John at the Crossroads (Part 4 of Sitting on 3000 Games)

Please read the previous installments in this series:
Part One: The Story of John and Robin
Part Two: John & Robin’s Mentor, Sid Sackson
Part Three: The Sad Story of Sid’s Estate

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.

This is just a short excerpt from the article. For the full text, please visit my blog at Board Game Geek.

  • Drew is a contributor to the Board Gamers Anonymous podcast. He's a curator by nature, compulsively reading and obsessively organizing what he's read. He's also been a gamer since the age of 3, which means he's been playing board games for... let's just say more than 40 years, and leave it at that...

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