Who We Are: Pat Sackett

November 20, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Read the Story

Many of you have seen us at Play the Game and maybe don’t know who we are. Today, it’s time to start fixing that. The subject of our first Who We Are is Pat Sackett. He mainly works behind the scenes but he does some important work here. We sat down with him and asked a couple of questions.


The man, the myth, the legend. Pat Sackett.

PtG: How long have you been with Play the Game?

Pat: Hmmm, 3 to 4 years? That sounds about right.
Tell us some of the things you do at Play the Game.
Mostly shipping and receiving and taking care of our Mail Order service. But I pretty much just do what I’m told.
What got you interested in working for us?

Big fan of the product we sell. I was a customer for the longest time and I was approached about a job opening. Match made in heaven.
Are you more Play the Game or Read the Story?

I started off as Read the Story, and now, It’s probably tied. Working here has increased my love of board gaming exponentially.
How long have you been into comics?

It’s been about 15 years.
What’s your all time favorite comics and why?

This question is too hard. Here are a few of my favorites: Sandman, Transmetropolitan, Y: the Last Man, Sunstone, annnnnnd Nailbiter. One thing that most of my favorites have in common are great character development.

What’s your least favorite?

Probably Walking Dead. Mostly because it started out so good and it has become so god awful that it makes me sad.

So what’s the coolest comic in your collection and what makes it cool?

Probably a toss-up between my Amazing Spider-Man #129 and Werewolf by Night #32. Because they are the first appearances of Punisher and Moon Knight, respectively, and those are two of my Favorite mainstream comic characters.

Are there any upcoming comics that you are excited for?

Definitely has to go to Swing by Linda Sejic, Matt Hawkins, and Jenni Cheung. It is a companion series to Sunstone and takes place in the same “universe”. I’M PUMPED!

Finally, is there anything about Play the Game you want customers to know?

One of the things that attracted me to Play the Game as a customer was the fact that the employees did not have the elitist attitude that has become sort of commonplace in comic and game stores. Everyone has their own opinions and that is OK. Everyone is very friendly and we love having conversations with our customers. It’s a good ol’ time.

Thanks Pat, keep up the good work!