Got a small table? Run, don't walk, away! Games with ludicrous footprints.
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Someone suggested I should have a complementary geeklist to Games for really small tables listing some of the games that really won't even fit on a small table. Even a respectably sized small table.

I know I've got a couple of obvious contenders here, but what are some of the games you've found least able to fit onto petite tables?
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51. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse [Average Rating:6.37 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.37 Unranked]
Tom Hancock
United States
Charleston
West Virginia
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This game's rulebook actually has a section on "floor battles" because they understand well that at a certain point, no table could possibly work.
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52. Board Game: Mississippi Queen [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:1210]
J. R. Tracy
United States
New York
New York
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Occasionally you find yourself rooting for a particular tile placement dieroll not because it helps your position, but because it keeps the game from exiting the table.

JR

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53. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:194] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Bonaparte
United States
DesMoines
Washington
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Surprised this one is not here yet. Theoretically infinite:


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54. Board Game: Empires in Arms [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:606]
Bonaparte
United States
DesMoines
Washington
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There are no pictures of people playing this game(anyone...anyone...Bueller?) but this double map measures 50" x 35" before a single player aid is set on the table.

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55. Board Game: Bloody Omaha: D-Day 1944 [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:4573]
David Siskin
United States
Playa Del Rey
California
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The map is 6 feet x 3 feet. Seriously!
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56. Board Game: WWII: The Struggle for Europe and Asia [Average Rating:8.36 Unranked]
David Siskin
United States
Playa Del Rey
California
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You should see the device that slips over the map for rolling dice!
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57. Board Game: Talisman (third edition) [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1755]
Mark Biggar
United States
Mountain View
California
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with all the expansion boards it's almost as big as Railroad Tycoon.
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58. Board Game Accessory: Wings of War: Miniatures
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Pocomoke
Maryland
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Granted, this game can be played on smaller tables, but that only increases the chances of flying 'out of bounds' & exiting the scenario.

Similarly, playing on a long, but narrow, table (such as the one pictured, here) can result in the same situation.
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59. Board Game Accessory: Napoleonic Wars: Super Deluxe Map
Steffan O'Sullivan
United States
Plymouth
NH
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While the map is only 34" by 44", meaning it could theoretically fit on a 3' by 4' table, if you play the second edition (The Napoleonic Wars (Second Edition)), you have to have player mats on the top and bottom of the map, oriented as shown, which brings the north-south dimension up to 51" - meaning it doesn't quit fit on my 4' by 6' table! We squeeze the player mats under the map a bit and so barely get it on the table. It's worth it, though - great game!
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60. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.83 Overall Rank:10947]
Doc Bullseye
United States
Brownsburg
Indiana
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Those things are bigger than they look!
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61. Board Game: 7 Ages [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:1006]
Brian Pool
United States
Portland
Oregon
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7 Ages has a large footprint when you combine the two maps, but this is such a great game I don't really mind.

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62. Board Game: 18NA [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
J S
United States
Austin
Texas
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The largest of all 18xx games, the picture really doesn't do it justice.
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63. Board Game: The Third World War [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:1348]
Gotthard Heinrici (prev. Graf Strachwitz)
Germany
Düsseldorf
NRW
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Don't misunderestimate this baby, this picture does not even include Persian Gulf and with it you'll need a ridiculously large and odd shaped table.
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64. Board Game: The Longest Day [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:1761]
Michael Taylor
United States
Aurora
Indiana
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The map is five feet on one side. Add in all the charts, off-map movement, etc. and it really takes up a lot of space.

And that's a mounted map. Probably the largest mounted map ever made.

Mike
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65. Board Game: Pacific War [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:1226]
Michael Taylor
United States
Aurora
Indiana
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Pacific War as seen on my pool table. It's big, and it's a long game to play, if you're doing the full campaign. Needs to be set up for a long time.

Mike
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66. Board Game: Tide of Iron [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:358]
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United States
Pocomoke
Maryland
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The footprint is largely scenario-dependent, but this game can get crazy Big, especially with the Map Expansion Pack. wow

However:
 
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67. Board Game: Vegas Showdown [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:274]
Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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This game takes up a surprising amount of space, and was one of the games that made us decide to buy a new table for our living room to play games on - the old one could just about fit a 4 player Vegas Showdown on, but when we wanted to add a 5th player we needed to pull up a second table adjacent to the first one: 5 player boards, the scoring board, and all the piles of tiles, not to mention the poker chip cash!
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68. Board Game: Russia Besieged [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:2986]
Stephen Meyers
United States
Frederick
Maryland
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The MEGA Game was just announced at the L2 website!!!!!!!!
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69. Board Game: 4th Corner [Average Rating:4.97 Overall Rank:9926]
Mark Salzwedel
United States
New York
New York
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The game box is only 3-3/4 x 4-1/2 x 2 inches, but some people are such fierce competitors, they have to play on the floor, because staying on a tabletop is too limiting.

Some times we stack the tiles to save room and only unstack them when someone gets close to them.

This shows a 4-player game about 75% done.

 
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70. Board Game: The War Game: World War II [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:5490]
Richard Marshall
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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The map is listed as 4 feet by 8 feet
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71. Board Game: Highway to the Reich (first and second editions) [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:3324]
Don Barree
United States
New Jersey
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This one is bigger than shown in the picture. One whole section of the board is cut off.
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72. Board Game: Jutland [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:2492]
Andy Libera
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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Gameboard? We don't need no stinkin' game board....

This may be the original for this list. Suggestion even at time of publishing was that floor might make for good game board. There are legendary tales of playing this in high school gymnasiums....
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73. Board Game: Battlestations [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:925]
Phil
Germany
Bremen
Bremen
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You have one map of hexes representing the galaxy (or even more connected maps) and also need about as much space for each ship that is involved. Plus player sheets, scenario notes and so on. Last time I played it on my old couch table (0.9x0.9m) and am eager to play it on my new dining table (2.2x1.1m). Only have to get my wife through all those pesky gateway games first.
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74. Board Game: Space Hulk [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:270]
しんぶん赤旗
New Zealand
Christchurch
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Space Hulk can have an enormous footprint depending on the map. Both missions from Genestealer are large and Denzark's Hammer and Contract Revoked (the mission in the picture) from the Campaigns book are difficult to fit on your average table. The complete maps for two of the campaigns are at least 2 meters by 1.5 meters.
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75. Board Game: Objective Moscow: The Death of Soviet Communism [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:5891]
Rob Stai

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