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I have not yet been ambitious enough to count everything in this box in order to determine completeness, but there's definitely a lot of stuff in there. The board and spaceships remind me of Eclipse in a loose way, so I'm just going to go ahead and assume that they're basically the same game. That being said, if anyone has a copy of that awful game Eclipse, and would like to trade up to my shiny copy of Shadowlord, I suppose we could probably work something out
3.99 at Goodwill...My first good find..Box was in mediocre condition and taped so that had me worried a bit..But all the pieces in place on the board and are accounted for and it appears to have not been played at all.
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So while I was at work, Mary returned a chair to the GW. With the credit, she picked up a pair of Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbHs. First is this one, which confused me when she sent the text, since we already own Eureka!. But this is a different game altogether, even if it has a similar theme. Missing the rules, which I've already downloaded. It is also missing a number 2 robber, but since it includes spare counters, it will be no big deal to make another. $2.99
I found this at a Salvation Army in Auburn, IN while on the my home from Cincinnati. I stopped for a bite to eat and saw the store on my way out of town and decided to stop. The box has massive shelf ware, but interior is great. Some of the bits aren't punched.
Update: I've checked the parts list to what I actually have. I am missing two Bus tiles, which shouldn't be a problem unless I play with the full six players.
I had Rook as a kid. It was the first card game I can remember playing with my parents. Now I will play it with my kids.
$2 @ GW for the 100th Anniversary deluxe edition. Cards were unopened and box in great shape, except for the 2" wide packing tape that GW insists completely wrapping around the boxes to keep them shut.
Yet another copy. Has all the tiles but missing three cards this time, and all of the player tokens. No rules either. Oh well. the box is in better shape and between the two I should have one complete game and a parts copy.
I thrifted this game over a year ago, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I really wanted it for Game Club at school. Who knew it would take me over a year to find it again. $1.99 at GW and cards are in shrink.
Also $1.99 at Goodwill. Never thought much of this game before... never played it, and the box looks incredibly boring. Still, it's always a popular game with the "normals" who don't patronize BGG. Complete.
Quite a heavy game. Battleball-like puzzle lock playfield and many other pieces. Complete but not with original dice (I think). Decent box with dishing and dust and a liitle cellophane tape which is already yellowed and removing itself.
This is the absolute WEIRDEST game I think I have ever thrifted. I have no idea what to make of it, but it seems like back in 2005 it cost someone a pretty penny. Box was opened, but all of the cards/chips are still factory sealed.
Wasn't going to give this a second thought, but the old "Knizia" name on the box hooked me. Seems like an even simpler version of Quiddler, and should be good for taking on the road. 99 cents at Goodwill.