Our GeekGuild: The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters. Please mind the stacks of games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze, thank you. Be sure to bow before our King, EvilTimmy I, and pay your due respects to last year's King, Blackwind I. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/193
The Order's Anthem: Sing along with our thrifty theme song...
Found another one of these at a GW. Quick chk - appears complete. $.53. I've played this a couple of times with my wife and daughter. It's a fun little game that we pull out every once in a while. This one will go in the trade/sell/ebay pile.
Also at the same GW. this one, again for $.53. Appears complete. Not sure if all the money is there. Will have to compare to the one I have in my collection. Another one I haven't had the pleasure of playing yet. Will have to give it a try.
And lastly, I picked this up. $1.68 at another GW. The batteries were in and it did seem to work. It still needs a thorough testing to make sure it's not screwed up somewhere in the program. Thought I was going to have one to add to the database. But, as usual, someone had alerady had it in there. Amazing how many of the games I find, that I have never seen before, are already in the database. The three other places I chkd out were a wash. Oh well. There's always tomorrow.
Zendo fan, Columbus Blue Jackets fan, Dominion Fan. These are 'permanent microbadges' to free up space on my microbadge row
I found the Quoridor Travel edition for $0.90 plus tax. The bits are smaller and there are no little starting slots for the walls, but it plays the same as the full-sized game (with exactly the same rulebook).
OverText is totally worth 100 units of imaginary, worthless currency
What the Hell else am I supposed to do with GeekGold?
I don't know anything about this game and don't plan to play it. But when I saw two boxes of Heroes of Azeroth on the shelf, I grabbed them. Turns out they had already been opened, but for $5 it seemed like a good deal.
Cards are NRMT-MT, with only a few showing some edge wear (a couple dings or imperfections), and they do not appear to have been used--just looked at.
Here's the breakdown:
About 500 commons (some are duplicates, obviously, but I didn't break it down that far). About 150 uncommons (green text). About 50 uncommons (green text) double-sided, I presume these are major leaders. About 25 rares (purple text). About 50 UDE points cards.
That is, indeed, about two boxes worth by my count.
Tastes of Siege is my new game for the Children's Game Design Contest
When I was out and about today I found my second copy of this. The first copy I gave to my brother-in-law. I picked this up because I remembered it having some trade value. I remembered wrong... When I got home I checked BGG and only two people are listed as wanting it. Not a lot of eBay value either as there is someone selling three copies for $1.00 each right now. If anyone here wants a copy, let me know. Will sell or trade for very cheap.
May I pass along my congratulations for your great interdimensional breakthrough. I am sure, in the miserable annals of the Earth, you will be duly enshrined. -- Lord John Whorfin
I'm returning to work (part time for a few weeks, full time in December) after six weeks of family medical leave for the boys.
My wife wanted to get pictures for announcements done before I started back, so we made an appointment for first thing this morning. After pictures (my boys are lady killers at six weeks - watch out world) we spent some leisurely time at the mall. I'd intended to build in a couple quick thrift stops on the way home - but alas, it wasn't meant to be. I begged for a quick five minute stop (at a store that's been horribly dry for me this year - but beggers can't be choosers) and my wife agreed.
Saw this new version of AH Diplomacy - unpunched and mint - right off, for $1.99. I was about to rush to the register and out to my waiting family when an imporant thrifting rule came to mind.
Went Elk hunting last week with my buddy Seth (WitheredHand) Howard in Central Oregon. Yes, Elk Hunting... So you can all write comments on how Hunting is cruel and we should all eat trees and grass And for all of you that don't like hunting but still eat meat; I do my own killing.
Anyways, enough ranting. We had some of the most success thrifting we have had.
First off is Adeptus Titanicus for $2. I stepped in the door, pointed behind the counter and asked if I could see that box before Seth even had a chance to adjust to the darker environment in the store.
So I'm talking with my wife on the phone when hit the GW in Redmond on the way home. I'm leaning down looking at games just when I see the words RoboRally, Shawn yells it out, I grab it and the box below which was....