I wanted to share my experience in buying and using a Vizier gaming table from Geek Chic.
Geek Chic makes custom furniture for gamers of a variety of shapes and sizes.
These can be used for Role Playing Games (RPGs), Board Games or Card Games.
In my case, the table will be used primarily for RPGs, with board or card games on occasion.
This is the centerpiece we built our game room around.
The wait time, from order to delivery is typically 12-18 months.
In my case, the Vizier was ready about 15 months after my initial order. However, due to our house not being completed as quickly as we first thought, we ended up taking delivery after 21 months.
After placing my request online, Beth contacted me to discuss the specifics of our order.
She asked a number of questions geared towards getting me the perfect table with the perfect accessories for our gaming needs.
The table and accessories they recommend vary depending upon what type of games you play (card, counter or role playing games), how often, if the table will be a dedicated gaming table or also a dining room, coffee, or other type of table. They have a table for any type of gamer:)
Some of the options for the Vizier included nine table sizes, varying table heights including "bar height". A choice of inserts for the "vault". Sliding cup holders and more.
I ordered the 5' by 8'8" table. We have a large gaming group (8-11 people). With this size table, 8 players and the game master can comfortably sit around the table. We have 1 or 2 people that join us online.
We also have a fabric lid. This sits on top of the "vault", flush with the top of the table. It is a great surface for playing card games.
The fabric lid is also reversible, the other side of it is craft board.
After being very patient with me, and answering all my questions (sometimes checking with the production guys to see if something special could be done) the order was ready.
It then went into the production queue. The estimate Beth gave me was pretty much spot on. Unfortunately, my estimate for our house being built was not. So we asked for a delay.
No grief, no huffiness, Geek Chic was happy to oblige us, they are a great group to work with.
During this process I also worked with Dash (their Logistics Manager) and then was handed over to Danny.
Above are some photos of my Vizier's journey through the shop.
Danny sent these to me after my table was built. He is a part of the Valet team at Geek Chic.
Basically, he was my point of contact once the table went into production.
The first photo is of the wood after some initial selection and cutting.
Next, the pile of individual pieces, then a couple of assembly.
In the sixth photo the Vizier is ready for clear coating.
And the seventh is just after the clear coat when it is getting its final checks.
Once we arranged our delivery date and my Vizier left Washington on a truck, I communicated directly with the delivery team, Thomas and Spencer.
If you have any questions about the ordering experience I had, please don't hesitate to ask.