Any time we are more than 10 we split into two tables, then balance tables as we go along if there’s quite a few, and finally recombine at 9.I love the size of the 8 person table! As I said earlier two tables that size will be perfect for my space.
The issue I run into is for tournaments. Starting with 8 at each table I wouldn't want to play down until there are only 4 players left at each table before breaking to the final table. Has anyone used two smaller tables played down to 6-5 players per table then set up a full size table for the final?