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Our GeekGuild: The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Do mind the stacks of prized games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Current Thrift King belial1134, previous Kings Great Mazinga, minionhunter I, Krazygit I, EvilTimmy I and Blackwind I.
50¢ @ a local non profit thrift store (that I just discovered today - yay!)
Confession: my boyfriend and I actually like this particular series of Trivial Pursuit - it has questions we know and we have a good time with it. We don't really use the board, just like sitting around like nerdbottoms asking each other trivia questions. =D
Went by the usual thirfts this morning and found nothing very interesting. I decided to visit a resale shop that I drive by everyday. I went in looked around did not see any games. As I was leaving the store I looked up, this was sitting on the top of a bookcase and was under a pictionary and trivial pursuit trying to smother it. Had to rescue it so I paid the $8. Most I have paid for a used game but it is complete and in great condition except for some minor box wear. Looks to have been played only a few times.
Was pleased to see this sitting on the shelf of another thrift store -- sold the last one I found on Amazon for close to $50, and I'm hoping to do the same with this one. In pretty good condition, but one bottom corner is slightly crushed.
Visited a comic shop named Paper Heroes yesterday while traveling through Lake Charles, LA. I had $50 in my pocket and was looking to buy a new boardgame, but I noticed that they had a handful of Monsterpocalypse booster boxes on their clearance table--probably ten boxes or so. I had a very vague idea that Monsterpocalypse was a popular title here on the geek, but I hadn't ever really looked into it because it was pretty expensive (and I'm a compulsive collector, which would make for a bad combination).
I almost walked past the boxes for this reason, but they were all marked down to $1.00, so I couldn't resist taking a closer look. After figuring out that a starter box, at a minimum, would be necessary to play the game, I asked the shop owner if he had any starters available. He walked me to the back of the store, with the regular inventory, and showed me that they had a Rise starter and a 2-player battle starter in stock--along with a lot more boosters.
I asked him if these items were also on sale, or if the sale was only for the items on the clearance table up front. He considered for a moment and then said he'd be willing to sell any of the boosters for $1.00. He also offered to sell the starter boxes really cheap--$5.00 for the Rise starter and $20 for the battle box. After a few more moments consideration, I told him I'd just take it all.
In total, I bought 20 boosters (all he had) and the two starters, which ran me $45.00. After opening all of the boxes, this is the haul:
Lots and lots of units and monsters, plus many buildings. Luckily, I didn't get a single duplicate monster (which I'm assuming is a good thing). The battle box had Shadow Syndicate and G.U.A.R.D. armies, which was kind of a bummer, since I like the idea of the Martians and Cthul armies. But, I haven't played the game before and these armies might be better. Who knows?
I haven't read any instructions yet, so I don't know if I can mix units from different factions together--obviously, I have a lot of unmatched units because the majority of the boosters I bought were from Series 4 and 5. I also don't know if I need some of the documentation from a Series 4/5 starter to use the units from the boosters... I'm thinking there might be new skills or something that will be unexplained by the Rise docs.
It's possible, I guess, that this wasn't quite as big a deal as I found it to be... maybe clearance Monsterpocalypse is a common occurrence now that it's no longer collectible.
Not actually checkers, but instead a game called "Chip-A-Tak" that was not in the database. (Now added to the database.). $2.00, AmVets. Missing only one original checker, which the prior owner replaced with a close duplicate. Includes stickers and a business card from the designer, as well as an inscription from him on the front. A nice way to end my first year of serious thrifting.
(Edited to correct name of game after my submission was approved.)
Stopped by the Kyle Library Thrift and found a few interesting items today.
First up was this Magic Battle Royale box for $3. I know absolutely nothing about Magic but still pick cards up when I see them. So I research this and see that I could probably get $25-$30 for the whole thing on ebay. Researching some of the cards and I see a few of questionable value:
Land Tax - Battle Royale Catastrophe - Urza's Saga Swords to Plowshares - Battle Royale Wrath of God - Classic 6th Edition Living Death - Tempest Reanimate - Tempest Spike Weaver - Exodus
Anyone recognize the items below (they were also in the box)?
Ebay for $6, that includes shipping! A few dollars more than if I would have found it at Goodwill, but this has been on my want list for a long time so $6 seemed like a deal to me! I do need a copy of the rules if anyone can help me?
Disregard, I found the instructions online. Game is missing Princess Leia pawn. So if anyone could help with that it would be greatly appreciated!