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#1159337 - 08/07/18 07:46 PM Re: do you miss boxes? [Re: flotsam]
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I must try that Jenny with the Dig.
The elaborate fold out "mechanical" 11th Hour box is probably my standout. Nice and solid too.
Clandestiny has a 3D stained window kind of effect as its front cover which I have always liked.
I do like getting out the bits and pieces when I play a reworked version of an older game, especially the Lucas Arts ones - the pinwheels alone are fun.
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#1159347 - 08/07/18 09:26 PM Re: do you miss boxes? [Re: flotsam]
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Yes , and no . My most prized box , is Icewind Dale- The Ultimate Collection . I also have the Collector's Edition of Prey , & Dragon Age: Origins

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#1159352 - 08/07/18 09:48 PM Re: do you miss boxes? [Re: flotsam]
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I'm doing a major purge of junk in my house right now. Suffice it to say, NONE of my beautiful boxed games will be making the cut! It was just a great walk down memory lane. I don't even care if I never play the games again - I just thoroughly enjoy going through all of them and making sure everything was accounted for inside the boxes.
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#1159364 - 08/07/18 11:14 PM Re: do you miss boxes? [Re: flotsam]
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You folks have stirred up all kind of memories. I too have at least three larges boxes full games in boxes. I even have all the MYST games in the original boxes. I still remember the day when my long-suffering wife calmly explained that it was OK to own 2000 books and it was OK to have all those boxed games I had acquired. We just didn't have room to store both collections. At the time a bigger house was out of the question, so I still have a bunch of boxed games, but they're somewhere in an attic.
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#1159372 - 08/08/18 04:37 AM Re: do you miss boxes? [Re: flotsam]
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Flotsam you are not alone. I love my old games in the original boxes. I even have the Tomb Raider "rectangular" shaped box from the Tr games. I hate the thought of getting rid of any of them.
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#1159384 - 08/08/18 07:33 AM Re: do you miss boxes? [Re: flotsam]
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One of my favourite boxes is the one for Gabriel Knight 3 - Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned. I bought it just because of the box art. Just beautiful.

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#1159420 - 08/08/18 12:04 PM Re: do you miss boxes? [Re: flotsam]
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Riven had interesting box art
***Mobygames picture of Riven box cover***

So did Myst III: Exile (***Amazon picture***) though it didn't look quite as mysterious.

And I always thought ***this cover art*** for Mystery of the Druids was hilarious -- good "B movie" art, not unlike the story in the game itself.

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#1159426 - 08/08/18 01:17 PM Re: do you miss boxes? [Re: Jenny100]
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Yes .... I still often have a laugh myself when I look at my "Mystery of the Druids" box !!

Definitely eye catching lol
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#1159431 - 08/08/18 01:39 PM Re: do you miss boxes? [Re: flotsam]
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I think we all must be a little bit nuts! And I love it!
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#1159479 - 08/08/18 07:05 PM Re: do you miss boxes? [Re: flotsam]
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I do like the oddities - are they "Easter Eggs" or just an error??
This is the Sierra one I mentioned at the start with the reversed photo and I have both so can confirm its true.
reversed normal
Then there is this version of DOTT which is missing the house on the hill. Stood side by side everything else seems in proportion so don't know why it isn't there.
no house house
Interestingly, the triangular box has no house on the front panel, but wraps around seamlessly to portray it on the next side.
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#1160322 - 08/16/18 01:03 AM Re: do you miss boxes? [Re: flotsam]
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Just came across a torch I didn't know was there in Alone on the Dark 4.
If only I could find the Willy Beamish watch.
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