This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
These lists may start empty but as always: add your items.
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 games 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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So the question is, with this find do I try and give up this addiction and simply enjoy the game collection I've steadily built over the last couple years through trades and occasional outright purchases to the point that my want list is negligible? I've had a good 18 months of thrifting since I caught the bug and a particularly solid summer (picking up such items as Star Wars Epic Duels; History of the World and Advanced Heroquest all within about a mile or two of my house.
I suspect the thrifting gods will punish me in the coming months after this particular find so it might simply save me a lot of frustration and time to walk away from this addiction now and simply work to unload my bounty and then outright buy the last few games I seriously want or wish for.
On the other hand, when you are on a roll why stop?
$.99 for a Star Trek game with a five digit collectors edition number authorized by The United Federation of Planets has to be a deal! The game is complete and appears to be unplayed... well, maybe they played with the box as that's seen better days... but the sticker sheet only has one sticker peeled off and that was apparently an accident (the sticker was still in the box).
I picked up 2 games a local thrift store today, and neither of them is in the database.
I confess that the first reason that this caught my eye was because of the publisher, it is such a funny name I knew my kids would appreciate it and so it was a definite purchase before I had opened the box.
The theme is also a good one for us as one of my sons is working towards going to medical school
This has turned out to be a nice little game, it comes with stethoscope, thermometer, and other assorted 'doctor bits' and even a little doll (the patient)
Got this for 0.75 at Fantastic Thrift today... looks boring, despite being nominated for the oh-so-prestigious "Speelgoed van het Jaar" in 2004. It looks to be essentially Connect Four with hexagons. However, it comes with 48 clear plastic hexagon pieces begging to be cannibalized into my next bad game prototype.