Geek Chic

Standard Vanguard

Regular price $ 2,500.00

2~4 weeks from purchase to delivery.

Check the Standard Vanguard Game Vault Accessories before you check out to save even more on shipping!!!

The Standard Vanguard is our Geek Chic Standard in board game tables.  Hand-crafted in small batches and placed into inventory, you can click to buy a Standard Vanguard!


The Standard Vanguard

Every Standard Vanguard Includes:

  • 1 Size:  3' x 5' Game Vault (3'8" x 5'8" dining surface)
  • Walnut table frame, cherry legs and cherry game vault (as shown)
  • Conversion varnish finish
  • Game Vault System
    • Reversible lid: cherry/walnut
    • Vault depth:  2 1/4"
    • Transparent layer
    • Suction cup to lift the layer
    • Vault floor:  white
  • 30" overall height (24 1/2" of leg room)
  • Rail System docking rails
Rail accessories can be used on this table.  Add on Rail System accessories to custom fit it to your needs.

 ~ THE SIZE ~ 

  • 3' x 5' Game Vault 
  • 3'8" x 5'8" Dining surface 

The Standard Vanguard's size was chosen based on our most popular configuration for board game enthusiasts. Solid construction that sets up and breaks down easily!

The Standard Vanguard comfortably seats 6 adults (with 24" per person) or 8 adults (with 20" per person).

We recommend 18" - 24" (depending on body size) for each person's place setting at a table. Children are typically smaller than adults.  A Petite 5' adult typically needs less space than a XL 6'7" adult. Plan accordingly!

If you need a different size, then consider depositing for a Made-To-Order Vanguard.


Its dual colors and design allows the Standard Vanguard to blend in with both modern and traditional spaces. Geek Chic furniture is all hand-crafted from strong, straight-grained hardwoods, sourced from certified sustainable forests. 


Conversion varnish is a 2 part clear finish most commonly used in the high-end furniture market and rated for heavy use. Unlike lacquers and polyurethanes, conversion varnish is completely water-resistant, so you needn’t worry about water spots, wine rings or acidic food stains!  

Conversion varnish is also a dream to clean--just use mild soap and water and a non-abrasive cloth.  Gamer-proof!


The Game Vault System is where your board games and maps are kept safe, flat, and spill/cat/people-resistant. Keep your game safe and in progress with this deceptively simple and infinitely useful system of layers.

Every Standard Vanguard includes these layers:
Reversible veneer lid: cherry/walnut
Vault depth:  2 1/4"

Transparent layer & suction cup to lift the layer
Vault floor:  white
    The remaining layers are add-on accessories. 

    Fabric Insets are available to add on to Standard Vanguard orders.  Fabric Insets are especially great if you primarily play dice, cards, games whose boards rearrange during play and puzzles.  
    Your Fabric Inset ships at no additional charge when ordered with your table. When purchased and shipped out separately, these oversized pieces are about as much to ship as to purchase. 

     ~ THE HEIGHT ~ 

    A pre-packaged set of legs give The Standard Vanguard an overall height of 30".  This allows for 24 1/2"of leg room beneath the table.
    If your chairs are 18" to the top of seat, this table allows for 6.5" of leg room.  We typically recommend a minimum of 5 3/4" leg room for most clients.  Know your needs and plan accordingly! 


    The Rail System is Geek Chic's utility belt for your table. Light weight rail accessories attach anywhere along your table's docking rail. This system allows for quick reconfiguration to suit your game.

    Add on Rail System accessories to fit your needs.

     ~ PRICING ~ 

    The Standard Vanguard cost $2500 and they are now in stock!

    Rail System accessories can be ordered at the same time you place your order.

    Email and let us know any other questions you may have :)

     ~ SHIPPING ~ 

    All Standards furniture is freight shipped directly to your home!

    Continental Shipping:  Standard Vanguards are currently freight shipped to the lower 48 United States only and ranges between $250 ~ $400.  Purchase to delivery averages 2-4 weeks as long as you are prompt with your correspondence! 

    International Shipping:  International shipping of Standard Vanguards is not currently available. It will be available very, very soon. We are working on making sure our new packaging solutions are to international standards.  Please sign up for our newsletter to be informed of when international shipping becomes available.

     ~ FAQ ~ 

    Q:  What type of accessories can I add onto the Standard Vanguard?

    A:  The Standard Vanguard works with all rail accessories.  Go to the Rail System Accessories page to order.

    Q:  What is Geek Chic Standards?

    A:  Geek Chic Standards is a line of Ready-Made furniture.  Geek Chic Standards are the most popular size(s), wood(s) and configuration of a Made-To-Order piece.

    Q:  What does Ready-Made mean?

    A:  Ready-made means that the item is handcrafted by our in-house craftspeople in small batches and placed into inventory. (No outsourced, contracted table builders here!) These craft batched items are immediately Quality Assurance checked and then packed up so they are ready to freight ship directly to you.  The next person to open them is their new owner!

    Q:  If it's shipped directly to me...does that mean I have to put it together?

    A:  Yes it does! Don't worry, it is super easy and instructions are included.  The base is one piece and all you have to do is put the table legs back on. 2 bolts per leg, and a little wrench is even included-easy peasy!  If you move frequently, we recommend taking your time opening the box and saving it so you can use it for your next move!

    Q:  Can a Ready-Made Standard Vanguard be altered?

    A:  Ready-Made furniture cannot be altered in any way.  What is listed in the INCLUDED FEATURES is what it comes with.  If you need a different size or color, please look at the Made-To-Order Vanguard.

    Q:  What if the Standard Vanguard is perfect for me, but I just want to change the height?

    A:  You would need to consider either ordering a Made-To-Order Vanguard or ask if you can order an additional set of legs for your Standard Vanguard. They are an additional cost and will ship separately on a separate timeline.  

    Q:  Why can't I alter any Geek Chic Standard piece of furniture?

    A:  Altering the piece in any way would require additional Quality Assurance checks, new packaging, creating an entirely new process of tracking a Made-To-Order piece through a Ready-Made line...and most importantly would take us longer to get the piece to you.  For those reasons, what is in the box, is in the box.

    Q:  I cannot find the Portal, why?

    A:  The Portal was retired in favor of the Vanguard.  The Vanguard is available in all the same sizes as the Portal.


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