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I admit, I do own a copy of Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, and other mass marketed games.
However, I store them in a completely seperate area than where I keep the games I actually enjoy playing, lest their mediocrity infect the cardboard of my favorite games.
Does anyone else have an area set aside just for "standard" board games?
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I don't really own standard games, but I have a pile of gateway/party games and another of heavier games. Stuff like Lords of Waterdeep, ONUW, etc vs Caverna.
 
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Nik Macmillan
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Nope, they're all stored on the same shelf. The games I play less often get stored on the bottom though
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I kept my copy of Monopoly in the garbage bin, for about a week. Now I can't seem to find it anymore.
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CannonWolf wrote:
I admit, I do own a copy of Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, and other mass marketed games.
However, I store them in a completely seperate area than where I keep the games I actually enjoy playing, lest their mediocrity infect the cardboard of my favorite games.
Does anyone else have an area set aside just for "standard" board games?


Yes i do. Not so much for infection reasons, just so they're easier to get to if i need to entertain non gamers and know not to try to talk them into better games.
 
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No, but I have thought about it. Apples to Apples, Geek Out, and Zombie Fluxx probably need their own home...a "party game" area.
 
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I don't think of them as separate. I just don't own bad games.
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Not really.

They are in my gaming room, but they are on different shelves. But, many because for the most part they have different box sizes.
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I keep a copy of Jenga and cards against humanity in separate places. When it finally arrives, sherlock holmes consulting detective with get its own spot.
 
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Yes. Family games are on shelves in our family room, along with toys and are accessible to any visiting child. Other games are put away on closed shelves in our guest room.
 
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Aaron Edwards
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Hah. I do this too. I keep my hobby games on display shelves in my game room, and the mass market games live in the closet. I only have a handful of them and never really play them, but my daughter likes to play with the pieces sometimes and I'd rather her play with those than with my copy of Scythe.

I think it's mostly just a shelf space thing though. If my hobby game collection weren't spilling over the shelves on its own, I'd probably keep the mass market games on there
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Not really. I tend to keep a specific stack of games set aside in the kids' room that they know enough to play and I don't mind them using and there are a few mass-market games in there. However, others sit right next to my hobby-games (although I like to give my specialist games prominence).
 
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Not intentionally, but yes, I have a few old games in a storage bin. Most games I've picked in the last few years are shelved.
 
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CannonWolf wrote:
I admit, I do own a copy of Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, and other mass marketed games.
However, I store them in a completely seperate area than where I keep the games I actually enjoy playing, lest their mediocrity infect the cardboard of my favorite games.
Does anyone else have an area set aside just for "standard" board games?



No offense intended but that sounds completely insane.


To answer your question, of course not.
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I keep my (standard games) a bit lower on my shelves as strange as it sounds those old classics (which get so heavily hammered on here) are actually the ones the kids understand and therefore actually want to play . Monopoly empire actually has a permanent spot in lounge as its so quick and easy to play, and my kids love it when the game finishes and my tower is either empty or as good as empty.
 
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All together but with Monopoly top of the pile, a position befitting of the King of Boardgames.
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Nope, they're all stored on the same shelf. The games I play less often get stored on the bottom though


I too use a top down system, but my only 'standard' games are Scrabble and boggle, which are good games regardless ('hobby' games are not intrinsically better, if I just can them all board games).
 
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My mainstream games got boxed and shoved into the attic, to make space for my hobby games.

For a long time though, they were mixed in together.

I've nothing against the mainstream games, I just needed the space for games I'd rather play.
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Is there a difference?
 
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I don't hide them. But I keep them in their own "cubby" in my Kallax setup.

They're like the one really awkward Brady Bunch kid during the show's intro that the others try not to look at or make too much eye contact with. You know which kid I'm talking about.
 
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CannonWolf wrote:

Does anyone else have an area set aside just for "standard" board games?


Yes, the landfill...
 
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No, not really.

My Monopoly, Backgammon and Pente are separate but only because they are too long for the shelves downstairs. However, Battleship, Rummikub, Aggravation, Dominoes are all on the shelves sitting next to everything else.
 
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I keep them altogether but really there's not many so they blend in, I have Sequence wedged in between Splendor & The Voyages of Marco Polo.
 
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I haven't really thought much about it, but mine are separate. Soon, though, I think I'm going to have to start storing some of my classier games in the closet with the traditional games, because I'm running out of space in my honored cabinets of sacred game storage.
 
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