Up for auction March 17th at Christie’s in New York is a “very rare Huanghuali waisted rectangular corner-leg games table.” The table dates back to China in the Ming Dynasty (17th century), has a removable top, space for a now-missing Shuanglu board (Chinese Backgammon), and comes with a folding Xiangqi board. The estimated selling price for the table is $500,000-700,000.

Huanghuali Game Table

On the 11th at Christie’s in London is a games table priced at only £15,000-20,000. This one is a “French Ormolu-mounted kingwood boise satine and parquetry games table” from around the turn of the last century.

French Parquetry Game Table

Then on the 18th in London will be auctioned a “Regency brass-inlaid rosewood card table” from 1810 (estimate: £1,000-1,500) and an “Austro-Hungarian silver, gilt-metal, enamel, and mahogany Chess set” again from the turn of the last century (estimate: £12,000-18,000).

Regency game table

Austro Hungarian Silver Mahogany Chess Set