This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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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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The holiday shopping is well behind us now, but my local Target's toy section is still a complete disaster. I found this while shifting through the debris on the game shelves. The clearance sticker said $20, but a nearby scanner said $14!
Maybe not the thriftiest deal, but I still had a gift card for approximately that much, so I caved.
$1.60 Complete with some minor issues with the box and scoring track. I was rewarded for my rescue of Big Boggle. I'm interested to give this one a try.
BONUS: Inside I find what appears to be a wee scrap of paper, maybe 1" x 1.5". I dig it out of the side of the box to discover it's part of a wee book with itsy bitsy print. I'd need the wee microscope below (ours arrived today to everyone's delight!) to see it. And, what is it? It's Genesis and Exodus - or at least part of them! Perfect! My Ark of the Covenant came with a wee bit of the Torah - including the parts about the Ark of the Covenant. There's no cover.
$1.50 for a bag-o-bits at the Reno GW bin outlet. Most of the weight was some painted wooden pieces that I thought could supplement a game of Jenga. Not much to see today, busy tomorrow but will go back Thursday.
Ok, so I made 4 copies of Liars Dice before this trip. Printed five boards and instructions from BGG files. Especially like the hex-style board which can be trimmed to fit this box exactly. It comes with six dice cups, which is perfect. I used some of the organza tie mini-bags to hold the 6x5 colored dice. So, I don't have enough colored dice for a 5th one, but wanted to introduce some Reno players to the game, so threw the board and dice bags in the last (cupless)Yahtzee Texas Holdem box. Even though I put some padding inside the box, Southwest crushed the box.
Then at the GW, in the toy section, I find this with shrink-wrapped components for $1.99. Appropriated the chips and put it together with what I brought from Houston and it's a complete set in time for Tuesday game night at Zpizza.