This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
These lists may start empty but as always: add your items.
Put in what you consider a bargain, tell us how much you paid and the place you got it from. Bargains can be thrift store finds or any second-hand purchases or discounted boardgames bought new. Don't forget to add your encounters with the Thrift Store Irritant Squad™, the Tape Monkeys™, and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
The Weekly Thrift List Wayback Machine The Grand Vizier is maintaining a list of all the weekly thrift lists through time, and will be adding stats and interesting tidbits for each week. Your Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time
Our GeekGuild The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Do mind the stacks of prized games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Be sure to bow before our King, HakFoo, and pay your due respects to previous Kings belial1134, Great_Mazinga, minionhunter, Krazygit, EvilTimmy and Blackwind.
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YAY! I hope...No instructions so I could not check on completeness....LOTS of wooden pieces though! the board has a bit of ball point pen on it...looks like its the BIC type though and softly pressed. Any suggestions on what to use to remove it?
$2 at DI
on a sad note...I missed an in shrink copy of BANG! by mere seconds....feels bad man
Help, I'm being held prisoner in an overtext typing facility! I don't have much time, they could find out at any m
I'm that weirdo whose number of badges sold prior to yesterday Bail Organa is keeping track of
It is now Carrier (Strike) week. VG solo wargame, fine condition and complete down to the 780th counter. $3.75 at Salvation Army. Apparently not as notable a find as I thought there for a while since I hear they're giving it out for about $3.40 less.
Was browsing the DI today when I saw a box that said Rio Grande Games on it. just had to grab it to see what it was. Low and behold, my very own copy of Lost Cities! I've seen a few of these pop up on the thrift thread and now i can add my name to it!
Today I did not have to go to work so I found an hour to visit two thrift stores in between all my other errands. Found Hi-Q by Kohner Bros for $1 at a church thrift. It is complete and looks to be untouched on the inside. The box is a little different than the version pictured and I will upload some pictures later.
Need help on this one if anybody can identify this set. I found a box today at goodwill.
Inside the box I found a full set of chessman. Inside the box were directions on how to play chess by ES Lowe 1945. I think these are ES Lowe tournament chessmen but I have only seen the ES Lowe chessman from the 60-70's which are smaller.
I forgot to mention this earlier in the year. This is an amazing book that I've coveted for years. It has gorgeous pictures of & instructions for many historical games from around the world, all in sizes that allow you to play the games. It also includes four poster-size game boards for even more fun.
Although this was free (a gift, since my in-laws are on the verge of down-sizing), I had to go see my in-laws (who were sweeter than normal this visit), and I had to haul the whole family across the country to the tune of thousands of dollars & days of aggravation. My most expensive thrift find ever...
EDIT: played this game a couple times by myself tonight. I like it and here's why:
1. I hate chess because I'm bad at it. The luck aspect of the awesome looking dice makes this game easier for me and so I already like it more than chess. I'll clarify: I don't like chess because my friends are REALLY good at it.
2. Felt Bags. both my nickname in prison and a great addition to any game
3. the dice are awesome
4. It's old man. Like older that monopoly first edition