one by imgur. The table was constructed with hardwood. The construction is broken into four sections – legs, frames insert and playing surface. The plan contains step-by-step information on how to build the table with pictures.

The building involves using a router; mitre saw, chisel, jigsaw and other. You will also need materials like glue, screw etc. the project can be completed in a few weeks and is placed at an intermediate experience level. Related: DIY computer desks for gaminng.

Custom DIY Board Game Table
Custom FUnctional Board Game Table, Image via: imgur

7- Classic Gaming Table

This project involves building a DIY gaming table like this one by boardgamegeek with maple wood. Its designed such that the legs can be taken off during transportation. The vault is 3 inches deep, and it has seven desks, two on each side. The project is placed at an advanced woodworking level. It has an estimated completion time of 120 hours or 37 days. It will cost about $2,000 to complete. 

You will need various sizes of maple hardwood for each part of the table, and other materials like hinges, cabinet pulls, cabinet hardware and tools like drills, saw etc.

Classic Gaming Table
Classic Gaming Table, Image via: boardgamegeek

8- Turn An ordinary Table Into a DIY Gaming Table

Are you a broad game fanatic? Then you should build this table to make playing your favorite games easy. The project involves converting a regular table into a DIY board game table like this one by littlethings. The original DIY gaming table was built to accommodate six players. The surface of the table is covered with thick blue neoprene fabric.

To build this gaming table, you will need materials like wood stain, nails, or screw. You will also need a few tools like miter saw and drill. You will have to create the various aspect of the table separately following the plan and couple when done. You may also like to check out diy router table.

Turn An ordinary Table Into a DIY Gaming Table
Turn An ordinary Table Into a DIY Gaming Table

9- Gaming Table For Under $40

Playing games with friends is one of the best ways to relax. This gaming table plan involves converting a kitchen table into a proper gaming table like this one by simplifiedbuilding. Asides the table, you will need a suitable board for the top. A plasterboard sized 1.2m by 900mm was used in the original plan.

You will also need materials like spray paint, mixed plaster, Velcro strip etc., and a few tools to construct. The original project was built for under $40.  It can be completed within a few days following the plan.

Gaming Table For Under $40
Gaming Table For Under $40 Image via: simplifiedbuilding

10- Ricochet Game Table

This project involves transforming a door into a DIY shuffleboard by thisoldhouse. The tabletop was made with sewing elastic. This original plan has pre-primed 1×4 installed at the sides of the door to keep the pucks from flying off the table.

Asides the door, you will also need some woods for the legs, and a few materials like paint or spray, screw etc. You will also need tools like a drill, screwdriver, tape measure etc. It is essential to follow the instructions on the plan while building. However, you can adjust the table size as you wish. You may also like to check out diy welding table.

Ricochet Game Table
Ricochet Game Table, Image via: thisoldhouse

11- Outdoor Game Table

This project involves building a DIY gaming table like this one by shanty-2-chic that can be used for a variety of games including chess, checker etc. It Is designed to also function as a coffee table, providing extra functionality. The top of the table is made to flip over. The project is quite easy to build, it is placed at a beginners experience level.

To build this  gaming table project, you will need lumber, screw, gum, paint and other materials. You will need tools like a mitre saw, chisel, brush, and others. The project can be completed in a weekend and costs about $40 in lumber.

Outdoor Game Table
Outdoor Game Table, Image via: shanty-2-chic

12- Board Games Table

Board games are fun to play, and building this DIY board game table by imgur will make you even enjoy it more. To build this project, you will need wood boards. The legs for the original plan were purchased and attached directly. Other materials include screws, sandpaper etc. you will also need tools like a jigsaw, circular saw, misc hand tool, and drill.

The plan is placed at an intermediate experience level, and it can be completed within a few days. Upon completing the other parts of the table following the project, you can then couple everything and attach the legs. Related: diy table saw.

Board Games Table
DIY Board Gaming Table Idea, Image via: imgur

13- Outdoor Checkers Game Table

This DIY outdoor table by blackanddecker is functional, durable and attractive. It can serve as both a gaming table and a dining table. The table has enough room for six people, and its portable enough to fit almost anywhere in your patio or deck.

