This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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The universe wants me to have this game. After three encounters (and recommendations from this forum) I gave in. $1.99 I think, at the GW in Puyallup. I'm actually looking forward to giving this a whirl.
Found this at Goodwill on Friday. Cards were still in shrink and it even had the customer survey sheet in it. For $.75, I felt like I stole it. Had never played it until this weekend, but enjoyed it a lot. I had been looking for a light filler game.
Took a break from refreshing BGG yesterday to hit the thrift just a bit before closing time. I had a good feeling that something would make up for the downtime frustration, and I was right! I went a little bug-eyed as I snagged my first Heroscape find.
The pieces for this were stuffed into the box funny, making it bulge a bit on one side. I'm guessing this is why it was marked "as is". Luckily, as is turned out to be complete and in great shape.
I played this with my nephew last night and we had a blast. Now I see what all the fuss is about. We definitely want to pick up a lot more Heroscape!
My last find was on Saturday. The Deluxe Edition of Sequence for $3.00. It was missing two cards and almost all the green tokens, but I figured I can make my own tokens if I need to. Played it with the in-laws and they loved it.
Let's finish up this week strong with my first thrift store find: Railroad Tycoon the Boardgame!
Found it sitting at my local thrift store, and when I opened it, it looked complete (pieces were organized in Zip-locs, which told me it was probably well taken care of).
Took it home only to find out that, not only was it complete (minus the rulebook, oddly enough, but I found that online), but it was unplayed! The train pieces are all unopened, and the track pieces are unpunched. All the other pieces were open, but organized. It wasn't until I looked this game up here that I realized what a good find it was. Only the box shows any wear and tear (it appears to have been sitting on a shelf for some time), everything else is in perfect condition.
$1.99 at GW. Complete, but board was trashed. Looked like someone spilled on it. Warped, split and broke. Using some of my repair skills (haha) and some cloth tape, it now sits in the box nice and flat and is playable.
Stopped in at Goodwill on Friday and found a couple of games. First was this, the non-bell edition. But I think I have a bunco bell tucked away somewhere to add to it. Not only were all the cards there, they were still in order. They had however managed to lose the rules.
I believe I have a scan I downloaded for the very first copy of Pit I found (also sans rules).