This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
Yay, my first ever GeekList!
These lists may start empty but as always, add your items.
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™, the Tape Monkeys™, and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
The Weekly Thrift List Wayback Machine The Grand Vizier is maintaining a list of all the weekly thrift lists through time, and will be adding stats and interesting tidbits for each week. Your Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time
Our GeekGuild The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Do mind the stacks of prized games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Be sure to bow before our King, HakFoo, and pay your due respects to previous Kings belial1134, Great_Mazinga, minionhunter, Krazygit, EvilTimmy, and Blackwind.
The Order's Anthem Please stand and remove your hat.
I found this after the vultures swarmed the cart at GW this afternoon. I guess its good that they were only after the glass, art, and other crap, I mean treasures. Paid $4.99 for a very nice box with 80 cards with some cool art. The game looks like fun as well. Love the quote on the back of the box.
"It will eat your mind ...I Love it!" - Gary Gygax
It's about time that I get caught up here. So I'll start off with this little gem I found at the north VV for only $1.99.
Can you guess how this game got it's title?
Spoiler (click to reveal)
It's "no tobacco" spelled backwards. This game is intended to teach grades 5 - 12 the dangers of tobacco use. Why do teaching games have to be so dreadful? I only bought it because it wasn't in the database.
99 cents at the north SA for a Canadian publisher's version of Scrabble Crossword Cubes Game. Includes English and French instruction. I wonder how well this plays in French since the letter distributions should be different.
After work today I stopped at the three convenient thrifts on the way home. I only bought one game, Castle Keep for $1.99 at the north SA. I counted 91 tiles and there's only supposed to be 90, so I think I miscounted them. Close enough to call it complete.
Can't find the component list on this one, but I know it is missing the dice, playing cards, one pawn and the chips. Should be able to get those from other games, not sure if it is missing other cards.