This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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1983 Ravensburger 2nd edition, as shown. $2.99 at VV.
I inventoried the board, logbook, rules, and small-count tiles (such as starting location tiles, black tiles, and double-move tiles) in the store. Didn't count the other transportation tiles, but there are a lot of them so it will definitely be playable if a couple are missing. Board is split along one fold, again playable.
Fun bonus in the box: the fold-out-to-newspaper size 1983/84 Ravensburger catalog, in German. Made me extra glad I chose this version instead of the Milton Bradley version also in the store.
I now have thrifted three of the big, closer to mass-market games that show up frequently on these lists: this one, 1313 Dead End Drive, and Powerpuff Girls (Saving the World Before Bedtime). Not interested in Buffy, but would like to find a Ghost Party. And I still plan on finding a 3M Acquire sometime too!
Naturally after buying a copy from a fellow thrifter, I find a copy a week later for $5. Oh well, the copy I bought earlier was unpunhced. My FLGS has had one of these on their vintage shelf for months at about $29.
I almost forgot Mayfair used to publish war games. Looked like a nice little wargame $5 in the same haul. My mom has a fascination with the middle east history, so I'm thinking I can sucker her in for a game just based on the setting.
EDIT: Actually she just bought a full set of drums.......I'm pretty sure she'll be up for anything now.