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How to pick the perfect playmat for your tabletop gaming experience!

Are you tired of battling your opponents on a plain, boring table? Do you want to add some extra flair to your game nights and create an epic battlefield for your cards, dice, or miniatures? Trust us, you’re not the only one. With so many awesome options out there, choosing the best playmat for your game and play style can be tough. However, there are certain traits and features that you should consider, especially if you’re new to the tabletop gaming world!

When it comes to picking the perfect playmat, it’s important to not only think about look, but feel, comfort, and longevity as well. With that in mind, let’s have a look at all the factors that should be considered when searching for the perfect playmats and do a breakdown of each trait!

1. Size Matters, But It's Not Everything

Before you dive headfirst into the world of playmats, consider the size that suits your gaming needs. Do you need a cozy corner for two players, or are you planning epic multiplayer battles with your entire gaming crew? Either way, it’s best for you to choose a size that gives you ample room to spread out your cards, tokens, and game components, while still fitting comfortably on your gaming table. Remember, it's not just about quantity – it's about quality space as well!

Here are some of the sizes that we offer for our playmats:

  • Little (16” x 10”)
  • Standard (24” x 14”)
  • Sports Card Break (24” x 14”)
  • Oversize (28” x 14”)
  • Two-Player (24” x 28”)
  • Board Game (20” x 20”)
  • Wargaming (36” x 36”) (48” x 48”)


2. Material Magic

Playmats come in a variety of materials, each with its own magical properties. The two main contenders are cloth and rubber, and each has its unique charm. Cloth playmats offer a soft and comfortable surface, perfect for hours of gaming. They also roll up easily for storage. On the other hand, rubber playmats provide a grippy surface that won't slide around during intense battles, making them a great choice for collectible card games or tabletop skirmishes.

Inked Gaming playmats are carefully crated with soft cloth material on the top, allowing for smoother card movements, easier pick-ups, and better protection for your cards during games. Our playmats also feature a strong anti-slip rubber backing on the bottom that keeps it tight and still on every surface.

3. Design Your Destiny

Here's where the fun truly begins – the design! Your playmat is your canvas, so let your imagination run wild. Inked Gaming offers an array of eye-catching designs, from mystical landscapes to futuristic cityscapes, and even customizable options. Whether you're battling dragons, exploring outer space, or channeling your inner wizard, there's a playmat design that'll have you itching to roll those dice.

4. Stitching and Durability

A playmat that can stand the test of time and countless game nights is a true gem. Opt for playmats with stitched edges – not only do they prevent fraying, but they also give your playmat a polished look. You want a playmat that'll be your gaming companion for years to come, so invest in durability…and longevity!

5. Theme-tastic Choices

Are you a fan of a specific game, movie, or fandom? Well, guess what? Playmats can be a fantastic way to showcase your passion! Inked Gaming offers a range of stunning designs, some of which are either officially licensed or created by some of the most talented artists in the world. That means you can proudly display your love for your favorite games, movies, or pop culture icons. Imagine the envy in your opponent's eyes when they see your game setup!

6. Playmat Personalization

Why settle for something generic when you can have a playmat that's uniquely you? With Inked Gaming's custom playmats, you can upload your own artwork, designs, or images to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Showcase your creativity and have a playmat that's not just a gaming accessory but a work of art!

7. Comfort and Style

Gaming sessions can sometimes turn into epic marathons, so why not make them as comfortable as possible? Consider a playmat that not only looks great, but also provides a cushioned surface for your wrists and arms. Comfort and style go hand in hand, ensuring that you're always at the top of your game.

So, there you have it – your ultimate guide to choosing the best playmat for your game. Again, there are a lot of factors and traits to think about when shopping for the perfect mat, but if you follow the points above, you’re sure to find the one that fits you. The best part: all of the points we touched on above can be found on the custom and art playmats we have available in our collection.

Every Inked Gaming playmat is designed with the highest level of care, quality, and craftsmanship. We also add creativity to that list with so many amazing arts and customization options available. So, if your search for the perfect TCG playmat has led you here, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you're summoning creatures, casting spells, or strategizing your next move, a top-notch playmat will become an essential tool in your gaming stockpile. Check out all the playmats that we offer and snag that one that gives your game everything it needs…and more!

Happy Gaming!

Team Inked


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