This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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A 2nd brick of black dice (200 dice) also at Goodwill $3.99 due to 1/2 off pink tag. I will have plenty of these to use for the ones that always seem to be missing.
Here is a picture of what 400 black dice with all of their pips look like. I had already broke them out of the bricks to count and put them away into the bin I store spare dice. The quality is good, I would compare them to what comes in most of the games you buy today.
Found at Goodwill for $2.99. Box is a little beat up. Missing the instructions (of course, what thrifting purchase would be complete without missing instructions) and ONE BLUE AGENT. Previous owner removed battery so computer still works great without any battery corrosion whatsoever.
On Monday I broke my little dry spell in a big way. Stopped by my Goodwill on the way home from work, and as I got to the shelves, the first interesting thing I saw was Peter O'Toole here looking right at me from this box cover. Grabbed it up right quick.
Was quite motivated to inventory it that night. It is 100% complete and in excellent condition. It looks like it might have been very lightly played, or maybe even not at all.
I was happily surprised that it has exactly everything that this expansion is supposed to have, and none of the base game, even though the contents were scattered around in the box and unorganized.
Bonus item: program from a local school choir concert from March 1999. On the back of the program is some handwritten math, possibly adding up and dividing a large pizza order-- pizza ordered during a game of Advanced Civ, perhaps?
Got Mind Flex at the Jupiter Community Hospital thrift store for $3.00, great deal! We played it twice the first day and it works great! Mind control or random fan speed blowing? Who knows but it was extremely fun.