This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
These lists may start empty but as always: add your items.
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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Looks to me like the sticker said $.99, but it's hard to tell because the middle of the price sticker had been ripped off, so I ended up getting charged the standard rate of $2.99 for board games around here. After getting Eureka for $4 less than sticker earlier this week, I can't complain.
Always nice to see a Knizia show up in a thrift run, and it's complete to boot!
I found this at a garage sale and I could not find the balls that go with it. I asked where they were and we could not find them. I asked how much it was and the woman let me have it for nothing since it had no balls.
So I guess it was free.
Anyone know what size/weight balls came with this game originally? I would like to find some locally.
Found brand new and sealed. Some minor shelf wear. All components were intact with the exception of the produce tokens. I have only two of them. Contacted Mayfair to see if they could send replacements. Looks to be an awesome game and my top find since beginning to thrift. Finding that thrifting is quite addicting, especially if you can turn up titles like this.
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LEGO Racers Super Speedway Game $3.99
My wife took the kids with her to the carwash, so I slipped out to GW.
I've scored LEGO a few times (in fact my children's entire LEGO trove has been thrifted), but 99% of the time I come across any LEGO games, they're completely devoid of actual bricks. I had to pick this one up because it was still on the cart and COMPLETE. All bricks, pieces and game parts were there.