The way i ‘sold’ the idea to my wife…
I usually have a solo wargame going on at all times (currently playing D-Day at Tarawa by Decision Games) but it can be anything from Solitaire Advanced Squad Leader through to Source of the Nile… these games take up a LOT of space… space that could be used to drop her detritus (handbags, clothes, the list goes on)
Also she likes to game too (Terraforming Mars is her current Fav) and sometimes when she wants to game i have something there already… so a gaming table would solve this too!
So… If i got a gaming table i can close the game away AND she doesn’t get grumped at for moving the pieces AND she still gets to use the ‘central dumping ground’ (aka Kitchen table) AND we can game together any time as well!
It is a win/win!