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Went to my Goodwill because my favorite blonde cashier there is quitting, trying to move on with her life so she is going to work at the "no-kill" Humane Society about 20 minutes away. After hugging her and saying goodbye, I hunt through the shelves quick.
Now the one I was most excited about. I figured someone here would be interested in this 1967 abstract strategy game.
$1.99 in excellent condition, however missing about 2 of the chips and the rulebook. Downloaded the rules from the game's page.
Also, while I was there, I found a leapfrog twist-n-shout addition game for 99 cents that I'm sure I can make a few bucks on and a genuine Israeli Gas Mask for 99 cents. I put it on the counter and the lady says "oh are you going to paint something?". I was like, "ummmm this is not that kind of gas mask...".
A game called "Quarter Bouncers" backpack edition. It's basically a heavy basketball court board with a nice plastic hoop with a plexiglass backboard. Included are two "official quarter bounce" tokens and one soft-rubber mini basketball (supposed to have two).
Bought it mainly because I was in a rush, and it looked / felt like a dex game similar to Tumblin Dice. Not quite as fun as it, but interesting nonetheless.
$5 at VV Not yet inventoried, but at first look, I noticed to box was in bad shape and the cards were missing. I got it though because it was the version with the PLASTIC cubes. For some odd reason, it also had the board for Admirals in the box.
EDIT: found the missing cards hidden under the insert. Just missing the "Middle East" card.
Anyone have the Middle East card with this back except in GREEN?
Found another complete copy of this today for $2.00 at a newly discovered small thrift shop. They inventory the few games they get and all are complete.
I asked the lady what they did with their incomplete games and she said they threw them out. With a sad sigh I explained to her my hobby and how we help each other to complete games here on the geek and she not only put me on a list to call me when they get any games in, so that I get first dibs on them, but said that I can have any or all of the incomplete games for free.
I don't think they will get too many games beings a new and small place, but one never knows and I was quite excited about it. She then tells me that she has a game at home, that she bought for her young sons and that it was too difficult for them to learn. She was trying to remember the name of it and really thinks it's called "Railroad Tycoon" and that she would bring it in for me and give me a call. I said I am definitely interested in that one. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
I picked this up today at another little thrift store that, also holds games for me. Today the lady pulled this out from behind the shelf and handed it to me. It's the same one as pictured and was even in the box. I found a similar copy last week that was missing a tile, so figured even if it was incomplete I could complete my previous one. It turned out to be complete and looks like it was never even played. I paid $3.00 for this one.
Decided to stop in at Salvation Army before game night. I had a request for a Clue dagger, but the only extra weapons I had were a pipe and a rope. And there's almost always an incomplete copy or two here and at St. Vincent's (but they were closed already).
Sure enough, there's a copy of Clue. Took a look inside - parts are all bagged, and there is a stack of suspect sheets. A very well played game. Box corners split and repaired with masking tape.
And 100% complete. Go figure! But for $.94, I have no problem picking it up for parts.
Earlier in the week I had seen a copy of this - well, a box with the board, the instructions and some dough crumbs, marked at $1.54. While looking for Clue, I saw it again and went to move it - and realized it was ANOTHER one.
Snagged it off the shelf with my good arm and took it to inventory. This one is missing the can of green dough - lid is there, just no can - but I have a few left from restocking the last game.
Complete, one corner split, but very repairable. $1.54 at Salvation Army