On the podcast episode published yesterday, we were talking about Frostgrave, which requires a 3′ x 3′ area in which to play. Several other either require this area size(such as X-Wing) or work well on this sized game table (Open Combat, or maybe Otherworld for example)
Gaming mats have seen a huge growth in the last couple of years,and more companies are producing good quality, very affordable products.,A company called Ceri Design are currently running a Kickstarter to produce a new range of 3′ x 3′ gaming mats, using the same printing process that is used in high quality sportswear.
The product looks very interesting, but is also priced very competitively – a single, 3′ x 3′ mat is £19 incl. postage in the UK (for £25, they are offering to produce a mat based on your own custom artwork)
There are several different designs already available, and the comments sections are already discussing producing mats specifically for Frostgrave, or maybe cobbled streets suitable for games such as Malifaux.
The project is already funded, with delivery due in December. It’s well worth a look.