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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a strange find, but you have to take a careful look at any game from europe i think. upon opening the box i discover some nice pawns (like those clear ones from ravensburger scotland yard) and 60 wooden cubes. sold!
Found this at GW. It's the 1979 bookshelf edition with a full set of 1978 teams. Not played much, all of the teams save Dallas and Houston are still connected. Complete, has some antique tape that was holding the box shut and there's some foxing on the inside of the box. Otherwise it's in great shape. $1 at GW
Very similar to the one pictured. Alas it is missing the two fishing poles and a couple of the metal rings. I'm thinkin' I can make some replacement poles and add small magnets to them to complete the game.
Haven't tested it out yet, but my sons will enjoy just messing with it I'm sure. Plus, my younger son is Alexander, we call him Xander for short, so he'll get a kick out of the game one way or the other.
Two new games at Goodwill since Tuesday: a deluxe backgammon set for $10, and this one. The box was in nice shape, so curiosity compelled me to check for the presence of the piggy bank; when I saw it was there and that the game looked like it wasn't played more than once, I had to buy it. I just finished a more thorough inventory, and it's complete, with two extra pawn stands and an extra back wall clip. All components are like new, except arguably for the rules.
A Ravensburger game not in the database? Apparently so. "Create-a-Clown", a small box (7 x 4) kids game. Roll the die and get a clown part, which are all different sizes. Object is to get the tallest sized clown. That's on the back of the box, no rules inside though, so I'll have to get those before I add to the database.