Questions about Dave's card game storage
It was very interesting to hear about Dave's method for storing all his card games.
But a few questions popped into my mind about the practicality of it!
1. What do you do if you are taking card games to a friend's place or games day? Do you grab all the different containers, bags and binders? Isn't having everything separated like this a pain for transporting the games?
2. If a few different groups are using your games, it seems like a lot of work to take the rules out of the binders, and hand all the appropriate components out to people. Surely here, having each game contained in one box is much easier?
3. It seems there is something lost by not having the box with the game. If you are introducing it to new people, they can't see the box and miss out on all the visual and written information (and flavour!) it provides. They won't be able to read the blurb, see who designed the game or be able to recognise the game later! (Especially a problem if they want to purchase it).
Also, if you have a few card games out at once (particularly if you are at a games day) how do people recognise what games you have with you? Without the boxes all the games will basically look the same, and people won't be aware of what is available to play.
Have you had any problems along these lines?
Now I don't have nearly as many games as Dave, so I can't speak for how practical this solution really is in practice... but these problems seem pretty big to me, so I'd love to hear if there are any solutions.
For me, it seems easier to store many card games sideways in drawers (or even on an appropriate shelf). Many of them can be seen at once, and they can be pulled out fully assembled and ready to play.