This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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So I swing by Heart & Hand and nab this one for $2.25. Always Rescue Twixt , right? The graphics are crisp, no scuffing, no caving, but it doesn't rattle. I pull it open to check the contents. Get this, all the pegs are still sealed in original plastic bags! Ludicrous!!!
Ravensburger four pack of children's games. I paid $.38 at SVdP in Bothell WA. It contains a colored die that could be repurposed for Bazaar (change orange to wild), which is at least $.38 worth right there. Maybe I'll find something to do with the other parts.
I can't find a matching picture in the gallery. It has the same art as the picture shown, but the name is in 5 languages (4 erste Spiele, 4 premiers jeux, 4 primi giochi, 4 First Games, 4 eerste spellen). Rulebook in five languages too.
I'll add my recent finds now that I'm sitting down, logged into BGG and the GL isn't on page 17...
For this entry, my noteworthy memory was that I had just finished rifling through the 'brand-new' bin @ Goodwill, and started looking at the normal racks when a rather jovial fellow asked "So ya find anything good in here?"
Usually, silence is the rule amongst the thrifters in the boardgame aisle.
I said "Na- nothing much in there", but I bent over from the opposite side of the bin and looked again, quickly revealing a Lost Cities near the bottom! I slyly took the box and pretended to look for more crap in the bottom, not finding anything else.
Already got an enjoyable session in with a friend - it's a fun little game with rivals.
So I found not one, but two copies of this inexplicable-supposed-EBay-bait at the same store, after turning down 2 copies months ago because my mind couldn't comprehend the thought they are wanted by anyone on EBay.
$1.99 complete (needs new dough of course) and $.99, missing 2 cards.
Weren't these going for much more awhile ago? They don't seem so hot right now (actually, most things seem low on EBay lately).
I finally found a copy of this well-regarded push-your-luck game. I just haven't found it in me to break out the print-and-play copy I made awhile ago. Maybe the original will spur me to get a group of people to try this supposed-classic out.
But my haul was not complete until I saw, separated from the boardgame aisle, lonely on top of furniture next to the walkway, THIS treasured classic (and EBay grail).
I view this game as one of the most important boardgames of my life - an always-10 in my book, and never thought I'd find one thrifting, out of the blue!
I have my old copy which worked the last time I played it with my son, but I'll try to complete this copy as much as I can - missing 4 pennants, 1 silver key, 1 player board and many pegs (will cannibilize my vintage Battleship for those).
I haven't found D batteries to test it out yet, but it wasn't stored with batteries inside which was a huge plus - I'm hoping/confident it'll still work.
$2.99 @ GW. And a moment of my lifespan lost due to my heart skipping upon spying it all alone there.
Well, I've been watching you Americans having so much fun thrifting, I decided to try it out for myself today. I live in a town that is renowned for having a lot of charity shops (which are pretty much our equivalent of your thrift stores, I suppose), so I did a quick comb round while I was in town today.
I was impressed with the haul. The second shop I went into had a Go set for £2 ($3-ish). It's cheap cardboard and plastic only, and I shall probably end up butchering it to make a board for Sid Sackson's Focus, but it's still a lot of components for £2.
$4.90 at Village Thrift in Woodbridge. A bit pricey but it was still in shrink. I love it when you find games that are on your wish list. A few weeks back I found Colorku at the same thrift store and that was on my wish list too.