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Not in too bad of shape. In fact, most of the minis as are the dice, still sealed in plastic and the counters are unpunched. Despite that, the game is missing two of the minis. (not sure what they were)
Version as pictured. The tape monkeys really got a hold of this one. Thankfully I was able to remove it all without any issues. It is complete and in pretty good condition. It even has a second copy of the original rules.
Found this at St. Vincent de Paul TS for $3. Complete, but I am not sure what do do with it. The components and board look very complex, but the rules are only a very few "Reader's Digest"-sized pages in length. Haven't make a concerted effort to learn how to play, so I am not sure what I have here yet. The publisher's website appears to be floating dead in the water.
A whopping one other person on BGG claims ownership of this thing.
Rummage Sale! I got 4 games at the rummage sale, $0.50 each.
First up, Free Parking. Parker Brothers edition with the meters and moving wheels. It's a pretty cool little game, but I doubt that my wife and I will play it. Maybe when family is around, just because the meters are a great hook.
All pieces and cards are there, the box is structurally intact, but a bit of a mess otherwise.
All told, a nifty 50 cent addition to the collection.
Original 1984 Balderdash. Looks like it was well cared for, except the box. It is very scuffed and a corner's torn. Still, looks like all components are here, so this is another game I'll give a spin when the family is in town.
Hit up all four of my local thrift stores today -- pretty dry run. Passed up a couple of neat ones that just weren't quite compelling enough to get. A copy of Waterworks (dirty box with only 4 metal wrenches, though the cards looked good) and a copy of Tales of the Crystals -- wow. I had no idea that sold for so much! Maybe I should take a trip back there this evening?
Anyways. Enough kicking myself -- I picked up another bits-copy of the S&R Backgammon -- I love those wooden discs.
$0.96 at GW
Man. I'm still kicking myself for not realizing that Tales of the Crystals sold for so much. Is it very easy to flip?
Finally, my sad little Goodwill comes through with a game that's not Scene It, and it even has a halfway decent rating! Whoo-Hooooo!!!!
OK, maybe it's not that minty Dark Tower with all the PitchCar sets and Arkham Horror occupying the excess hammerspace inside the box that I've been waiting for, but it's a solid game by a real publisher.
$2.99, in shrink. It even still has a tiny shred of Christmas wrapping paper stuck to the back of the box, giving mute testament to how untouched this poor little guy really was. Kinda sad, I think.
I was excited to find this one, but imagine my unbounded glee when I also found...