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Also for €0.70, this small box Ravensburger in Dutch: "Keizer Koning Edelman". It is complete and looked interesting enough, so I picked it up as well. But that Inkognito find made my day since it was one of my minor grail items.
It was a beautiful weekend, and garage sales were everywhere. I hit as many as I could. For 3.00 I got sparkly water tiles (all of them!), almost all of the tiles except a couple single/double tiles. Most disturbing was that I was missing the dragon, BUT I have her wings, so she couldn't have gotten far. Also I'm missing a few squad figures, like one army guy, samurai, and Matrix fig. May also be missing the robots, don't remember right now. Valk was missing her base. I don't know if I can find the single figs to these reasonably or not besides another thrift find. I'd almost suggest a GG pot for one of these older sets, very well played, BUT complete! They always seem to be missing something. I did have all the dice, runes, markers, etc. amazingly. I think the figures must make their way out of the games as separate toys, and never migrate back before thrifting.
Found one of these at thrift in between garage sales, heh. I haven't played this in years. I'd sold off my two towers set a while back, so I'm glad to have this again. 3.49. I didn't count army figs, but looks complete and box and bits are pristine.
Thrifted this for 3.49. It has 8 cool METAL minis, including Darth, Emperor, & Kenobi, Skyscrapers of Coruscant. The game board is also 3D injected plastic. This has to be the most overproduced monopoly ever. I don't know if it changes up the basic game or not, but if I'm going to play monopoly, it might as well be this well done.
Richard Borg designed this? That's a pleasant surprise. I've heard several favorable comments about the game, so I picked it up from another sale for 1.50. After reading some reviews, the play sounds quite similar to the new TOMB game that just came out. It was worth it just for the awesome dice. These are going to have to find their way into some other heavily themed games.
Same sale was this deck of "Redemption" cards. I guess this was a CCG? I haven't really looked at it. My copy of Settlers of Canaan had a few promotional cards for this game. They threw it in with the other games I bought at this yard sale. So, I guess free?
French publisher Tilsit, so is this technically a Euro? Heh, don't know. Same yard sale. .75. Looks like a light card driven race game I've never seen before. At first thought it was a reimplementation of the Ravensberger Snail's Pace Race, but I'm glad to see it's not the same preschool game. It has 6 race tracks, cards and 6 wooden snails. I like the wooden snails.
Since I was snapping up yard sale detritis, I grabbed this from another sale for $1. Someone has said these are eBayable(tm) I don't know why they would be, I think they're still at Target for $30, but then maybe the price is why. Still it has a neat huge d20 with letters I could always load in a slingshot in a pinch.
Yard sale for $3. It looks like a fun or maybe just frustrating dexterity game. I can barely eat with chop sticks, much less fight over game bits with them. I guess I could jab someone in the eye with one stick while hand grabbing the other. I'll have to check and see if that's allowed in the rules.