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Spent the weekend visiting my mom in Missouri. We decided to take a day trip to Branson because my wife & sister wanted to shop some scrapbook stores. Mom wasn't thrilled about slogging around a scrapbook store, so she got to help navigate my way around Branson searching through the thrift stores.
Just off the main strip we located a new store. I nabbed this for $3 for the simple reasons that it MIGHT sell between now and Christmas and I HAD to justify my trip.
A couple of things about Branson: 1) It's always busier than you expected 2) You had better learn the back roads or you're gong nowhere.
My lovely wife let me borrow her iPhone so I was able to map things out and we made pretty good time. Sadly, the bulk of the thrifts were near downtown, on the other side of Highway 65, meaning we had to get on the main drag to get across.
Once across, we hit the C.A.T.S. thift, nothing; Big Bros/Sis, nothing; Off brand thrift, nothing; Salvation Army, found this under a stack of Trivial Pursuits.
I inquired about the cost and was told $1. I inspected it and it has the rules and all the cards, but no die and no stones. In addition, the box was completely smashed. The sales lady let me have it or 50 cents.
We then went to the Re-Tail Shoppe where I grabbed 8 old paperbacks from the 40's-50's for a quarter each. I then snapped a few photos of neon motel signs that I hadn't seen before, so all in all, a good run.
$1.99 at GW. Just to further the "how many Risk versions are there", these 2 Risks came in together. Both had the exact same box except one has a blue bottom box. Blue bottom game came with 2 sets of "short rules" and 2 sets of "regular rules" with Parker Bros. signature as a Logo. White bottom came with 1 set of normal rules only with the parker bros. "whirlpool" logo on it. Blue box cubes are more milk-wash painted, Other box's cubes are brilliantly painted. 2 different backs for cards/boxes.
Laugh all you like, but I was ecstatic to find this. I actually hope to play it. The bits are great looking and the order 66 rule sounds interesting. The yellow army was still in shrink. There was a printed pdf of the original risk rules in the box. Apparenlty they never even tried the new Star Wars rule set, as the d8's were still in shrink.