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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Edition pictured. Never seen or heard of this before but decided to take a chance. Was glad to get it home and find out that it has a decent geek rating. I like abstracts so this should be worth at least a play or two. Complete and in good condition from Savers for $3.99.
and Monopoly Express, both at a car boot sale for a pound or so. My cousin owns the Monopoly Card Game, and I've enjoyed playing it at times, and the lady on the stall convinced me that I should take the other too. As my kids are both really keen on My First Monopoly and Monopoly Junior, it could be that these games are the next step to real Monopoly for them. Either that or quick fillers for the rest of us!
$4.99 at Goodwill. '93 AH edition. Only missing the blue victory point marker, one blue army piece (not sure which), and the dice - still completely playable. I don't think it's ever been played - it's been punched, but about half the pieces are still attached to each other, and the empty punch cards are still in the box. Very cool. (I admit I left it behind yesterday and had to rush back this morning.)
It has been a while since I've found anything worth picking up. So I was glad to see this. Complete and in great condition for 4.99$ at VV. So this will go into the pile of games to try out during the summer holidays.
After a thoroughly depressing and fruitless run of searching thrift shops, my final stop yielded some Carc goodness! There, sitting shyly on the shelf, Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers for $2.99 at Value Village. Complete and superb condition.
Bonus! I found one penny inside! I guess that makes it $2.98.
Was out running some errands on North Oak and was in the vicinity of a couple of thrift stores. Nothing at the St. Jude's (there rarely is), but the DAV had this quirky item. Two previous higher grease pencil prices had been marked through, so I got this oddity for the princely sum of $1.48.
Since it's still smothered in gravy I'm assuming it's complete.
Snagged this at value village for $4.99... it was listed for 6.99. It was sitting on the shelf, in it's original box. Opened the box to find the original styrofoam insert with the tube, the instructions, the playing mat and the bag still folded up, and all the magnets in two neat rows... but no bright red one like what was on the box! Hummed and hawed a bit, then asked for a discount based on it not having the center red magnet... a pretty important piece after all. Got it for $4.99 final sale. The whole thing seemed odd though, as the rest of the game was looking so new and unplayed. Maybe someone robbed the red magnet 10 years ago to hang some kid's school project on the fridge?? But then I saw a little red 'glow' on the edge of one magnet, grabbed it, and discovered that this edition had a red label on one face of the magnets to indicate the red, center magnet, so it is complete!
I've been looking for this game for about 4 years now. Can't wait to play it.
Edit: I jumped the gun I think. I only have 48 black/white magnets, plus the 'red' one. I'm thinking the 'red' one is home made and I'm short a few magnets (should be 52).
Can anyone tell me what the numbered die is for? I can't find anything in any rules.
And this for $.80. I hope I can use the racks with my other (better) tile set.
EDIT: ...Aaaaand that would be a "no". The racks are completely different and won't fit in the case that I need them to fit into. Oh, well. For eighty cents it was worth the gamble and I now have a whole bunch of cardboard tiles for prototyping.
Before I was thrifting many games I saw this for a dollar (pre-smart phone) and I almost got it, but no. It looked like it was for kids, just a funky domino type game. I always regretted it after playing a friend's copy.