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 and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
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I certainly didn't get this for the actual game, but this struck me due to the blandness of the box. There are multiple dice with words on them, the timer and rules are present too. I'll get a picture or two loaded in soon hopefully. $1.99 at my local GW.
If nothing else, I know a couple people who have collections of dice who might like these...
As I was walking out with Juicy Words at the local GW, I spotted this in the basket with items being brought out to the floor. After a quick look on BGG, I saw "1930's version" on a couple of pics and decided to move in for a closer look.
It was indeed 1930-31 copyright! So I opened it up, expecting missing pieces or at best, markers and a board that were well-worn. Neither was the case! The inside bits are complete and in excellent condition, perhaps played once or twice (if at all). The rules book and other paper insert were also present and immaculate. Unfortunately, the box lid looks like something sitting on top of it bled through, so it is not perfect; but overall I was pleased with the condition of such a game that is 80 years old. Plus it was only $2.99!
A lady from Goodwill was loading a cart full of games to take in the backroom. I don't know if it was for redistribution to other locations because there shelves were bulging or whatever. Regardless, I asked if I could have it and she handed it over. It was complete and in perfect condition for $2.
I found this 2001 edition complete EXCEPT for the plastic cover to the game board. I've never seen this missing before and didn't know until I got home. I want to keep this set intact and don't intend to ghoul it.
Anybody have the insert for the board? I would gladly pay for shipping.
I was flying blind when I picked this up - my iPhone had locked up and I couldn't check the rating on BGG. Hmmm...risky business picking stuff up without a cheat sheet.
I bought it anyways. I'd never seen anything like it before - a competitive jigsaw puzzle game. When I opened it up I honestly thought the game board was probably from a different game, it looked like something from Memoir '44. Then I saw the plastic tanks, bridges, and parachutes and realized this game has a war theme with special targets/abilities in addition to the jigsaw. Very cool concepts. The mom on the cover looked like she was having fun, maybe I would too!
It's in beautiful condition, everything looks brand spankin' new, just like back in 1968. Complete at a small local thrift for $2.50. And I'm happy to report that it gets good ratings. Sweet.