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This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
These lists may start empty but as always: add your items.
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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“Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company you don't even mind if you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game.” ― Gary Gygax
$0.96 Volunteers of America, east side Columbus, OH
My last find of the night. I thought it might be incomplete with that price. Upon first look it appeared to be so. No board. I flipped the bottom over to the top of the box, thus revealing the board underneath the pieces and insert.
Abstract huzzah! Edition pictured and complete. Wood is good.
I saw three games that may be of interest to Columbus thrifters. All are at the Alum Creek Ohio Thrift. -- Sorry Sliders - New in shrink $5 in showcase -- Traverse - Educational Insights Edition. $.90, complete with some spare squares. -- Rebound - Tyco edition (pink and turquoise). $1.91 and I didn't check the condition.
$3.99@GW in Tacoma. Good condition except for one blown corner. Everything is present and accounted for except the two little clips that hold the game board together. One in a long list of games I didn't need, but couldn't leave behind today.
Game 2: Power Barons for $1.99. Box is in poor shape, but the contents are complete and in great shape. And to the former owner who wrapped the cards in paper and then tape and bagged all the pieces: I salute you.
Game 3: Electronic Talking Mystery Mansion for $1.99. Enormous box shows some wear, but all in all, not bad, and inside, there is a second bag of components labeled Parts Copy, including an extra talking organizer.
And finally, Game 7: Frog Juice for $.99. Hopefully this will be better than the last potion making game we played: Elixir. I had such high hopes for that Mayfair game, but it was virtually unplayable in my opinion. Anyways, this caps off a pretty satisfying haul, at least the best one I've had in a while.
Found a very nice complete copy at Savers for $3.99. As I was counting tiles with my 4 month old daughter on my lap, she managed to send one flying behind a table. I wasn't looking when it happened so it took me almost an hour to find it. Fun for the whole family!
Came across this at Goodwill for $2.99. My wife was already waiting in an outrageously long line when I slipped it into the cart. About ten minutes later she decided to abandon ship, since the line was not moving at all.
Luckily I snuck back a while later while she was shopping at the consignment store a few doors down. Everyone had cleared out, so I paid for our cart of stuff which was stll waiting there for me.
There sat a sad, sad copy of Voltron. The box mangled, and all the cardboard cut-outs creased and squished. But I need plastic standees for some projects and this game has a bunch. Not bad for 99 cents.