This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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Found at DI today for $3.00. This is one of the weirdest I've thrifted in years. I did a quick inventory of the game and found all the figures were missing but every single item (dice, tiles,etc.) had been re-bagged in the original bags and carefully put back into the box. My son happened to be with me today and he's officially claimed it! I'm expecting a complete cityscape when i get home from work today.
I wasn't as lucky as everyone else who finds this game... found at GWO and missing 59 tiles out of 140... so its a parts copy now, unless I can figure out which tiles are missing and try to complete it...
I check this place out from time to time. They never price there games higher than $1. My best finds here were an opened, but never played copy of Loot and Sports Illustrated Baseball, unpunched. Haven't found anything worthwhile in a long time.
Today, after finding Banda (look up a few items) at GW I figured I should check out this place just incase I was having better luck today. Well, at first glance there was nothing. Saw this game, opened the box and saw the bowling pin dice holder with 8 dice inside...supposed to be 10. Oh well I put it down and was about to walk out when I realized I should check the ground incase some kid opened it and dropped a few and just never picked them up. Found them both! The box and components are in perfect condition and for 10x custom bowling pin icon dice it was a steal.
The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playing at children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up. - GKC
Black box, Family games edition. $2 at Goodwill
This is practically a grail find for me, I've very much wanted one.
Untaped, so I opened to inventory it. I probably spent 5 minutes arranging pieces until I realized the Cathedral was in there, but broken. As the note in the box from the publisher says, though, a little wood glue will fix it.
Left behind a great-looking copy of Skittles as they wanted $10 for it. More reasonable I suppose than the $80 GW wanted for a Lego Millenium Falcon.
Normally I would pass on these suitcase editions of Rummyikub as the market has become brickish. However this one was only a $1.00 at Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale and it was never played as the tiles were still sealed.
Edition pictured. This one has also fallen from its former glory. The last one I had sold for north of $50.00 (just as the reprint came out). But still this one was sealed and only $1.99 at GW in Surprise. It sold quick on Amazon as well for $19.00