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I always look for the yellow Haba boxes. But it is rare to find them in Belgium. At the end of the market I saw two Haba boxes. And it was an old schoolfriend who sold them. A couple of years ago, I met him after more than 10 years in his service club. We were organising a gamenight for them. He got a little passion for boardgames by then. So he started playing with his children and he bought Haba games on my advice, he told me. And now, he sold them to me. Perfect condition. € 6.
It was $2.00 but unfortunately missing the player pawns (which I replaced), a Spell card (remains unidentified if anyone can help), and missing the Expanded rules sheet (if anyone has this I'd greatly appreciate getting a copy).
OverText is totally worth 100 units of imaginary, worthless currency
What the Hell else am I supposed to do with GeekGold?
Almost certainly not a very good game, but the components are great and it was worth $3.00 just for that. I do hope to try and play it with my son, but if that doesn't work out, I've still got those great components. Did I mention the great components?
Some of these -ology games have been on clearance recently at Target and Borders, and I was hoping to maybe see some dumped at thrift stores. I'd have preferred Dragonology (I like dragons) or Pirateology (my son loves pirates). But I guess I'll take this one. Complete and excellent condition.
1.99 at SAVERS. Someone must have sold their entire 3M game collection, as there must have been at least half a dozen besides ACQUIRE. But this one caught my eye because the box was in great shape. As I carried it to the cash register, I noticed the picture on the back was of the wooden tile version, with a date of 1962. Sure enough, it was the WOODEN TILE version - just the yellow board though, no world map. Stock certificates and money are in great shape!
Been having a dry spell lately, but today was particularly juicy. I'll start with the least impressive -- a beat up copy of the Mad Magazine board game. I remember having this as a kid and loving it. I forgot you had to do lots of crazy things. I doubt this will get much play, but for 95 cents I couldn't pass it up.
And my find of the day -- a complete copy of Wildlife Adventure for 45 cents. This is the precursor to one of my favorite Kramer games, Expedition. I've been looking for an English version, but an English WA is the next best thing. SweeT!