Playing a Game vs. Its Depreciation
Don Weed
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It's sad that as Geeks we sometimes let the worth of a game get in the way of actually enjoying it. Face it, we've all experienced it.

How many people bought Star Wars figures and were afraid to take them out of the packaging because they wouldn't be worth as much?

Games can be the same way. I've been collecting old S&Ts, some of which are rare and unpunched. Hmmm. If I play them I might make new counters in order to keep the originals intact.

Please add your 'pristine' games that you'd love to play but afraid to use due to their value. Do you have a monetary limit that would dissuade you? I'm not interested in what any single game is worth, I'd just like to see what peoples threshholds are.

By the way, I ripped ALL my Star Wars figures off their cards immediately. Probably saved a fortune in figure protectors. Games though, I have a few...
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I'm afraid to use this one for fear of chipping the figures. Besides the original is much more versatile with all the expansions. Still it would look so great. Ahggg... angst!
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This thing skyrocketed as soon as it was published and sold out. To the point that I'm loathe to punch it out. I'm not sure if the play value would be worth the current value of the unpunched game.
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The older historical magazines lose roughly half their value if punched. I buy punched copies over unpunched as long as they're complete. Thy're cheaper and there's no guilt if they're played. I have a bunch of these that would cause me pause before playing because of condition though.
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This is the only entry I've got - and I'll probably
punch (and clip) it soon enough. I've just been holding
off because, much as I wanted it, the rules don't look
like it is everything I hoped for. Still, it's just not
worth all that much.
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I bought a second copy of this. I have two sons - one now 17, the other 7. The first was bought when the eldest was 6 or 7 - and we had played it to the point of the cards feeling more like cloth than cards. So I bought a second copy just after the birth of his younger brother - who was raised right and now also loves Star Wars.

Honestly, though I haven't really given a second thought to opening it. Yep - I know it's worth $100+ - but I bought the game to play with my son. That's what a game is for...to be played. If I wanted to start a game museum, or make "game investments" I would have bought 5 copies or more. But I bought one to play with my eldest, and one to play with his brother.

And yes, it's already opened. We still play with the old one - I'm just waiting until the 7 year old is at the age where pieces won't "disappear" as faux action figures.
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I have the deluxe version and am terrified to play it. Every time I open the book box I fear the spine will split.
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Part of the reason I sold it.
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