Although its seeds were planted much earlier, Start Over Games officially began its journey back in 2015. It was founded on a lucrative idea that proclaimed a game store should not just be a place to buy and sell video games, but rather an all-encompassing video gaming experience. This, coupled with the fact that it would all be taking place in a very non-traditional environment, made for a difficult task. Fortunately for everyone, two guys who had been friends since the 3rd grade, and their awesome group of supporters, were up for the challenge.
Fueled by the passion and knowledge of video games that only lifelong gamers would have, and armed with a mere 15 items for sale, Start Over Games opened its doors on Facebook on June 4, 2015. Things moved slowly for us at first, but we were moving forward, and that was the important thing. Since we didn’t have a brick and mortar location, we had no choice but meet people around the Fox Cities to buy and sell, while using Facebook as a central hub to help us. This was the greatest problem we would face in the first year, as it challenged our customers, (and us to a degree), to leave our comfort zones and shop in an uncommon manner. Through the rest of the summer and into the fall, the idea that was Start Over Games began picking up momentum and started reaching people.