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A co-op game for the neighbours who are againist war toys for their kids. I think the son will be willing to play this with them because the bits are so nice. (He will, of course, turn everything he can into a pretend gun as soon as his moms are not around...)
It is complete, but it's all in German and from what I can tell, you have to know what the German words are for each picture on the tokens to play the game, because the words sound alike (one example works in English as well, House = Mouse)
Not sure what to do with it now that I have it... Which reminds me, I also ended up with a copy of Pictionary Junior, in French...
Found at Superior Thrift for $0.29 (at that price, I couldn't say no...)
Edit: Some may have seen the Triple Post of this item, they've been deleted of course. Not sure what the deal was, my system seemed to have hung up and I'm sure I must have hit the save button more than once.
I've always wanted to thrift one of these, but this copy is a bit bittersweet. My mom has Alzheimer's and has been in a care facility since early this year. Her husband Joe (my step-dad) was in failing health and couldn't care for her anymore.
Joe passed away three weeks ago, and my siblings and I have had the joy of clearing out the house. I say joy, because it's been interesting and funny to see the sort of things my mom had done in the past few years as the Alzheimer's progressed. Gobs of kleenex tissue were in drawers and cabinets throughout the house, and my sister-in-law found a dimond ring in one of the empty kleenex boxes... Fully 4 dozen tape dispensers, most new, were scattered around the house. (really, she was not a horder, the house wasn't packed with stuff, though cabinets were.
At any rate, my mom was a gamer and one of the sad parts about the Alzheimer's was her loss of the ability to play games. Boggle and Big Boggle were games that she loved and would win at most of the time we played over the years. I had already gotten the Boggle game some years ago when she asked me to take some of the old games. I didn't see the Big Boggle at the time, but my sister came across it last week in a box in one of the closets.
As the gamer in the family, it came to me...
Big Boggle, one of my grails is now mine, but I can't play it with my mom anymore...
a copy if she wants it. If not, this will probably hit the trade pile if complete.
$2.99 Goodwill in Greece, NY.
EDIT: Finally had time to inventory! Missing one carnage token and one d12. Not too shabby. Also came with an insert (NOT PLASTIC) with a few player bios per side, an ad saying to go visit the website, and a cut out of the logo on the front (professional cut out, not done with scissors).
I went back to the thrift store today to see if I could find anymore Heroquest stuff (see previous entry here). Nothing. But my next stop I found a copy of this... in shrink. This is the 2nd old AH game I've found in the original shrink wrap. I'm not really sure who buys these games and just lets them sit on a shelf for decades (I've usually opened a new game up before it even gets home), but I'm not complaining.
Anyway, the box has one smooshed area but not terrible. $4.99.
This one will go on the trade/sell pile. GM if if you are interested.
$40. The first of my many purchases this week. While it doesn't sound like a good deal at first, the minis were all well painted and the owner had put magnets into the arms of each robot so you could easily switch out the arm types. When you consider all the work put into it, this was a great deal.
$40 and it included the expansion which is very hard to find right now. I was all nicely stored in a games workshop carrying case and was very well organized in plastic boxes. Now I can sell off my other copy of the base game.