Board games are a bigger part of the average families’ fun these days, and we are onboard . They give the family an opportunity to reconnect with each other, and in this world we live in, that’s a good thing. When you compare board games to computer games, people who are playing board games laugh more, talk more, exchange more…And let’s face it, we all need a place to play our games that doesn’t include the kitchen table.  So let’s encourage time together by creating our own board game tables, ok?  We found projects  you can make for adults, kids, families…even for using outdoors!  So whether you need to beat the heat or come in from the cold, make your own DIY board game tables and game boards!



Board Game Tables You Can Make


DIY Gaming Tables for Adults and Family Play

Remodelacasa’ made this multi game table set from two old nesting tables. Both Chinese Checkers and traditional checkers can be played while sitting around watching TV, or by two groups of players. Then switch!


Want a board game table that can be rolled away out of sight? Then check out ‘In My Own Style’ and find out how Diane made this rolling game cart from a coffee table.


Don’t you hate the idea of starting to work on a puzzle, only to know you will have to put it away long before you are finished so dinner can be served? Or if you do happen to find a little table in a corner somewhere, inevitably the puzzle pieces “disappear” over night? This awesome DIY puzzle game table was made from an old thrift piece of furniture, and just look at it now! Tutorial from ‘Designed Decor’… if you are a puzzle lover, you need this table.


Puzzles? Games? Even TV dinners? This amazing DIY gaming table / coffee table with pullout trays does everything! I can’t even imagine having had this table when my kids were little! Check out all the instruction on how to make this board game table at ‘Homemade by Carmona’. This. Rocks.


DIY Game Boards

Ok, like WOW. This DIY giant Scrabble board from ‘Jen Woodhouse’ is wall mounted, and the perfect way to have way more fun than should be legal in your family room. And the cool thing is? It actually looks like wall art! If we were to make this, we would simply paint on the letters since we don’t have a carving tool, but that would totally work too. Love, love, love.


When you are all sitting around the dining table playing a board game, don’t you hate it when you have to ask another player on the opposite side to move your piece? This DIY lazy Susan game board from ‘Refashionably Late’ makes that problem go away. This is an easy project using 1×4 lumber and some brackets. Bring on the Monopoly! You can actually pass Go… Yourself!



DIY Board Game Tables for Kids

Turn a cheap Ikea Lack table into a kid’s board game table with this simple and fast tutorial from ‘DIY Network’. The legs of the lack table unscrew easily, so the whole table can be stored in a closet or under a bed too. Love this simple gaming idea from an inexpensive piece of furniture!


Outdoor Board Game DIY

This oversized outdoor checkerboard game is easy to make, and great for kids or grown ups. What a perfect way to spend a day in the shade! Check out the directions at ‘A Home to Grow Old In’.


This simple outdoor table turns into a Chess or Checkers game board for the whole family with a  flip of the tiled insert. What a great way to turn a patio into a family room space! Step by step instructions from ‘Simply Designing’.

We hope all you board game lovers are going to make your own, dedicated gaming tables! We know you will also love our posts Amazing Repurposed Dresser Ideas, DIY Backyard Games and DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations over on TGG, and Fun Phone Games to Play With Friends over on OhMeOhMy! And if you want some fun for outdoors, check out DIY Swing Set Plans!

Image Credits: Refashionably Late, Remodelacasa, In My Own Style, Designed Decor, Homemade by Carmona, Jen Woodhouse, DIY Network, A Home to Grow Old In, Simply Designing

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    1. Kathy Woodard March 12, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks Charlene! Love the idea, my daughter used this idea to make a Lego table for her 3 year old! Love it!


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