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#115867 - 08/06/03 08:26 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
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Fried, I think it's deep that no one can say what is their most valuable game. It's a little like saying which kid is your favorite. You don't want the others to know.

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#115868 - 08/06/03 08:26 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
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I guess I just eschew the term "Collector" because that implies I would trade or sell my rat pack stash. I am more of a person who starts accumulating items in a set category and eventually there are so many of them - I suppose they qualify as a "collection". I have boxes of comics, campaign memorabilia, old albums and such. I just liked them and never give or sell my "stuff" so it got to be a whole lot of "stuff". I prefer the term "Rat Packer" or "stuff accumulator".

I bought one game a good number of years ago, then went back and bought some more. This continued. I never trade, never sell - I just keep them, buy new ones and replay them all. After a while - I ended up with a bunch of games. I have a limited memory - so after two years they are all new to me again. Senility has some advantages. laugh

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#115869 - 08/06/03 08:27 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
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I have 713 and still adding to it. eek
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#115870 - 08/06/03 08:33 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
gatorlaw Offline
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Syd and I decided to count every single CD as a separate game and then mulitply the annoying ones by 3 - as they feel like you play that long to get through them. The good CD's we mulitplied by 10 - cause they are 10's. So between us, we now have a "google" games. laugh

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#115871 - 08/06/03 08:35 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
BacardiJim Offline
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How about if we throw in a few dust bunnies too? lol
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#115872 - 08/06/03 08:39 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
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I suspect, with the ever changing technology, that computers should be "collected" along with the games because I think we're all beginning to realize (since WindowXP came along) that the older games aren't going to play worth a darn (that's d-a-r-n) in the future. laugh

I don't colnsider myself a collector but I guess more of a pack-rat with a bent towards collecting. I developed this condition when I went into the service at 18 with the intent that the things I left behind (Mickey Mouse Watch; metal movie projector with a bunch of films; Lionel Train; etc.) would some day go to my kids........when they came along.

The first thing to leave home after me was all those things.......given away to relatives who undoubtedly tore them up in no time. Never saw them again.

So I figure this set me to hanging onto things of no particular value to anyone but me. I've collected a few old cameras; AM Radios (pocket); certain books; an old (similar to a cassette recorder) portable Dictaphone (yeah, I know that joke!) laugh ; etc.

As for games.......I'm a piker. Only have about 50 but I can't seem to let go of any of them. laugh
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#115873 - 08/06/03 08:50 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
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I sold a second copy of obsidian for $175, I'm not a pack-rat by any means, but it pays to check on the ones too save....

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#115874 - 08/06/03 08:57 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
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Won't say am a collector. I just buy what I like and tend to keep it. There are only a couple of games that I would even trade or sell. My oldest games are pre-dos games for the Commodore--only remember Wasteland and Beer Tapper. Have enough paperbacks maybe to qualify for a collection--mostly sci-fi, fantasy, and westerns. On and off with stamp collecting and haven't bothered counting how many games I've got though probably over a hundred. Can't see buying one of everything just so can say you got all of them. To me the enjoyment comes with using things. Won't find any toys, cards, or games unopened very long with me.
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#115875 - 08/06/03 10:14 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
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When I die all the games I collected and played, even Kofun are going into my coffin. LOL

My most valuable game is Riven, I like it the best.
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#115876 - 08/06/03 10:20 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
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I'm a player collector. I only collect games I intend to play, or at least "think" I intend to play. I'm also superstitious about this whole thing and it doesn't feel "right" to announce which valuable games I have. I do have some pretty rare ones. If you were over for dinner or drinks I would show you. We could pull them out and fire a few up. With the 6 computers in my game room we could get a lot of games running at once... But saying what I have on a forum, or listing my collection on GTZ or on a web page feels wrong somehow. I wonder why.

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#115877 - 08/06/03 10:23 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
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I wonder why also. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" /> It's not like we know each other and I am asking you how much money you make or something. smile
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#115878 - 08/06/03 10:31 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
gatorlaw Offline
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Lasanidine,

I think playing through Kofun qualifies as a "near death experience" lol

Laura
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#115879 - 08/06/03 10:57 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
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Well, Rusty--I think this is a very interesting thread, as I'm an avid eBay seller/buyer. laugh

So--judging from the price they're presently going for...I'd say VAMPIRE DIARIES or my KINGS QUEST series are the most "valuable" games I own. And I probably won't own them much longer, as neither one of them is a particular favorite of mine and I've been offered a price I can't refuse. The games that are valuable to ME are part of my personal collection that I would never part with, as I dearly love replaying them or just looking at their lovely boxes on my many shelves. laugh

Some of my more obscure games (MARILYN MONROE FILES and HAMLET may be valuable, not because they are particularly great games, but they are practically impossible to find. eek
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#115880 - 08/06/03 10:59 PM Re: What is your most valuable game?
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I guess my most valuable game I guess as far dollar worth would be Flight of the Amazon Queen,but there are several that I treasure very much,one of which GK2 I lost a couple years ago and not been able to replace.I do still have the orginal box it came in tho

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#115881 - 08/07/03 12:16 AM Re: What is your most valuable game?
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I have an unopened Blue Heat. wink And quite a few others, but that is probably one of the most valuable games I own.
The $500 bid for King's Quest was fake.

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