Best gaming tables rated: 16 recommendations for every child!

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  July 26, 2021

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A play table is an ideal toy to have around the house. Children will be entertained for hours with a play table!

Not only does a play table offer many play options, but it is useful as your own play area, and the right table can also be a storage space.

Let your kids explore the play table with their friends after school, they won't get enough of it.

Best children's play tables rated

Are you curious by now which gaming table is my ultimate favorite?

Come on, I'll tell you right away:

My favorite gaming table is this Mega Bloks Build and Learn table with an attractive price tag and a lot of extra, and who doesn't like building? That is why it has also received a lot of positive reviews from satisfied customers, enthusiastic about their childrens fun.

More details about this play table can be found in the information below the table.

We have divided our favorite play tables into various categories, which you can find in the table below.

From play tables for babies and toddlers to play tables made of scaffolding wood, with sand, water and so on.

Let's run through them quickly, then I'll go over them in detail:

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Overall best folding gaming table: Mega Bloks Build and Learn Overall best play table: Mega Bloks Bouw en Leer (view more images)
Best Cheap Game Table: Clementoni Clemmy Best inexpensive gaming table: Clementoni Clemmy (view more images)
Best Baby Play Table: Best baby play table: Playgo (view more images)
Best game table for toddler: Best toddler play table: Janod Baby Forest (view more images)
Best Play Table For Toddler: Best play table for toddler: PlayMaxx Children's Table with Chair

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Best Reversible LEGO Play Table For Toddler: KidKraft Wood with storage compartment Best Reversible LEGO Play Table for Toddler: KidKraft Wood with Storage Compartment

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Best game table made of scaffolding wood: Dream Furniture Competitor Best play table made of scaffolding wood: Droommeubel Concurrent

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Best game table with train: Best Wooden Train Table: Kidkraft Adventure Town (view more images)
Best outdoor gaming table: Best outdoor game table: Sand and water table plum surfside

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Best Chalkboard Game Table: Best Chalkboard Game Table: Costzon Woltu Kids Table (view more images)
Best gaming table with water: Best gaming table with water: Little Tikes Pirates Anchors Away

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Best Interactive Game Table: Best Interactive Play Table: Little Tikes Fantastic First Switcheroo (view more images)
Best Multifunctional Game Table: Ifoyo 4-in-1 table footballBest Multifunctional Game Table: Ifoyo 4-in-1 Foosball
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Best Play Table For Teens: Fat Cat Cougar ReversoBest 2-in-1 Air Hockey & Pool Table: Fat Cat Cougar Reverso
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What do you pay attention to when buying a play table for your child?

When choosing beautiful children's play tables, I take into account various aspects, such as play options, safety, sturdiness, colorfulness and the type of material.

There are many different options when it comes to play tables for a child!

You also want to make a few considerations before purchasing the best play table.

Ask yourself the following questions:

By keeping an eye on these aspects, you will soon be able to make the right choice.

Best gaming tables rated

Now that we know what to look for when buying a gaming table, let's go over my favorites in depth.

We start with our absolute number 1!

Overall best folding gaming table: Mega Bloks Build and Learn

Overall best play table: Mega Bloks Bouw en Leer

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What a wonderful play table from Mega Bloks!

With this play table, a world opens up for your child. Bring your adventures to life and build the best constructions.

Stack the cubes, build a house and a cute bakery. Put the minifigures in their cars and take a pleasant ride through the city.

With this portable play table your child learns everything about colors and numbers by matching the colored blocks. Your child can even count the number of treats in the bakery.

Because it is a collapsible table, it is very convenient to take with you. You store the blocks in the table.

The play table is designed for children between 1 and 5 years old and with the play table you get thirty nice building blocks as a gift to play with.

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Mega Blocks play table vs LEGO

One of the most iconic toys in history, Lego bricks are an easy and fun way to keep kids entertained for hours! However, they are not cheap; a pack costs about 10-50, depending on which set you buy.

Fortunately, there is more than one option when it comes to good building blocks that children can enjoy just as much - Megabloks are a bit larger and therefore also suitable for younger children, and a lot cheaper than their Scandinavian counterparts.

Best inexpensive gaming table: Clementoni Clemmy

Best inexpensive gaming table: Clementoni Clemmy

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Does the budget mainly play a role for you? Then this play table is ideal!

The Bumba themed gaming table looks very cheerful thanks to the different colors and fun accessories. Especially the two Bumba figures make this play table great for kids!

The game table comes with two Bumba figures and a number of soft, colored blocks. The toy consists of a total of 10 parts.

Furthermore, it is of course very useful that there is also a storage compartment, so that everything can be tidy after playing.

The table has a perfect height, so that your little one can play for hours without any problems!

For more fun you can of course buy extra blocks. The table is suitable for children from 12 months.

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Best baby play table: Playgo

Best baby play table: Playgo

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A super interesting, colorful play table especially for the little ones among us.

The table offers stimulating puzzles and other cute toys to keep your little one entertained for hours. Your baby will be introduced to a lot of new stimuli.

