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Wolfman

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Board game display
« on: August 24, 2018, 08:12:12 PM »
A question for anyone who has a vintage board game that they have on display. Do you lean it against a wall, lay it flat, or perhaps put it in a display case? If the latter, where would you find one with those dimensions?  Reason I'm asking, I just acquired the Godzilla game from 1963, so I would greatly appreciate any and all tips.

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Re: Board game display
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 01:44:16 PM »
Congrats on a great game.  I would put it as the background of a display in a cabinet, with other items in front of it. 
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Re: Board game display
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2018, 02:25:38 PM »
. . or perhaps put it in a display case? If the latter, where would you find one with those dimensions? 

You'd have to have one custom made. Google "custom acrylic display case".
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Re: Board game display
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2018, 09:33:26 PM »
You'd have to have one custom made. Google "custom acrylic display case".
There's one on eBay now for $95. Seems a little pricey. I have it in my display case, leaning against the glass as a backdrop. I'm thinking that should be okay, as it displays very well.

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Re: Board game display
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2018, 09:40:01 PM »
Seems a little pricey.

I hate it when the container to put things in (including poster frames) costs more than the thing you're putting into it!
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Re: Board game display
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2018, 09:52:33 PM »
I hate it when the container to put things in (including poster frames) costs more than the thing you're putting into it!
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Re: Board game display
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2018, 07:30:36 PM »

How about one of those "frameless" frames that is nothing more than a piece of acrylic with the same sized backing and unobtrusive plain, metal clips to hold them together?

Shouldn't be very expensive to have one cut to size at a place like Michaels Crafts.
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Re: Board game display
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 11:18:53 AM »
I keep mine in an ordinary Buehler cabinet widely available in furniture stores:





But, as you can see, while the storage capacity is large very little of the box graphics are visible. Unfortunately board game collections require mega display space.

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Re: Board game display
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2019, 09:43:50 AM »
When I decided to expand my collecting efforts to board games and lunch boxes circa 2005, I knew I'd have to use a rifle shot approach or else display space would quickly become a very real problem given the size of these items. I wanted to avoid the Rick Polizzi scenario. He started collecting board games after stumbling upon one in a thrift shop in the late eighties that he'd had as a kid. By late 1990 his collection had grown to over 400 board games:



Evidently his collection would continue to grow to well over 1500!

I therefore decided to limit my purchasing to only those board games which looked like they could be new old stock. Still I succeeded in finding some on delightful themes/subjects!

Here are a couple of pictures showing super collector Desi Scarpone's approach to displaying a very few of the games from his collection of over 6000:





Like I say, properly displaying board games requires mega space!

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Re: Board game display
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2019, 11:57:22 AM »
Holy crap! And that only a third of his (eventual) collection!
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Re: Board game display
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 09:44:33 PM »
I just callously leave my displayed on the floor



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Re: Board game display
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2019, 11:40:04 AM »
How do you avoid tripping on them? And doesn't your wife mind?

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