When Sid Sackson died (see part 3), his family was overwhelmed, both by his medical bills, and by Sid’s estate of 18,000 games. They had to liquidate Sid’s collection, and quickly. You can’t blame the family for acting out of necessity, as Sid never made plans for his future.
What happened to Sid Sackson’s collection could have easily happened to John and Robin. They just kept piling up their games without organizing them or making plans for their future. With Robin’s passing, John wanted no part of the collection they had built together (see part 1). Learning from Sid’s mistake, John has been looking for ways to quickly and easily divest himself of the oppressive weight.
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