Helping discover the various activities the eye-hand coordination and improve self-discovery.

The table is made of sturdy plastic and has just the right height for children to play while sitting comfortably.

The table is suitable for children with an age from 12 months and fun up to about 2 years.

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Playgo vs Vtech baby play table

The play table that I see most often compared to my baby favorite, the Playgo, is this activity table from Vtech:

Best gaming table from VTech: Interactive Adventure Table

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I find the Playgo a lot more suitable because babies can explore and rattle without too much fuss.

VTech is a great and popular toy brand, don't get me wrong. I for example, often recommend the toot cars.

But I don't think a baby needs that extra stimulation of sounds and lights to keep himself busy.

Would you like a VTech play table for your child, then this interactive play table is a fantastic choice. There is so much to discover with this play table, your child will be pleasantly surprised!

The various play elements that this table offers introduce your little one to the impressive world of animals, colors, shapes and numbers.

The table produces quite funny sounds, sung songs, melodies and cheerful phrases are spoken.

But I would personally opt for a gaming table that comes less to them.

Best toddler play table: Janod Baby Forest

Best toddler play table: Janod Baby Forest

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This beautiful play table is made of wood and is aimed at stimulating kids in their development.

With this table a child can learn colors, shapes, numbers, concepts, movements and concepts.

The table of Janod enabling your little one to develop social contacts, stimulate the imagination and also the sensory development and fine motor skills will be improved.

The game table is suitable for kids between 1 and 3 years old and has a very solid structure.

The gaming table is a perfect choice for parents who want beautiful and find educational toys for their kids which at the same time has an elegant appearance and is made of high-quality material.

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Read also: Cleaning wooden toys: easy with these tips.

Best play table for toddler: PlayMaxx Children's Table with Chair

Best play table for toddler: PlayMaxx Children's Table with Chair

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Special play tables have also been designed for the toddlers.

This super nice play table from PlayMaxx is white in color.

Your little one can play alone at the table or with a boyfriend or girlfriend!

The construction toys that you get with this play table are incredibly colorful, it immediately invites you to play.

Your little one also just deserves a nice and safe table for himself to be able to enjoy.

This game table comes with two cute chairs and has plenty of storage space. The storage space consists of four trays that you can hang on the sides of the table.

The table top of the gaming table is double-sided: one side of the table top is flat and suitable for doing homework or eating, and on the other side you will find a surface that is suitable for building blocks.

In no time, the table is transformed into a building table with four different colored areas!

The table with chairs promote a correct sitting posture and will ensure that your child develops independent habits.

The table is also made of very sturdy material and suitable for it build with DUPLO building blocks.

The play table is designed for children between 3 and 6 years old. You will receive 60 building blocks as a gift with the table, chairs and storage trays.

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Best Reversible LEGO Play Table for Toddler: KidKraft Wood with Storage Compartment

Best Reversible LEGO Play Table for Toddler: KidKraft Wood with Storage Compartment

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For that sweet toddler we also did our best to find the perfect table.

This KidKraft play table is a play and storage table in one with which children can experience fantastic adventures.

Children can create endless constructions with the included building blocks. The table is also large enough to play with several children at the same time.

This gaming table will certainly conquer a permanent place in the playroom!

You can reverse the table so that there are actually two play areas instead of one.

The special design ensures that even small fingers can safely open the table top, so that all building blocks can be neatly stored in the middle storage box after playing.

The table is a solid model with a wooden construction and made for long-lasting fun.

Play table with best storage space: KidKraft 2-in-1 with reversible table top

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Well, playing is fun, but parents are often not so happy with toys lying around. A play table with storage space is therefore not a superfluous luxury.

This is the play table for the little architect or for the child who loves trains! The gaming table is large enough to play together nicely.

This KidKraft game table has a reversible table top; on the one hand you can play with a train on a track, and the other side is specially made for playing with building blocks.

With the 200 building blocks included, your little one will not be able to finish playing that quickly.

In addition to the building blocks, your little one even gets a 3-piece starter package with a wooden train.

Well, what more does your child want?

When your little one has finally finished playing (huh huh), all the toys can be collected in the storage space under the table top.

Nice that the table has rounded corners, so that it can always be played safely!

The table is suitable for LEGO, DUPLO and other major building block brands and specially designed for kids from the age of three.

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Best play table made of scaffolding wood: Droommeubel Concurrent

Best play table made of scaffolding wood: Droommeubel Concurrent

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Many parents choose their children's toys based on the material.

Are you such a parent and are you looking for a play table made of scaffolding wood?

Then this might be the perfect play table for your child.

It is actually mainly a more chic piece of furniture than a real console. Hence, this one is also a bit more expensive than the others.

But you will get a very nice item in return that can serve a lot of functions!

This beautiful scaffolding wooden game table even comes with two chairs and three storage compartments that are located under the table top.

There is also a huge chalkboard included, for even more playing and learning fun!

