The rise in card games such as poker, etc. has started a movement of online poker players and even people hosting a poker games at home with their friends. With the rise in home poker games across the nation, the demand of card tables has also increased over the years. Card tables are folding tables that usually accommodates four people, though larger folding tables may seat many more. The typical card table was first used in the 17th century in Europe, as card games became popular entertainment, and a source of gambling for middle and upper class families. Games like whist and loo were often four person games, and an upper middle class family or the nobility might have numerous card tables. These could be brought out and used either by the family or to entertain guests. Each card table could be folded and neatly stored for the next party or family gathering.
The card tables has remained popular. They’re now most commonly simple square constructions with plastic or fabric covered tops and metal legs. People may use a card table to play games, as a temporary desk, or to provide extra table space for guests at meals. Children’s tables, sometimes popular for large family gatherings, are almost always made up of a card table or two.