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Awesome Thrift Find - IN MY OWN GARAGE!!!
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I was looking through some old storage bins in my garage (looking for some old home videos) when I came across a box of old games that I thought I had lost. These are games that I originally bought in high school and college.

I don't even remember putting them in storage, but there they were! It was a real nice trip down memory lane to open them all up again.

This was the best thrift find I've ever had, AND IT DIDN'T COST ME A DIME!
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1. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:980]
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This was probably my all time favorite back in high school. It's the ORIGINAL Nova Game Designs version. My older brother had recently introduced me to Ace of Aces: Handy Rotary Series. We played until we wore the pages off those books. I subsequently ordered Axis & Allies from the Nova catalog without knowing what it really was, but when I got it in my hands, I just loved it.

I used to make my younger siblings and younger cousins play this over and over. I laminated the map and the starting cards, but the components are still showing signs of wear because we played so much. Although quite worn, everything is still here- even the crappy six sided dice that were original equipment.

I still remember that game where my younger cousin, playing the Germans, started to cry when he was defeated in Germany (I think he was only 10 or so) so we let him 'retreat' to Brazil and try to rebuild.
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2. Board Game: Nuclear Escalation [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1582]
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This was another great classic that I played a lot in college. I had forgotten all about it until I found it again this evening.

Love that glow-in-the-dark die.

After college, I served on a Trident missile sub. A lot different in real life than in the card game. Scariest moment was when we were at sea on alert patrol during the original Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Subs don't get much realtime news (especially back in those days- we regularly got typical world news reports several days late) so most of what we learned initially came in the form of upgraded alert status messages and military operational traffic. Kind of scary for a few days there not knowing if things were going to escalate.

Fortunately, it never did (at least not in the nuclear sense...)
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3. Board Game: Frederick the Great [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:2280]
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Right after college, my roomates in nuclear power school got this for me for my birthday. We played it once. I don't think it's been opened since.

Back in those days, I did not understand the grognard way. The first thing I did when I opened it this evening was to sort all the chits and put them in baggies. I will be clipping all those chits later this week. I just can't stand the thought of unclipped chits.
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4. Board Game: BattleTech: CityTech [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:2488]
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I got this one in college at the same time that I bought BattleTech. My college roommate and I played a few games of BattleTech, but I honestly can't remember if we ever used the BattleTech: CityTech expansion or not.

BattleTech has been on my gameshelf for years, and I always think back fondly to those days in college when I see it. It's nice to know that BattleTech: CityTech will be sitting beside it now.
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5. Board Game: Dragonriders of Pern [Average Rating:5.37 Overall Rank:9498]
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The Dragonriders of Pern is probably my favorite scifi series. I'm sure I've read the first six novels at least 20 times over the years. I bought this game in college, but never did get to play it with a group. I do faintly recall playing the solo version once. It's in great shape for being so old. I think I'll bring it to our group's next game night and make them play it. I'm sure they'll appreciate a trip down memory lane as much as me...
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6. Board Game: WFF 'N PROOF [Average Rating:4.85 Overall Rank:10074]
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I found my OLD OLD copies of WFF 'N PROOF, On-sets and Queries 'n Theories. Our high school librarian had several copies of each of these, and she gave me one copy of each when I graduated. I worked my way through the basic games of WFF 'N PROOF but sadly never found anyone math-geeky enough to actually play the game.

When I opened it up tonight, I discovered that I had cleverly arranged the dice in the foam holder to spell out my name.

Is it kind of creepy that this game is calling me by name? Is that what led me to get that box off the garage shelf tonight?
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7. RPG Item: Star Trek: The Role Playing Game [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:2056]
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This one was totally awesome to rediscover! It's my autographed copy of Star Trek: The Role Playing Game. Chekov himself, Walter Konieg, signed the inside cover of the rule book.

The box was extremely heavy when I lifted it up. I found out that I had a bunch of expansions/scenarios as well:

Margin of Profit
A Matter of Priorities
Ship Construction Manual
Ship Recognition Manual: The Federation (1st Edition)
Ship Recognition Manual: The Klingon Empire (1st Edition)
Trader Captains and Merchant Princes
The Vanished
Witness for the Defense

I totally forgot that I ever bought those expansions. My roommate and I kept meaning to play some scenarios back in college. I remember we rolled up a few characters, but that's as far as we ever got. I know a couple of RPGers in our game group. Maybe I can convince a couple of them to run through a few adventures in the coolest setting in the galaxy?
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8. RPG Item: Lords of Creation [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:6230]
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I thought I lost this one years ago. It was very surprising to see it again. I picked it up dirt cheap (along with the two expansions, The Horn of Roland and OMEGAKRON) in a game store in Ann Arbor while in college. It was on a sale rack. I figured 'Avalon Hill'- can't be too bad, hmmm?

We never played it- it didn't seem that interesting. I ended up using the original box for it to hold a Christmas Tree game that I designed for my daughters when they were toddlers. I thought the game materials were gone. But I found them here, stored in the The Horn of Roland box.

I doubt I'll ever play it, but it was fun to remember the days when I bought it. I wish I had picked up more stuff from that old game store. There were probably some good grail games on those shelves that would have been awesome to have today.
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9. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:434]
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And last, but not least, I found a Cribbage board. I didn't even know I ever owned one!

I do remember my dad trying to teach me when I was ten or so. He'd say 'fifteen-two, fifteen-four, and a pair is six', and move his peg six spaces. So I'd say 'fifteen-two, fifteen-four and a pair is six', but he'd stop me and say, 'no, you don't have that'.

I did eventually learn, but rarely ever play. At least I have a board if do ever decide to play again. (Come to think of it, my dad is coming to visit for a few days in March, so I think I'll ask him to play when he gets here.)
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