This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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Put in what you consider a bargain, tell us how much you paid and the place you got it from. Bargains can be thrift store finds or any second-hand purchases or discounted boardgames bought new. Don't forget to add your encounters with the Thrift Store Irritant Squad and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
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Found @ Bookman's in Mesa $24 which is a bit high but since I've been looking for this one for awhile and my wife's birthday is next week and this is @ the top of her list of wants for games. WELL WORTH IT.
I finally had time to hit up a thrift store over lunch, and came away from the game section at Valu Thrift in St. Paul, MN with nothing. I decided to wander the 3 isles of random trinkets, and what do I find on the bottom shelf under a copy of Hannah Montana something or other. Ingenious ($3.93)!! I opened it up to find what looked like a hardly played and complete game. There is some fraying on the side of the box, but that doesn't matter to me. So excited!!
Here's an oldie from 1984. Found almost complete (missing two scoring tokens) at the local Animal Shelter thrift store. Asking price was $4.00, but bargained down to $2.50 because it was incomplete and because that was all the cash I had on my person.
It's basically Trivial Pursuit with a food and wine theme. I bought it in part because I thought it might be new to BGG, but I see that five other users own it.
Picked up this version of Probe for $2.99 from the local GW. It's certainly complete enough to play, but I haven't gotten around to counting all 300+ cards, there may be a few missing. Especially since there was a printed version of the rules from gamepart.com that began with "I'm sorry I can't help you out with a parts copy, but here are the rules."
I kept looking after I found Probe and saw a copy of Yahtzee Jr. They are usually priced at 1.99 or 2.99 at my local GW, and I have a self imposed $1 max on these since I'm just pirating the dice. It was happily marked at $0.99, so 5 yellow dice are added to my collection.
I passed on a copy of Qwirkle for $5.99 tape monkeyed shut. I already have a copy,so I just couldn't bring myself to buy it for that price--even though it's still a good deal. So if anyone in the Des Moines area is interested--it's at the Urbandale Goodwill waiting for a good home.
Both my kids are home sick all week! UGH. Had to do a Motrin/ Tylenol run, fortunately the thrift store is right next to the drug store. I've heard meh..about this but the kids were intrigued by it & for $2, if the moaning about how sick they feel stops for an hour I'll be thrilled! Everything is still wrapped in the original packaging! Yeah.
$5 private sale. Edition pictured. Only played once (two of the betting cards were still in the resealable bag), but there's very minor denting on one box corner and, strangely, one of the betting tokens has split down the edge. Hopefully some glue will restore it to its former glory.
Earlier this week at my Goodwill, I saw this on top of the restocking cart as it rolled out. I took a look, but it actually didn't appeal to me, and I am starting to have shelf space worries again. Luckily, I know someone around here who has a "game shed"! And sure enough,
Found my second one of these hiding on the back of the shelf perpendicular to the rest of the games. I'm holding on to the first one of these I found, but this batch of purple tiles will probably go out to the s. 5 tiles are missing, so it's not too tough a decision. $3.99 from Savers where quintessential zephyrs blow zygotes down the aisles like tumbleweeds (have a field day with that nonsense, thrift list Scrabble players ).
I always thought this looked cool and it's Lakeside soooo I had to check it out. Have no idea how it plays, but for $.99 (GW) I'm not deeply invested. Something heavy was on top of this game for a long time and because of that the board is heavily warped. Any help on how to lose the warping? Leaving it under a pile of encyclopedias? And yes...I still do have the real EB's from the early 70's