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A brief stop into my old AMVETS haunt. Total remodel of the entire layout of the store, except the games shelves. Must have been a dozed Scene Its and a few more Trivial Pursuits stacked up, I almost missed this one. Very good shape and I think that it was never played. All 4 silver bullets are there, the 20 hexagon tiles Have to do a more complete inventory. $2
I'm behind posting finds again, so I'm just gonna start with today's and post as many of them as I can remember!
I stopped first at the north SA. There was nothing there except a Yahtzee Jr.. It seems that the SA has started using packing tape on their games. I just had a feeling that I should check inside so I used a key to cut the tape and sure enough there were only 4 dice.
Across the street at the VV there a couple things worth picking up. Funglish for $1.99 looked like it had potential, especially for my friends that like word games. When I opened it (at least the VV uses rubber bands) the cards were still wrapped and the cardboard was unpunched. Wow this is a big box - I think once this is punched it would fit in a much smaller box.
This was also $1.99 at VV. It's missing the rules (available in the files) and some fortune bars, but the important bits are there.
Edit: Oh yeah the die is also missing. There's a replacement in the box. It's one of the tiniest d6's I've ever seen. It will be easy to craft a replacement with all the indented dice I've thrifted. And speaking of indented dice, I passed up a Yahtzee Jr today because it had dark blue dice. I have lots of red, blue and yellow dice. Do any games use orange, green or purple?
A friend of mine was looking for game pawns for a project and there's 15 in each Tribond game. And really, I only need one set of pawns so she can have the extras and I'll keep the rest of the game. $1.99 at the west SA.
This was $1.99 at the north VV. This is the Diamond edition which doesn't have it's own listing even thought Best of Tribond does. What's up with that? Anyways there were a couple bonuses in the box. There was a deck of cards with what looks like the rules to a Phase 10 variant. And a homemade Scattergories with handwritten categories, slips of paper with letters on them, and a stopwatch!
$1 Seems complete. 1991 Smithsonian Edition. I heard lots of rattling inside and didn't even break the tape. When I got home, I opened it and found - no board! But, of course, I knew to check under the insert and there it was. Seems unplayed.
50¢ Complete. And, this 40 year old game had The Precious!!! Though, it's not much of a Precious. It looks like some bit my husband has rattling around in the bottom of his toolbox. Anyhow, my six-year-old daughter is reading The Hobbit, so I figured this would have some interest. But, given the stinky rating, maybe we'll try it, then I'll see if I can ride the Hobbit wave this fall and sell it.