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El Solitario
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Hi,

Until now I was placing all games in Kallax shelves (4x4). All are in horizontal position.

With time, the number of my games have grown, so I was checking in the forum the best way to keep games with efficiency.
I dont see problem with eurogames because are more easy to keep because of tokens, cards. All with plastic bags.
The issue comes with the ameritrash I have (War of the Ring, Zombicide, Clash of Cultures, Gears of War, Cyclades, Kemet and more).

Someone have experience to store such games in vertical position? Or isn't recommended this position.
I am asking because I am worried about the plastic figures.
 
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Don't do it, the 1G gravitational pull exerted in the wrong direction will kill the minis.

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Solinete wrote:
The issue comes with the ameritrash I have (War of the Ring, Zombicide, Clash of Cultures, Gears of War, Cyclades, Kemet and more).
Probably best to get rid of your Ameritrash games and just avoid the problem altogether.
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More shelves.

Pete (solves the equation)
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Thunkd wrote:
Solinete wrote:
The issue comes with the ameritrash I have (War of the Ring, Zombicide, Clash of Cultures, Gears of War, Cyclades, Kemet and more).
Probably best to get rid of your Ameritrash games and just avoid the problem altogether.


He's asking how to store games, not solitary puzzle boxes.

OT: Always store vertical! Only freaks store their games horizontal. Seriously, why would you want to lift a bunch of games up to get at the game you want to play?! I've been placing my games vertical for years and I have no problems with warping or damaged components. You just have to remember what end you're placing on the shelf with some games, so you can keep heavy components from being placed on flimsy components.
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broken clock wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
Solinete wrote:
The issue comes with the ameritrash I have (War of the Ring, Zombicide, Clash of Cultures, Gears of War, Cyclades, Kemet and more).
Probably best to get rid of your Ameritrash games and just avoid the problem altogether.


He's asking how to store games, not solitary puzzle boxes.

OT: Always store vertical! Only freaks store their games horizontal. Seriously, why would you want to lift a bunch of games up to get at the game you want to play?! I've been placing my games vertical for years and I have no problems with warping or damaged components. You just have to remember what end you're placing on the shelf with some games, so you can keep heavy components from being placed on flimsy components.



I'm a horizontal storer.....we about to rumble?
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pevsfreedom wrote:
eddy_sterckx wrote:
Don't do it, the 1G gravitational pull exerted in the wrong direction will kill the minis.



It DOES destroy record collections!


Bullshit! You horizontal clowns disgust me.
 
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I have games both vertical and horizontal depending on how the game components are stored. I haven't really had an issue either way with components.

But I do prefer them to be vertical if possible. So any game where I can effectively have components in plano boxes or card boxes are stored vertical. I also try to make sure the components are snug as I don't like to hear them falling around in the box when I turn it vertically (it's just my OCD).
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broken clock wrote:
Bullshit! You horizontal clowns disgust me.
Come on... we all know that clowns don't have a horizontal/vertical preference. It's always however they can make it fit.

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pevsfreedom wrote:
eddy_sterckx wrote:
Don't do it, the 1G gravitational pull exerted in the wrong direction will kill the minis.



It DOES destroy record collections!


Daddy, what's a record ? cool
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Picking up my copy of War of the Ring, Mage Wars, and Caverna just to get at my copy of Splendor would probably cause a tear in my bicep.

Just kidding. Nobody wants to get to Splendor.

It's time to explore diagonal storage.
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I store games both ways. I have an agreement with my significant other that my collection can't overflow the game cupboard. So out of necessity I create an ever tighter tetris puzzle of game boxes arranged to use every square inch of that space!! Considering a new acquisition, storing it, even pulling a game for play has become a game in itself!
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There are photos where is possible to see the games I said previously in vertical position?

I would be interested to see if it is possible.
 
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eddy_sterckx wrote:
pevsfreedom wrote:
It DOES destroy record collections!


Daddy, what's a record?
It's kind of like a CD.

Daddy, what's a CD?
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I think I own around 1000 records and I have not really found any problems with storing them vertically either! Maybe in Canada there is less gravitational pull.
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broken clock wrote:
I think I own around 1000 records and I have not really found any problems with storing them vertically either! Maybe in Canada there is less gravitational pull.


Actually, earth's gravity is stronger in Canada than in the US. Poles compared to equator, the difference is about 5%.
 
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Wha? You mean everybody doesn't store their games like this?

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slprince wrote:
Wha? You mean everybody doesn't store their games like this?


Can we play Power Grid?
No.
Can we play Bang!?
No.
Lanterns?
No.
Well, what can we play?
Maybe Concept. But that's it!
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I'm a horizontal storer.....we about to rumble? Hmm...

 
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pevsfreedom wrote:
Horizontal storing = this abomination:


Hey, that was an abomination before horizontal storing happened...
 
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bouchbre wrote:
slprince wrote:
Wha? You mean everybody doesn't store their games like this?


Can we play Power Grid?
No.
Can we play Bang!?
No.
Lanterns?
No.
Well, what can we play?
Maybe Concept. But that's it!


Or..Fake Artist I think it is?
 
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Pffft, whatev's. I store until it fits.



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pevsfreedom wrote:
Do you just throw a ball of duct tape at the wall of games and play whatever it sticks on? You almost have enough to stand in front of while doing youtube reviews (that's how you establish credibility as a youtube reviewer - you stand in front of your collection of whatever it is you're talking about).



Don't taunt the wall of games!
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eddy_sterckx wrote:
broken clock wrote:
I think I own around 1000 records and I have not really found any problems with storing them vertically either! Maybe in Canada there is less gravitational pull.


Actually, earth's gravity is stronger in Canada than in the US. Poles compared to equator, the difference is about 5%.


Shut up, nerd!
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bortmonkey wrote:
bouchbre wrote:
slprince wrote:
Wha? You mean everybody doesn't store their games like this?


Can we play Power Grid?
No.
Can we play Bang!?
No.
Lanterns?
No.
Well, what can we play?
Maybe Concept. But that's it!


Or..Fake Artist I think it is?


Yep. If I remove that one I can reach through the hole to get at my Big Box games...
 
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