Everyone needs a little extra table space now and then. Sometimes it could just to add a little more seating for a meal, other times it might be when the boys come over to the man cave for a game of cards. I know what you’re thinking – you haven’t got the space for a permanent cards table in the man cave.
We’ve got you covered. A folding, portable table is a great option if you’re limited on space but require a table to play cards or board games. They are quick to set-up and just as quick to fold away after the event to be stored until the next time that you need them. But just which is the best folding card table on the market? Let’s take a look at a few features to consider and then five of the top contenders.
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Best Folding Card Table Buying Guide
Perhaps the first thing that you’ll want to consider is the shape of the card table that you want. The main options tend to be either a square or a circle. Square tables can be a good choice if you might want to put it up against another table for more space. A circular table on the other hand might be a better choice for a classic card table. There are a number of companies that have stretched out the square tables to a rectangle to allow for more seating.
After you decide on the shape of the table, you’ll want to determine the size. There are two real areas that you need to think about in terms of size. The first is the number of people who you’ll need to seat at your new table. Generally, all these tables will seat at least four, but some options can handle more. The other size to consider is the height. Most tables are somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 inches. If you aren’t going to have this table up against another the height is less important.
Finally, there are some style considerations that you should look into. You can go with some real wood tables, those that look like wood or those that are plastic. For the tops of the tables, most are a hard solid surface. There are some that will have a cloth or fabric top, but these tend to be less common. While not the most important consideration, you should also take into account the weight of the table.
Top 5 Folding Card Tables
1.Meco Straight Edge Folding Card Table
Our first card table is a square option from Meco. This seats four and is crafted from solid wood, with you having the choice between oak, cherry and fruitwood. The legs fold into the bottom of the table and ends up with a table that is merely 3.375 inches thick for storage. Since this table is crafted from wood it is 29 pounds, which can make it a little more heavy than other options.
The legs fold easily, allowing nearly anyone to easily set up this table. When standing up this table comes in at 29.5 inches high. This set up comes fully assembled and can be ready to use right out of the box. And being crafted from wood, it looks great.
- Solid Wood Construction
- Ready to use out of the box
- Looks great
- Choice of wood finishes – oak / cherry / fruitwood
- Size: 32 x 32 x 29.5 inches
- Heavier than plastic / metal options
- Simple to store
2. Office Star Resin Multipurpose Table
The Office Star is another square option, but is slightly bigger than Meco, with a table top of 36 inches. This table has a solid resin top. With this design you get a light weight table that is easy to move and set up.
Each of the metal legs fold up into the bottom of the table for easy storage. It stands 29 inches tall and easily seats 4. When set up this table can hold up to 350 pounds. Also it sports non marring feet to allow you to easily move the table around hardwood floors without leaving a mark.
- Lightweight and easy to move
- Can hold up to 350 pounds
- Good for indoor or outdoor use
- Textured top
- Easy to clean
- Size – 36 x 36 x 29 inches
3. Office Star Multipurpose 6 Foot Folding Table
The Office Star 6 foot folding table is a 6 foot rectangular option. This table is waterproof, stain proof, scratch proof and impact resistant for a table that will last a long time. When folded the legs will be inside the table, so they won’t get snagged on anything during storage.
It offers a handled that can be Velcro-ed out-of-the-way when not in use but easily pulled out to move the folded table. The table weighs 34 pounds but can hold up to 300 pounds. It is 6 foot long by 30 inches wide and stands 29 ¼ inches high so can easily accommodate 6 + players for a game of cards or board games.
- Handle for easy movement
- Waterproof and scratch proof
- Indoor or outdoor table
- Stain resistant and simple to clean
- Grey powdered steel frame
- Extremely sturdy
- On the heavier end
- Size – 30 x 72 x 29.2 inches
4. Cosco Deluxe 6 Foot Molded Folding Table
Th Cosco Deluxe 6 foot folding table is another rectangular option. This one is 6 foot by 29.5 inches when unfolded and reduces when folded for storage to only 3 inches thick. Since it folds in half the legs are left on the inside so you’ll have a smooth edge on either side, letting it easily be slid into a tight space for storage.
The fact that this table has a handle and is only 25 pounds ensures it is easy to move while folded up. The tips of the legs are also non-marring to keep your floors from getting scraped up. This is a great folding card table if you want to play with more than 4 players.
- Lightweight for easy maneuverability
- Can be used indoor or outdoor
- Has a handle for carrying when folded
- Quick and easy to clean
- Size – 36.5″(L) x 29.6″(D) x 29″ high
- Stain resistant
5. Cosco Folding Espresso Wood Table
The Cosco folding espresso is a wood square table, but it sports a vinyl table center for ease of cleaning. The table itself is crafted from wood and sports 4 legs that fold individually under the table for ease of storage.
The tabletop is 32 inches on each side and stands at 29 inches high. At just over 19 pounds it is light enough to easily move. The table has a lovely espresso finish. It’s not the largest of tables but it’s great value for money for a folding 2 or 4 player card table.
- Solid wood table
- Looks great
- Easy to clean
- Option to purchase matching chairs
- Folds Flat for storage
- It’s a budget ‘wood’ option
The 5 folding card tables above should give you a few choices for consideration. The Meco is great if you’re looking for a wood folding table and the 2 Office star models would be my choice if you want a sturdy, easy to clean, indoor or outdoor option.
Another plus, is these tables are multi-purpose. They can be used for card games, board games or for a dinner table when you require additional places. Let us know which option you think is the best folding card table in the comments below.