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Price is Right 25 cents at local church flea market
Saturday yard sales for me and my older daughter Paige. My wife, kids and I actually started our morning this morning watching DVR'd episodes of Card Sharks and the $25,000 Pyramid from the Gameshow Network before Paige and I headed out.
My daughter actually saw this one first to see this one, since it was under the table on the floor, closer to her eye level than mine. "It's the Price is Right, only 25 cents! Can we get it?"
After the church sale, we went to a couple more yard sales with nothing to buy. Last yard sale of the day, I find Cathedral. I already have the wooden one in the red box, but this one was the plastic version that looks like medieval castle walls and stuff.
Beyond Balderdash $1 at Goodwill "Big Bicycle" Playing cards $1 at Goodwill
Later this evening, I went to the new Goodwill I had discovered a couple of weeks ago, since the family and I were again in my mom's neighborhood. Found Beyond Balderdash, and Big Bicycle cards which are Bicycle cards, but four times the size of normal playing cards, each for a $1.
Do you remember a couple of weeks when I had my Craiglist Haul? Well, I was contacted by the seller that she had more games to sell, and I could make an offer. Not as good as the first haul, but still good.
First up was a game I didn't care too much for, but since I made an offer on the lot, I'll include it. It's a version of Memory that uses German buildings for the tiles. Couldn't find a photo, but it's called "stadtebauten memospiel".
$2.99 at VV. Really nice condition for a 35 year-old game. Haven't counted the counters, but they're color sorted into Ziplocs, so that's a good sign. Not really my thing, so on to the trade list it goes.
Local flea market, used (and box taped shut ), complete and in good shape. AU$2. I hope my son will like this. Two of the three games sound quite good, the third is just dominoes with cards - oh, well.
Found the version pictured at a Half Price Books, like always, not the best thrifter, since I don't really frequent Goodwills, so it cost me 7 bucks, but I don't mind. I am lacking in dice games in my collection, and this seems like a Can't Stop type of game, so I'm glad I got it.