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On my way home from work this evening I stopped at the Sandy DI to drop off a load of previously thrifted games that have been clogging my shelves for months. (Sorry BLARF, but you were never going to be played.) Of course I stopped inside and grabbed one or two items.
First up was a copy of River Crossing, which is outside the scope of BGG since it is more of a puzzle then a game. I bought it for my nephews but sadly it is missing the lumberjack piece so it will probably end up getting rethrifted.
$1.00 at Sandy DI. Incomplete but what is there is fine.
Last thing of the day I picked up was a copy of this. I actually picked it up with the intention of sticking it in the trade pile but my wife said she wants to play it because the components are so cool. I've heard mixed reviews on this, one of our friends loves it but my wife's brother hates it... I guess we'll be trying it out and deciding for ourselves.
This is the first game I've brought home from a thrift store in some time that my wife wanted to play. Usually she just says things like, "You bought a game called BLARF!?"
$2.00 at Sandy DI. Complete and in Like New Condition.
Not my usual fare, but I've been looking to get a few more less-taxing games in my collection for those people that want a quick and easy filler, or for the younger demographic. Picked this up today for £2, inspired by the copy thrifted on this list earlier in the week.
Plus, I'm sure it'll look great sat on the shelf next to my copy of Prickly Pile-Up...
at the same car boot sale for 50 pence. It felt a bit weird buying a game with swastika's on the cover and on the cards, but according to the info on BGG the game is like an "improved version" of Escape from Colditz so probaly worth the 50 pence.
30 pence at the same car boot sale. Didn't really know the game, but I see it a lot in Shops so I bought it. After reading the rules, I realised it's just like the cardgame I played as a kid with a standard deck of cards called "Pesten" (in Dutch). So the 30 pence is really 30 pence wasted........
Ravensburger edition. Box has some wear. Contents great condition and complete except for missing Mr. X visor (not sure I'd want to wear somebody else's used visor anyway) and the rules (which I downloaded from BGG)