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Best Play Table with Train: Kidkraft Adventure Town

Best Wooden Train Table: Kidkraft Adventure Town

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For the kids who are crazy about trains, go for this play table from kidkraft!

You may pay a little more for it than with a more ordinary play table, but this table is also well worth it.

The console is lovingly designed and finished with high-quality materials.

The playset promotes the motor and creative development of your child because it offers countless construction options.

The table is made up of colorful parts and is beautifully detailed.

This wooden railway playset has 108 pieces and is a true paradise for children.

This playset features vehicles, helicopters and even road signs, mini figures in the shape of people and animals, and much more.

On the table you will find roads, waters and meadows, all colorfully painted.

The game table is suitable for various ages from 3 years, for boys and girls.

The playset is made of high-quality E1 MDF and pinewood. It is a robust toy with a long lifespan that can be safely played with.

The game table is large and therefore perfect for playing with several kids at the same time.

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Best outdoor game table: Sand and water table plum surfside

Best outdoor game table: Sand and water table plum surfside

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This outdoor play table from Plum makes it possible to nice in the garden to mess with water and sand.

Great when the kids can romp outside. Also saves mom and dad a lot of mess in the house!

An outdoor play table is often in high demand and is perfect for spring or summer days.

By the way, don't forget to put on your little one a hat or cap during the playing outside and apply well with sunscreen!

This table has two bins; one for sand and one for water.

The table is also designed in the form of a picnic table. This means that while sitting on the wooden benches, kids can play with the water and sand, but can also use the table for a snack and a drink.

Make sure that the water and sandpit are neatly covered with the supplied lid.

This play and picnic table is suitable for children from 18 months to an age of approx 5 years.

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Best Chalkboard Game Table: Costzon Woltu Kids Table

Best Chalkboard Game Table: Costzon Woltu Kids Table

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Are you specifically looking for a play table with a chalkboard? Lucky you!

Costzon has designed one of these. This compact gaming table can be placed anywhere in the house and will save you a lot of space.

It is also a chic table to see. Let your children play, color and do crafts at this beautiful table.

With this beautiful, white wooden table you get two matching wooden chairs. The table top is reversible, with a regular table top on one side and a chalkboard on the other.

Each seat offers (removable) storage space under the seat, so that the play area can always be left tidy after playing.

A console with a stylish design, of good quality and which is easy to assemble. The neutral color of this table makes it suitable for any interior.

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Best gaming table with water: Little Tikes Pirates Anchors Away

Best gaming table with water: Little Tikes Pirates Anchors Away

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A gaming table with water is of course ideal for those nice, warm summer days.

With this pirate water play table from Little Tikes your child will have a dazzling adventure.

The pirate-themed water table has already received hundreds of positive reviews. And that is of course not for nothing! Ready for hours of water fun?

With this play table your child gets two play figures, a shark that sprays water, a water cannon with pump, an anchor that you can pick up, and a flowing fountain.

The play table is suitable for children from 2 years old to about 6 years old. Children love playing with water!

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Looking for even more water play tables? read our review of the 12 best water tables!

Best Interactive Play Table: Little Tikes Fantastic First Switcheroo

Best Interactive Play Table: Little Tikes Fantastic First Switcheroo

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A play table in itself is great fun. But how cool is an interactive play table?

This 3-in-1 interactive gaming table from Little Tikes is packed with surprises!

The game table offers numerous activities to keep babies entertained and to support their development.

The table has three 'positions': you can play sitting, playing standing up or taking it with you wherever you go.

The table has dozens of fun songs (more than 75!), Sounds and functions for children.

With the help of this table your child can even learn sentences. By turning the middle button, you change the theme from school to zoo.

What a pleasant surprise!

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Best Multifunctional Game Table: Ifoyo 4-in-1 Foosball

Best Multifunctional Game Table: Ifoyo 4-in-1 Foosball

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This fun table has four games in one! You can play table football or hockey, ping pong or have fun on a billiard table.

It's also easy to build from game to game. The high-quality construction makes it sturdy and best suited for children under 8 years old (depending on their height).

Instructions and all the fun accessories are also included.

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Best Play Table for Teens: Fat Cat Cougar Reverso

Best 2-in-1 Air Hockey & Pool Table: Fat Cat Cougar Reverso

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Double the fun with this 2-in-1 gaming table, alternate between billiards and air hockey. The Fat Cat Reverso has adjustable legs that are stable and natural looking in a wood finish measuring 217x 107 x 81 cm.

You can also play both games by simply turning it to one side for either air hockey or pool. This is great when you get tired of playing just one particular activity!

This really is a full-fledged gaming table suitable for teenagers (and adults of course!).

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Conclusion

Which gaming table are you going for? With this list you have at least enough inspiration for every age.

Are your kids a bit older? Then an air hockey table might be more fun! read our review of the top 9 best air hockey tables!

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child, he came into contact with everything around games when his mother started the Tin Soldier in Ede. Since 2016, he and his team have been creating helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.