How Much Are These Old Mac Games Worth?

Hi gaming savvy folk,

Helping my mum clear out the family home, and came across a few vintage games from my childhood. I have zero clue if these are considered junk or valuable or somewhere in between, and wondered if the community here could help me out!

They're all Macintosh games, with box, manuals and floppy discs, in good used condition (though untested as to whether they still work). Having trouble finding comparable items in the usual places like eBay etc., where I might list them if worth my while (or if anyone has tips about where to list games like this that'd be great)!

  • Monopoly (1991)
  • Prince of Persia (1989-92)
  • King's Quest V (1990)
  • Battlechess (1988-90)
  • Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (1989-90)

Thanks in advance for your guidance, curious to see what they might roughly be worth to others who play or collect vintage. I have such fond memories of playing these! :)

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    I found my original Doom, Quake 1 and 2 CD's as well as my Halflife 2 still in the box (albeit for PC though). I threw out so many games the last time I moved. These were the ones that I just couldn't part with.

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      A big box original Doom can sell for big money. I've seen big box Wolfenstein 3D go for $200+ consistently on eBay.

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    Kings quest might be worth something but it depends on what someones willing to pay and the condition

    prince of persia could be worth a 50+ but the rest depending on their condition 20-$50 imo and who knows how long it will take to sell them

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      Sounds like I should just start them at $20 for auction and see where they end up? I'd be happier with at least something small rather than throwing it all out.

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    What kind of condition are they in? I collect vintage PC games and if they're in original packaging, e.g. big box they can go for quite a bit in auction. While just a CD ROM in its case goes for a lot less.

    With it being Mac however I don't think it's going to be big bucks.

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      They're all in boxes, not cd cases. Very good used condition, no rips. All manuals etc. I've seen PC versions around but Mac seems rarer, but seems to be less in demand…?

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        If the box and discs are printed differently to PC ver, collectors might buy for that reason alone.

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    If anyone has a boxed copy of dark castle or beyond dark castle I'd be interested in those

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    "How much are these old Mac games worth?"

    Less than mac and cheese

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    Monopoly 1991 $80
    Prince of Persia $200?
    King's Quest V $90
    Battlechess $30?
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? $20?

    Estimation $420 based on online searches.

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      Thanks for this! Where did you search? I've had trouble finding comps for Mac versions of these boxed games on eBay. Maybe there's a more gaming specific site I should be looking into…?

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    First thing I'd look to is are these Mac games able to run on the intel platform Macs of today or do you need an old Mac II era machine just to play them?
    If they run fine on a modern mac then they have value to a buyer if not then they have no value

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      I don't have any functioning gear to test it out I'm afraid.

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      If they run fine on a modern mac then they have value to a buyer if not then they have no value

      Just because you can't use something doesn't mean it has no value. This is the world of collecting.

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