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If a peak-performance, high-resolution gaming monitor is an expansive bay window with a picturesque view of the ocean, then the gaming desk is the cozy beach house by the sea. It is the fortified castle protecting an exquisite gilded gaming throne belonging to the King or Queen. In fact, if a gamer’s shield and sword is their ergonomic keyboard and fast-acting gaming mouse, then the gaming desk is the kingdom they would happily fight and die for.
Luckily, acquiring the best gaming desk for small spaces is generally not a matter of life and death.
I mean, hopefully not. I guess some people have died on Black Friday rushes so maybe avoid those.
Anyway, below is a list of our top picks for the best gaming desks for small spaces.
Minimalist, monochromatic interior design is a prominent wave right now. I get the attraction, functional furniture without flair is easy to pair with a large array of home decor, like plants and art pieces and those wooden bowls with wicker balls in them.
If you’re the type of gamer that wants little more than a spacious raised platform to place all your gaming equipment on, stop your search here and go purchase the Modern Sturdy Home/Office Desk by Coleshome right now.
Features include: A wide surface, four legs, and your choice of a few different color options. Basically, we’re looking at a high rise table here but really, what else do you really need?
The Monarch Specialties Hollow Core Desk could be considered the evolved form of the above desk. It has a similarly understated design, simple and clean functionality with an extra inch of working space. This piece is available to purchase with a selection of corporate-friendly color options.
With the useful addition of three left-side drawers to deposit all your stuff and things into, this humble desk functions decently as both a gaming nook and a home office setup.
Just don’t ask us how the addition of a small set of drawers equates to a $250 bump from the last choice. It could be because the legs on this one is a shiny chrome, like a polished cyborg runway model.
Or maybe it’s the scratch resistant top? Guarantee I’m going to scratch it somehow. Maybe I should stop playing five finger fillet on my gaming desk.
Despite this factor, this desk is a solid choice that will stand the test of time.
The VIT T-Shaped Gamer Table Pro is the first desk on this list to recognize what separates regular home office furniture from legit gamer desks: Features on features, baby.
Features like, a four-port charging tower to power your devices and hold a few of your current games; a convenient little hook on the underside to hang your crystal-lush gaming headphones recommended by Gamingtoptens.com; a sturdy cup holder on the side to hold my first person shooter juice; Back end grommets to contain stray wires, and a waterproof full-cover mousepad for no interruption in your tracking.
The T-shape in the title refers to the stable design of the legs on the desk, constructed tough with enough room to wildly kick your feet around, if that’s your thing.
Due praise is in order to Arozzi for their imaginative choice of making the surface of the Arozzi Arena Gaming Desk one big microfiber water-resistant mousepad. You might say, “hey, didn’t the last choice have that too?”
True, but the Arozzi version just feels thiccer, like something you can really cuddle up with. This is awesome, because the Arozzi desk is pretty straightforward in its mission, which is to provide the perfect desk for competitive gaming tournaments.
Worth mentioning, the color availability on this mat and the desk itself is the most expansive selection on this list including red, blue, green, white and black.
The ergonomic curvy design stays consistent with the needs of the competitive gamer, and its three piece surface components make this desk both easy to build and collapsible for transport. Additionally, the sturdy frame on this particular desk makes it one of the few on this list compatible with a triple-screen setup.
I want to rate this desk with a better recommendation because it really does set the standard for modern gaming desks, but the price point here is unjustifiably high for what is offered.
I really appreciate the compact size of the Mr. Ironstone Gaming Desk, incorporating many of the benefits of previous desks with less surface area. What drew me to this model was that it combines many of the clever attachments featured on the VIT desk with ergonomic inspiration from the Arozzi design.
At about a 45” width, there is plentiful room for the essentials with the added bonus of a detachable cup holder, back corner holes for cable management and a front bracket to hang headphones on.
I really dig the look of the R-frame legs, but their load bearing capacity, maxing out at 110 lbs, is weaker than other desks on the list. Still, this is more than enough strength to hold a dual-screen monitor, computer tower, and any necessary gaming equipment.
If the case here is that you want a compact command center that still features some useful additions, then you won’t find a more reliable friend than Mr. Ironstone.
Don’t let this grievance deter you, I am highly enthused about how much this desk accomplishes with the least amount of surface area of any other desk on this list. This space optimization is largely owed to the raised monitor platform that frees up space on the desk and potentially promotes good posture by having to look a bit higher while gaming.
While the undersized raised platform does make dual-screening a precarious proposition, the wealth of features offered with this cozy desk are more than enough to justify its position on the list.
Yet again, we have a letter designation that in no way resembles the actual design with the Z-Line Designs Cyrus Workspace.
I’m really getting heated about this flagrant disrespect for the alphabet.
Anyway, this workspace is our best recommendation for an individual looking for an attractive business/pleasure hybrid. It has four levels of surface area that include a slide out keyboard platform, a hard glass workstation, a raised stage for dual monitor capabilities and a below decks base that is perfect for your computer tower or a heater to keep your toes toasty.
Also, apparently those roll-y wheels on the bottom of things are officially known as casters? It’s not a fun fact, just a regular fact.
By far the most mobile desk on our list, the Origami Folding Computer Desk might be my personal favorite. The folding mechanism makes me ridiculously excited, as does the instructional video on how it actually folds.
The lady featured in the video does a great job demonstrating how easy it is to set up, though I do question why she is wearing flip flops in her own home. Barefoot is too informal for a product video, I get that, but why not slippers or fuzzy socks? Anyone who wears flip flops too long knows about the dangers of in-between toe rub.
What really blows my mind is how, even with the folding magic of the Origami desk, it expands into two levels of usable surface area. All this at a phenomenal price.
This desk is decked out in wireframe accessories including two side speaker nests, a tower for controllers and game cases, a charging stand for devices, a roll out drawer for nic-nacs, and a cup holder. All of this, plus a raised stand for your monitor.
Despite all these features, the desk is one of the smallest and lightest on this list, and surprisingly the least expensive. Functionally, this thing checks all the boxes for the best gaming desk for small spaces, but the wireframe looks may not appeal to everyone.
Which brings us to our top choice, the Eureka Ergonomic Z1-S Gaming Desk. By the looks of it, this piece was probably salvaged off of a crash landed UFO that at one point vaporized intergalactic space pirates.
Functionally, it offers all of the standard whizbang attachments: controller stand, cupholder, grommets, mousepad, etc. How this desk achieves mastery level recognition is the entrancing aqua blue LED lighting shooting out from the sides, the ergonomic tilt of the keyboard platform, and the carbon fiber textured surface of the desk.
If there was one final touch that completely won me over, it’s that the frame of the Eureka Z1-S ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE THE LETTER Z. I cannot overstate the importance of this connection, and all of this for under $250.
There are dozens of choices on the market for the best gaming desks for small spaces, but as per usual we at Gamingtoptens.com are happy to help you sift through the search results. Check out some of our other lists on compatible chairs, monitors and gaming tech on the links in the intro.