What Games have you found at Garage Sales?
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Hello All,

Today I randomly stopped at a garage sale and it inspired me to write this blog post about finding board games at garage sales:

http://www.rayreviewsgames.com/2013/05/the-joys-of-garage-sa...

Do you buy board games at garage sales?

What games have you found?

Do you have any of your own stories?
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1. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:550]
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I was walking down the street one day when I saw this game sitting on a pile of miscellaneous "junk" in someone's open garage. I loved this game growing up as a kid.

I even spent one christmas playing it as a teenager at my brother's in-laws. I asked the person there if they were having a garage sale soon and were planning to sell the game. They said they were not, but if I wanted the game I could have it. Score! The game wasn't missing any pieces.

I spent hours playing it with my roommates, played through all the quests, and we even created our own.
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2. Board Game: Dragonology: The Game [Average Rating:4.47 Overall Rank:15584]
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I found this game today at a garage sale and bought it for $7.50.
It might not be as strategy heavy as I like, but it is colorful and has real cool game pieces.

Besides, it's good to have "lighter" games to play with younger kids or friends who just want a board game without all the strategy.

Maybe I'll give it to a nephew.
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3. Board Game: Alexander the Great [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:4512]
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Another game I found today. I didn't know anything about it when I got it. That's part of the adventure.

Of course I counted all the pieces and cards three times to make sure nothing was missing.
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4. Board Game: Auf Achse [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:2507]
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I found this gem last week! $2. Already played it 3x
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5. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:269] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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I found a complete master set at a garage sale last year. They wanted $10, talked down to $6
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6. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Swarm of the Marro [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:499] [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked]
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I also found a big blue tub of Heroscape that was filled with the contents of a Valkyrie master set, as well as the Marro set, the Volcarren set and many assorted units from the different waves.

That was probably my best score ever.
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7. Board Game: No Thanks! [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:392]
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I'd been using a Racko game and some poker chips to play this one on a fairly regular basis.

Until I found a brand new copy in shrink wrap at a garage sale for .50c last summer!
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8. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:833]
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The next few were all found at a garage sale around the corner from my house.

This one...
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9. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:344]
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The original Robo Rally...
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10. Board Game: RoboRally: Armed and Dangerous [Average Rating:7.79 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.79 Unranked]
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With this one...
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11. Board Game: RoboRally: Radioactive [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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This expansion...
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12. Board Game: RoboRally: Grand Prix [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
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And this expansion...
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13. Board Game: Mahjong [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:633]
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And a set of this, all for $10.

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14. Board Game: Riddle of the Ring [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:5779]
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Oh, and also my next door neighbor sold me this at her garage sale for $5. I was stoked about this one. Still need to play it!
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15. Board Game: Stonewall Jackson's Way [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:2388]
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Found this at a garage sale today for $3.
It's never been played but based on the number of stickers stuck on the corner it looks like it's been resold 3 times before.
 
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