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« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2014, 06:11:10 pm »

Downsizing would be a difficult and, for some of us, slightly emotional act. Money is not the only thing we invest into these bloody games.

I suppose you just have to be realistic and slightly ruthless. What were you aiming for .... removing 50+ games was it? 70?

I am not sure how I would go about it myself, but I suppose one way would be to rank them all. Or at least categorize them into groups of varying priority. I do not envy you this task, but I admire your pursuit. Good luck!
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« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2014, 06:13:03 pm »

I'd be talking about letting go of 50-100 wargames. Why won't it happen? Two reasons: laziness and sentimentality. Probably just as well.
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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2014, 06:16:29 pm »

Your post has me looking over my own collection. Sort of a "what if" scenario...

Somehow, and I do not know exactly how, I have shot over 200 games. I thought I was in the 190s and a few days ago culled a bunch from my "Want In Trade" list. If anything, it should be lower (not sure if the trade games are counted).

WTF?

Anyway, there are certainly some I could part with and not end up quivering in the fetal position. 50 to 100 thought would be tough.
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« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2014, 11:11:51 pm »

I don't understand the desire to cull collections.  I get too much enjoyment out of perusing my game shelves.  I have an easier time selling books, though I enjoy going through my bookshelves almost as much.
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« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2014, 11:17:09 pm »

Space?

I'm at about the point where I start getting rid of stuff, or stop buying.
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« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2014, 11:25:42 pm »

Yep, space. The only reason I get rid of games is to make enough room for more games. It's like they start breeding when I turn out the lights.
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« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2014, 11:28:20 pm »

Yep, space. The only reason I get rid of games is to make enough room for more games. It's like they start breeding when I turn out the lights.

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« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2014, 11:53:39 pm »

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« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2014, 12:28:02 am »

We went through that process a couple of years ago. Way too expensive! It would be more cost effective to buy a bigger house. Seeing as how I have one kid just going off to college and another two years behind, it'll be a while before I can upgrade my gaming space. (Damned kids!)

Sounds to me like you'll have one extra gaming room shortly and another in two years...

(of course, I already keep my unassembled minis, robust terrain, and lighter Euros in my four-year-old's room)
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« Reply #39 on: July 24, 2014, 09:01:04 am »

I managed to sell enough at a flea market to keep my collection at a steady size in spite of new acquisitions.  The biggest downsizing I did was last year when I sold about 300 books to a local dealer.
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« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2014, 02:09:45 pm »

I'm close to hitting my shelf limit for games so I've been selling off some titles over the last few months to make sure I had room for all the stupid preorders I know are imminent.  Still have another pile waiting to get offered up for sale.

I don't get too sentimental, though.  I find I look at a game and just realize it's time to break up.  I also tend to find myself gravitating more toward systems so that when I finally decide to make soloing more of a priority (need my young kids to get a little older and think I'm embarrassing), I won't have such a learning curve for every single option.
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« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2014, 07:03:38 pm »

I don't understand the desire to cull collections.  I get too much enjoyment out of perusing my game shelves.  I have an easier time selling books, though I enjoy going through my bookshelves almost as much.

 
For me, books are even harder to part with. -Just the thought of it... now I need a drink.
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« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2014, 07:06:44 pm »

I don't understand the desire to cull collections.  I get too much enjoyment out of perusing my game shelves.  I have an easier time selling books, though I enjoy going through my bookshelves almost as much.

 
For me, books are even harder to part with. -Just the thought of it... now I need a drink.

I gave almost all of the books that mattered to me to my ex-wife. Sad

I only hope she hasn't gotten rid of them.
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« Reply #43 on: July 26, 2014, 11:29:25 pm »

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