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Well I was planning on hitting up the local thrift stores today, as its the first time this week I've had an opportunity. I started off by missing my exit, luckily Waverly has three exits so I just came in from the other side of town and started my day over at the Goodwill. At the GW I found this game for 1.00, complete and in beautiful condition. (I was planning on putting it onto e-bay but found a possible trade offer instead if he gets back to me with a decent offer)
My six year old was home with the flu today, and by the time I went to head out he told me he was feeling up to going with me. As he hadn't thrown up in the last 5 hours I let him tag along for the afternoon. He found this one at GW for 1.50
Then with nothing at the other two stores in town, we decided to head up to Charles City as it had been a couple of weeks since being in town. I found a pretty beat up copy of Centipede for a quarter, took a gamble on it. The box is pretty beat up and its missing a handful of parts, but for a quarter I can part it out to those in need, or maybe I'll find the missing pieces along the way.
Then over to Reruns where I found this game for 5.00 complete and in excellent condition, now just to try out the light and make sure that it still works. (but first I'll have to run back out to the store) as it needs 4 C Batteries, I can't even remember the last time I had to buy C batteries for anything.
Second and finally, another one of these. This looks like it was only played once, perhaps. Only counted the car parts and arrow clips as these are the components I often don't find complete, but this one has them all.
Bonus item: 2 sealed AA batteries in addition to the batteries already in the Lifepod.
Made a quick dash into the GW while in Silverdale this afternoon. Mostly the same stuff as last week, but I did see this and recognized it from seeing someone else who picked it up recently. I took a peek inside and the minute I saw all those cute dog pieces I had to have it.
$1.99 @ GW
My hubby inventoried for me on the drive home and it is complete except for the "doggy bag". Not really a factor in game play and I can always come up with a bag.
Looking forward to trying this one out since the pieces are so cute.
Complete but box and board really beat up. This was a very well played copy. The sheen on the wooden blocks have been dulled by fingers on the popular colors... and these are high-enamel blocks I've never seen in modern games.
It had the dice case and original dice to complete my nicer copy. The rest will be parts, storage boxes, or pimp for other games.
I was able to leave work about 1 hour early which gave me some extra time to visit some stores before collecting the kids. I had never seen or heard of this game/company. Not sure of the game play for kids but the quality is there. Paid $2.99 at GW. We will give it a try this weekend.