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Your Thrift Store/Bargain Finds 08 - 14 September 2008
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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.

Last week's list:
Check out the quality and quantity of last week's loot.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/34340

The Thrift Find of the Week:
Admire the selections of the all-knowing and infallible judges of thrift.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/27970

The Thrift & Bargain Dumpster™:
Is there treasure to be found among dead rats and ungames?
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/34342

Strange bonuses in thrift purchases:
Find something unexpected in a thrift purchase? Share your stories here.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/20949

Our GeekGuild:
The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters.
Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Do mind the stacks of prized games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Be sure to bow before our King Krazygit I, and pay your due respects to previous Kings EvilTimmy I and Blackwind I.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/193

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151. Board Game: The Korean War [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:1554]
Jeff Sharp
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Columbus
Ohio
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Most of the games in this lot were individually priced as either $1, $2, or $3, with really no rhyme or reasons other than it looked like a 7 or 8 year old's writing on affixed tag.
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152. Board Game: Pacific War [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:1208]
Jeff Sharp
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Another Victory Games item.
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153. Board Game: Tactics (25th Anniversary Edition) [Average Rating:5.87 Overall Rank:8433]
Jeff Sharp
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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And now for the first of 10 AH titles in the lot.
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154. Board Game: Victory in the Pacific [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:866]
Jeff Sharp
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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This box was probably in the worst shape.
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155. Board Game: Battle of the Bulge [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:2836]
Jeff Sharp
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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3rd of 10 AH titles
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156. Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:948]
Jeff Sharp
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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4th of 10 AH titles
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157. Board Game: The Guns of August [Average Rating:5.67 Overall Rank:7644]
Jeff Sharp
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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5th of 10 AH titles
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158. Board Game: Panzer Leader [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1494]
Jeff Sharp
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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6th of 10 AH titles
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159. Board Game: Panzerkrieg [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:3785]
Jeff Sharp
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Another AH title
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160. Board Game: Firepower [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:3213]
Jeff Sharp
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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And another.
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161. Board Game: Luftwaffe [Average Rating:5.48 Overall Rank:9793]
Jeff Sharp
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Columbus
Ohio
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And another.
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162. Board Game: The Train Game [Average Rating:5.36 Overall Rank:9185]
John Stout
United States
Syracuse
UT
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Found this at the Train Museum in Sacramento Ca.

Im on vacation and was visitin Old Town Sac.

This was 4.99.

They had the die seperatly for .93 each. So this was essentially buy 5 dice get one free. So I bit.

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163. Board Game: The Generals [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:4412]
George Kinney
United States
Bellefontaine
Ohio
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Goodwill, $3.99. Box is rough but intact, board and bits are immaculate and complete. Electronics functional, just missing the original rule-sheet.

The local store has had a massive influx lately, a clerk told me that some older fellow had dropped off a whole car load of old games. Unfortunately, its all crap.

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164. Board Game: War and Peace [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1574]
Jeff Sharp
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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And so finally I list this last item.

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?
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165. Board Game: Sorry! Sliders [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1056]
Alan Reeve
United States
Geneva
Illinois
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Complete for $2.99. Opened, but looks unplayed as some pieces are unpunched. Have been considering this for awhile and $2.99 was more than enough to tickle my buying bone.
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Alan Reeve
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Geneva
Illinois
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$.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).
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167. Board Game: Rummikub [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:1401]
Juan José Fernández Quiroga
United States
Fort Wayne
Indiana
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Wasn't a good week for me... I found this (complete and in great shape)...
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168. Board Game: Topple [Average Rating:5.03 Overall Rank:10775]
Juan José Fernández Quiroga
United States
Fort Wayne
Indiana
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and this (complete and in excelente shape)...
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169. Board Game: Let's Go Shopping [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Juan José Fernández Quiroga
United States
Fort Wayne
Indiana
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and this (missing 4 cards) all for $2000 chilean pesos (about U$4)
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170. Board Game: Z Game [Average Rating:5.20 Unranked]
MCLizard
Netherlands
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Local Goodwill shop, E 0,50
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171. Board Game: Hangman [Average Rating:4.13 Overall Rank:11033]
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I saw the 25 cm skeleton, and just couldn't leave it behind at E0,50...
 
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172. Board Game: The Great Balloon Race [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:4067]
rich steed
United Kingdom
Stoke-On-Trent
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went back to see if this was still at the store where I found Tac Air - it was so I picked it up - complete but the cards are well used.

£1.50
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173. Board Game: Taboo [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:1362]
rich steed
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£1.00 for Taboo- only picked it up as it was cheap and looked to be in excellent condition - it is but no rules
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174. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1551]
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I picked up 2 games a local thrift store today, and neither of them is in the database.

Firstly

Allo... Docteur?

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)

cost: 2 euros.

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175. Board Game: Exago [Average Rating:5.55 Overall Rank:8999]
Tom O'Keefe
United States
Richmond
Virginia
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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.
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