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And finally also picked up this game for $12. Not really a great steal, indeed I'm not sure it even qualifies as a bargain, but it looked interesting so I bought it.
This guy also had multiple copies of Axis & Allies, 2004 edition for $16, and a whole slew of crap games, mainstream games, trivia games and war games that are probably really valuable but I am ignorant about them so don't know what to look for.
Thank you thrift gods! I have found a copy of Catan! It's open but unpunched - someone held onto this for a while without playing it. $1.34 at the church sale. Please thrift gods, hear my plea and direct me to some Seafarers or C&K!
OK, so I mentioned about the game I left behind that was listed on Amazon.com for $500? (Psephology)
I didn't have my van today, so I sent my son to pick it up. Waiting for it to be added to the data base, then I'll submit pictures. And if I can find any info on the company, publisher info as well.
After that, maybe I'll put it up on Amazon and undercut the other guy by 100 bucks or so.
It's a twist on a roll and move game where you decide how to use the numbers for movement - if you roll a 3 & 6, you can move 3, 6 or 9 spaces. Most of the spaces have modifiers, based on political events, that affect the number of votes you can win. The game has 2500 questions that test your US political knowledge.
Here's a sample:
*T/F A U.S. Civil Service employee who is a Republican automatically loses his job when a Democrat becomes President.
*If a governor believes that a convicted felon's Miranda rights were violated during the criminal's arrest, the governor may decide to grant the criminal a __________.
*Who did the Populist Party nominate to run against Republican Benjamin Harrison and Democrat Grover Cleveland in the 1892 presidential election? a) James G. Blaine b) James Weaver c) John Bidwell
*Give the maximum number of hours per day that a federal employee could work as a result of legislation that was passed by Congress in June of 1868.
Talk about a brain burner! All this for $1.54 at Salvation Army
edit: Game added to the database - now to add some photos!
And then there is this oddity, making its first appearance on this list. This is a pretty involved linguistics game where you can make your own language, and then people have to figure out your language rules. The rule book is 53 pages! Someone raided this for chips as most of them are missing, but all of the mats and other components are here.
I particularly like the publisher catalog that was included which brags about all of the professors and academics that created their games..but then among the gallery of their pictures is one "Lorne Greene, Actor and Lecturer, NBC Paramount Studios". Hmm...
$1.99 at VV. Gameboard has seen better days and is starting to split apart. Also missing the score chart and several commander minis. I'm counting on the spare parts resource list for help in completing this. I've thought all along that my choice of Risk LOTR (trilogy edition) as the Risk variant to keep in my collection but this version is giving me second thoughts. Oh well, might as well own both.
Got up early today - no kids so thrifting, thrifting, thrifting! 2 copies of Twixt, $1 each at church sale. Also had my first true run in with the Irritant Squad - some lady had Star Trek game 1992 "collectors" edition in her pile. I offered $5 on the spot, she refused cause she's an e-bayer and was going to start it at $20. I wouldn't have been annoyed if she had been a gamer. Just checked it out here though, and now I don't feel bad at all! Thanks BGG! The 2nd copy of Twixt will be donated to our local gaming cafe - The Haunted Game Cafe.