This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
These lists may start empty but as always: add your items.
Put in what you consider a bargain, tell us how much you paid and the place you got it from. Bargains can be thrift store finds or any second-hand purchases or discounted boardgames bought new. Don't forget to add your encounters with the Thrift Store Irritant Squad™ and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
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Our GeekGuild: The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Do mind the stacks of prized games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Be sure to bow before our King Great Mazinga, and pay your due respects to previous Kings minionhunter I, Krazygit I, EvilTimmy I and Blackwind I.
Almost 2 of everything in the box except the 12 page Rule book and the 20 page bioborg book missing and I paid 50 cents for it. Anyone know where to get the 12 page Rule book and the 20 page bioborg book?
So I went back to the store thinking I would find the instruction manual and lucky for me that I did (no I didn't find the instructions) I found more chits that belonged to the game - The blue color was the only color short on chits. So I took some of the spares and inked them blue.
Thanks to TrashGameLover who emailed me a copy of the instructions and the bioborg book I now have a 100% complete copy and I'm ready to bring it to my next group game day.
Thank you again TrashGameLover for not only getting me a copy but doing it in just a couple of days. Your time doing it was well worth the GG.
Found a bag of about 300 of these for $2.99. Included 13 unopened booster packs and about 150 loose cards. My wife won't touch magic: the gathering cards, but she likes Harry Potter. Any chance this could be a gateway drug? Had never even heard of this before.
Last Christmas my bro-in-law was looking to buy this game for a friend that really liked it. He ended up paying $20 for it on ebay. I found it for $1.99 at Savers tonight, so had to pick it up. Not sure I'll even like it, but thought it was worth a try.
The production of Hoffman lenses is incumbent upon all true scientists
The tallest mountains, the darkest forests, the deepest deserts, the oldest books, there you will find the stone.
My wife found these on Tuesday or Wednesday I think. Its snowing and I couldn't get to the MBGM.
She found a couple others last week, Risk with minis, Splat, and such. Just no time to post, let alone thrift. I hope to pick up the habit again next year sometime. Right now I'm to busy making new drugs that will hopefully get my research grant funded and end the search for the holy grail of opioid chemists, the "non-addicting narcotic analgesic". Actually I would rather the latter than the former. So if I had one Christmas wish, it would be that my compounds work out.
I totally forgot all about having this game when I was a child, until I saw it sitting there on the shelf in the GW store. I had to have it, just for that reason alone. It turned out to be complete and in really nice shape for it's age and only cost me $2.99.
We actually played a game of it the other night and it's not a bad little filler game for 3-4 players. It seems a little unbalanced with two players though. I'm very happy to have found this game again.
Woohoo! I just picked up one of these last week that was missing a few marbles, so was very happy to find another one this week. Turns out this one was complete for $2.00. I'm thinking of combining the two of them to make a really tall tower of craziness.
So after months and months and months of looking for a 3M bookshelf game, ANY 3M bookshelf game, I finally just gave up. Perhaps they've all congregated to other regions of the country. But with the number that are thrifted on a regular basis, I figured that my Thrifty Santa might have a few to give me... and he did! In fact, he sent me five of them!
So today, literally the day after I receive my first 3M games in the mail, I wander down to the thrift store I visit on an almost daily basis and what do I see on the shelf? My first 3M bookshelf game in the wild.
Thankfully, it was not one of the games that my Thrifty Santa sent me. I guess I just needed a start on the collection for the universe to get the clue!
Jumpin for $4 at the YMCA.
A question, though: my copy has a charcoal grey slipcover, while all of the pictures I see in the Jumpin gallery have green slipcovers. Does anyone know if I have a later or earlier edition? Other than the color of the case, everything else is identical.