The edges of their game boxes make collectors rather nervous and get a good share of their attention.
The weight of some modern games, stacking, friction against the shelves or neighboring games, components from extensions crammed in the same box as the original game, abuse by the postal service… there are so many threats to the most exposed parts of a game box, its edges. Soon they will show wear marks, dents, tears. And they are not always easy to repair.
Real collectors stop at nothing when it comes to protecting their game boxes.
First, some modest local interventions.
A preventive trickle. The idea is to reinforce the edges of the game boxes, before they weaken, by letting a drop of glue trickle down each corner inside the box. Once dry, the glue will strengthen the corners a little.
Well, I tend to see some value in worn edges, a sign that a game is getting played. Often. That it has a life of its own. Don’t you?
References and Further Browsing
- Edge, in Bruce Whitehill’s game glossary
- Repairing box edges, on The Games Journal
- Repairing box edges (2), on The Games Journal