"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines
"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines
"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines
"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines
"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines
"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines
"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines
"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines
"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines
"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines
"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines
"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines
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"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines

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SHIPS AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH MONTH!  MAKES A GREAT GIFT!

Own an authentic piece of video game history!

In our attempt to build a complete set of video game magazines in our research library, we've accumulated a few duplicates. Since these are no longer needed, we've decided to deaccession them and offer them up for sale to the general public, while supplies last.

Each purchase gets you one randomly selected magazine from our archives, ranging from around 1981 to 2010. Due to demand, we can no longer offer new monthly subscriptions! We're still taking individual issue orders until we run out. You're all amazing, thank you for supporting video game history.

Magazines are shipped in Mylar bags and acid-free boards, in a sturdy flat mailer. Each issue also includes a certificate of authenticity, signed by VGHF co-directors Frank Cifaldi and Kelsey Lewin.

All proceeds benefit our charity! Every cent of these sales goes directly toward expanding and maintaining our library of video game books and magazines, and turning our collection into a public resource. Maybe you can come visit someday!

Sorry, we can't take requests - these are truly random. But everything pictured here is from our actual inventory. Yes, that includes Nintendo Power #1, and yes, it does have its poster still attached (this was our actual library copy for years, we just recently got a mild upgrade!).

FAQ

What happened to the monthly subscription option?

Unfortunately we had to retire the subscription option, as we were overwhelmed with demand! We even tried to buy out all the old magazines on eBay to compensate, but there just isn't enough supply out there to keep up.

When do the magazines ship?

We ship out every outstanding order on the first week of every month, whether that's an individual issue or a subscription. So for example if you place an order on February 10th, your order will ship out the first week of March.

What publications are included?

Every magazine is an English-language publication that primarily covers video and computer games. Most are multi-format, meaning they cover several systems, but some are system or company-specific (such as Sega Visions, Computer Gaming World, or Official PlayStation). Almost all of them originated from the United States, but we have the occasional British publication as well.

Okay, but what am I likely to get?

Statistically, you're most likely to receive a popular multi-format magazine, such as Electronic Gaming Monthly, Next Generation, or GamePro. GamePro in particular is the one we have the highest inventory of - it had a really high circulation! But we're throwing in some real oddballs too.

What condition are these in?

Conditions range from fair to mint - most are "loved," some are uncirculated, some are still in their sealed poly bags, even! But we can't guarantee any kind of collector quality here. These are our duplicates, after all.

Can I cancel a subscription at any time?

If you choose a monthly subscription, you may cancel it anytime after your second issue has been fulfilled

Do you have ____?

Sorry, we're not doing individual issue inventory at this time and can't take requests - we're a tiny team, and saving video game history is a lot of work! THAT SAID, if you've got something that's really important to you (as in, they published your letter, or it's the last issue you're missing for a full set etc.), get in touch and we'll see what we can do - info@gamehistory.org.