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 Weekly Thrift List Wayback Machine The Grand Vizier is maintaining a list of all the weekly thrift lists through time, and will be adding stats and interesting tidbits for each week. Your Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time
Our GeekGuild: The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters. Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Do mind the stacks of prized games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Be sure to bow before our King
Of course, I'm working on another variant, in which you set up this year's battleground out of Catan hexes. I'm planning to call it MEEPLE DEATH MATCH, JR.
In either case, you establish your character's skills by playing The Hunger Games: Training Days, which stops short of the actual child-vs.-child slaughter of the books, and then move on to my game with those characters.
Unbelievable find! $1.99 at GW in Indy - Box like new with one small pencil puncture on bottom. It was taped and at this price I expected it to be missing quite a few pieces, but it was complete! 3 out of 7 markers didn't work but that's an easy fix.
I am relatively new to thrifting, hard not to be hooked after a find like this one.
Edit: Couple of the cards are bent on the corner but otherwise contents in great shape.
We love playing Gamewrights with the kids, so snagging this thrifty staple was a no-brainer for 79 cents. Unfortunately it's missing one "1" card, one "2" card, one "Draw 2" card, and one "Swap" card, which are already posted on the 2011 parts list.
After not finding anything last week, I've got 2 games this week. While nothing fancy, both will get a spot in my collection, as I don't own copies of my own.
First up is a complete Scrabble for $1.99, I believe the Edition pictured (Selchow & Righter edition 1953), but it may be an earlier year. The box doesn't have a parts list, so I'm not sure if it is complete.
Our GWO is getting ready to relocate, so it is even more chaotic than ever right now. The bins have been replaced by cardboard boxes and the scales are gone, so the cashiers have to guesstimate the prices.
I paid $1 for this, mainly because it is in nice condition and I may be able to re-purpose the mat to decorate our basement/gameroom.
I was pretty happy to find this one (Taboo For Kids version). I had sold 4 Taboo Junior games last year, but wished I had kept one for my daughter's future classroom. This is missing a pawn, but the cards are still sealed and well worth the dollar I paid at GWO.
I finally found an old copy of Husker Du at Savers for $2. The box is beat up pretty good but the game was complete. Not sure why these older versions can be so appealing, but nostalgia is a funny thing.