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This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.

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™ and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.

Last week's list:
Check out the quality and quantity of last week's loot.
Your Thrift Store / Bargain Finds: 18 - 24 June 2012

The current "RPG Thrift Store/Bargain Finds" list: June 2012
Please add your notable thrift finds of RPG items. Share the joy!
Your RPG Thrift Store/Bargain Finds: June 2012

The current "Video Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds" list: June 2012
Please add your notable thrift finds of Video Games. Share the joy!
Your Video Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds - June 2012

The Thrift & Bargain Dumpster™ June 2012:
Is there treasure to be found among dead rats and ungames?
Unwanted Rejects - Thrift/Bargain Finds Left Behind: June 2012

Strange bonuses in thrift purchases:
Find something unexpected in a thrift purchase? Share your stories here.
Strange Bonuses in Thrift Purchases

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

Games to thrift just for the components
Speaking of parts, here are a list where the games may not be great, but the bits sure are. There are many great ideas for repurposing thrifted bits here.
Thrift store games you buy just for the components

Game Rescue: Spotted on Craigslist 2012:
Game Rescue - Spotted on Craigslist: 2012 Edition

Your NON-Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds - June 2012:
Games, of course, but what other goods do you grab while thrifting?
Your NON-Game Thrift Store / Bargain Finds - June 2012

The Thrifty Market Dome:
From buying to trading, from spare parts to treasure. All can be found at these stalls...
We're still thrifting for you in 2012!
The Thrift Guild Trades Made and Gifts Received List 2012
2012 SPARE PARTS RESOURCE LIST
Flea Market XX: The Most Interesting Flea in the World (for June 2012)

The Thrift Find of the Week:
Admire the selections of the all-knowing and infallible judges of thrift.
The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 7 (2012 edition)
The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 6 (2011 edition)
The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 5 (2010 edition)
The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 4 (2009 edition)
The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 3 (2008 edition)
The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 2 (2007 edition)
The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 1 (2006 edition)

Our GeekGuild:
The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters
Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Please do mind the stacks of prized games, do not mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Make sure to bow before our King Hakfoo I, and pay your due respects to previous Kings Belial, Great_Mazinga, minionhunter, Krazygit, EvilTimmy and Blackwind..


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1. Board Game: Risk: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1354]
Mat Thomsen
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Medway
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Complete!! $5 Savers
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2. Board Game: Sorry! Sliders [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1056]
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Sorry! Sliders

$1.29

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Excellent condition, complete.
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3. Board Game: Monstertorte [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:7072]
Mat Thomsen
United States
Medway
Massachusetts
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The Thrifters taught me: "See Haba, buy Haba." Of course, I had no idea then what Haba was. I do now, and this was a nice find. Great components! Complete! $5 Savers.

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4. Board Game: Spare Time Bowling [Average Rating:3.85 Overall Rank:10912]
Mat Thomsen
United States
Medway
Massachusetts
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Great bowling pin dice cup! But, bad game. Complete - $3 Savers. I'll put this next to All In on the shelf for novelty packaging.
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5. Board Game: Castle Cannon Shoot [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Castle Cannon Shoot

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Excellent condition, but missing: a few marbles, 2 of the 4 castle pieces.
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6. Board Game: Buffalo [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:5641]
Brian Dunkle
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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$4 Humane Society thrift. Complete in excellent shape.
Bought because 1: I always try harder to buy something at the HS thrift. 2: Big wooden buffaloes! Also doggies!
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7. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Swarm of the Marro [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:291] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
Brian Dunkle
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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$10 Bookman's, minis in insert and other parts still bagged.
100% credit to
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Tucson
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who found it and put it on hold for me, and
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Tucson
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who passed along that fact. Thanks, guys!
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8. Board Game: Rummikub [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:1401]
Mat Thomsen
United States
Medway
Massachusetts
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Yet another copy of Rummikub. This one is the 1990 "Deluxe" version with vinyl case and "take-anywhere fun"! Complete. This one will be a gift for our vacation hosts. $5 Savers (steep price!)
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9. Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:110]
Pete Grey
United States
Portland
Oregon
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I gots me a copy of this- $4
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10. Board Game: Starship Troopers [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1754]
Pete Grey
United States
Portland
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And an unpunched one of these- $3
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11. Board Game: Statis Pro Baseball [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2015]
Duane Stewart
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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$1.99, Goodwill.

1990 Teams. Most of the American League is unpunched, along with half the National League. Teams that were used include the Reds, Braves, and Pirates, which will allow me to reenact two of the three most disppointing moments in Pirates history.

Fortunately this is a little early for disappointing moment #1. I still might throw out the Sid Bream card, which is more than one could say for Barry Bonds.
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12. Board Game: Monopoly: The Office Collector's Edition [Average Rating:4.33 Unranked]
Chad L
United States
Saint Louis
Missouri
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Found this today @GW $3 (I really want to know where all your places are selling for less than $2!)

Cards opened, but complete, rest of pieces and money still in shrink!

Also saw but did not purchase: a really nice Electronic Mall Madness and Ultimate Golf
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13. Board Game: Wizard [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:546]
Kathleen B
United States
Boise
Idaho
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$2 Jackson, Wyoming Browse & Buy. Contents in shrink.

Sure, you can spend a fortune of artwork and Western wear in Jackson, but I always head for the Browse & Buy!


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14. Board Game: Beer! [Average Rating:3.68 Unranked]
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.50 cents. Could be good. Too bad read real beer is not this cheep.

