A Thrifter's Guide: Mass Market Games with eBay Value (2012)
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Are you hitting the thrift stores looking for games? Much more likely than finding Eurogames to add to your collection is that you'll find mass-market games that may or may not be well designed, but which still sell well on eBay. Here is a list of those games so you know what to pick up and what to leave behind. Please add your own entries if they meet the following conditions:

Conditions:

1) The game must be considered a Mass Market game

2) There must be recent evidence that the game has sold for $25 or more on eBay or other online marketplaces. Please note that many games were close to meeting this threshold, but sale prices have dropped off lately and so they have dropped off this list. If a game consistently sells for over $20 and spikes above that, it could possibly be added.

3) There is a non-trivial chance of finding the game in a thrift store.

Note 1: Some of these games are definitely worth adding to your collection, despite how much you could get for them.

Note 2: If a game you are adding sells well only at specific times of the year (e.g. Christmas) please make note of that.

Note 3: Please leave comments on individual entries if you have more recent sales data or other helpful information.

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26. Board Game: Rook [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1548]
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Many 1960s/1970s editions of this sell for $30 and up (sometimes much higher) as long as all the card decks are still sealed, which isn't too uncommon a find. Along with the version pictured at left, these also have had good recent sales:



And a couple more versions we don't seem to have pictures of here-- a blue version of the red one pictured at left, and a red version of the blue one pictured above.

But for all these editions, the cards must be sealed (overall package doesn't have to be). Unsealed cards makes any of those only a $10 item.
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27. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1132]
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This exact edition of Scrabble-- the most recent "Deluxe Turntable Edition" - has been a consistent $35-40 for me on Ebay.
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28. Board Game: Scruples: Millennium Edition [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:8702]
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This edition or the one in the yellow box. $30+ currently.
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29. Board Game: Secret Square [Average Rating:5.75 Unranked]
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Sells for $35+ but only this version, the Disney version does not sell well.
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30. Board Game: Simon [Average Rating:4.19 Overall Rank:11151]
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This used to be more of a sure bet, selling for over $50. Now it's a bit riskier. Some have sold for $45+, others have gone unsold for $25.
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31. Board Game: Square Mile [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:5126]
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The game I got from my Thrifty Santa (and had bought for myself only a few days before receiving it) is this one. It's a 1962 MB. While MB is a mass producer, not sure how many of these were produced. These can easily get $40-60 depending on condition.

It is also one awesome game, so glad I have a copy and had a chance to play with

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32. Board Game: Star Wars: Epic Duels [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:625]
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$30-$45 recently for used copies. Up to $80 for in shrink. Some used copies have sold for $50 and up, but not consistently.
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33. Board Game: Super Rack-O [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:7568]
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$25 all day long.
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34. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:173]
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The old version still sells for $20-$40 despite the reprint.
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35. Board Game: Taboo Junior [Average Rating:5.48 Unranked]
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This one comes in right at $25.00 but it sells consistantly and for more at Christmas.
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36. Board Game: Tales of the Crystals [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked]
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Another one thar is pretty violatle right now. Average on E-Bay is around $30.00
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37. Board Game: UNO Hearts [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:8502]
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This continues to cool off slowly. Now its going for $20-$30. Some have gone unsold in that range.
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38. Board Game: What Were You Thinking? [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:2620]
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This has been slowly cooling off as well. Still sells fairly consistently in the $30-$35 range though.
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39. Board Game: Which Witch? [Average Rating:5.17 Overall Rank:10961]
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This one seems to be a guaranteed $30 at least (more likely $50-$70 but there is some range). A few people made the mistake of listing it for much lower recently but that's their mistake.

Edit: corrected my misspelling of "Their". Kind of funny...given the game and all...
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40. Board Game: Wildfire [Average Rating:5.66 Unranked]
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I believe this counts as mass market (it sold at sears I think as well as at big outdoorsy stores).

I don't see these sell for less than $50
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