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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1. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:149]
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1999 version sells for $70-$100

Old 3M bookshelf editions might sell for $20-$25 depending on condition.
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2. Board Game: Blokus Trigon [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:601]
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$35+ trending up
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3. Board Game: Boxers or Briefs? [Average Rating:5.71 Overall Rank:8139]
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Don't know if it will last, but if you have any of this former high seller, they are back up over $40 again, many over $50.
I suppose we'll get another reprint soon...
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4. Board Game: Cashflow 101 [Average Rating:4.89 Overall Rank:11048]
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Used to sell for much more. Now it ranges between $25-$45.
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5. Board Game: Cashflow 202 [Average Rating:5.51 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.51 Unranked]
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This has fluctuated quite a bit as well, could still bring in $50.
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6. Board Game: Chronology [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:2150]
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This edition should get you at least $35, seems to be on an upward trend.

(But you should keep it, its a great game!)

The Best of Chronology may qualify soon, looks like it is getting $20-$25.
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7. Board Game: Crossbows and Catapults [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:2085]
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The original Lakeside Press version (1983) with this cover continues to sell over $100. I sold one just after Christmas for $200+ and another geek sold his for that much as well.

Even incomplete games or with broken pieces still command over $50.

But only the 1983 version. The 1992 can be a real brick.
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8. Board Game: Crossfire [Average Rating:5.32 Overall Rank:10621]
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Looks like it's now going for the $25-$45 range.
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9. Board Game: Electronic TABOO [Average Rating:7.02 Unranked]
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Electronic Taboo Platinum has gone for an average of $35 recently, though it used to go for up to $65. Not sure how much demand there is for this one.
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10. Board Game: Fireball Island [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1907]
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no brainer - $100-$200+

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11. Board Game: The Game of Life: Twists & Turns [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:7289]
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Still selling in the $30-$50 range. Could go for more if in shrink.
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12. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:495]
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$50+ on E-Bay.
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13. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:193] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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Prices have dropped, and recently these have been going for only $25-$40.
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14. Board Game: Hotel Tycoon [Average Rating:5.40 Overall Rank:10868]
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Used to be consistently in the $45-$60 range, but a few recently have been selling for only $25.

EDIT: Could go up at Christmas time.
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15. Board Game: Jenga [Average Rating:5.53 Overall Rank:9524]
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The "vintage" edition shown had been selling for $70+
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16. Board Game: King Oil [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:4341]
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eBay average $35-40 right now
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17. Board Game: The Legend of Zelda [Average Rating:4.74 Overall Rank:10080]
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eBay $60

I have never personally came across one of these though so I'm assuming they are fairly rare.
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18. Board Game: Loopin' Louie [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:430]
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These were previously selling for $50-$60, but with an influx of new German copies the prices have come down a bit. Still selling for $35-$40.
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19. Board Game: Monopoly: Alaska's Iditarod [Average Rating:2.86 Unranked]
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There are many themed Monopolies that can sell well, I'm not going to list them all, but this one always stands out to me when I search Ebay sales. Sealed ones are in the $90 range, and used ones can be nearly that high.
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20. Board Game: Pizza Party [Average Rating:5.24 Overall Rank:9885]
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A late-80's Parker Brothers game. Consistent seller for some time. 5 of the last 7 Ebay sales of used copies were over $27, with a high of $45.
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21. Board Game: Pokémon Master Trainer II [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:7644]
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There are 3 versions of this, listed here on BGG as I, II and III, although I think all of them just say "Pokemon Master Trainer" on the box.

This version, with the red box, is a consistent $40-$50 on Ebay when complete. The other versions (black box and orange box) are usually more in the $20 range.
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22. Board Game: Python-opoly [Average Rating:4.57 Unranked]
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Yes indeedy, a Monopoly clone that belongs on the list. Even opened and not in perfect condition, they command $$$

If they are new, they have been going for $100++ (~$125 brand new). I just sold one that had some issues with the paper on the back of the board being improperly applied and a piece of irremovable tape on the back (even a hair dryer didn't work for this little piece) and it went for $79.95
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23. Board Game: Risk: 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:2748]
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Several have sold lately around the $65 range, but some have gone for over $100.
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24. Board Game: Risk: Star Wars Original Trilogy Edition [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:1305]
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Used to go for much more, but now most are selling in the $25-$40 range.
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25. Board Game: Risk: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1347]
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This used to go for much more, but now it barely even makes the list. Some copies have recently sold for $30, some have not sold at all for $20. May remove this depending on sales over the next short period.
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