Edit: Stupid iPad.
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15. Board Game: The Magic Labyrinth [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:645]
Jamie Greene
United States
Silver Spring
Maryland
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Picked up the French version of this for $1.91 at Unique. Complete and in great condition, though with French instruction....
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16. Board Game: Verstecken und Entdecken [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Jamie Greene
United States
Silver Spring
Maryland
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Weird. This is a German game called Disney Verstecken und Entdecken. It was $0.99 at Unique, and my daughter simply had to have it. It's complete, but it looks like there's only a blank template entry here. Absolutely no information whatsoever, and it appears as if I'm the first owner. Looks like I'll have to upload some pics and add some details...
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17. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:192] [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked]
Jamie Greene
United States
Silver Spring
Maryland
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I know next to nothing about Heroscape, so when I found a tub of pieces at Value Village, I had to think about it. In the end, I spent the $6.46 just to see what was there. Turns out it's about 60-70% of a Rise of the Valkyrie set. I've inventoried it, and it looks like I'm missing a number of terrain tiles, two characters (Grimnak and Mimring), all of the army cards, all of the markers, the d20, and the rulebook. The inventory on the game's page also says "12 combat dice," but I have 10 blue dice and 10 red dice, so I'm not sure what that means.

This and the below are available for trade if anybody wants the parts...
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18. Board Game: Heroscape Expansion Set: Malliddon's Prophecy [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
Jamie Greene
United States
Silver Spring
Maryland
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Included with the above were most of the pieces for Malliddon's Prophecy: Snipers & Vipers. I'm missing one Venoc Viper, the army cards, and the terrain tiles (unless I salvage them from the master set).

Available for trade if anyone wants the pieces...
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19. Board Game: Monza [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1804]
Chris Stanton
England
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A busy birthday weekend means that Saturday's find only gets posted about today.
My first wild Haba so was an auto-pickup.

Local charity shop
Complete
£1.99



Any thrifters in the Hatfield area- a Polarity out on the shelf & a Stop Thief in the back room. Both in full working order as checked by me at work today
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20. Board Game: Pass the Pigs [Average Rating:5.26 Overall Rank:10933]
Chris Harkey
United States
Houston
Texas
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Goodwill for $2.00. Was one I was hoping to find!
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21. Board Game: Butt-Ugly Martians: The Race to Rescue Dog [Average Rating:3.65 Unranked]
"The Zen I find at the mountaintop is the Zen I bring there? Oh great, *now* you tell me!"
United States
Kansas City
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This past weekend my wife and kids and I drove from KC down to Midwest City, Oklahoma (a suburb of Oklahoma City, next to Tinker AFB) for a reunion of my dad's side of the family. We had a great time. Afterwards, on our way back to the hotel, we stopped at a couple of thrift stores, just to see if there was anything worth picking up.

First stop was Uptown Thrift, where I got this, mostly just to say I got something. Seems to be complete, but I'll make a full inventory later. $4.90

EDIT: Inventoried -- all parts are accounted for, and look to be unused. The character pawns were never inserted in their bases, and the game board is pristine.


Attention OKC Thrifters: I'M IN UR BASE, THRIFTING UR GAMES!

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22. Board Game: Catch the Mice [Average Rating:5.40 Overall Rank:9143]
"The Zen I find at the mountaintop is the Zen I bring there? Oh great, *now* you tell me!"
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Kansas City
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Next was this one. Unfortunately, I was so excited about finding a Gamewright and concerned about making sure the dice were there that I didn't notice that it was missing both the game board and instructions.

$2.44 Uptown Thrift.

Attention OKC Thrifters: I'M IN UR BASE, THRIFTING UR GAMES!

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23. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1708]
"The Zen I find at the mountaintop is the Zen I bring there? Oh great, *now* you tell me!"
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Kansas City
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Next we moved on to Value Village, just a mile or so down the road (SE 15th). There I picked up a copy of Spirograph for $0.98. I planned to use it as a parts copy to fill in the missing "wheels" from our other Spirograph and Super Spirograph, but it looks like this one is missing the same wheels that our old ones are. C'est la vie.

I'm also into neat-looking tropical shirts and picked up a couple for about $4 each.


Attention OKC Thrifters: I'M IN UR BASE, THRIFTING UR GAMES!
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24. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:981]
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Kansas City
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And finally, there was this. It was sitting on the top shelf, sticking out, and I almost bonked my head against it. I carefully undid the tape and peeked inside. I could see a lot of bits, so decided to take a chance on it. I thought that, even if it was missing parts, I should be able to find the ones I needed here. The box was showing a moderate amount of shelf wear, and both the top and bottom of the box had some slight dishing.

Got it back to the hotel room and started taking things out. The game board creaked as I opened it, and it was in perfect shape, looking brand new. The reference charts were pristine. I sorted the pieces by color and counted them into the tray sections. Every single piece was accounted for, and I even had two spare infantry per army. I had discovered a completely unused copy! The only thing done to this game was taking the pieces off the sprues.

Total cost? $1.98. Yes, that's right. A practically new, complete copy of Axis & Allies for less than two dollars.

This was a Milton Bradley edition instead of the more common Avalon Hill, and I had to wait until the pictures were approved so I could post it with the proper illustration.

Attention OKC Thrifters: I'M IN UR BASE, THRIFTING UR GAMES!

(Edited to change to the correct game.)
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25. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:176]
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