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I found the new 'Big Boggle' for $2 at Goodwill as well. It was complete and taped up like it was a time capsule or something.
Edit: I seem to be on a mission today to confuse people. I was trying to be funny by call Boggle the new 'Big Boggle' even though Big Boggle has been reprinted and regular Boggle prices will return to nothing. Oh well, it won't hurt to have Boggle around anyway! The version pictured is the game I purchased.
I've bought a couple Yahtzee Jr.s for the dice, so when I saw this one I thought I could possibly try to make a Chunky Fighters game with the indented d8s. Unfortunately, it was $4. But I never see this game in the thrift stores, and since I only need the one, I bought it. Still don't have enough d4s, but I'm ready when I do. The pawns are nice. I'll probably be able to use them for something too.
Don't get to excited, Sure here is a box, board, all the cards, the cathedral pieces, the bag, the die, the rules, but not one stinking player piece, commodity tokens, markers or the like. No wood pieces save for the Cathedral... I sent off an email to Mayfair to see if they have replacements, but I am not hopeful...
On the plus side I managed to get Saver to discount it in half.
WOW!!! I picked up 8 games today while thrifting at Cape Coral Florida!!! I live in the neighboring city of Fort Myers. The first stop was a Goodwill. Its the same store where I picked up "Talisman" for a fellow BGGer. WellI didn't find anything as cool as that, but I did find a complete "Don't Spill the Beans". Its the edition pictured. I will be giving this to my Church. The kids will have a good time with it. I run the Friday Night Games there. Just 50 cents!!! WoooHooo!!!!
No Scooby Snacks, but they did have this game at the first GW I stopped at today. Its in beautiful Shape. Looks like the shrinkwrap was taken off then the game wasn't touched. Is that Gravy or Giblets or Prime Rib here on this site ? LOL I plan to put this on Ebay...see what I can get for it. If anyone wants it .."Holler" at me!!! It was just One American DOllAR!!!! The first two seasons of Scooby Doo are good or at least better then any of the other cartoons produced at that time. Once they went to an hour and introduced celebrities it was over!!!! Forget About It!!!
The Third item which was purchased at the same GW store was this game. Hmmmmm....it looks like it could be fun. The box and all contents are in good condition...except no Rules Booklet!!! I know I can probably find the rules somewhere online but I do like to have the originals. Anyone have an extra? Please "Holler" at me!!! Some older Lady was looking at this game at the same time. She just said something like "Oh I remember that game", I just smiled and snagged it!!! $2.99 was the price. Is this a good game? Or should I have just bought a couple of more tacos from the vender outside of the store? The tacos were really good!!! Spicy!!!
My next stop was a Kiwanis Thrift Store. I picked up a 1988 version of this game. It was still bubbled in the package. Never Opened!!!! Just One Dollar!!! How can you go wrong? Well, unless the game sucks I guess. This store was extremly cramped, dark, and smelly. The Lady behind the counter was very cranky. She hollered that there was no price on the item. Of course there was and I had to point it out to her Onward Thrifting Soldier!!!
Also while I was at the Old, Dark, Cramped, Smelly Kiwanis store I picked this up. Now I find "Clue" to be one of the better classic games so I was curious about this one. I opened it up in the store to see if it was complete..and it was!!!! The design and the art of the game is actualy quite nice. Comes with a very nice full color rule book that even explains the History and Characters of the original game. This game includes More Suspects,More Weapons, More Locations of the Murder. SO basically it will be more challenging then the original...or should be. $2 was the price!!!