Ok, listen, we know what you are going for and why you are here. It’s Friday night, and you’ve got the lads coming round. You aren’t all going to sit there staring at the box. This is serious. Why? Because Friday night is poker night. Sure, you can sit around a coffee table… Yeah, that’s exactly what Dan Bilzerian does. Not. If you are making a night of it and want to accessorize your space, we want to show you some of the best man cave poker tables around.
Take a watch of this…
Pour yourself a ‘vespa’…
Then take a look at these.
And here you were thinking you were going to have to shell out fortunes on something that looks chic and classy?
You’ll often find that when accessorizing your man cave, that the simplest solutions are the best. There are loads of benefits to using a mat over a traditional poker table.
Well, for a start, you don’t have to go mad at your mates for spilling their drinks on it. Secondly, it can act as a bit of a table protector (especially if you’ve got a nice table lurking underneath)
This mat is rubberized underneath, so no slips and no dropped chips. It’s actually really nice to pick cards up from too!
These mats are available in a range of colors, sizes, and shapes, so regardless of the size of the table underneath, you should be able to find something to suit.
We like: The price of this poker table
We don’t like: Actually its really decent for a boys poker night
Buy it if: You don’t have much space or want to play wherever
If you are creating a dedicated ‘games room’, you might want something just a little more permanent.
Alright, we’ll be honest, this isn’t going to win any awards for style, but it will get the job done.
The things we like are the fact that you can comfortably seat eight people around the table, and each person gets a comfortable padded area to place their hands while nervously shuffling their chips.
Oh, and there is a drinks holder there, perfect for your glass of scotch.
We also like that it folds away, so it isn’t dominating the room constantly.
We would love to be a fly on the wall when your mate ‘Dave’ boots one of the legs as he returns from the bathroom. “Yes, Dave, I really did have 3000 in chips piled up there.”
We like: That you don’t risk damaging your best man cave table
We don’t like: Dave knocking over the fat stack that we’ve accumulated
Buy it if: You want an excuse to ban Dave from future gatherings
Now, this is a little more like it. Granted, it doesn’t fold, so once it is up, it’s staying up. Nor is it cheap… But once it’s there, you’ll be getting plenty of practice.
Who knows, get good enough, and it might just pay for itself?
The table is constructed from MDF, with a nice green baize that is friction-free for dealing cards. There’s no danger of Dave booting the table and spilling the chips and drinks either. It’s pretty solid.
As the name would suggest, you can seat 10 people around this table. It includes a dealer station with a chip tray too. The cushioned table surround is a nice touch and is also pretty substantial.
We also like the cup holders… Freel free to bollock your mates for putting drinks on the table and ruining the felt.
We like: How solid this table is.
We don’t like: That it is a permanent feature
Buy it if: You’ve got a decent-sized man cave with a games theme
This is from the same company who made the 10 seater table above. Still, unlike the above, it is significantly wallet-friendly. As with our first suggestion, this table ‘topper’ folds up for easy storage.
One neat feature that we really like is the drink and chips station located at each seating position. It’s just over a meter in diameter, so it is ideal for most normal-sized rooms. We also like the shape, as it’s circular you’ll be able to watch all the other players for their ‘tell’…
“Stop scratching your eye, Dave. We know you’re bluffing.”
There is something that we have a slight problem with, but it’s table-specific. You’ll need a round table for this to be effective. Put it on a rectangular or square table, and it’s just going to look weird… Not to mention that you’ll lose 50% of the playing positions.
We like: That you can see every other player, on the right table it’s nice and looks pretty smart
We don’t like: It only works with circular tables
Buy it if: you’ve got a small circular table
So, you might have got the impression that we had a gripe about octagonal tables?
Maybe, but here is the answer.
This has many similar features to the above, but it is shaped in a table-friendly rectangle, giving you plenty of options as to where you put it.
The felt surface feels pretty sweet, and as with any good table, there is a station for your chips and a drink. We like that this is lineated with a clearly defined playing area…
“Yes, Dave, if your cards are in the yellow circle, it means you’ve folded.”
We like: You can mount this on any normal table
We don’t like: Actually not a lot, it’s one of the best man cave poker tables for the money
Buy it if: You want flexibility in how you use your man cave. It’s great to pull out for game nights.
Are you the real deal? Got an unlimited budget? Or are you just amazing at poker? This is a big boy’s toy that will have your buddies cooing and ahhing before getting back in the car and saving their money.
It is expensive, it is substantial, and no, it doesn’t come with a dealer included.
If you’ve got money to burn and want a professional table, this is about as professional as they get.
We like: it’s the real deal (pun intended). An actual professional poker table
We don’t like: The cost. We included this as an example of what you want to achieve
Buy it if: You are independently wealthy
The best man cave poker tables don’t have to be all that pricey. We’d recommend a table topper unless you have lots of space. That way, you can kill two birds with one stone, a gaming room with a cool table that can be used for other things. If you’ve got the room, then a permanent table can be a great feature and talking point. Whatever you decide, pick a table that fits your space and budget, then invite the guys around. Happy days.