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This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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$2 at an estate sale. It's the version pictured, Copyright 1937. Complete and in great shape, much better than the pictured copy. As a bonus it included a full color Parker Games catalog from about 1948.
$2 at an estate sale. I couldn't find a picture of the correct version but this a pre-Parker Brothers Darrow small equipment box version from 1934. The board is missing but the game is otherwise complete and the box is in great shape. This is the best game find of my life so far.
Complete with the board, this version would be worth roughly $2000 on the collector's market. Even without the board, it was an absolute steal at this price.
Finally found the last of my early thrifting regrets. Games I had left behind only to kick myself in the butt when I found out I should have thrifted it. I knew I would come across this again and refused to buy it on ebay even though they go pretty cheap.
The box was pretty dirty on the outside but the contents looked great. Granted they were strewn all about so I was not getting my hopes up on all the parts being there. To my surprise all pieces are there except for one green bus token .
Not too mention the great price. They have a overbundance of board games (mostly dregs) and I only paid $.50.
The charity store close to where I work usually has lots of very mainstream games on one of the shelves, but rarely anything interesting. However I usually pop in about once a week, and this week much to my surprise, found two Knizia small games for £2 each.
I quite like Tigris and Euphrates and didn't actually know there was this card game version of it. I'm going to read through the rules before deciding whether I want to keep it or not...
Finally, I found this at the same flea market with a different seller. Kind of pricey at $20 (talked down from $25), but it looks like it might have been worth it. The condition is pristine, with all of the components unpuched.
Not sure if I will keep this one or post on ebay.
The rules were missing, but found them here.
Same seller also had a pretty good copy of MB version of Conquest of the Empire, also for $20. I have never had any luck selling/trading the copy I already have so I left it behind.