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Got this in a lot of 6 items from Craigslist, but this was the only item of note. I paid $15 for the lot, but took the other stuff straight to GW. So you can argue that that I paid $15 for this or that I paid $2.50 for each item. Your call.
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The tallest mountains, the darkest forests, the deepest deserts, the oldest books, there you will find the stone.
1965 Booby Trap in fantastic condition. Only thing wrong is two corners are broken, other than that it looks as new as a 1965 game can, I don't even know if the game was played because the varnish on the wooden trap is still shiny!
$2 on my way home - Normally I would have passed this by, but I don't believe in coincidences.
Got an interesting tape set too, called Creating Your Own World, its "Hooked on Hypnosis" for kids. If its half as good as it looks, I'm gonna play it a lot for my daughter.
Found Torres today at the West Jordan DI for $2. Excellent condition. The box is very similar to the one in the picture except the Rio Grande Label is in the middle at the bottom and there is no award label.
I found a HEAVY box of this for 3.50 at a local goodwill. It was missing the 4 footballs(dang these looked cool), and all the players....(I will play mine with meeples and other things I find to replace the players...there will be wood!), and all the rulebooks for this.
In turn there is an extra board, sideline indicator, football with numbers around it, ruler, a yellow 9, 6 red re-rolls, 6 blue re-rolls, 2 extra dugouts, 2 extra blood bowl dice, extra blue score indicator, extra human and orc team cardboard, 2 extra blood bowl cardboard references, and a full set of extra star players.
Inside was this complete without the manual and both leader re-rolls.
There is also an almost complete extra set of star players(shy of Horkon Heartripper and Varag Ghoul-Chewer), 3 extra trophies(no extra mythril) and an extra cardboard reference sheet.
Overall very decent for the 3.50 overall from Goodwill(I think the cashier thought I was cute so she just gave it to me half off). Also I shop there a lot so she recognized me. Guess it pays to shop at the same thrifts a lot....and don't look like all dirty either and you will get benefits.
Some other stuff was included as a bonus (Troll #5,Games Workshop catalog and Warhammer rules cardboard reference).
On the way home today, I hit the Goodwill for the half off sale they had today. Sadly, their games shelf was even more barren than usual. Happily, it is also bare of the Cheers game that was taking up valuable space for many a month!
The Sal just down the street was the next stop, and it appears we're having a price war going on today! Major manager's specials, including All Toys 99 Cents. I'm seeing that sign up more often than not lately -- they may as well just price everything a dollar and be done with it!
So what is new today? Well, there's this guy. And I *should* know better, but it's a Bookshelf game. They're just so good looking. I just can't quit them.
Challenge Gold at Pebble Beach. $1 at the Salvation Army Thrift Store.
Also on the shelf was this little roll and move jobbie with a neat gimmick. At the $3 asking price I'd be tempted to leave this behind, but for a buck it's a no brainer. Plus it involves gold, which is practically like money, which my son LOVES. I have every confidence that he could be a banker when he grows up. And with his nature, I'm certain that he would bring some integrity back into the industry. Either that or he'll get eaten by the sharks. But please don't tell him that are are sharks in banks -- he's not quite grasped the concept of metaphor yet.
Anyway, the bits are quite nifty, and the scale is a cool gimick. I'm not sure how good the game will be, and I have low expectations. But at a dollar, I'm going to get more than my money's worth out of this one.
And finally, a trip to the Value Village brings up another kids' game. It's simple, it's cute, it's a Ravensburger. In short, it's hard to resist.
Heck, I think I've stopped even *trying* to resist for quite some time now...
Anyway, for three bucks it's well worth it, and I've already gotten some solid time in with the little girl. We've had a great time with this just before dinner tonight. I'm sure it will come out quite often in the next few months.
My first week back to work, and I'm shut out all week long. Stopped by the VV on the way home, and saw this, sitting on the rack to be put out on the shelves. Thrift store regulation fascists, take note, I did not bogue it off of the rack! Instead I followed the guy from the housewares to the games, waiting for him to pick it up, when I offered to "help him with that". $2.17 Box at least is in sweet shape, haven't opened it up yet.
Got this off of Craigslist for $10.In great condition besides a little minor caving on the bottom. Happy to get this, I've been wanting it for a while so excited to get it. Kinda scary though that with this one I've gotten 6 new to me games since last Saturday. So much for trying to keep the collection from growing too much eh?
1972 edition, components still bagged. $1.38 at local GW. A good first week of "thrifting"...and I still spent less than one retail game.
A sad gaming story...a co-worker came in after her lunch and reported "I went shopping for games for my boyfriend!". What was in her bag? Monoply and Sorry. Retail. For a 24 YO. I cried. I tried to talk her in to some "gateway" games, but she was convinced this is what he would want. Sad. I am bringing in Blokus and Carcassone to try over lunch next week. Wish me luck!