To build this table, you will need; plywood of different sizes (all listed on the plan) and cedar board. You will also need materials like a screw, wood glue, as well as tools like drill, jigsaw,  hammer, router etc. the plan contains an in-depth step by step guide on how to build from scratch.  The project can be completed in a weekend.

DIY outdoor table
Outdoor Checkers Game Table

14- High-End Gaming Table

The next project we have involves building an all-incorporating DIY gaming table by makezine with a built-in flat screen TV for playing software driven games. This table is versatile and can handle all types of games, from miniatures, to board games and RPGs. The original plan was made from an old gaming table. It has a size of 4” x 4”, which you can easily modify to suit your needs.

To build this table, you will need materials like a lag-bolts for the legs, Wood screw, Wood Putty, Wood Treater, Stain, Polyurethane and others. You will also need tools like mitre saw, drill, jigsaw and others. The project can cost as little as $150 with small savings listed in the plan.

DIY Gaming Table
High-End Gaming Table, Image via: makezine

15- Simple DIY Gaming table

This project involves converting a dining room table into a functional tabletop gaming table like this one by boardgamegeek. The original gaming table plan has a total playable area of 61 x 41”, with a raised border around it. It also has shelves below the table to place things like cell phones, etc.

To build this project, you will need a wood board and other materials like foam, tablecloth, adhesive, etc. The total cost for the board and fastener is about $150 at the depot. You will also need tools like a staple gun, drill, etc. The project can be completed in a weekend, and it’s relatively easy to construct.

tabletop gaming table
Simple DIY Gaming table, Image via: boardgamegeek

16- Digital DIY Gaming Table

This plan involves building a  gaming table like this one by caethial.tumblr.com that can fit perfectly into the house. The size is big enough to accommodate three persons. The gaming table has a 40” TV attached to it and is connected to a touch screen workstation running display maps, and all the details needed for the game.

Digital DIY Gaming Table
Digital DIY Gaming Table, Image via: caethial.tumblr.com

17- Game Table Conversion

This plan contains information to convert an existing table into a DIY gaming table like this one by instructables. The plan contains specific measurements, however, its designed to allow you to change the dimensions easily.

To build this tabletop gaming table plan, you will need plywood and other materials like pipe clamps, wood conditioner, and wood stain. You will need velvet or similar high-quality fabric for the tabletop. The original gaming table plan was coupled with glue; however, you may use screw or nails. You will also need tools like a mitre saw, drill etc.

DIY gaming table
Game Table Conversion, Image via: instructables

18- Interchangeable Surface Gaming Table

The top of this interchangeable surface gaming table is created with one sheet of plywood. The sides and legs were created from a recycled mantel. The cost of building a game table like this one by imgur is under $20, making it an affordable asset for any family.

These free gaming table plans will show you how to build a table like this for your home. The table will help bring the family together for years of gaming fun. The interchangeable surfaces let your family enjoy playing their favorite games on one table so this piece of furniture won’t take up much space in your home. 

Interchangeable Surface Gaming Table
Interchangeable Surface Gaming Table, Image via: imgur

19- Recycled Coffee Table

Use these free plans to create a DIY gaming table like this one by inmyownstyle from an unused coffee table. If you have a coffee table that you no longer use in the living room and have wondered what to do with it – check out this great idea.

A coffee table can be recycled into a portable gaming table so it’s easy to move around in any room of your home. Add a shelf on the bottom (if the coffee table doesn’t already have one) so you can store games when they’re not in use.

If you don’t already have a coffee table, they are inexpensive to purchase at a local thrift shop.

Recycled Coffee Table
Recycled Coffee Table, Image via: inmyownstyle

20- Poker Table

Poker night can be hosted at your house after you build this DIY gaming table by blackanddecker this 8-sided poker table allows each player to sit and play the card game comfortably, plus the DIY game table has pull out trays to hold snacks and drinks.

Easy to follow building plans will enable you to build a poker table like this in a day so you can play cards with your friends this weekend. Other card games can be played on the DIY poker table too.

