This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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Version Pictured .99 at the Goodwill. This game had all of its components. I was quite happy after last weeks massive amounts of missing components. I also picked up a Lego NBA arean for 3 bucks I was quite pleased.
First time I have seen this game since I played with a friend in '90-91. The box has duct tape and packing tape on it. The box is deformed with it being dished on top and bottom. One side is heavier than the other and the lighter side has water damage to the box. I have no idea how bad the water damage might be. I figured that worst case scenario the plastic bits should be okay. I paid $3 at GW and will open it this evening after the kids have gone to sleep.
Edit: The kids went to sleep and I was able to check the box.
Missing one bookcase, 1 goblin, 2 orcs are missing swords, one skull tile (I think).
The box is in terrible shape because of the water damage (will have to discard), the board is a little warped, and the cards are not in great condition but I have all of them.
Not quite Quarto! but a cheaper plastic version (called 'Quad!') with red and yellow pieces in the shape of hourglasses with either a round top/hex top and rough/smooth top. Same goal to make a line of 4 matching attributes but each player owns a colour rather than choosing a piece for the opponent (so it'll be easy to just adopt that rule).
£1.50, complete and excellent condition from local British Heart Foundation.
Tonight was a good night at the Xenia GW. I had talked to one of the guys in the back a few months ago about board games. At that time, he said they received a lot more games than they actually put on the shelves. I encouraged him to put out more of the board games, just to see how they did. He was working tonight and was in the middle of pricing a fairly large batch of games - some on the cart and others still in the back (I waited). First, this 1973 AH bookshelf game for $1.99. I have not counted the cards, but looks promising.