Valuable Games with Unaware Owners
Ryan Bostick
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We all know that stuff like Full Métal Planète will fetch nice sums of money if you happen to have it and are willing to part.

However, only gamers have some types of games.

I'm talking about the games you can find on craigslist, or community websites with classified where users can just put their junk out there.

Junk that they bought at Wal-Mart or something and don't want, but don't realize it's worth 10 times or more what they want for it.

Those are the games I love

Those are the games I look for!
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1. Board Game: Star Wars: Epic Duels [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:891]
Ryan Bostick
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Released en masse with one of the new Star Wars movies. Only to be discontinued later.

I've personally acquired several copies of this from people who didn't know its value. Sadly I haven't found one new, but hey, even opened sets fetch a nice price.

My experience:

Buy it - $5-$20

Sell it - $75 or more!
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2. Board Game: Moods [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:6807]
Ryan Bostick
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Released by Hasbro in 2000, now commands a fair price if you can grab it.

My experience:

Buy it - $5

Sell it - $50 or more
 
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3. Board Game: Voice of the Mummy [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
Ryan Bostick
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Might have had this as a kid.

Might find it in someones attic, etc.

I've found people aren't always thinking of games when they wish to sell stuff, sometimes you've just got to ask
 
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4. Board Game: Dark Tower [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:2128]
Ryan Bostick
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Released by Milton Bradley but quickly discontinued because of a lawsuit.

Another you may find in someone's old childhood game collection.

Easily in the $150 and up range, higher if in decent condition.
 
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5. Board Game: Green Ghost [Average Rating:5.15 Overall Rank:14133]
Ryan Bostick
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The first marketed glow in the dark game with deceptive television commemrcials and all!

Another oldie, prowl the attics and garage sales.

Supposedly can fetch $150 or more for a good copy.
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6. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:208]
Ryan Bostick
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Conroe
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You know Acquire

Keep an eye out for it at thrift stores and the like.

There's a boatload of versions. Get the right one and you're looking at

$50 plus easily
 
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7. Board Game: Fireball Island [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:2370]
Ryan Bostick
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An old Milton Bradley game.

Basements, attics, garage sales, oh my!

$50 plus easily
 
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8. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:423]
Ryan Bostick
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While probably not in anyones attic, this has been at TRUs on clearance for a while.

Maybe not anymore, but there's a lot of copies out there.

And it sells for $70 or more on eBay!

(I'm glad now I kept my copy and finally got around to playing it, rather than getting rid of it!)
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9. Board Game: Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:545]
Mike Ellis
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150-200$ easy.

Worth tons. Hard to find and rated over a 7!
Some say its the best star wars game ever. I almost got this for 10$ on ebay once because the add was in french and it was coming out of montreal. Someone beat me to it.
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10. Board Game: Pizza Party [Average Rating:5.08 Overall Rank:14198]
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I think it was during a holiday season, but I saw this go $60. Kids love it.
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11. Board Game: Dungeon! [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:3539]
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This one surprised me that it was going for cash as I didn't even think it was that good as a kid.

Still, a complete copy got me a quick $50 Buy It Now on Ebay.
 
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12. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:232]
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Another surprising one for me, because although many people rate this highly here at the geek, my reaction to playing it was a wholehearted "meh."

A complete copy went north to Canada for $60, when their dollar was still weak against the USD, though the $60 was gradually used up purchasing Labatts.

 
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13. Board Game: Rail Baron [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1919]
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I once played this and thought it was the best game I'd ever played (except for maybe Escape From Colditz) and thought about getting a copy ever since. That was before I discovered BGG. This has appropriately been described as "Monopoly for Trains".

My wife saw this at an Opportunity Shop for $0.50c. I grabbed a few of the necessary counters from another Op Shop game for $2 and sold it for over $US100 on ebay.
 
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