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Nick Bowler07 Feb 2019 1:51 p.m. PST

the 6' by 2'6" plastic trestle table is common all over the world. Used in game shops, church halls, community centers, etc.

It would seem to me that neoprene game mats designed for tables this size would be common. But I cant find any except for those designed for Magic. Am I missing something? Are there 6' x 2'6" mats out there?

Nick Bowler07 Feb 2019 1:51 p.m. PST

the 6' by 2'6" plastic trestle table is common all over the world. Used in game shops, church halls, community centers, etc.

It would seem to me that neoprene game mats designed for tables this size would be common. But I cant find any except for those designed for Magic. Am I missing something? Are there 6' x 2'6" mats out there?

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 2:16 p.m. PST

From my experience, most of us put two of those tables together to make a 6' x 5' table. I'm not sure what kind of game would work well on a 6' x 2'6" table – a train robbery scenario, maybe?

JMcCarroll07 Feb 2019 4:08 p.m. PST

Two DBA games.

Nick Bowler07 Feb 2019 4:26 p.m. PST

You can fit a skirmish game on a trestle table, with room at the side for books, dice, drinks, etc.

Barries Lead Mountain07 Feb 2019 4:57 p.m. PST

Then you would want a 4x3 or 3x3 mat Nick – which I do believe are made?

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 5:37 p.m. PST

Why not just purchase a larger mat and then cut it? Many times it costs the same to produce the larger mat as it is to produce smaller ones. The material costs are not much different.

Durban Gamer08 Feb 2019 3:22 a.m. PST

Durban History-Gamers (who have been meeting at the same Library venue for 50 years!) regularly play 1/300 Boer War and WW2 on those tables. Playing size 4x2.5 feet approx. Because the length of the table is 6 feet, we keep a foot of table on each end for casualty boxes, tools of play, tea etc!

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