Stupid idiot question

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    Ok. How many people do you think would comfortably fit around a 7 ft x 4 ft table (of the "kidney bean" variety)?

    Would it be comfortable for ten?

    Comfortable in this case might also mean "cosy"...
     
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    I would not invite any fat people.
     
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    Each player would get 22.3" of rail space. It would be tight but do-able. I recently had 11 players on a 42"x88" table. Nobody complained but I could see people were low on space.
     
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    Is there an "ideal" measurement?
     
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    36 24 36?
     
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    Most chairs are under 18" wide, I usually say 22" is the minimum amount of space. I don't know if there's any ideal number though, pretty much the bigger the better so that everyone has as much room as possible.
     
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    Yep, I walked right into that one...
     
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    Cheers folks.

    Are there other practical considerations? i.e. I'm guessing those at the far ends won't be dealing...
     
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    Agreed on the dealing--just have one competent person deal the game (or two seated across from each other). Only other thought is that chairs with arms are likely a no-go to squeeze in that many.
     
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    Our games have 3.5'x7' oval tables, people deal at the ends all the time. Yes it's harder, but the people in the middle help the cards along to the other end. This way we don't burden the people in the middle to deal all night. However, if anyone volunteers to deal near the middle, nobody ever says no.

    And for sure, no armrests for the chairs otherwise there won't be enough space.

    I was once asked to build a table for someone, they were very happy with it but I had no idea what size chairs they were going to use. Although it was tight, they still liked it but when I saw the photo I was a bit taken aback at their choice of chairs.

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    Disclaimer: (Sorry for the cheapo table. Wear your solar eclipse glasses to prevent permanent retina damage.)

    I agree with the "no armrests" comments from 1st hand experience. I got a great deal on 8 chairs by Steelcase (the Player model). But the armrests pretty much butt against each other. For the final 2 chairs when we're 10 I put cheap foldable chairs with NO armwrests on the ends of the table.

    This cheapo table is 42 x 84. Check this row of chairs on one side. Chairs are 20" wide at the vertical bars, but become 24" wide with armrests. Saving 4" per chair would make a difference. With no armrests look at the space I would have between chairs by looking at the vertical bars of each chair.

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    10 players will be a bit tight. This table is (about) 7'x4' but the ellipse shape makes it a little easier.
    Usually have 8 players on this table and that is perfect.


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    84×42 tables here. Can do 10 for a final table, but my players strongly prefer 9. 10 is just a bit too cosy. I have 17.5 inch chairs.
     
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    What the...?!?

    Just how big (if that's the right word to use) is that table?
     
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    44" in diameter. Pretty tiny.
     
  17. Sep 12, 2017 at 11:10 PM
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    Whomever came up with that size/design has lost their mind....
     
  18. Sep 13, 2017 at 5:49 AM
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    This was back in 2011. I didn't know any better back then to convince them otherwise.
     
  19. Sep 13, 2017 at 7:15 AM
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    Hmm... I can only imagine what your thoughts are on the table built for this custom-ordered layout:

    https://m.ebay.com/itm/322700376047

    Now, to be honest, I'm thinking about picking this up to make a small 4-person card table -- I figure it's an inexpensive way to test the cloth they use in their other layouts, and it gives my family a decent surface to use for when we play cards. (I have a 6-yr-old, so if it gets stained/marked, it's no big deal).