postheadericon How to Collect Video Games

Game collecting is a fun hobby that anyone can love. If you like to play video games or board games and have some money to spend, collecting can be a great source for entertainment.

How to Collect Video Games

1 Know about games. This doesn’t mean you should memorize every console for each game generation, but you should still have a feel for which consoles were the front-runners. Don’t waste time learning about the Amiga CD32 if you could be spending that time learning more about the Nintendo 64. Once you have a basic knowledge of the blockbuster consoles and their games you can learn more about the more obscure systems and titles.

How to Collect Video Games

2 Start off small. Buy a lot on eBay with a console, controllers and some games. This is the cheapest way to start a collection. When you have the big titles everyone knows about, start to buy more obscure games. Don’t be afraid to get doubles or triples, game collecting is about playing games as well as storing them in a safe place for the future. If a game breaks, a double is a perfect identical replacement.

How to Collect Video Games

3 Expand to more than just games. Books and action figures make great collectibles. Books can expand a library as well as a game collection, and action figures give a nice touch to everything they are near. Strategy guides are also useful, and very collectible.

How to Collect Video Games

4 Don’t be afraid to try new things. Maybe the Playstation 2 was the best console of the sixth generation, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a large amount of good games on the Gamecube. Having medium amounts of games on each console can add some variety to an otherwise dull collection.

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