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How many grey box Atari games are there?

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Atari Grey box variants

Backgammon

BASIC Programming

Basketball

Blackjack

Bowling

Brain Games

Canyon Bomber

Codebreaker

Demons to Diamonds

Flag Capture

Fun with Numbers

A Game of Concentration

Golf

Home Run

Maze Craze

Night Driver

Outlaw

Pac-Man

RealSports Volleyball

Surround

Swordquest - Earthworld

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Well maybe not the grey type you are looking at; it is more the silver box with color; still kind of looks grey and it is one bitch to find:)

 

The Hangman variant is indeed more silver than grey. I own it and several of the grey releases and they are definitely two different colors.

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Yes, sir, that was the one :D I tried to snipe that sucker as well, but alas no shiping to Canada and bid was not allowed. Seller never got back to me when I requested to bid. Nice aquisition! Now it's me and you atari 181:)lol...and whomever else! Cheers, FB

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I of course had a higher bid than what the winning one turned out to be - in these mixed lots some things slip through or go for a lot less than they would have being listed individually. I did miss a grey box Surround that the same seller had in another lot, but I think I'll be able to pick that one up down the road.

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I will keep an eye out for a surround for you. Yes, it would have been interesting if my bet had went through ;-). Agreed, a lot of things seem to slip through at a better price as opposed to when they are listed individually. Cheers, FB

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I will keep an eye out for a surround for you.

 

Cool!

 

I really don't collect variants to the extent of some of the other Atari collectors, but for some reason the grey boxes are rather interesting to me.

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Necrobump...

 

I have a grey box Bowling that I purchased sealed at either CGE99 or CGE2K.  I took it out last night and found a text label Bowling inside... I was expecting a picture label since this release has 1986 on the box. It was unsealed a number of years ago.

 

One thing about the box though - the glue on the bottom flaps has given up and were open - I only noticed when I was putting it away.  The cart is pristine though, as though it belonged with the pristine box... very strange.  My first reaction when I saw the cart was to go and check the rest of the shelves to see if I had a picture label Bowling - I do not. 

 

The most likely solution is that the cart was removed and replaced - I certainly don't remember doing it and can't think of any reason why I would...

 

But, it begs the question - has anyone else found a grey box release with a text label cart in it?

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Ok - I think I figured out what happened - just need confirmation from someone with a 1986 Bowling cart...

 

I am going to assume that the 1986 release would not have a dust cover.  Going through my collection, I remembered that I had a Bowling entry from the A#2 FLC - Bowl-O-Rama.  It looks like I must have sacrificed the grey box Bowling cart for that and just forgotten about it at some point...

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12 hours ago, Lost Monkey said:

Ok - I think I figured out what happened - just need confirmation from someone with a 1986 Bowling cart...

 

I am going to assume that the 1986 release would not have a dust cover.  Going through my collection, I remembered that I had a Bowling entry from the A#2 FLC - Bowl-O-Rama.  It looks like I must have sacrificed the grey box Bowling cart for that and just forgotten about it at some point...

While most of my 1986-era cartridges don't have dust covers, I have at least one that does (and I don't recall it having any signs of shenanigans).  Atari sure didn't like to keep things consistent at all, and especially in those days. I haven't seen any 1986 text lablels though - well, other than the bizarre Star Ship from that era.

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