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A busy two days. Most of my bargains were in books and furniture (got some very nice solid beech farmhouse kitchen chairs at Centre 47 in Carlisle for £5 each...).
From British Heart Foundation in Carlisle, "25th Anniversary Limited Edition" Othello (nothing very special about it other than the sticker saying so, but a good seller on eBay this Xmas), complete, £1.50.
From the big fancy Oxfam in Keswick. £3.99. This provoked a bit of a reaction at the till as apparently it had just gone out and Sheila must have underpriced it. Fortunately, the people manning the till found this mildly amusing, and rang through the sale. I didn't tell them that £3.99 was actually a bit on the high side for me.
3 of the armies are still on sprue, all the dice and cards are there, but my little boy won't leave me alone to count the remaining armies, which he is enjoying piling up.
Also from the Oxfam in Keswick, and also £3.99, punched but looks unplayed (the tea-towel map is spotless). Appropriately, Keswick features as the centre of civilization in this early game from Ragnar Bros.
Perhaps thanks to the vagaries of Sheila, in another part of the shop was a much more battered copy of "More Backpacks & Blisters" priced at £5.99. Apparently the latter is the better game, but I settled for cheaper, cleaner, and with the better part of Lakeland.
This is my first thrift store, game purchase... ever. The box is taped and worn but it was $2.99 at Goodwill and when I opened it up, it had a box full of GameScience precision dice inside. I think that more than paid for the 3 bucks.
A copy called 4 Chess. I will have to upload an image of the box since I can't find one in the database. The front has this creepy picture of a woman staring out at you blankly, holding up four fingers. It looked odd so I picked it up. Plus I couldn't pass up that many chess pieces.
I ran to the bank during my lunch break today, and also had the urge to thrift, but I only had time to make one stop. Goodwill or Salvation Army? Being slightly closer, I stopped in at Goodwill, and am glad I did!
This game jumped out at me right away as I walked over to the board game shelves! Settlers, 3rd edition, IN SHRINK, $1.99.
This is the very edition of the game that started my thrifting/board game addiction over 3 years ago.
Now I found it again, doubled in price (inflation?) but totally "smothered in gravy."
Now, since I really don't need a second copy of Settlers, this will be up for sale or trade. Any takers?
Yes, I acquired Acquire (has that joke ever been used before?) -- the version shown here, which is a version I've never seen before.
Absolutely complete and in beautiful condition. I couldn't say that it's never been played, but surely very seldom played. Salvation Army for $1.99.
UPDATE: Here's an odd addition. The game is complete, but it also has four additional complete sets of stock certificates: Luxor, Tower, Festival, & American. I have no idea why. Spare parts list, here I come.
Oooooh yeah, baby. Stumbled upon this one quite by accident. Wizard Kings from Columbia Games in near-new condition. Beautiful! Also -- surprise, surprise -- includes an unexpected expansion army: the Mortod Undead Army.
This was found at a hospice thrift shop for $3. Score!!!
"...This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent."-- John 6:29
This is the second one I've thrifted in two weeks. Last week, it was missing the timer so I bought this second one strictly for that timer. I's complete, so I have the rest of the bits available if anyone needs dice or markers or another board.
found this in British heart foundation shop £2.50, nice condition wooden pieces a bit dusty and look a little sun faded as if game was out on display in somones home. one piece broken but easily glued. Did not realise this game was made in New Zealand, anyway a nice find.