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Someone put up a new copy of Descent: Journeys in the Dark for $20 on Craigslist yesterday, naturally I was all over it. Unfortunately so were a multitude of other geeks and one of them snagged it out from under me.
Anyway, I sulked into work today and a co-worker (and fellow lunchtime gamer) approaches me with a box of this. Now, I helped this co-worker move during a rip-roaring blizzard a month ago and he initially offered this game as compensation for my help, I turned him down (even though my inner geek was jumping up and down with joy) knowing that it was worth much more than the paltry 3 hours I put in to help him (especially in the condition it's in). My co-worker pointed out that he really wants to try the game out and that since he doesn't really have the room for it (plus he's afraid his kids will shread it) that I should hang onto it and learn it so that we can get some play in.
Technically it's not mine...BUT knowing how these things go and knowing my co-worker, the game will stay in my possession for about a year before it's original ownership is forgotten about by both parties and it's agreed upon that since it's the game group's game and since I have almost the entire collection in my possession that I should just hold on to it indefinately.
So FREE...more or less Technically FREE...in the long term
I picked up this little game at Goodwill for $1.99. The game has been taken out of that crazy plastic shown in the picture, and is missing the timer. Cards are still in shrink. My wife likes quick little card games - hopefully this will be a fun one.
I run out at lunch to pick up some Heroscape tiles I bought on ebay (local seller deals in Heroscape, I got 20 hexes of grass for $1.75 and Marro Grubs for $0.55) and since he lives near Thrift Row, I make the Northern route.
I have an itching in my head, something is gonna be good. I see this one and I almost mess myself.
No scuffing. No splits. No tears. No caving.
A game from 1960 that looks like it just had the shrink popped on it. $1.98 and it's mine, fine metal bits an all. There was also a copy of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and You Don't Say in good enough condition to make me think they all came from the same collection. This one will be going up on the Marketplace for folks interested.
I might go back to grab the others if there is any interest. They're $1.98. If someone wants them I'll pick them up for ya for $2 plus shipping.
This copy of Enchanted Forest was found at the Salvation Army for $1.99. Will be perfect for my issue. Beautiful condition and complete except for the rules. Can anyone help with the rules? I guess I'll check the Spare Parts List.
$6 new in shrink at Goodwill. I think it was more of a, "hey that looks like a game that should cost more moment". I am not sure I will take it out of shrink or not. It was more impulse than interest. Especially after picking up Marrakech for $1.50 4 days ago. But...it was a bargain find so here I am listing it.
This was my favorite find of the day-- 1960's "Scribbage" version, complete and in great condition for its age. But the timer in my version is much nicer than in any of the photos here on the geek-- a large, wooden one, with 3 wooden columns around the sand container. I'll have to add a picture.
In great condition except that Mrs. Carpenter wrote her name on the side of the box bottom.
Was very heavy when I picked it up, so I knew there were bonus items inside. Turned out to be 2 decks of ratty old playing cards, and 4 alphabet blocks much larger than the Scribbage cubes.