How the area should be used varies so much from individual to individual.
For me, a comfortable "napping area" is of tantamount importance. As long as there is room to feed 4 people at a time, I have no problem utilizing a relatively small table area.
On the other hand, seating for a competitive card game is not high on my list of priorties - although it was at one point of my life.
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