About

Carolina Game Tables: Game Tables for Real Life

One table serves as both a sturdy and beautiful Indonesian mahogany dining table (or kitchen or coffee table!) and as a gorgeous game table! We also make matching chairs and storage benches.

A Manufacturer’s History

Clint has three generations of furniture business in his blood, and all three generations are from our neck of the woods in the foothills of Western North Carolina. His grandfather A. J. “Rabbit” Hardin gained upholstery experience during the furniture explosion in the post-World War II period, and decided to open a business with a friend in the 1940s: Suggs and Hardin. Clint’s father, Willard Black, began working for the family business and then opened his own company in the 1980s, Old Hickory Tannery, which is still going strong today.  Clint served as Vice President for more than 10 years with his father’s company, and recently stepped away from it to focus on Carolina Game Tables. Suggs and Hardin was sold ages ago, but you can see Old Hickory Tannery’s designer lines at www.ohtinc.com.

Carolina Game Tables continues the family tradition, run by Jodi and Clint Black. You may also meet their daughters or Customer Service Rep Lexi at a convention sometime, or amazing Office Manager Sarah in our showroom. Meet our staff on the Contact Us page.

Those building and shipping our beautiful furniture are contracted to do so, which keeps our costs low and the prices of our tables low as well. These are not made in someone’s garage or during weekend hours—we “share time” a professional furniture manufacture facility with the latest tools through our special agreement.

Carolina Game Tables President Jodi Black runs a demo game of Savage Worlds on a Kitchen Game Table at ConCarolinas (Charlotte, NC). Jodi is also the COO and Managing Editor for Pinnacle Entertainment Group, publisher for Savage Worlds.

The Game Connection

Tables are not all we do: before Carolina Game Tables Clint and Jodi were mostly known for work in the game industry. Jodi is currently Pinnacle Entertainment Group COO and Managing Editor. Clint is Savage Worlds Brand Manager and the Rules Guru for all of the amazing products we create at Pinnacle. Savage Worlds is an award-winning tabletop roleplaying game (we hope you’ve heard of it!) created by our good friend Shane Lacy Hensley. Check out PEG at www.peginc.com.

Kickstarter is awesome. We say this because 71 backers pledged $28,345 (almost 200% of our goal) in September 2015 to help start Carolina Game Tables with us. The folks at Kickstarter.com tell us we made history with this campaign, but I bet like most such things, the record for most raised per backer ($400) has been beaten by now. Check out our 2015 Kickstarter project.

We also tested the waters for a Cabinet Game Table (converts from game cabinet to game table) in 2017, and successfully funded the 5×5 Game Table on Kickstarter in 2019. We have a Cabinet Game Table in the Hickory showroom if you want to see it!

Contact us at [email protected]

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