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andrew lavish
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Hey there! Like many of you out there, I've been accumulating a horde of games. Trouble is, They are all stacked out of reach in my clothes closet. I'd love for all of you to post your images of your game storage areas. I'd also like to read about stacking techniques, catagorizing, you get the idea!

Thanks and cheers!
andrew
 
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Alex Sorbello
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the best way is to set them on their sides instead of staking them on top of each other (you'll need ziplock bags to hold the components because like this everything will fall to one side making a mess!
it seems to be the best way to store games!
Sorry but i do not have any pics of this....
cheers
Lexen
 
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Chris Shaffer
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Bookshelves are the way to go.
 
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One of my game cabs
http://www.midnightmadness.org/jeff/ljimages/gamecab.jpg
This is an IKEA wardrobe I got on damage cash&carry for about 50 bucks (normal price is about 100-300 depending on models and options). I liked this style because it is deep enough to fit long/large box games the long way. As far as stacking goes, as long as similar size games are kept together, they stack fine. In the couple of stacks where sizes differ, I stagger them or turn them so the weight goes to the box verticals, which are stronger. You can also buy additional shelves & trays for them if stacking games isn't your thing.
Works for me.
 
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Scott Woodard
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And you have 4 copies of Samurai Swords, because...?
 
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Seamus Kleissler
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i just reorganized my games which were in a small closet on shelves. Having put components in ziplocks I stacked them sideways as suggested above and saved huge amounts of space! They file much better this way.
 
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Brett David Spain
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And another!
Not only are there four copies of Samurai Swords, there is a copy of Shogun as well! I know a lot of people who would like to play those...
 
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Susan Rozmiarek
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Get them out in the open
We used to hide our games in the spare room upstairs, but it was a pain to get to them. We decided that they deserved to be out in the open, like books, and we bought some nice shelves. They now reside in our dining/living area, right next to the tables where they are played.

Here is a picture of part of our collection:
http://www.rozmiarek.info/gallery/Gaming2004/100_3159_001

Unfortunately, our Picture Gallery software is broken and I can't link to some of the better pictures.
 
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Susan Rozmiarek
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Broken link
Rats. That link won't work. Scroll down this page and click on the thumbnail picture of the shelves:

http://www.rozmiarek.info/games/archive/2004_10.html
 
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Daniel "Cahwyguy" Faigin
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Geeklist on Game Storage Solutions
You should take a look at the geeklist I did a bit back on game storage solutions:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...

 
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shelves
My page on german games has two photos of my shelving.
http://www.tragsnart.co.uk/gamehub/german/german.htm
Things have moved a bit since then, but it stays with games on their side, NO RUBBER BANDS, games sorted by publisher/box size.
Cheers,
Jon.
 
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Bert Dreifuss
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making do...
Right now I'm making do with what I have -- a first story closet with shelves spaced evenly apart.

http://www.dreifuss.org/gamecloset-012005.jpg

If I had my choice (and the space), I'd have them displayed in the living room with adjustable shelves for different sized boxes.

Maybe in our next house...

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Here is my little collection so far. Am such need for a second shelf!


http://www.michaelchapel.com/atxb/mycollection.jpg

caravan
 
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Ava Jarvis
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I managed to whittle down my games so that I only need five shelves about a yard long.

I'm aiming for four. Trading off War of the Ring helped. (Call me crazy, but I couldn't get anyone on the island to play it, and I don't think I'm quite prepared to handle it as an email game.)

Heroscape alone takes up half a shelf, and I'm not trading it anytime soon.

I wonder if games in the trunk of my car count as storage?
 
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Clark Barbee
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Andrew,

Great journal idea.

Here is my collection (small but growing). The coffee cans hold our Baseball cards and the tiger box is full of odds & ends (dice,loose bits, etc).

http://xs13.xs.to/pics/05040/p1010003.jpg
 
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Throw Away the Boxes
I simply combine 2 and sometimes 3 even 4 games into one box and get rid of the rest of them.
The boxes I throw away doesn't mean they are bad games. They are usually not so good looking and old ones, such as KingMaker, Stock and Bonds, Road Kill, all Talisman and Cosmic Encounter exp......etc. all gone.
 
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