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Like taking Candyland from a baby!
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mbourgeois wrote:

"I bet you just want it for yourself right... it's a valuable game, right"


Classic!
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Oh my god, and oh your god, too.

At least everyone got what they deserved... except for you, who lost out on all that ebay profit.
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No, no. This was good for a number of reasons.

First, you were helpful. Kudos to you even if the mother didn't take your advice. Who knows if the mother would have bought the game without your intervention.

Second, the kids are excited to play a game. Hopefully this will foster the children's love for games.

Third, I think every parent should have to endure a couple games of Candy Land.
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It is always so useful to teach your children paranoia at an early age.
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You know, market price for Candyland is like four bucks. You need to quit scamming your fellow shoppers.
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I found one... mint, still in shrink for $3.50 once!
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whats funny is, Candyland is totally random and I HAVENT WON A SINGLE GAME!!

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Wait, what was the middle thing?


...about the panties?
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DasViktor wrote:
Who knows if the mother would have bought the game without your intervention.

Second, the kids are excited to play a game. Hopefully this will foster the children's love for games.


Your first point is most likely true. Without a word, mom would have most likely just bought her thrift panties, dragging her children out of the store gameless.

On your second point, the kids, being too old for the game, are probably going to be very disappointed with their play experience and may possibly be put off gaming.

The moral here: paranoia will only leave you without panties and your spawn disappointed.

*edited for grammar
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I'm just confused because I thought Candyland was ubiquitous enough that pretty much everyone would have heard of it. Or at least most people, right? Maybe not...
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You suggested Monopoly and then karma had its way with you.
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mbourgeois wrote:
She looked at me and her eyes narrowed in suspicion... "I bet you just want it for yourself right... it's a valueable game right... come on boys... let's take the game and get out of here." Boys are stoked which is good but they were really too old for the game to be really appreciated.


I'd take a certain enjoyment out of the fact that she's now holding on to a copy of Candyland that she thinks might be valuable. Perhaps she might try to sell it... laugh
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This is an example of why I don't talk to people.cool
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I'm sure you look very suspicious Mike. You're leaving out that detail.
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Yeah, good intentions aside, talking to people who consider wearing other people's undies to be okay is always risky.
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Thommy8 wrote:
I'm just confused because I thought Candyland was ubiquitous enough that pretty much everyone would have heard of it. Or at least most people, right? Maybe not...
I had never heard of Candyland until I saw it mentioned on BGG.
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Great story - really funny story

Maybe You consider to open your own vintage store - than start to work there - pretend customer and giv advice to everyone

I think You have big chance to sold out everything!
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Karlsen wrote:
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I'm just confused because I thought Candyland was ubiquitous enough that pretty much everyone would have heard of it. Or at least most people, right? Maybe not...
I had never heard of Candyland until I saw it mentioned on BGG.


Neither had I; is it a US thing?
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Thommy8 wrote:
I'm just confused because I thought Candyland was ubiquitous enough that pretty much everyone would have heard of it. Or at least most people, right? Maybe not...


Anyone that has looked at the games on the self of a Wal-Mart or any store with a games aisle in the US, I would say they have seen it. Don't know if this is true for Canada. They don't really advertise it much though so I would say it is possible that small kids have not heard of it.

Having heard of the game doesn't mean you know it's value. I could be a super-rare He-Man and the Masters of the Universe edition or something.
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According to the 50th anniversary rules (circa 1999) I has sold 40 million copies and as it's package stated for 30 years "would soon be part of our collective childhood" I don't know the math but 40 million copies over the last 50 years is not a huge percentage of US households much less the rest of the world.

I also says it was invited by Eleanor Abbott of San Diego, CA.

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Salo sila wrote:
Karlsen wrote:
Thommy8 wrote:
I'm just confused because I thought Candyland was ubiquitous enough that pretty much everyone would have heard of it. Or at least most people, right? Maybe not...
I had never heard of Candyland until I saw it mentioned on BGG.


Neither had I; is is a US thing?


I'm prettty sure it is. I'm from the UK and I'd only ever seen it once before visting BGG. The one copy of it I'd seen was from one of my relatives from America.
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This is an example of why I don't talk to people.


I agree with Erik on this one.

A visit to the thrift store should be like a Special Ops assignment: you move in quietly, you seize your objectives, you accomplish your mission, and you get away clean.
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You didn't do anything wrong. I always try and be friendly and personable to strangers...partly because that's an important part of my job and it never hurts to practice, partly because that's just how I am...and partly because it's a great way to meet girls! In any case, just becauset this one lady was nuts doesn't mean you have to lose any sleep over the incident. Move on, and don't let it kill your outgoing personality!
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