The term is mostly used to describe a game’s condition in the second-hand board game market.
Board game stores are among victims of game box dishing that is regularly caused by transport and handling. Clients can benefit from this since merchants often offer such lightly damaged games at discount prices.
The pros and cons of various methods of game storage are the objects of an ongoing debate among gamers. Vertical storage (or stacking) is a known cause of dishing unless it is practiced with special care.
Dishing is not to be confused with warping.
References and Further Browsing
- Etymology of Dish
- On the Subject of Stacking Game Boxes, on Boardgamegeek
- How much does dishing affect the value of a game, on Boardgamegeek
- How to fix box warp/dishing?, on Boardgamegeek
- Fixing a badly dished box top, on Boardgamegeek
- What causes the side of a board game lid to bulge out?, on Boardgamegeek
- The Surgery: Board Game Repair Tips, on Boardgamegeek
- Boardgame arrangement, on Boardgamegeek
- Best Way to store Games?, on Boardgamegeek
- Ludobits BGG Term Tag for Dishing
- BoxThrone – The Modular Board Game Shelving System
- The Broken Token