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I went to my favourite Vinnie's, but not a single interesting game this time So I had a look at the books (and found one for my son) then went to the Salvos shop across. On my way back to the car, I thought, oh well, I'll have one more look at the Vinnie's (last time they brought out Quarto between my visits).
Result! Another Gigamic - Quoridor Kid. Taped shut, so I couldn't check, but later found it is complete except for the cloth bag, and in very good shape. AU$ 3. I hope my son will like this one!
(I also found a jigsaw showing a map of Germany, published by Deutsche Bundespost for AU$ 1. That must have come out around the time the German zip codes changed, I think. No idea if it's complete, but I'll find out soon ).
I continued on to another shop that practically never has any interesting games (though I did find my copy of Musicopoly there). Surprisingly, I found a copy of Landlord, cards still in shrink and in very good shape, for AU$ 4. I also have the German version, but this one I can play with way more people
Managed to hit a few shops today and picked up some odds and ends. First up: Rolit for $2.99 @ GW. Never heard of it before, but the instructions are written in five different languages, always an encouraging sign.
Don't know if the other local thrifters are aware but goodwill will sometimes have 50% off coupons in the little blue valupac envelopes you get in your junk mail. Hit up your neighbors, friends ect for their copies for lots of savings.
Found at a church thrift store today for $1. The version I found is a bigger box version identical to the 1953 scrabble box. Complete with 16 pawns,8 dice, 4 dice cups and board. The board and rules have the 1938 date but the SR advertisement for their other games inside the box has the 1867-1953 next to the logo.