Unexpected finds when you open up the game you just bought
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I picked up a copy of The English Civil War at a charity shop and when I opened it up when I got home I got a nice surprise......... a home made expansion to the game was included!

So what surprises have you found when you opened up that car boot/thrift store/charity shop bargain??
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1. Board Game: English Civil War [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:11927]
Matthew Pimm
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When I opened the box I found a home made expansion consisting of a Scottish map and armies. Unfortunatly it did not include any instructions.

I've uploaded the map and counters.
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2. Board Game: Talisman [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1921]
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Bought this for £1.50 and found inside the expansions Talisman: The Adventure, The Talisman Dungeon and Talisman Expansion Set!
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3. Board Game: Onirim [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1022]
Hilko Drude
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Goettingen
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Opened this and found 8 Euros. It had been part of a larger transaction in Essen, and when the seller handed it to me he mentioned he had put the 8 Euros he owed me into the box. I meant to take them out right away and thought I had. Then I forgot about it completely. When I opened the box at last, I was pleasantly surprised.
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4. Board Game: Lock 'n Load Tactical: Day of Heroes [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:2891] [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
Enrique Carro
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I received the game on 3rd October, exactly the 20th anniversary of the battle, I opened the box, and inside there were two candies (!). One of them had melt, and had soiled the board and the pieces, rendering the copy unplayable. I got another copy from the online retailer I had bought it from, and there were also candies, luckily not melt. Apparently, it was customary for the products of this company to have candies inside the box (!!!)
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5. Board Game: Ogre [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:1104]
Richard Irving
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Harrisburg
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I bought an Ogre Deluxe edition (like the one shown) at the Pacificon Flea Market and found a copy of the original Metagaming pocket editions and a copy of the computer game (Commodore 64 version I think)
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David Minken
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I picked this up at the FallCon flea market from a buddy of mine. Got home to see everything was resorted in their own little tupperware containers! I hesitate posting this because if he reads this, he might want them back!

I was pleasantly surprised to see it so well organized in a bunch of individual plastic containers!

Edit: Oh no...he found me.
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7. Board Game: Desert War: Egypt, 1940 [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:9981]
Michael Barlow
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Stratford
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Came with bigger, better counters for MedWar Sicily.
 
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8. Board Game: Stonewall in the Valley [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:2795]
Eric Brosius
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Needham Heights
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I bought a copy of this wargame on eBay and when it arrived, there were two complete sets of maps in the box.
 
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9. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:75]
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I bought a used copy of Pandemic and the game had been modded to feature the Justice League. The role card portraits had been replaced with Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Super Man, and the Green Lantern, with some heroclix figures of each hero to boot.
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10. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:2883]
Andy Latto
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Foxboro
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Just hope no-one has bought a game from this guy: http://xkcd.com/325/
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11. Board Game: StarCraft: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:370]
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I bought this on eBay with the expansion, but I found the StarCraft: Typhon Promotion inside as well!

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12. Board Game: Primordial Soup [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:750]
Patrick G.
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Glenshaw
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Bought this at a Goodwill(for 1.99) and when I got it home I found out it had the expansion(Primordial Soup: Freshly Spiced) in it as well!!
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