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 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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Thanks to our local Craft Badger, Der Das, for getting the code emailed to me so I could update this, before I got home.
This was the weekend for yard sales, and it was kicked off by my church having a large indoor sale. The building was incredibly crowded. At first all I spotted was an old copy of Battleship and Trouble, but later found a table full of board games and puzzles, all dirt cheap.
This, everything intact and in good condition, 75 cents. My plan is to use a black sharpie to turn the 16 dice into Fudge dice (two sides +, two sides -, and leave two sides blank) and recycle the rest.
This, for 25 cents, in really good shape. Had no idea what it was, but it was in good shape. It is a Christian roll-and-move game, where you can "win" treasure cards that contain bits of Christian wisdom on how to be good and happy. This will go in the trade/sell/give away pile, and I will get some geekgold for scanning some components since there is only one photo in the system.
Couldnt find an accurate image. This was the combined SpongeBob Dominoes and Bingo set, in the plastic case with a SpongeBob hologram on the front. Bought it for my boys and they were like "eh" when I brought it home. $1.
After hitting several more yardsales without much success, we ended up at the local flea market. I found this for $2, complete, with the 10 figures. The components are in really good shape, the box has seen better days. I used to love clue back in my younger days, so I actually am interested in trying out this game with the DVD and the red magnifying glass. I'm not expecting much, but it could be fun with the right crowd.
My wife, her mom and I trekked into Dallas Saturday, to have lunch at a favorite restaurant and rummage through some of our favorite thrift stores. On the way in we swung through the Soul's Harbor thrift in Seagoville. Occasionally they have some interesting games, but today they were pretty bare. I found these on a distant shelf in the furniture room.
Two starter packs in shrink for $1.08
I entered the version for a GG, but otherwise, meh.
After lunch, and a drive through of the old neighborhood, we were disappointed at the DAV thrift in Irving. They had lots of versions of Trivial Pursuit and its clones, but nothing I needed to spend money on. Onward to Texas Thrift, where I found three items...
First is a 1959 copy of PIT. There is no representative image of the box I found. One of the small box editions, so no bell , but, I really like the cards with the traders on the face, and it has the Bull and Bear . Someone had cut through the tape and spilled the entire box contents into a tub of flashcard games, but I obsesively gathered and counted and reassembled the whole kit.
Good for a version and some image GG, too!
$1.98 + the governors tip @ Texas Thrift, Irving, TX
This old gem probably came from the same estate as the old PIT above. Great old edition illustrated. Clear boxtop is blown out at the corners, and has been further injured by a gross taping job. I have not performed the surgery required to open it up yet, so I haven't counted the cards, but I couldn't resist the style.