Have our Geek brethren lost their ever-living minds?
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Note - Opinions expressed within this Geeklist are solely the opinions of the author and are not intended to offend any of my fellow BGGs.

In the aftermath of a recently completed board game auction, I have been trolling the marketplace and E-bay daily in the hopes of finding those sought after gems to add to my collection. The one thing I noticed was that in spite of a deep-seeded depression, Geeks are still buying and selling boardgames like crazy! The part that really perplexes me is the insane prices that people are selling or trying to sell games for. As primary bread winner in a dual income home with children to feed and blah, blah blah... I would think that the price of my highly sought after OOP games would have come down to match the ever declining economy. NOT!

Anyway, enough ranting and on to the subject of the Geeklist.

What is your most sought after board game?
What is the most ridiculous price that you have seen it listed for?
And, what do you think is a reasonable price for it in a specific condition?

Edited out political reference which is a violation of the BGG rules. My apologies.

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1. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:555]
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I previously owned this and would like to pick up another copy.

Most ridiculous:
All the boxes (and the boxes only) in the series. E-bay Item: 110618994272
Price: $10,000

Base Game: $300 - NIB

Reasonable:
$75 - NIB
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2. Board Game: Dungeon! [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:3590]
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Recently sold my copy, but looking for a replacement dungeon crawl.

Ridiculous: $109.00 - Good (1975 edition)

Reasonable: $20.00 - Good
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3. Board Game: Lost Valley [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1343]
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This is the gem in my collection. I don't know why, but I will have a copy of this one day.

Most Ridiculous: $70.00 - Good/Like New

Reasonable: $45.00 - Good/Like New
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4. Board Game: Vampyre [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:7309]
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I remember picking this TSR mini-game up for $.99 at Kay Bee Toys when I was a kid. Would like a copy just for the nostalgic value.

Most Ridiculous: $29.00 - NIB

Reasonable: $5.00 - NIB (and that is pushing it.)
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5. Board Game: Battleforce 2 [Average Rating:7.06 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.06 Unranked]
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I've seen this offered a few times on eBay for a BIN price of $90 to $150. Out of my league... Eventually, though, I bought one for about £30 on auction!

I wonder if anyone ever actually paid the BIN prices... There seem to be a couple of more reasonably priced copies up now.

Most Ridiculous: $150.00 - Good/Like New

Reasonable: ~£32.00 - Good
 
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6. Board Game: Nomad Gods [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:9482]
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This one regularly fetches £75 or more. I've paid that for White Bear & Red Moon, but not it's little brother... But in my FLGS one day, I discovered another regular had a copy he didn't want. Sold it to me for a fiver Now that's reasonable!

Most Ridiculous: £75.00 - Good/Like New

Reasonable: £5.00 - Good but played, some marks
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7. Board Game: Mystery Mansion [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:6626]
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I used to play this one quite a bit when I was younger and I thought my kids would enjoy it. I was able to get a mediocre copy for $1.00. The box was in descent condition, but the tiles were splitting at the bottoms, which is typical with this game. I plan on making new bases for the 1st and 2nd level rooms and maybe spicing up the rules a little.

Most Ridiculous: $69.99 - Opened and Unpunched

Reasonable: $30.00 - NIB
 
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8. Board Game: Broadsides and Boarding Parties [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:4358]
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I have always thought that this game was kind of sexy. I am pretty sure it is the ships. I would like to get a copy one day, but refuse to pay the prices people are asking.

Most Ridiculous: $145.00 - Good

Reasonable: $50.00 - Good
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9. Board Game: Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:735]
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Okay, someone please help me out with this one. What does this edition have that the original didn't and how does that justify charging $900.00 for it?
I have had hours of fun playing the original, but $900? Really? What makes the anniversary edition so special?

Most Ridiculous: $900 - NIB (Amazon)

Reasonable: Definitely not $900 whistle
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