Originally Posted by imjay
Great to see someone mention "The Fathom".
While I'm feeling old and considering selling the last four in our house our oldest son "adopted" our Fathom, F-14 Tomcat and our most pristine Bally Eight Ball and his most recent additions were Freddy Nightmare on Elm Street and Judge Dredd so maybe one generation fades and the next carries on.
Yeah, I agree about the Monster Bash and my bride has weakened saying we should keep the Bash and Twilight Zone and sell the No Good Gofers and Fish Tales - I'm still thinking the "grown up" thing is to let em all go - also the Tournament Tornado Foosball - it's a FANTASTIC foos but we haven't played it in a year - worse than the pins - it probably needs to go also.
OKAY - this is beginning to sound like therapy - Sorry!
You are a true pinhead if you know Fathom
It hurt to sell mine, I did a full playfield swap, put countless hours into, it was my baby... before I had real babies
The foos is another table game that you really really need 4 players for, unless your wife and you are really good competition for each other it really goes unused. I'm no world beater on foos but I can hold my own and I don't think I could own one because my current circle of friends just aren't that good at it and would rather just spin the rods and see if they can get the ball to fly off the table.
I would hold onto the TZ and MB if you have the room to spare and if you don't may I make one last suggestion... have a 'games party', invite all your friends and family over for one last bash, setup some foos tournaments, singles, mixed doubles, stuff like that, setup some pinball tournaments, fun stuff if that is your guests level, like playing pinball in partner's, or cross-handed or 'blind' (Where you cover the bottom 1/8th of the table so you can't see the flippers), whatever other games you have in the gamesroom. Give away some prizes, small trophies, whatever.
If seeing the joy others take in your games doesn't do it for you anymore, then let them all go (The games, not your family
), if there is still some pleasure there then I say try and schedule an annual party or something to get excited about and make those toys worth having a place in your house.