I’m back after a little break, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild kind of consumed me for the past few weeks. I’m all finished now, well the main story line at least so thought I’d get cracking on another blog and another installment into my collecting tips series. This time I will be talking about cataloging your games and why it is a good idea to keep track of what you own.
There are a lot of different ways to create a catalogue of your games but first I want to touch on why it is important. If you have been collecting for some time now, you might have amassed quite a large number of games across various different systems. That being said, sometimes it is difficult to remember every game you have and when you are out hunting for games, you don’t want to buy something you already have. This has happened to me a couple of times while I was out at car boot sales and I came across come games for sale that I genuinely didn’t know if I had in my collection already. It’s times like these that it comes in handy to have a catalogue with you, preferably on your phone so you will more than likely have it with you at all times. So let’s look at some of the different ways you can keep a catalogue.
The easiest way is to take pictures on your phone and create an album dedicated to the games in your collection. That way you can just check the folder and see what you have, the only downfall here is that it can be hard to pinpoint a certain game if you have hundreds or maybe even thousands of photos. A quicker and more efficient way to keep track of your games is be by using one of the various apps that are available to download for free from the various app stores. There are a number of different apps that you can use and it really comes down to your personal preference. I’d advise you to download a few different apps and see which one you like more than others and stick to that one. The two apps that I would recommend trying are “My Game Collection” and “Game Collection Tracker”. Both of these apps allow you to input any game you like and you can organise them by what console the games are for and then in alphabetical order, making it easy for you to find out which games you already own. Another great feature of these apps is that you can keep track of what you paid for each game. Knowing the price of what you paid for each game will come in handy if you are ever thinking of trading or selling any games as you will know what price to sell them at.
Both of the apps mentioned are just two of many available on the various app stores. Try them out for yourself and see which one works best for you, most of them are free which means if you don’t like it, you are not out of pocket. Weather you have a large collection of are just starting out, these apps can be of great benefit to your collecting career.
Thank you very much for reading, I hope this tip has come in handy and as always… good luck on your journey along the retro road.
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