We used to have a picnic table like this (without the shade) when I was a kid. My grandpa and uncle made one for every family and we had to drive from Ohio to Texas with that on top of the car to get it home.
We have a small yard, so utilizing space and making the most of what we have is the goal. Painted checker board and tic tac toe on picnic table. Painted rocks like lady bugs and bumblebees for pieces. Now 2 more games for kids to play outside.