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Stopped by my GW this afternoon. After having left yet another Risk 2210 ($6.99) and a jumbed up looking Clash of the Lightsabers ($5.99) yesterday, I was pretty pleased to see this on the bottom shelf. I am a sucker for Ideal games. Missing one of the foot pegs, but I can probably craft something to replace that. It was $5.99 plus tax.
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Slow Today and I saw this on the shelf and thought , "Well I do like NASCAR, when I can watch it..." So I picked it up for $2.99 at GW. After inventory I am missing the black 22 car and I am missing the card "If the Blue car finishes in the top 3 then collect $100,000 You are a sponsor for the Blue Car keep this card face down." And the box has a blown corner.
$1.99 at Goodwill along the the two following games.
It is one of those games that I know I will never play since it is hard to find players of equal skill level when it comes to trivia games, but I figured being a Fantasy Flight game, I should be able to trade it for something.
When I opened it, I realize that the trivia cards were still in shrink, so this has never been played.
Strangely, it does have 6 hobbits in (supposed to have 4), so I don't know where the extras came from.
It is actually my third copy, but I can now have two at school (since the students love the game). Maybe I will give it away as a prize or something.
EDIT: Missing one blue d10, all the carnage tokens, and the the two team play tokens. Given that I have already sent out my extra parts from other sets, I would be appreciative if anyone has a parts copy that they could help with.
I had a late week trip to San Antonio (from Ohio) last week that I really wasn't looking forward to. I had to go to a 6 hour compliance seminar which is similar to licking rat poison while play the Ungame. You spend most of the time dreaming of death.
Anyways, to make my trip a little better, I scouted out some Columbus, OH thrift stores that I could hit before heading over to the airport. I couldn't tell you exactly where I was other than they were all relatively close to Delaware and close to Rt. 23.
First stop yielded this game which I now have 5 copies of. Last Christmas I was gathering about $22-$25 but I probably need to quit buying these.
The next Goodwill was in Delaware on Rt. 23 and it is a beauty of a store. Inside was huge and they had vending machines inside the store!
The game selection was pretty solid too and it started with this game which was complete and in immaculate condition considering this box is almost always damaged. Not this one. The only 'problem' is that the styrofoam holders were missing. Otherwise in perfect condition for $3.
The last pick from the Delaware Rt. 23 Goodwill was this for $2. Unfortunately, for the first time picking this title up - it was missing 1 tile. I know it is still playable in this state, but I wouldn't mind picking up a tile anyway. I have other copies to play, so either way this may become a gift.
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Haven't had much time (or money!) to go thrifting lately. When I have, I haven't found anything worth my few pennies. We were over by the SA this afternoon where they were having a 50% off sale. I decided to take a chance on this, even though it was missing the rules. There is one review that gives a fairly decent outline, so I should be able to figure it out. looks like this may be the first edition, which means I should at least get some out of it. At least I will once I get a chance to snap some shots. 49 cents, complete except for rules.
Saw the Tuesday Morning tip on this and check for some in my area. Found 2 in the York, PA store, so I went down and picked them up for $4.99 each. Cool little game, but I need to find some exact rules on how to play. Looking on YouTube I see a number of different ways it is being played. Often these videos are in German. Total $10.59.
This only comes with the mat, 2 kickers, 2 goalies, 2 nets and 2 balls, there are no side rails with this set, but still worth it because I have never seen it anywhere.
Found this at a St. Vincent de Paul for 80 cents. Its in 'ludicrous' condition. Looks to be played only a couple times. The tiles are neatly placed into the corduroy bag beneath the turntable board, all nested into the original insert that fits everything snug.