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Thrift store games you buy just for the components
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Inspired by a comment from Drew1365 here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/14516/page/2

These are games that you pick up from thrift stores only because there are some components in the game that prove useful for other gaming needs.
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76. Board Game: Head-to-Head Poker [Average Rating:5.68 Overall Rank:8301]
Justin Case
United States
Greensboro
North Carolina
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This one actually is a pretty decent game, but could easily be overlooked if it's not your kind of game.

For your thrifty dollar amount, you get 90 chips that are reminiscent of the chips in Sharp Shooters and Yahtzee: Texas Hold'em:



You also get a pretty nice deck of playing cards that are a bit smaller than a standard sized deck, and a cheerfully bright red d6.
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77. Board Game: Heximoes [Average Rating:4.81 Unranked]
Dean
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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Hex Tiles. Lots and LOTS of Hex Tiles!
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78. Board Game: Hog Tied [Average Rating:5.65 Unranked]
Mike Heine
United States
Waconia
Minnesota
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Pig minis and pig dice.

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79. Board Game: Hold'em-opoly [Average Rating:2.80 Unranked]
G. Gomez
United States
Chula Vista
California
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I passed on this game, simply because it was so expensive when I saw it. But this game has numbered miniature nice and heavy poker chips corresponding to the money bills in Monopoly.

Good for pimping Monopoly, but how about replacing the cheap components from Modern Art or Saint Petersburg!!!

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80. Board Game: The Incredibles Game [Average Rating:4.46 Unranked]
Jeff Niekamp
United States
Lehi
Utah
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Indented d12...
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81. Board Game: Indiana Jones DVD Adventure Game [Average Rating:4.85 Overall Rank:11535]
Jim Jackson
United States
Amity
Pennsylvania
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Nice tokens, D8, square tile board and the Ark of the Covenant




Just don't melt your face.
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82. Board Game: The Inventors [Average Rating:5.39 Overall Rank:11168]
Scott A. Reed
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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The dice tower/patent machine. Either randomize dice rolls, or use it to assign numbers 0-2 to players.
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83. Board Game: Jumanji [Average Rating:4.36 Overall Rank:12108]
Jason Monroe
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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4 pawns, sand timer, 8 sided die (numbered), plus 4 other 8-sided dice with labels.
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84. Board Game: Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot [Average Rating:5.53 Overall Rank:11646] [Average Rating:5.53 Unranked]
Sam
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Raleigh
North Carolina
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I will pick up this for the d12s
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85. Board Game: Kings in the Corner [Average Rating:5.08 Overall Rank:11863]
Matt Loscutoff
United States
Sacramento
California
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while learning the game...play to learn...winning can come later after much playing.
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Found new cardholder in thrift store.
think it will be good for FLUXX.
Matt
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86. Board Game: The Last Straw [Average Rating:5.07 Overall Rank:11285]
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15 long wooden rods in four colours, 30 shorter ones if you cut them in half. Useful for DIY connection games or network building games. Also, a donkey! Wait until you see the donkey miniature's stats for Warhammer. They are off all the charts.

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87. Board Game: Level X [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:2780]
W Poush
United States
Des Moines
Iowa
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24 wooden pawns in 4 colors
4 swirly blue d6
A bunch of numbered cardboard disks
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88. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:457]
Scott A. Reed
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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A good game, and a source of dice for ... uh ... Liar's Dice.
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89. Board Game: Liar's Dice [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:457]
Charles Picard
United States
California
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... another inexpensive source of delicious multi-colored dice ...
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90. Board Game: Lionheart [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:9189]
G. Gomez
United States
Chula Vista
California
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Lionheart & Battle Masters: Chaos Warband great replacement or additional figures for HeroQuest. Base 'em individually and you are done!

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91. Board Game: The Lost World Jurassic Park Game [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:7838]
G. Gomez
United States
Chula Vista
California
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Also Jurassic Park Game, just for the dinos.
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92. Board Game: Lost: The Game [Average Rating:3.83 Overall Rank:12102]
Sam
United States
Raleigh
North Carolina
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This one has a bunch of hexes nice for prototyping
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93. Board Game: Malarky [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:7475]
Justin Case
United States
Greensboro
North Carolina
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Malarky is now on my autograb list since I discovered the chips:



This photo shows Malarky chips surrounding a standard poker chip. They are approximately the same thickness, and a bit smaller in diameter. The game comes with 6 chips in each of the 6 rainbow colors plus black, for a total of 42 of these nice quality chips. (You can follow the link to see the photo enlarged.)

My first project with these chips is to make a deluxe Gardens of Mars set (as soon as I get a board printed or made up), but any other Malarky sets that I find at good thrift store prices are coming home with me too!

[edit for clarity, I meant I'm claiming every set, not alternate sets ]
[new edit: relinked photo]

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94. Board Game: Malefiz [Average Rating:5.38 Overall Rank:11673]
Stella M
Germany
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Malefiz, with up to six different colors and those nifty white wooden tokens to block the way.



And finally, the somewhat lesser known...
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95. Board Game: Mall World [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:8408]
Mike Heine
United States
Waconia
Minnesota
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Some of the wooden bits are useful in other games.

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96. Board Game: The MAN Game [Average Rating:4.60 Unranked]
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60 lovely little poker chips just like the ones in Hold'em-opoly. 12 each of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100.


Image from Hold'em-opoly. This game doesn't have any white chips.
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97. Board Game: Mastermind for Kids [Average Rating:5.28 Overall Rank:10409]
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Cute plastic animals.
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98. Board Game: Memory [Average Rating:4.71 Overall Rank:12123]
G. Gomez
United States
Chula Vista
California
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I've already mentioned the tray for scavenging, also available in a 6 bay version.


But you could also use the cards themselves for creating homemade versions (or replacing lost components) of Enchanted Forest, Chicken Cha Cha Cha, Sherlock & Buggo; three of the better Memory type games for small children.

The cards are nice and sturdy plus also of a relatively small size, they should be fine for Buggo and Chicken Cha Cha Cha.
Enchanted Forest would be a little tight, but still workable.

Multiple sets would work better, so be prepared to pick up two of the same type.
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99. Board Game: Mille Bornes [Average Rating:5.67 Overall Rank:5495]
G. Gomez
United States
Chula Vista
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I'm listing Mille Bornes only because it's the one I've most often seen while thriftin'. But any of the vintage Parker Bros. card games have a similar tray: Encore, Mad Magazine Card Game, Waterworks, Free Parking, Rack-O, etc.



A couple of card trays are incredibly handy on any CCG.
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100. Board Game: Mini-Rallye Europe [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Dean
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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It might be hard to find this European trivia game in French in most locations, but if you do, crack it open and see if the movers are inside. Absolutely wonderful bits:



Just a shade too large for Formula Dé, but usable for such if you don't expect a mess of clumping.
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