Quoted from Aurich:
So very true, but only if the owner is generous enough to open up said collection to the community. For all the rare things you have there's nothing museum like about your games, they're meant to be played. Which in my eyes is perfect, because these are after all games, 'meant to be played' is in their DNA. But not everyone would let their one of a kind games sit out in the open for people to bang on.
Meant to be played for sure. At the event most of the machines had the key in them.
I was playing the Pin2k Playboy and a ball got stuck. There was another ball also stuck. Key in it, but I felt a little odd about pulling the glass on a prototype so I found Steve. We went to the machine. While opening the machine he told me to feel free to open up the games to release any stuck balls. Of note, Steve and I are only vaguely acquainted with one another, having met briefly just a couple of weeks prior to the event.
It's one thing to have philosophical musings. It's a totally different thing to apply those as beliefs in a tangible, pragmatic way. +1 Steve and family.