I’m cleaning out my library and have some old game guides (before the Internet made them pretty pointless). While I’m saving a few to my favorite games (like Civilization II’s or Ultima), I’m to a point where I really need to get rid of most of them.
The local library won’t take them. I’m not eager to pay postage to get rid of them. Well, more precisely, my wife isn’t eager to pay postage to get rid of them. I’d consider mailing them to a single destination, like a Museum of Old Game Guides. But I’m guessing nothing like that exists. =( Certainly would dispose of them to a local person (I’m in NC’s Triangle area).
Got ones from Return to Zork, Might and Magic VI, some SimCity ones (original, 2000, and 3000), some various MSFS ones, that sort of thing.
What do you guys do with your old guides? It’s hard to toss them when some are by Johnny Wilson, Shay Adams, and other names I fondly remember from gaming past. =/
I may try and toss them on eBay. A few may go for something, at least. The Might and Magic VI one was something like $15, but it was one of those “buy now” things from a retailer so I doubt they’d actually get that, not like it was an item with active bidding going on up to that amount.
None in NC, but there is one in KY where I’ll be in a few weeks so I may do that.
Yeah, same here. That and most modern guides are strictly guides to the game and don’t contain the cool interviews, background, etc. that some of the early guides used to. I still buy some game books but it’s mostly theory / history / etc. related.