23 games = $60 + many wasted hours in thrift stores
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When all you have is time (and very little money), thrift store hunting can be one way to keep the games rolling in, you do have to tolerate a lot of wasted time though so I would only recommend this for the truly sick and obsessed, afterall you could be playing great games rather than looking for cheap ones (there will also be the games you pass up and later find you should have bought, this will keep you up at night). I just got into games a few months ago after discovering this website and german games (and rediscovering some old games I haven't thought about in years). I used to regularly play wargames and d&d back in the late 70's. As a teenager a friend and I published a small wargame called Triton II, sort of a plantary production/war game, we sold I think 4 copies, I have 500 mint copies somewhere!, we put a small classified ad in Starlog and sold one to someone on a submarine that sounded completely nuts, I think my friend framed the letter as it was pretty hilarious, glad to be once again obsessed with games),
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99 cents, complete and near mint with all zinc minis, couldn't believe it, wanted this one but not interested enough to shell out the bucks,
 
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3.99, nice to find this for cheap since I am not a huge Star wars fan and wouldn't want to pay much more, but like hex/counter type games
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10.00, figures mostly still on sprues, most components new, I love any of the gw/milton bradley games with minis
 
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$5, complete with Kellars keep and witch lord, this was when I was first getting into games and I wasn't sure if I wanted it!! All components like new
 
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$1 for one copy and $4 for the other, One of them from a garage sale, again was just getting into games and the price was $3 but talked them down to $1 (Sheesh!), I had thought of using the figs for some sort of 6mm miniatures wargaming but thought otherwise when I found there was some demand
 
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$4, pretty standard find but exciting nonetheless, great shape.
 
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$2, missing the figs but otherwise excellent, I like these d&d based games!
 
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$2.50 marked down from $5, complete 4th edition in excellent condition, 1 of three copies, finally sold the 4th one I found, I like this game!
 
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$2.50, same as above, love old wargames, probably will never play but I need more games!!!!
 
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$2.50, same as above, need more
 
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$2.50, the last of the four I got that day
 
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$7, I didn't want to pay $7 for this even though it came with a complete set of plastic minis, it's worth it but I like to pay maybe 1 penny for things (since that is the least amount of money that exists), I have thought about cutting up pennies so I could try to pay less than 1 cent for certain things, but I think that is illegal
 
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$1.99, already have this version but got another one anyway
 
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$3, complete with 2 packs of new minis, not sure if this was worth it but it is a game with gw miniatures so I had to have it, but $3 is a lot.
 
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$2, love to find obscure things like this, makes my eyes water for the good old days of my youth in the 70's
 
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$1, mint unpunched, this was one of the 1st few games I owned as a teen back in the 70's, was so glad to find this, really brought back a rush of memories, found a few other games not currently in the database that I will have to add,
 
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$1 not really my type of game but good to feed the madness
 
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$1 standard fare, wanted one and was glad to get it for $1
 
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$2 unpunched battleline, probably a turkey but looks good with the AH edition on my shelf
 
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99 cents, neat, hard to find something like this, one of my degrees is in math but I don't really like abstract strategy as much as other types of games, but this looks nice next to Quarto!
 
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$1, 1st purchase after "deciding" I was into games again
 
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$1, purchased same place as above (garage sale),
 
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23. Board Game: Dragonmaster [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:2800]
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50 cents, thrift store right in the heart of a hip neighborhood in seattle, they wanted $1 but I only had 50 cents, also I couldn't believe it but the box was also full of old lead d&d minis (like 20 or so in addition to the game).
 
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