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Book4Games FAQs

Who are you?

Book4Games is a company founded by truly passionate people who have been playing video games all their lives and collecting them since the 90s. Some of us have other jobs, some are joining the team occasionally as freelancers and others are just giving a hand on their spare time. We are based in the southwest of France.

Who is it intended for?

For anyone who owns old loose video game cartridges!
Our Precision Game Storage are for people that are looking for quality products and don’t want their loose games too visible in their home, for those who like to tidy up their collection, or simply want to display their favorite cartridges in their gaming room shelves or glass cabinet. They are also the perfect gift to anyone into retro gaming!

I need these for [insert console name], when will it be available?

As a small company, our production is very limited. One could say that we are homebrewers in the video game accessories industry.
We expect to cover most popular retro systems in the future but we cannot say when exactly as it depends on too many factors. However, requests on our social networks for a specific system can surely help us prioritize which one we should cover first.

Will you only sell through Play-Asia.com?

Yes and no. Having Play-Asia.com on our side is a great chance as they are able to ship worldwide. They have been around for almost 20 years and are a very reliable partner with excellent customer service.

When shipped from Hong Kong, there’s also a very low chance of having to pay for import duty fees due to the nature of our products and their import classification. We advise you to check your country regulations, here are some examples:
Europe: https://trade.ec.europa.eu/access-to-markets/en/results?product=482030&origin=HK&destination=FR
USA: https://hts.usitc.gov/?query=4820.50.00

That being said, we are working on expanding our Point of Sales as we know some of our customers like to buy from their local store.

Do you offer wholesale?

Yes, we do! If you are a shop owner or an online retailer and are interested in selling our products, just contact us.

Does the name Book4Games means we will only have 4 games in each one of your products?

While we understand why you may think that, the answer is no. We worked hard to design a universal format for our boxes that would fit in most people shelves (e.g. Ikea Kallax) and work with both big and small cartridges (e.g. NES and Game Boy). This was done to create a sense of collection when our products for different platforms are placed side by side.
The number of games is only limited to this format, meaning you will be able to store much more Game Boy or PC-Engine cartridges.

Why did you not make any windows on the front cover to show the games?

This is a design choice made for cost efficiency, environmental reasons and from industrial limitations. To put it simple, this would require more crafting, increase the risk of bad quality, and add up to the retailing price.
Having windows would also make the protection pointless unless we used plastic which we are trying to avoid as much as possible.

How do I know which games are inside then?

After a few brainstorming sessions, we decided the best way to answer this was to have an area on the side where you could put a sticker. Each of our product comes with a sheet full of holographic stickers allowing you to sort your games by title, genre or publisher. But feel free to create your own!

Book4Games Stickers

Why not adding a sleeve for manuals?

Again, it’s a design choice motivated by the reasons mentioned earlier. We all have a few manuals laying around, but we mostly have loose cartridges without them. In some areas of the world manuals can also be very thick because of all the different languages. It would have been impossible to predict what would fit or not.

Can my games be damaged by the flap magnet ?

Don’t worry, we do not use strong magnets, and we made sure that there was enough high density foam to cancel any magnetic field between your games and our small magnets.

I love your products but I think they are too expensive…

It really depends on what you are looking for. If you have hundreds of games, of course you may want to rely on the other and cheaper solutions available around.
From what we have seen, as game collectors ourselves, none of the existing solutions offers the design and quality that we have. We only do small productions, and we try to use the best materials available (HD EVA foam…) with the “best value for money” in mind. In comparison, some other alternatives are not cheaper for what they really are.

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