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.
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Found a starter set with cd-rom on the shelf with the other computer games. They forgot to price it, so the cashier went to ask the boss. They said it should have been priced $10 and set behind the counter in the glass case. Since it was half-off day, I figured I'd get it. I do not know anything about Magic and this is the first of anything I own. One card looks like a rare type and it's still sealed in its bag. Everything is in very good order. $5 St. V.
Guess I got the original version this time. The box shows some shelf wear, but everything is inside, including the rules book. Since I already have a copy, this will be up for trade. $2 at St. Vin then half-off day made it a buck.
Looks interesting. It is missing the rules, but all the bits are present. Box shows shelf wear (it is from 1977 or so). Board and bits look good. Hopefully another trade-worthy find for $1 at a hospice shop.
Something like this cover, but not quite. Couldn't find the right cover. It's the one with the 3 arrows pointing out of the bottom of the k in Risk. It's Risk: The game of strategic conquest... 3 ways to play. anyway, nearly complete. I know it's missing 4 factories, haven't counted armies yet. Instructions and everything else looks there and in good condition. Box lid has a split corner and the inner box has 2 split corners. Otherwise in pretty good condition. 99 cents at ministry store.
Almost skipped this store today - most of them were pretty empty. But I decided to make it my last stop for the day. I was really surprised to see the Rio Grande Games logo on the shelf. Didn't know anything about it, but grabbed it anyway. Inventoried complete and does not look as if it was ever used. 99 cents at ministry store.
$1.75 for an SPI war game. Ought to be good. I don't have a smart phone, so I just have to risk it! Up for trade! I keep finding war games. I'm thinking of entering them as a "pick some" in the new math trade. Maybe assign a point value and you get to pick games totaling that value. Dunno.
I meant to bring a copy of this along to gift to my Mom here in Michigan, but in the rush of packing I forgot and left it behind.
So I was happy to find a shrink wrapped copy sitting on the shelves at a local thrift in Macomb, MI today for $3.95. Took it home, Mom unwrapped it, and the whole family spent the evening throwing dice. Lots of fun.
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Finally found something interesting after weeks, or even months of thrift drought.
Found Clue: The Great Museum Caper for $4.00 at the local GW. Contents are in great shape and everything was present, even though the box had a split corner. A ton of the pad was used already. This was a well loved game in someone's home... and now it will be the same in mine
I picked up a very early copy of this game at the thrift shop. My copy was made by Parker Brothers and has a copyright of 1962. It is in good shape. Box is a bit banged up, but the cards are clean and all 112 are there. The green plastic card tray is mint, and the intructions and score sheet are there and in good condition. All for just 96 cents. Simply could not pass on the vintage look of the box and artwork.
Yup, found a second copy of this yesterday. From the same Goodwill as the previous copy. I saw a woman carrying this and then realized that she was just going to put it on the shelf. I saved her the trouble.
This copy had beautiful components and a mildly worn box. It was missing one tile which I replaced from my trusty bag o' Acquire parts.
Haven't been thrifting in ages so stopped at the only place in town today and found this guy. I was amazed this is the first time I have ever found a worthy game in this town. Was $1 but was 15% off today so 90 cents with tax. Opened up when I got home and its brand new and unpunched, even the rules haven't been opened. the only thing it was missing to be new was the shrinkwrap.