Rare video games found in Nebraska after 27 years in storage

A video game store owner helps sort a collection of rare games, tells KETV NewsWatch 7 that the selection could be worth millions, and a YouTube video posted by Gameroom offers a simple preview of the video game collection that video game fans only dream of. “Hundreds, maybe over 1,000,” said Gameroom owner Chris Thompson. Chris Thompson of Gameroom, is the face of the group, but it’s not his and he doesn’t own it. The owners want to remain anonymous. It started when the owner came to his Omaha location in September. With it a pair of unique items. He was asking for information about them. “He had it and just wanted to learn more about the dynamic and how to rate it,” Thompson said. Therefore, Thompson helps owners connect with the right people to keep the toys, learn more about them, and know their value. Can’t say much but they’ve been in stock for 27 years. “There used to be a video game store in Nebraska. And it worked through the mid-’90s. He shuts the doors at the end and whatever’s left is put into boxes and put into storage. The collection could be worth millions of dollars,” Thompson said. “Chrono Trigger is the game that gets,” Thompson said. On most comments, Chrono Trigger is a game where in average conditions the cartridge itself ranges between $200 and $300.” It would be an easy task. “Those games will probably get you hours of research. I mean, there’s probably going to be a team of people somewhere who are doing this professionally that will drop everything and deal with this at some point,” Thompson said. In terms of what the owners will do with the games, Thompson says it hasn’t been decided yet. The full YouTube video showing parts of the collection, click here.

The owner of a video game store helps sort through a collection of rare games.

KETV tells NewsWatch 7 that the choice could be worth millions.

A YouTube video posted by Gameroom offers a simple overview of a collection that only video game fans can dream of.

“Hundreds, maybe over 1,000,” said Gameroom owner Chris Thompson.

Chris Thompson with Gameroom, is the face of the group.

But it is not his and he does not have it.

Owners, want to remain anonymous.

It all started when the owner arrived at his Omaha location in September.

“He brought some unique items with him. He was inquiring about those. He had them and just wanted to know more about the dynamic and how to rate it,” Thompson said.

Therefore, Thompson helps owners connect with the right people to keep the toys, learn more about them, and know their value.

Can’t say much but they’ve been in stock for 27 years.

“There was a video game store in Nebraska. And it worked through the mid-’90s. He eventually shuts the doors and whatever’s left is stowed in boxes and put into storage,” Thompson said.

The value of the collection can reach millions of dollars.

“Chrono Trigger is the game that gets the most comments, Chrono Trigger is a game where the cartridge per se in average conditions ranges between $200 and $300,” Thompson said.

Evaluating everything will not be an easy task.

“These games will probably get hours of research. I mean there will probably be a team of people somewhere who are doing this professionally who will drop everything and deal with this at some point,” Thompson said.

As for what the owners will do with the toys, Thompson says that has yet to be decided.

To view the full YouTube video showing parts of the collection, click here.

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