This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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On my way home from the doctor I swung by one of my 'outpost' Good Will and spy this amongst the toys. The box is mint, cards in cellophane, and all components present. My wife was so happy, this was number 2 on our want list. Keeper at $1.99.
I'd never seen this before and this week I see this is the second on the list found in Washington. Not my kind of game. This has already made its way to another thrifter's house in grateful exchange for some game parts.
GW, $2, complete but with minor damage to the backs of two tiles.
That's the problem with these cardboard versions. Any small rip or stain makes the pieces easily identifiable. The tiles could be put in a draw bag to make do. If anyone is interested in this version I'd be willing to trade it.
Hopefully with the change of seasons more games will be hitting the stores.
Picked this game up for about two bucks. As it's commonly referred to as "one of the worst 'games' ever created", you may be wondering why I bothered? Well, someone on the geek wrote a new set of rules that promises to make the game playable. For two bucks, I figured it was worth giving it a shot. I mean, the game does look cool...
Second thrift and another copy of Sharp Shooters. I've been seeing this pop up on here pretty often but hadn't ever seen it, and here I am finding 2 copies in one day... And that was only the beginning of my dice fest of a thrifting day. $4. St. Vincents
For whatever reason I felt I needed even more decent dice, and picked this up too. The box is aged, but the dice are still sealed and the tiles are unpunched. $4. St. Vincent de Paul Looks to be a decent yahtzee variant with no math or tedious score keeping.
For some reason I thought that I'd read this was decent... clearly I was mistaken, but for $1.50 it came with some sweet dice (see above posts) and 2 nice bags. Can't beat the components for the price. St. Vincent de Paul
Wow, what a weird little game! Made by Avalon Hill in 1985, it looks strangely like it wants to be a cool little euro game when it grows up. Just a couple hundred wooden cubes, and you're there! It's set in Yellowstone National Park, and it involves moving herds of different animals across the board while picking up food and avoiding predators. Cost me ten bucks at a used book store, and I definitely think it looks cool enough for ten bucks.
The classic! Now this is what thrifting is all about! I've been wanting to own this game for a while now, and this 1962 3M Bookshelf Series edition looks great next to the Bookshelf edition of Feudal I picked up a few weeks ago. Ten bucks in MINT condition at a used book store. I can't wait to start ruining all the vintage components with my greasy grubby fingers.
I'm gonna keep signing my posts so just let it go already.
So a buddy of mine pops in today and says he grabbed something for me at a garage sale. 3 boxes of Warhammer 40K stuff. Mostly painted, fairly well, and tons of bit and goodies. There is a lot of older lead in here too. Basing material, Citadel paints, still good, and tons of other crap. There are 2 Dreadnoughts hidden in there! How much? $10. Well, $10 and the pair of underwear I ruined when he showed me and told me what he paid for it. I have been dragging this guy into a GW with me every time we are near one for almost the 5 years I've known him. Today I lucked out as he happened to be at a garage sale and when he saw this stuff he though, "I know just the geek who would love this crap." It was marked $20 but he knew the people running the garage sale and they let him have it for $10. The moral of the story? Teach the non believers well and send them out into the world to help do you're hunting for you!
$6.96 - haven't inventoried it yet but I have a parts copy already so many between the two I'll be able to make a complete copy. I did see the playing mat and other items from the game but also I saw the Weapons & Warriors Castle Seige instructions so I'm a bit worried of what exactly I'll find when I get to sorting the minis