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Game room finally "complete"

Kirk Bauer
United States
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At some point I decided I need to have a limit on the number of games I own, only because I really don't need a bunch of games I never play. My limit right now is my game room -- if it won't fit in my game room, then I need to not buy it, or sell off some other games.

This has created a bit of an optimization "mini game" for me to make the best use of that space of course. It has also prompted me to go for high quality rather than high number of games.

As of now, I think my game room is an ideal combination of usefulness combined with game storage capacity. Here is a video:

http://youtu.be/SQ86Pqn-EmY

And, here are some pictures:



This is the main game storage area. These shelves work out perfectly for this -- unfortunately I bought them at Lowe's about 15 years ago so I don't think they are available any longer. The bottom of the cabinets is used for accessories and such (e.g. Plano boxes). I do have some temporary items on the top that I should probably have removed for the pic, but right now it is ZombicideZombicide (because it is being painted), two Splotter games (Roads & Boats and Antiquity, which will go with the coffin boxes when I sell one of them), and the Middle Earth expansion for War of the Ring Collector's Edition which... I'm just not sure what to do with. In fact, in almost all cases I merge all expansions into one box, ideally the base game box to save storage space.



The table was from Costco and was a very reasonable price for a pool table (wooden) plus a poker top that flips over to a dining top.

The shelves on the wall contain the walkers, vehicles, and aircraft from Dust Tactics/Dust Warfare (the infantry is in a tackle box in my closet as you will see later). On the far right you can barely make out a white end-table with drawers that contains a drawer for dice, two for baggies (one for clear, one for colored of course), pool balls, cards, poker chips, card holders, etc. On top of that is Takenoko Collector's Edition.


Another view. This time you can see my CrokinoleCrokinole board on the wall which we had made for our wedding. You can also see one of two black rolling drawer cabinets from IKEA. In this cabinet I have tokens, card sleeves, and lots of small Plano and other similar organization/storage solutions, and some arts and craft tools (e.g. used when making foam core inserts).



Now you can see the other IKEA drawer unit and some shelves with minis on them:



On the left are old type cases (drawers for storing letters for printing presses) that I painted and hung on the wall. Inside are all of the Arkham Horror investigators and all of the Descent heroes. Towards the right are all of the small and medium-sized monsters for Arkham Horror inside of two shot-glass shelves. On the far-right are two of the larger Dust Tactics/Dust Warfare models with plenty of room for some more.

On the floor is my second rolling IKEA drawer unit. The top three drawers contain my entire collection of 3D dungeon terrain from the recent Dwarven Forge Kickstarter campaign. The next drawer down contains the large Arkham Horror monster miniatures. The bottom two drawers contain rulebooks and small scenery for Dust Warfare.



The closet, from the floor on up. On the left is grassy terrain from The Terrain Guy, then an extra chair hanging from some hooks that hold some Hotz Maps that you can't see, then a custom Dominion case, a large poker chip case, and some bulk foam core.

Next shelf is A&A Naval Miniatures, Dust Tactics/Dust Warfare, Descent, Krosmaster: Arena, and Memoir '44.

Next shelf is Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition, X-Wing, and (hidden) PitchCar.

Next shelf has (hidden) Super Dungeon Explore expansions waiting to be painted and organized, Zombicide S2 waiting to be painted and ultimately combined with the base game into a unified storage solution, and some tabletop scenery.

Very top shelf is stuff I don't need but don't want to throw away, primarily boxes for games I have merged into tackle boxes, or things I don't need when I combine expansions into the main box, etc.
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