This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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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.
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One of the early box sets. Had more cards than originally in it, but sadly no Dual Lands. Did have a nice little velvet bag and life stones that I'll be giving to my magic-playing friend. $1.61 at the Allentown Road Value Village.
It's been a while since I've added anything to the thrift list, but the time has come to get back to it. This copy of Loopin' Louie seemed to be camouflaged. I looked over the shelves at least three times before I spotted it sitting right in front of me. The box isn't in the best shape. All parts are accounted for except for one chicken token and the sticker for Louie's right eye. Maybe I'll take a sharpie and paint that eye black to give him a more piratey look. I'm not yet sure if the motor works. Perhaps it only needs some fresh batteries.
I found this a few weeks ago, but just got around to posting it. It is in immaculate condition. All components in the box were still in shrink. This is nice to have since the last copy I found of this was missing two pieces and was thus unplayable.
Noticed this one on the shelves at a local VV. Could not leave a GameMaster Series game there could I ?
Did a quick & dirty inventory at the store and seemed mostly complete so bought it for 5$. The box is still nice for a 30 years old game save for a few scuff and hits and the foam trays were never separated. I doubt it was ever played for the money is still sorted by color and shows no wear mark whatsoever.
Sadly I just finished the complete inventory and I seem to be missing 2 green bombers, 1 brown bomber and 1 beige plane fighter which were replaced by an extra 2 infantries of each color which seems to be a common occurrence.
I also do not know exactly how many plastic chips I'm supposed to have since it seems to vary between copies as far as I can tell from the few inventory threads I've read. I have 6 red and 55 white chips. Everything else is in perfect condition and the map itself is as good as new.
I do not know if I'm going to try to complete and keep it or not so far as I already have a copy of the 2004 edition I found last year which still remains unplayed so I guess I don't have any use (not to mention extra space for such a huge box) for a second copy. Still that was my first GameMaster thrift ever so it feels like holding a piece of gaming history....
$4.99 at a used bookstore. This is called King of the Beasts, not the cupcake thing the title says. Hopefully I can get my daughter to play it although it will be a tough sell with no princesses in it. Hopefully the pegasus thing is princessy enough.
My son had an away game last night which could mean only one thing...I would plant my flag in the middle of a different GW. The flip up panel was ripped off the box and the plastic insert was mising, but all the dice were there and most, if not all, of the pieces were there. For $1.00, I'll pick it up everytime.
Pleased to find this one in the 'wild'. Route markers still sealed in baggies, cards were loose and I have not yet counted, but am confident given the unplayed condition, the cards should all be present.