This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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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.
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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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My first copy ever of this one, found at Goodwill for $2.99. I know, hard to believe! A very well-played copy and haven't inventoried yet, but it does appear to be complete. All the armies were properly organized and all the other bits sorted out. The box is in rough shape, the cards look well used and there are three pages of notes on various games played. Somebody really liked this game.
This one also had the corners ripped after being taped. I ever, ever, EVER catch someone doing that and I'm liable to throttle them about the head and neck. After seeing so many games robbed of their parts I find I have zero tolerance for this. If you want something from the game, buy the damn thing. Don't make it unplayable for someone who wants it.
Gee, a Gamewright without rules, how surprising! But for only $1.99, everything else was there and the concept of the game seemed explained well enough on the back of the box that I didn't hesitate to pick it up for my friend's granddaughter.
Also from Goodwill was this, in perfect condition. $1.99 and never played as far as I can tell. This was from the Goodwill that isn't in my town, where they generally rubberband stuff instead of taping and have very nicely organized game shelves.
I passed on a copy of Sharp Shooters - box in great shape, but only 1 chip and no dice inside. It was on the stocking cart they had just rolled out. I pointed it out to the employee and he said he said he would have them reprice it accordingly - meaning 1/2 off. That would have made it $1.49 and I almost waited for him to bring it back out just to grab it for the tray. Almost.
Instead I grabbed this copy of Tripoley - the one with the rotating tray and gold and silver chips. Cards are still sealed in their box, all the chips are there and the box is in very good condition. One corner is cleanly split (and easily repairable) and there is a small ding in the cover, but otherwise unplayed.
(Love the pricing at this Goodwill compared to mine!)
Had to take my mom to appt. today so I dropped her off and went thrif'n
My 1st stop was in Salvation Army where I picked up a Fun Bucket of Hexabits, 900 pcs., for $3.99. Hexabits are 3/4 inch soft rubber interlocking hexes, in multible colors, which I should be able to make some odd looking game boards with
Just as I always give "thumbs up" to MB, Dom will be pleased to know that I also always pick up Wits & Wagers when I see it. This copy is brand new, in shrink and $3.99 from Value Village. Looking forward to trying the pens!
When I first started trolling these thrift lists way back in my game thrifting adolescence, Pandemic was my thrift fantasy, up at the tippy top of my want list. I finally acquired it through a trade (for a thrifted Wings of War) and have loved it long time. Now, many moons later, I was ELATED to uncover this from a pile of puzzle-filth, not just because it's now high on the want list of a friend, but also because my teen fantasy was finally fulfilled. 22nd St. thrift, $2.50, in shrink.
Pictured edition. Stopped by a thrift store today next to the post office while I was mailing off some stuff. Picked this one up for $4. I don't know what I'm going to do with a second copy but it was in excellent condition and I couldn't leave it.
Here's a rarity never on the thrift list before. A 1987 Risk-like game for up to 6 players. The players play as either U.S., Russia, Europe, Japan, Argentina, or South Africa. Interesting choice of "world powers" there, but maybe they were trying to spread the players around the map. Still strange to have Japan instead of China.
The units are cardboard counters, and look much like most hex-based war games.
Just like Risk, you win be eliminating every other player. This game adds air power and navy (but very simplistically), and also neutral home units in non-player countries.
After buying this I see the company has published only this one game, and they are based here in Bellevue. Production qualities are a little better than I would expect from a one-off publisher.
Goodwill, 99 cents.
Interesting map, putting the North Pole at the center and skewing the view out from there:
First time I've found this-- 100% complete, I counted everything in the store. Actually more than complete-- it has 40 chips instead of 32. I'll have to sort that out at home and see if 8 look different.
Components in great condition, boxtop has one split corner.