This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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And today, while driving home from errands, I had an urge to follow a yard sale sign. Drove past and saw games. U-turn and parked, walked up, and saw this Gamemaster edition of Axis & Allies for $1!!! Gladly paid the asking price.
“Games give you a chance to excel, and if you're playing in good company you don't even mind if you lose because you had the enjoyment of the company during the course of the game.” ― Gary Gygax
$5 10th Ave Antique Mall Cambridge, OH
One of the must finds on my list! Also, another Sid Sackson for my collection! Box is in decent shape, contents great. Didn't count all the beads, but there looked to be at least 75% of them there. Cards feel a bit grubby, but I think that will be just a bit of cleaning won't fix. A discovery kids version, will have to check if it is special edition or not.
This was an exciting find. I did find some other interesting games, but I left them for whomever is passing through. I saw Milles Bourne and several OLD Monopolies, AvHill Railroad game called "Dispatcher", and Electronic Generals game were all there. Too many to count, but I got a nice panoramic picture for those interested.
Took the boys to get new phones this afternoon - let them upgrade courtesy of my game sales (yea, Mom!). So, since Goodwill is just across the street, I headed over there and let them sit there to figure out all the goodies while I made a quick check of the games.
Found this one first. Neat little game - looks like they thought about playing once and got as far as cutting the sheet in half then gave up. This will go into the tub in the Scout trailer for campouts.
Passed by this one twice before I realized it was a game. I have a co-worker who is always looking for nice games for her grandkids - and I think this will fit the bill nicely.
I started out giving her Elephant Ride. She kept saying she didn't know there were games like that out there. So, when I picked up a copy of Ravensburger's 4 First Games she happily bought it.
Monday, I will take in Rivers, Roads & Rails, Junior Labyrinth and this ($1.99 at GW) to see if she'd be interested. Jr. Labyrinth may actually go to another co-worker (the "recovering" Star Trek addict I keep causing to slip ) for his son and daughter.
I love that this has cooperative as well as competitive rules.
Have laid low on thrifting the last week when realized my thrifting time was almost equal to my playing time. Decided to hit a couple of yard sales today as it is Hippie Christmas right now - Aug 1st is start of most leases in a college town so generally good free pick up weekend as folks move. Pulled up to the yard sale and see it sitting on the front table. I could tell that it was either this or Tikal. Hurriedly start unstrapping the kids from their car seats. 1st daughter is out of the car. Youngest daughter looses her sandal - needs to put it on RIGHT NOW. I look up - a bearded patriarch of a family of three is walking towards the table. C'mon kid get your sandal put on, quick out of the car... Bearded patriarch is at the table - reaches for it... Sandal on, daughter is grabbing at toy in car - I refrain from yelling out"Hands off Grizzly Adams! That game is MINE! 2nd daughter is out of the car... Bearded dude has reached past and is examining a vase instead. Dragging kids I reach the table, grab Mexica see it priced for $2 and offer $1 and asking if it's complete. Girl at sale looks at me, says it should be complete, she's never played it and will accept my 1 dusty wrinkled likeness of G. Washington for it.
I also got one of those teaching chess sets for 50 cents at a garage sale in Plano, TX. I was paging through the 87 pages of pictures hoping I could find the copy I bought, when I knocked my glass of water over on my husband's laptop. Ack! We turned it upside down right away, and it is a 24 hour quarantine period. I am not exactly in the dog house, because he is a kind man, but I feel dreadful.
Haven't been out much at all lately, but I was inspired by "the list" and a few local finds to make an abbreviated run. Grabbed another one of these, $3.99 at GW. Not quite the cash cow they are during the winter months but I'll still take it. Complete (that's a first) and in near mint condition.
OK, my wife and I sold our office furniture for a good amount; I then found a mid-century desk as a replacement for pennies compared to the set we sold. What we don't have is a filing cabinet, so I hit several thrifts looking for a decent 3-4 drawer lateral one. No luck, but over my travels I found 2 games in shrink... If they didn't have resell value, I woudl have skipped them. First this was $6.90 at Village Thrift. Higher than normal, but still well below what I can sell it for...
BTW, should have mentioned this is in ludicrously in-shrink condition.
And this one for $3.93 at Unique. I stood in shock! Who gets a game like this and then never opens it? Maybe a teen... WOW! As a teen I would have at least opened it; oh wait I'm a geek.
BTW, your First Citizen would like to make an announcement: I have a new license plate: BRDGME on VMI plates here in VA. Almost as cool as the plates on my Kia Soul (VMI86).
PS - if you see an Orange Murano with VA plates NAUSSIE, please report it to the police, it was stolen from the dealership where we had dropped it off for a service. The suspect walked in the morning after we dropped it off and took the unattended key and drove off with it.