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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. Current Thrift King belial1134, previous Kings Great Mazinga, minionhunter I, Krazygit I, EvilTimmy I and Blackwind I.
In excellent shape, most of the cards still in shrink (probably a gift that was tried once and given away). It has wooden book player markers - I might eBay this, or steal the books and timer, and read the cards for fun. $2.99, Ithaca Salvation Army.
I was hoping to get to add it to the database, since it's not something I recognized from the thrift list. As it turns out, the last time it was thrifted was Jan '09, just after I joined, and before that, it was 2007. It still needs version info, and I might give it a play.
$2.99, Ithaca Salvation Army.
There was a game of quotes in a long box with a dark red lift off lid, and a black base (a little narrower and longer than Mindtrap, or like 2 Trivial Pursuit card boxes end to end). It was a multiple choice game of identifying who said the quotes, which would have been fun for us in the car, but it was not priced, and it was 10 mins before closing time (which might have meant that they'd be willing to get me out the door, but I didn't want to hassle the clerks). Anyone know of what I speak?
On Fridays, I often manage to go to my favourite opp shop, a Vinnie's in another suburb which always seems to have some interesting games and toys. This time, I found three games: First, the Lunch Box Game, in shrink, for AU$ 3. My 4-year-old is not into memory games (yet), but he quite liked the cardboard lunch boxes, and matching tiles to lunch box contents. (I also noticed this game has only one photo in the database, so I might add a few more).
Edit: I just discovered I'm the only BGG member owning (or is that admitting to owning? ) this game...
Second find, a 1979? (there is a "Jun 1979" stamp on the rules) edition of Kan-u-go for AU$ 0.50. This one had old sticky tape and a rubber band, and the box has seen better days, but it's complete. As I like word games, this one was a no-brainer.
Finally, this one for AU$3. The box looks good, but the game has definitely been played, and I'm not sure how complete it is. It seems to have all cards, but I haven't inventoried the rest of it yet (thrifting with a 4-year-old in tow imposes certain constraints ).
Edit: Said 4-year-old needed a nap, so I had time to inventory and build the game. Apart from a missing small rubber band (which I replaced with a knotted one) and the fact that the chandelier is broken (but has been repaired with BluTack), the game is complete and in good condition. It took me a while to find all the pieces, though, as some of the traps had been assembled wrongly
The game also came with some bits of silvery chocolate wrapper and a rather large piece of BluTack which was used instead of the chandelier beam. As I can always use more BluTack, I'll see this as a small bonus
I also read a few reviews, one of which called this "Clue meets Mouse Trap". As my son has just received a copy of Mouse Trap, and has spent a lot of time springing the traps, I can see this one having a certain appeal
$4.99 complete. I have seen a bunch of these incomplete, but this one even had the pieces still in the plastic attached to the lid like how battleball looks if its new. I also own mission command: air which has been a fun, simple, smack talking(with the right friends), dice fest. I'm looking forward to giving it a shot.
I wouldn't normally post ebay purchases but felt I got a good deal with Silent Death.
A charity shop had four expansions listed on ebay, selling on different days, I bid and won all these. The seller then contacted me to say they had another 10 expansions - was I interested. Of course I was.
So, the first 13 expansions in order from the re-plublished New Millenium rules print. No boxed set (as pictured) but also copy of the new millenium rules. All of which will go nicely with my unleaded set and the first 2 original expansions another ebay buy a coouple of months back.
Each expansion £3 inc postage
Also included in the bundle was the Babylon 5 project RPG and Running River MERP expansion - don't know much about this but see that the couple of copies listed on market place are quite pricey. I played MERP back in the day so may hang on to this.
I had heard other people mention how big the box is, but... WOW is the box big. Complete and in great condition for $3.00 at CHKD. Sadly, I had no AA batteries in my house anywhere, so I wasn't able to ascertain if this is in working order, but it looked alright.
Also found this awesome Star Wars pop-up book for $2. SCORE!