This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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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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$2.92 at VV or Unique on University in Silver Spring. Snuggled near a brand-new (not in shrink, but not sure it ever was) copy of the base game of Khet itself, which I left. (Too big, I already gave a copy to my nephew, and someone else might be able to use for a gift). This will probably go on the sale or trade pile.
$3 at DI. Twice. I know it's not the deluxe edition, but figured it might give me a small return. Unfortunately, one of the boxes had a ripped up box bottom that I didn't realize til I was placing it in the car. So, unless someone in the valley has a parts copy that they're willing to part with the bottom box portion... I have a complete parts copy if anybody needs pieces. Just GM me.
$2 at DI. Version pictured. Picked it up to . I'll be keeping the tokens, the houses/hotels, the scrabble tiles, and the board. So... I have a lot of mini monopoly pieces if anybody wants them (deeds, money, chance, etc).
On a related note -- any really good PnPs that you think might be a good use of the wooden board/box? I have some ideas but am looking for input.
At lunchtime today I invaded The Underwriter's turf at Cave Creek Road and had a look at the GW there. Not much, but this was $1.50 with my old guy discount. Missing the tokens and a couple of deeds and the box was a bit bettered; but maybe I can learn something about New York (he says to himself hopefully).
Despite not feeling well today at all, I was forced out of the house to attend to a minor legal matter, and while I didn't feel up to doing any "real" thrifting, my return route from the courthouse went right by a teeny shop that I rarely visit because they are so small and have hardly ever had anything I wanted.
Today they actually had a few games, on a little table outside to make room for them. I found the pictured version of Crosstrack, which is a smaller travel-sized edition. It was $1.49 and in nearly perfect condition inside and out, only missing the rules.
Scooby Dooby Clue, I found you / You've got the parts I need now. Scooby Dooby Clue, I found you / Now on to ebay you'll go now.
$2.99, Goodwill - only one pewter weapon, but I have the full set from my other copy. Now I have all of the cards, and extra sheets to include in my first copy.
I'll have some parts left over for this if people need them, including 4 of the Scooby gang cards for Betrayal pimping (no Velma), to whoever claims them first! (Spare Parts List posters get first crack)
Almost didn't even look at this because the box was really battered; but needed to move it to have a look at a couple of games beneath it. The weight of the box intrigued me so I broke my personal policy and sliced open the tape with a car key. Immediately obvious was a fairly large zip lock bag of cards and tokens from some game I'd never seen before. There were also 5 dice and a couple of Clue weapons and cards floating around as well as the board. The "bag of crap" looked like it would give me $1.50 worth of amusement.
While waiting for my friend to run into Subway to get our lunch, I pawed through the bag and identified some very nice "plastic" covered money with White Star on it so I immediately thought the stuff was part of some sort of Titanic game and, sure enough, at home research showed that it belongs to The Titanic Game so if anyone needs some cards or tokens for the game, they are probably in that bag.
Also on the table was this one. It was $1.12 and in perfect, probably unplayed condition. It is also missing the rules, but I have another copy from which I can photocopy the rules before running this out to eBay.
And with my two quick little finds, I'd had enough fun for one day and was only too glad to head home and heat up some chicken noodle soup.
$2.99 at the Goodwill and they were having a sale on all toys/games at 50% off, so $1.50!!!! Everything is there and the condition still looks great! All the components were in nice ziplock baggies. Even the cards were bagged and wrapped up.
Part of the Ticket to Ride buy! This was $1.99 and then with the 50% off was only a $1.00. This was in excellent condition! I also picked two kids Gamewright games, Chomp! and Step To It! Both of these were $.99 each so I got them for a $1.00 total. I spent a total of $3.50 for 4 games!