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This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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This and the above found at a used book store. I love both these games. The price was a little more than I'd hoped, but I traded in some old books I didn't want anymore so it only cost me $4 for the 2 games.
I played this once with a group of people and it was a blast. I'm sure it would play well in a group of children and adults without anyone being bored or unchallenged.
Picked up another Yahtzee Jr. at Goodwill for $1.99.
5 more yellow chunky dice.
The box cover isn't in the database, so I'll mine it for a few GG. Has the same "Mickey for Kids" logo, but it has different art and is oriented horizontally. Also, no Jr. is present on the box cover at all.
Four more Scrabble boxes for the Ghouls. I still am making enough profit to continue to find these sets worth it. Found at various locations through out the Valley of the Sun. Average price of each is $2.00
Found this today at a New2You for $3. Saw it at lunch and came back after doing a little BGG research. Everything is here and in fantastic shape, except the box has 2 blown corners, but a little glue and Mod Podge will fix that. Several of the log sheets have been laminated and there are dry erase markers included. Just put some batteries in and the command center immediately powered up. Looks intriguing, but somehow I doubt I'll be able to get it to the table. So it'll make its way to the trade list.
Found the Glide Tabletop Shuffleboard set at Savers in Phoenix. Its complete (sans the box) and in excellent condition. It even has the can of accelerator powder. I did see these recently at Barnes and Noble although they were not priced. Assembled this thing is 4' long. It was $3.99
What's better than Scrabble, why Deluxe Scrabble of course. Found a Blue Box edition for $1.99 at GW in Phoenix. The turntable has a small crack in the plastic (these versions usually do). But as a special bonus the former owns tried to make their own version of Super Scrabble as it came with an extra set of racks and 100 extra wooden tiles.
Found two versions of this latest money maker (edition pictured). Both are complete and in excellent condition. Both were $1.99. One was found at GW in Phoenix and the other was found at GW in Glendale.
Ohhh Heroscape. Is it complete? Of course not. I have found four now and none are. This was $7.99 at Savers in Peoria. But before you give me grief, I should make four to five times that on the Terrain alone. Which is good because this box only had the Terrain and the dragon Mimring.
What's this at GW in Phoenix for $3.99 but a huge bag of that oh so familiar hexed tiles. This bag though has almost a complete set of the tiles (no the water tiles are not sparkly) but 26 figures including a few that don't belong to that set. Someone at GW said since were putting all this in a bag lets through in some extras which include a Bionicle lego warrior, a pokemon figure, various bits of legos a Ral Partha figure... huh wha? An old D &D figure - a warrior holding a sword and short bow from 1977 and made of lead. Another figure is from Custom Cast in 1976 is a knight with a lance on a horse.
Yet another game that I got tired of waiting to find and bought/traded for. I've found numerous games after I've purchased them. The lesson here is that if you wait long enough there are a lot games that you'll eventually stumble over.
Okay last time I picked one of these up, one of our frozen brothers up in Canuck land asked that the next time I see one of these that I pick it up for Canadian thrifters.
I'll go back and see who that was, but this is an offer open to any Canadian who is willing to reimburses me $2.99 for the game, plus whatever shipping is going to be. (I estimate $15 for first class shipping, but will try to verify tomorrow.)
The game is in very good condition with some minor shelf wear. No split corners all pieces in VG condition. Haven't inventoried, but I'll guarantee it's completeness, as I've got a partial copy that I can use for anything missing.