This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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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.
I'd say this brings back memories, but at best I can say that I think I vaguely recall this game's existence, and that only once I saw it on the shelf in front of me. This theme would probably be considered wholly inappropriate for a kids game nowadays. For that alone I couldn't resist. $1.99 at Savers.
Got 3 games off ebay for $48.06 shipped. New and sealed.
Not the thriftiest of prices, but I really wanted this one.
The others were added because the seller combined shipping. I was foolish and tried to snipe about 15 other items in the last minute, but there were too many to try and bid on (they all ended at the same time).
I wish they would have had staggered end times, I probably would have had at least 5 more games coming my way. Oh well.
The first time this game has been listed on the thrift list. It was tape-monkeyed, so I didn't inventory it (it was only $.99) Opening it just now, I discovered the rules are missing. There's not much to go on on the game page - no reviews or session reports, no files, no weblinks. I did a google search and found the company's fb page and website, but can't find an email address or way to contact them. I recognize 2 names out of the 46 who own this; perhaps one of them will help me with the rules.
After buying this at the thrift store, I saw it on the shelf at the next door FLGS for $14.95 (it lists for $15 on the publisher's website).
Black indented dice! Nice padded dice tray in the middle of the board. Might be worth a play before the dice go in the generosity box. $2.99, Rochester GW.
I saw another copy of the ST:TNG game that I thrifted the other day, oddly enough, and a game that was designed by a young girl where the fairy tales are mixed up and you have to put them in order to win. There was also a Sequence in shrink, $3.99, would make a nice gift for a light-gamer in your life.
This was 1.98 at America's Thrift. It's complete, with wooden houses and hotels and gold tone movers, plus a special train mover. All of which is neat, but, really? They couldn't put it in a less crappy box?
$2.99 at GW. The box has three 60-card starter sets in their original boxes, plus about 150 cards in the plastic insert. Everything's in really nice, almost unplayed, condition. I am completely clueless about CCGs. Somebody should trade for this before I hurt myself trying to figure this stuff out.
$3.99 at GW. It looks complete and it's in great shape. I think my son will enjoy it.
Left behind the Star Wars Interactive Video Board Game, along with some Star Wars puzzles and some big Darth Maul toy. Obviously from the same collection and all in really nice shape. I'm hoping Queen's Gambit and/or Epic Duels show up.
Was out with the family this morning, and we stopped in quickly at a Mennonite thrift store that often has nice things. Today it was a nice long-box copy of 221b -- being fans of the Hansen version, we were surprised to see a different map on this one. We're not entirely happy with the Hansen map, so we're looking forward to trying out this new one.