I have been a gamer for over 50 years, collecting for over 30, and designing games for 20 or so years. My collection started out with just the usual family standards, and started adding thrift store/yard sale finds to that. Then I got seriously interested in game history and game theory, and started adding antiques and collectibles. THEN I started playing with a local game group and added new releases and Kickstarters to the list. The collection has grown to fill two rooms, and numbers well over 1600 games at this point. "I'm not a hoarder - it's a collection!" The photo is just one view of the many full shelves of games of every type and age, plus a few shelves of books on the subject. There are a few rare antiques that I wish I could afford to buy - but I also make reproductions of historic games as well. I have a dozen or so original game designs on the market now, and hoping to add more by the end of the year. The latest collaboration is with a toy company with whom I've done a successful Kickstarter, and soon to launch another, bringing out sets of "historic games from around the world." Yep - I'm a gamer.