Show off your game closet!
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As we close out 2009, one of my resolutions was to reorganize our game closet. And we got it done yesterday, just in the nick of time! So like any geek worth his salt, I took pictures, because I can't stop looking at how lovely it turned out!

I think that we enjoy looking at everyone's methods of organization - so let's compile them all into a geeklist!

Share your own photo(s) of your collection, and talk about anything you think others will be curious about. How much did this storage solution cost? How do you organize your games? What do you envision for the future?
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1. Board Game: Skeletons in the Closet [Average Rating:3.75 Unranked]
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Here's the best photo I got of our new storage solution.

The shelving we found at IKEA on sale - $19 each, so this was very inexpensive! If we wanted to in the future, we could purchase another shelf that's half the length, and it would still fit in the closet.

I pretty much organized based on size, but then each shelf itself is (kind of) arranged by publisher. Card games take up the top left shelf, and party games are at bottom right. Over-sized "old school" games sit on the floor beneath the shelves. And at top right we have a box of playing cards, a Cribbage board, the essential Start Player and supplies like baggies and yogurt cups (which we use for tokens, cubes, etc. when we play).

The best thing about this arrangement - room to grow! As you can see there is some space on those right shelves for all our 2010 acquisitions.



And for the extremely geeky and curious:
- For the most part we combine expansions into the original box. Ticket to Ride holds the 1910 expansion and also Switzerland, for example.
- We also like things that are portable - for Carcassonne we use pen and paper to keep score, so the base game + 2 expansions are all stored in that little Inns & Cathedrals box at top left.
- At bottom right under Risk are empty boxes from expansions that we kept "just in case."
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2. Board Game: Skeletons in the Closet [Average Rating:3.75 Unranked]
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This photo is a little dated, but it's from when I first put all my games into one closet. Most of those I still have, but now they're in different places:


In addition, I have an IKEA Lack shelf that I saw on display, and knew (KNEW!) this it would fit games that used the Kosmos big-box boxes:


The picture has too much glare, but I loves that shelf.
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