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Andrew Wheeland
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Found this at the local Thrift store, priced at $8



It has only 6 of the original slider pucks (if I believe the pictures here: ShuffleBowl), and no rules included, but it probably wouldn't be too hard to come up with some appropriate ones.

What would you do? Does it seem like something you'd snap up?

-Andy.

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Angelo Arezzi
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I'd definitely get it.
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Looks like it could be a much nicer version of Sorry Sliders. Very nice.
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GO FOR IT!!!
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Looks like a blast!
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I would pick that up in a heartbeat at $8
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That looks REALLY familiar. I think one of my older cousins had it when I was a kid. BUY IT!

UPDATE: Or maybe not. I see it's from the 1980s. My memory of a similar game is from the early 1970s . . .
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No, you should definitely not purchase that...

At which thrift store did you say this was available?
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yup .... definite buy .... resurface the other side to be a table top if ya have no space
 
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unless space is an issue, $8 is not a big deal.
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Yeah, something like this for only $8, go for it. My wife comes home from time to time with strange things like this, she figures if something is cheap enough and looks like I might be interested, she'll grab it. One time she came home with a massive 10 gallon bag filled with Heroscape tiles and minis, she got them for $10 at a pawn shop!
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YES.

(I didn't read your post. Just the subject line. Never come to BGG and ask if you should buy something, unless you want to be convinced you should buy something.... really....)

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Pfffshshsh... well, yeah!
Go get it already!
 
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Not married yet? Get it!

Married? Still get it, then give it to your wife as a birthday / Christmas / anniversary present.
 
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Quote:
Never come to BGG and ask if you should buy something, unless you want to be convinced you should buy something.... really....


Yeah, you're right. :-)

I probably did want to be convinced that it was a good deal... Thanks for the excellent reassurance, everyone.

So I went back this morning, and it was still there, however, it was now down to 4 pucks (two of each color)... I searched around a bit and found one of the missing pucks... But as a bonus they did drop the price to $5 for me!

So now my dilemma is, I'd like to be able to play this with two sets of appropriate pucks... What other games (since I'm really unlikely to find another one of these around) have similar pucks that I might be able to get and use?

It really looks like Rebound is one of them... I'm going to try to dig up a copy and compare puck sizes and see if they'll work. Does anyone know of others?
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Steve S
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Looks neat - and rare. Doing a Google search for this thing comes up with just about squat, through apparently there was an arcade bowling game of the same name that got more attention...
 
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