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Found this at Goodwill for $3.00. Looks like it was never played. Such a shame people don't give good games a try. Blokus is a great game which I own. Think I will keep this one for a while and see if this 2-player game lets me play it more often.
Incomplete. I only glanced in it, but I know that I'm missing at least 3 pawns. I figure sooner or later I'll find another one of these and I can put them together. Of course then the $1.99 price will increase by another couple dollars.
Not a stellar start to the week. Found another abstract for $2 at GW to play with my children. Of course one of the posts is missing. And for some reason there are many more than 64 wooden pieces. Now I have to make a post because there is no way I'm paying another $2 to piece out another Score Four game for one small bar of metal. And now that I look closer I'm realizing that the wooden pieces are really wooden beads. They're not spheres. Their holes are too big. And they're short enough that five can fit on a post.
Aaaagh! Why did I buy this?
Oh, right. Maybe my daughter wants to make a necklace.
This was one of those, "Ah why not, it is only a buck" kind of purchases. Turned out it was well worth it... I showed it to my two young kids and they had a blast with it. The older one did get the concept that you were supposed to be careful and not let it fall. The younger one just liked knocking it down, with a gleeful cackle. After that, they used the blocks to build towers, and set them up like dominoes in order to knock down a line of them. Well worth the dollar to share their fun.
It's painful to find a game like this that's incomplete. I'm missing the red hexagonal column and the instructions. I was hoping that University Games stocks spare parts and I can buy one from them. Fortunately it's still in print so this might make it easier. I really should be leaving incomplete games, but I can't help myself. $2.99
Update: When I got into work I e-mailed University Games and asked them if I could purchase a piece. I got a prompt reply saying that they'd send me one tomorrow, no charge. And they have all the instructions for their games on their website. I wish Ravensburger would learn from Hasbro and these guys. Of course this will just cause me to continue buying incomplete games.
Tried a new thrift store - McAlister, I think. No idea who they are or what they support, but they sure are cheaper than most place in this burg.
My wife and I are children of the 80's, and our oldest loves 80s music. I figured, why not. $3.00. Oops, half-price sale today. $1.50. The cards were in four separate cigarette-style wraps, with one opened, and all other game components in the original sealed bags.
McAlister got entered into the TomTom, for the next time we just feel like a thrift store ride.
Update: When I got a chance, (actually, when my 2-year-old son got into the box and we thought he swallowed a tile ), we realized that the components of this game were still sealed in the original bags, also. Not to bad for a 26-year-old game!
Almost forgot - there was a local Geek Yardsale (Sci Fi Fans selling primarily books and relics and things) and my wife picked this up for me. This particular edition, with red and white scoring pegs instead of black and white, for some reason. $1.00.
Found an Avalon Hill version of Twixt yesterday at the Murray DI for $1.00. complete and in excellent condition. Also purchased a large tub of Legos and Mega blocks for $20. Usually I would not be interested but all the peices appeared to be from "Castle" themed sets.
There seem to be a lot of these lately, and they have been terribly incomplete. I found one of these that was just missing 2 of the traps. When I checked a partial set at home I had those 2 traps, so now I have a complete game for $2.99.
This is my second complete copy. There doesn't seem to be much demand for this on Ebay right now, so maybe it will go in the attic for a few months. The piles of games around the house need to get reduced.
I went in this morning for Break the Safe and this was on the shelf below. The box itself is pretty dinged up but when I cracked it open the white plastic trays that it ships with where there and so I'm hoping that it's complete. $7.99 but I wasn't going to let it sit around waiting for it to drop in price.
The search for my grail (Midnight Party) continues.