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It's been a while since I had anything worth posting. A couple Scrabble sets(), a Yahtzee Jr. here and there (), and a pile of games that turned out to be so incomplete as to be not worth listing. But I finally found something worth mentioning.
I found this at the Coldwater (MI) Goodwill on Friday, and it cost me the princely sum of $2.99. Whoever previously owned it was kind enough to bag up the tokens (and a few of their own hairs, bleah) but unkind enough to "fix" a separated token with Scotch tape rather than a dab of white glue. And of course it's a token you draw from a cup and play face-down, so everyone knows when you play it.
We played this on Sunday. We missed a rule that led to an early lead and a runaway leader problem for one player, but overall we all enjoyed it. It may have gone on just a little too long, but that's something that's more or less adjustable and will get better with more plays anyway. All in all, definitely worth the three bucks.
Saw this at a shelf at a thriftstore, didnt know anything about it, but the description on the back sounded good enough.... as for the rating im kinda dont know about this one.... but it was only 1 euro.
Subbuteo Dream Team Stadium! Oo-la-la! I love Subbuteo, so this was a no-brainer for me. Similar to the one pictured, but it's the English version (not the Dutch). Complete, lovely, and $3.99 at Value Village. Looks never-played.
Edit: This set includes Pirlo, Cafu & Costacurta from AC Milan; Henry, Lehmann & Gilberto from Arsenal; Carvalho, Parker & Gallas from Chelsea; Stankovic, Zanetti & Cruz from Inter Milan; Ibrahimovic, Emerson & Cannavaro from Juventus; Gerrard, Garcia & Riise from Liverpool; Rooney, Giggs & Ferdinand from Manchester United; Corradi, Canizares & Vicente from Valencia.