This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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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 boardgames/RPG's 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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A dozen or so 3x3 card protector sheets with cards, about 200 in all. No lands. Internet research indicates these are mostly from the Ice Age, Alliances, Mirage, Fourth Edition, and Fallen Empires sets. A few rares and uncommons, mostly commons.
I used to play this before any of these sets came out, but gave my cards away ages ago. Any value in these?
£3, from St. Nicholas Hospice in town yesterday. New edition (will need to upload photo of the box), complete and excellent condition (apart from a bit of celotape damage on the box). Sells well on the 'Bay even though prices vary from £5 for a used copy to £25 for a new copy
Also found this today at the Murray DI for $2. The box has a lot of dishing but the corners are intact and inside the parts are all nicely bagged up. I'm not into Buffy at all but I've had success trading this game in the past so I figured I would pick it up.
Picked up a copy of this at Salvation Army for $1.99. I have yet to crack the tape monkey efforts to determine the condition. It is definitely dished and very dusty. But I can't pass them up no matter the condition!
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Picked up one of those double-sided Carrom/Crokinole boards, with the plastic pucks and other pieces. Looks to be complete, with some of the parts clearly unused. It has the rule book for "More than 100 exciting and enjoyable games of fun and skill for the entire family". I will have to take the time to see if that is indeed the case. $4.00 at the DI.
FINALLY! I know it's a super common thrift find. But I have been looking for one of these. The MB edition will do just find. All the bits safe and sound. The board is a little but bumpy around the left hand fold, but nothing major. Payed too much, 5 bucks, but talked them down from 10 so I feel good on that one. Local CL seller.
Free from a co-worker that knows I like to play games with my kids. I love that guy! I need to find a good game to repay the favor, his kid is 11. Has anyone played Tiki Topple with that age of children? I just bought several copies and I thought maybe that would be a good game for them.
OK, I can't resist posting my Lautapeliopas web auction haul. I bid for 11 games, expected to get maybe two or three, and ended up with seven! Technically they don't constitute thrifting, but some of them are great bargains IMO.
First off, the 1st Crusade with card driven movement and a Wallenstein Tower, the most expensive one of the bunch at 5€ vgc. German version requiring some paste-upping, this is the one that I'm really itching to play ASAP.
After my staggeringly awesome spree at the Edge-U-Kids stall on Wednesday, I decided to stop by again today to see if there was anything else they got in on their last day. (The saleslady recognized me and asked "are you part of the games club?" I think she was referring to BGG fans. )
First off: Tower of Babel, five dollars, new in shrink.
Back to regular thrifting. The Parker version (except it's in Finnish of course) pictured, from Salvation Army for 1€. For some reason a lot of people seem to want this game. A bit worse for wear, rules missing, and I have no idea if all the bits are there since the counter mix isn't specified anywhere, but there sure is a lot of them.