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Cardboard Common Sense: Key Points of Board Game Preservation


How can our treasured games be kept in tip-top condition for future play and posterity? Nicolas Ricketts of The Strong National Museum of Play shares his expert advice on the do’s and don’ts of game preservation in his four-part series for Toy Tales titled Cardboard Common Sense: Caring for a Game Collection.

Here’s a summary of the finer points of game preservation. Read the original series on Toy Tales: Introduction, Environment, Handling, and Storage.

About Nicolas Ricketts and The Strong

Nicolas Ricketts is a collections curator and board game specialist at The Strong National Museum of Play. Located in Rochester, New York, The Strong houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play.