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 and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
The Thrift Store/Bargain Finds List Wayback Machine: The Grand Vizier is maintaining a list of all the weekly lists through time. He is also adding stats and interesting tidbits for us thrifty geeks. Your Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time (with links to all previous lists)
Our GeekGuild: Welcome to The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters. Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Please do mind the stacks of prized games, do not mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Make sure to bow before our King Hakfoo I, and pay your due respects to previous Kings Belial, Great_Mazinga, minionhunter, Krazygit, EvilTimmy and Blackwind.
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Picked this up on a whim for a buck at the flea. Almost complete - it's missing one of the treasure chests (one of the two with the actual treasure), and the orange Kitchen tile. Otherwise complete. So close.
I'll inventory tonight. My hunch is it will be a parts copy since all top corners were split and the box was not secured. (Odds are something escaped at some point.) A glance of the contents showed what is there is in good condition.
On Tuesday I made a trip over to the Goodwill having the 99-cent sale. Nothing there for me that day, but the nearby Value Village had this. A couple of counter sheets are unpunched, and the punched counters are stored in the plastic clamshell tray, so this is all promising. Box looks like it's been stepped on, though.
This morning I had time for another run at the 99-cent sale, and this time it paid off. This one was in the sale room, just waiting for me. I'm a big fan of regular Carcassonne, and I'm skeptical about whether I'll like this as much, but I'll give it a try.
Full inventory not done yet, but rules are included, meeples are baggied, and the number of tiles lined up in their compartment looks right.
Also grabbed this old word game for 99 cents today at Goodwill. It's worth it at that price to try it with one or both kids, then probably re-donate it soon.
I dig the "three-dimensional, plastic letters" that this game uses: [oh noes, I was going to include a photo of them here, but the cover photo is the only one in the BGG database for this game! Now I know another thing I'll be doing with this copy...]
It is the migratory season of the bookcase game in the midwest. I have found and purchased my first copy of Oh-Wah-Ree and in the same week I find a second copy. I have passed on three copies of Stocks and Bonds, one copy of Image, I grabbed a copy of TWIXT and then this title Jumpin. $2.98 at DAV on Wornall. The Twixt came from...
Saw this at lunch and didn't know anything about it. Looked it up on BGG and saw that this was tiddly winks + fun, so decided to go back and get it this afternoon. I was a bit surpised it was still there!