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Wow, two finds in a single week! Crazy time here at my VV. goodwill still basically out of action. Hit the VV and see this hiding on the back wall, under the random toys and crap they have there. See that picture on the left there? Put a graffiti-styled "tag" on there in black magic marker, and you have what I found
Also, the back spine of the plastic board is cracking and starting to come apart. Oh well, for $3.24, I'm not going to complain too much.
Went into Half Price Books, though didn't expect much since the prices are higher than thrift stores. $4.98 is a bit higher than I like, but it was a Knizia I didn't have, so I went for it. Complete...
This was the PotC 3 in 1 Pirates Games Collector's Edition with this, chess and checkers. $4.28 at Coralville GW. Box has some issues and no rules, but otherwise complete. I remember reading the chess sells on it's own?
When I found this at the shop, I immediately thought of this guy in my gaming club. He's so inept as a Magic player that I might just give him the decks and say, "Look, you obviously need to relearn this game, so here's one on me." The look on his face should be priceless.
Original Alary games edition, at VV for only $2.99. Sold!
Some nice chap drew pencil lines down the middle of each letter on the cover, suppose I'll have to figure out a way to move this along even with the defacement. Oh well, it's a good gift game so that shouldn't be too hard.
$2.99 at Value Village. I've been on the lookout for one of these, either 13 or 1313, since reading about them here. I've passed on a couple of the "13" version recently because the contents weren't in super shape, and I'd heard alot about broken traps.
Today I found this version, only rubber banded, and opened it up in-store to look. The cards and pawns were nicely bagged, that was a good sign. Rules present, another good sign. I referred to the rules and it looks like all the major trap pieces are there too, and look like they are in good shape. So I took the plunge. Also in the box there is a little metal pig figure, which doesn't seem to be part of this game. I'll try to do a full inventory at lunch and see if the pig is replacing some missing part, or just an extra bonus (I did check and the original boar's head trap is there, so it's not replacing that!)
From reading about the differences between 13 and 1313, I think this is the version I would prefer anyway, so I am a happy thrifting camper today. Might see if the kids want to play this with me tonight!
EDIT - Another kind geek has emailed me to tell me that the metal pig is indeed part of this game, as he falls onto a victim's head as part of the safe trap.
Scored at the C.H. Booth Library Sale in Newtown on the $5 a bag sale as part of a bag of a other things. So probably averaged out to around $.30
I'm a rare book dealer by trade and I originally grabbed this as a play I was unfamiliar with. Usually unknown plays from Samuel French publishers are worth grabbing as they produce a lot of original works for theatres of all sizes in New York.
Once I got it home to do more research I realized this isn't just a play, its a game! a depression era game!
It seems to be an early version of "how to host a murder" type games, just written by actual playwrights and intended for a small theatre company. The scenarios range for short one act plays to once that have up to six scenes.
So had to create new entry for it on BGG yesterday. I haven't finished doing research yet, but wasn't finding any data on this anywhere, so unsure of value yet.
Item is in very good condition. If it weren't for the rust on some staples in the binding, you'd swear this had been published in the last few years.
$2 at the Madison Savers on the east side. Complete and in good shape, including the football die and the metal football. This Savers seems to have lowered the price on their games. Odd, but good.
This box and insert are in much better shape than my other copy. Now to figure out if I want to paint up a couple of other teams (Packers and Bears?), parting out the rest of the pieces, or see if someone else is interested in owning a copy of this.