DIY gaming table
Poker DIY game table, Image via: blackanddecker

21- Coffee and Game Table

This unique design creates two tables in one – it’s a coffee table and a gaming table. It is also built to last so it can be handed down as a family heirloom.

Have hours of fun with your kids and grandkids with this game table by geekdad. And when it’s not being used for playing games, slide the top shut and use it as a traditional coffee table.

Follow these free gaming table plans and build a priceless piece of heirloom furniture for your family to use today and future generations years from now.

Coffee Table Game Table
Coffee And Game Table, Image via: geekdad

22- Toddler Game Table

Toddlers learn through play and this DIY gaming table by the36thavenue will help your child learn while having fun. The table is ready-made from heavy duty plastic and would make a great outdoor game table for a toddler.

The table top is covered with games created from self-adhesive vinyl that is easily changed as the toddler grows. The plastic table is sturdy enough to support the weight of a toddler and the table can double as an outdoor picnic table.

Easy clean plastic and vinyl is great for toddler furniture and items that stay outside. The ready made table is cheap so you may want to create two – one for outdoors and one for indoors.

Toddler Game Table
Toddler Game Table, Image via: the36thavenue

23- Coffee Table With Pull Outs

This is an ideal gaming tables plan for small spaces. It’s a coffee table with pull outs for gaming. This design is a perfect DIY board game table by homemadebycarmona for multiple games. When the family is done playing, just push the pull outs back into place. The board games will be ready for playing next time and you can start right where the game ended.

When the table is not being used for gaming, it’s an attractive coffee table. Guests will not know that games are being hidden from view inside the coffee table. You can customize the table size to fit your living space.

Coffee Table With Pull Outs
Coffee Table With Pull Outs, Image via: homemadebycarmona

24- Pull Out Trays

These free gaming table plans by boardgeekgirl that I am sharing will show how to build pull out trays that can be customized to fit any size table that you have. The pull out trays provide space for cards, play money, and any other items needed to play games. The tray can also hold snacks and drinks while the family plays games.

Create these trays for a coffee table, desk, dining room table, or any other table surface you want to transform into a gaming table. The pull out trays are multi purpose and can be used in many different ways.

gaming table plans
Pull Out Trays, Image via: boardgeekgirl

25- Wide Ledge Game Table

This DIY gaming table by instructables has a sunken center for games and a wide ledge around the perimeter of the table. The wide ledge is perfect for setting a laptop, tablet, or snack tray on.

The whole family can gather around this game table and do different things while being together in the same space.

Do schoolwork, eat lunch, hold a conference call, and play a game with all members of your family seated at this DIY game table.

Wide Ledge Game Table
Wide Ledge Game Table, Image via: instructables

26- Board Game Table

This wooden board game table by nothans has everything you will need for an evening of family fun. It has a large space for gaming, pull out drink holders, side shelves for placing all game pieces, and the design even has electrical outlets built into the table.

Charge your phone or laptop while enjoying a game with family and friends around this large, wooden DIY gaming table. The detailed instructions will make this DIY project easy enough for a beginner.

Board Game Table
Wooden DIY Gaming Table, Image via: nothans

27- Multi Purpose Gaming Table

The last one we have is a multipurpose sturdy wooden table on youtube that can be used for dining, entertaining and playing a multitude of games. With a sunken center, side shelving, cup holders, electrical outlets, cord storage, and several other features, this multi purpose table is ideal for a growing family.

Watch this YouTube video to discover how to create this multi functional gaming table that will become the most used location in your home. Even when the table is not being used for gaming it’s sure to become the favorite gathering place for the family.

The easy to follow video instructions make this a simple DIY project that can be completed in a weekend.


Conclusively, only a few things beat an evening with friends or family playing games. Make your home more comfortable by building any of our above listed DIY gaming tables.


Gutenberg, by Andrew Steinmetz, pub: November 29, 2009, “The Gaming Table”, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/531/531-h/531-h.htm

The University of Melbourne, By Melissa Rogerson, “The ongoing popularity and variety of board games, especially among adult hobbyists, can teach us about how we can better design the digital versions”, https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/loving-the-bits-and-pieces

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