This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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Another BGG purchase. Nice little 2-4 player abstract.
This game has absolutely the strongest and most secure piece-storage system I've ever encountered. If there's a nuclear war, only the cockroaches will survive, and they'll be amazed when they find the tiles of this game still securely in their clips.
Not the original version...but the "Party Box". It includes the original cards and the party box expansions. Anyway, we got it for 9.96 @ Half Price Books. I'm not yet a "professional thrifter" as I would classify some of you, so this is a good start to my "buy good games at great prices" strategy.
EDIT: This is in EXCELLENT condition. Not even any shelf marks on the box...and still has that "freshly printed" smell.
I went down to my local gamestore and there was 90% off everything in the entire store. unfortunately I found out about it late in the week and everything was picked over. Of the few things left I was able to get 2 copies of Bang for $2.70 each, the newest edition in the larger box.
Finally, I picked up Camelot for $2.40. Not familiar with this game either but I really like Drakon and Cave Troll so I thought I'd try another Tom Jolly game.
I really wish I found out about the sale earlier in the week so I could have cleaned up. All of the bigger games were taken by the time I arrived. I saw someone walking around with the fury of dracula game and it was only going to cost them $5. Next time. Still a very fun day for me.
May I pass along my congratulations for your great interdimensional breakthrough. I am sure, in the miserable annals of the Earth, you will be duly enshrined. -- Lord John Whorfin
10 Days in Africa $1.99
I have a copy, now I have one for sale/trade.
Took the day off to meet with an HVAC-skilled friend about some duct work, and have a dental appointment later today. My friend needed to reschedule for later and my dentist called in sick today. No worries, found a couple of good games and now I can take my daughter to gymnastics.
At the next stop I find this, When I was examining Cowabunga I see its designed Reinhard Staupe. And then when reading the back the tin for Blink who do I see as the designer? Reinhard Staupe. Weird. I don't usually follow game designers so finding two by the same designer in the same small town is odd.
At the first thrift shop I found International Challenge Curling. Upon inspection I see a mounted board for the curling rink and heavy metal disks for the curling rocks and a regular deck of cards that determine rock positions in the house. According to the box lid it was made in Winnipeg by Bruce Lobay.