Book4Games is a company based in the South of France that specializes in making custom display storage solutions for retro-gamers and video game collectors. It was founded in 2021 by a small group of people with a never-ending passion for retro video games and pop culture of the 80s and 90s.
All our team members are working in their spare time as product designers, quality managers, web designers, content editor etc…
We truly consider ourselves as homebrewers in the niche retro video game accessories’ industry!
During one of the 2020 lockdowns, we started discussing how we were sorting our own game collection, how we were displaying our most valuable games and how bad and inconvenient it was to store our loose cartridges in shoe boxes… That’s when we came up with the initial idea to create “fully customized and dedicated products, to protect and display our favorite games!”.
In April 2021, we partnered up with Play-Asia.com, a major video-games retailer based in South East Asia, and we launched our very first products dedicated to the Super Nintendo and Super Famicom.
Since then, we have been focusing on R&D to adapt our product to our customer’s feedbacks.
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For anyone who owns old loose video game cartridges!
Our Precision Game Storage are for the people that are looking for convenient and dedicated 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 for anyone into retro gaming!
We’re a small company, R&D takes times and this is why our production is very limited. 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.
While we want to keep handling our distribution in the European Union, we’re always looking for partners to distribute our products in other regions. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in distributing or retailing our product in your country.
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. This was done to give you that nice feeling of collection on your shelves.
The number of games is only limited to this format, meaning you will be able to store much more Game Boy cartridges than Nintendo 64 cartridges.
It’s nearly impossible to please everyone at 100%, but as retro gamers ourselves, we understand that every collection have different needs. We are constantly improving our products according to our customers’ remarks when it is possible.
All our design choices are made based on quality, cost efficiency, environmental reasons and industrial limitations. To put it simple, every feature, even the smallest ones, can add up to the retailing price.
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.
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. Our products are intended to store and display your favorite or rarest games in a fully customized and dedicated product.
We only do small productions of a 100% custom and non-generic products, and we try to use the best materials available to us with the best value for money in mind.
In comparison, some other alternatives are not cheap for what they really are, while some others come at a certain cost as well (e.g. AES/MVS Shockboxes).
Today, we are also deeply impacted by the rising costs of raw materials and the energy crisis in Europe.