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Simon 1978 version, with box, no battery covers. I think I need to give the D terminals a good cleaning, so far I've only been able to get one little buzz out of this. Box looks only a little better than this image but the unit is great shape. $2.75 estate sale
Was able to complete my other copy with this one, which was missing 2 checkmarks (so now I need 3, although one is on its way to me). Console works. Box has seen better days though. Edition pictured, Savers, $3.99
These were all in one store, but I'm doing them in reverse of the order I found them. Used my 30% off on this trip. This came down to $2.09 with the discount, 100 tiles with a nice fabric bag for some reason instead of the plastic one. Savers
This was the second find on this trip. Someone was in the games section when I came up, and I was disappointed to see this in someone's hand (after the excitement of my next entry). But wait, they are sliding this back on the shelf! Whew! I tried not to step past them too quickly to get it. Missing 17 figures and the red dice, everything else appears to be present.
Bonus: Included a few pages from a Street Fighter II game manual. Wonder if that has anything to do with the missing figures.
How do you know its going to be a good day? When the first thing you see walking up to the game section is this, sitting all by itself on the shelf away from the other games. This is my first find of this game, and this one is fully complete! Keeper! Best part? After 30% off, this was $1.39. Savers
$4, at a GW I also frequent and never find anything even remotely decent at. Almost soiled my shorts when I read the instructions and realised just how intricate and complicated this game is, I mean they differentiate b/w preferred and common stock, and allow for options trading. The rating sucks but for a money market geek like me this is just AWESOME. Also it will feature prominently in educating my daughter to kick my tush in Silverton by the age of 8
EDIT:on a side note I just realised that this is an Avalon Hill Game, sweet EDIT again: Missing 1 black pawn and one of the yellow player discs, anyone got a spare? EDIT thrice: It came with an AH catalog from the 60's/70's to, it was kinda cool to see what games they were producing back then, their non-wargame stuff looked really interesting.
This was a version of PIT I'd not seen before. The components are the same as the standard 70's orange bell version. However, the art is more like something out of mad magazine rather than the geeky 70's family photo I've usually seen. It's also in the best shape of any I've seen. I guess this will be my copy to keep. 1.98 at the community thrift.
I've always heard you need multiples of this set, so I bought his last copy. Also 11.25 new in shrink.
I also picked up a slightly discounted (10%) off figure set with a giant werewolf at the store. Also thanks to KENthulu I grabbed those sets off hasbro.com for 3.00 a set along with free shipping (bought some other christmas gifts to hit the $49 free ship threshold).
Hopefully that with several sets of the two starters' figures and probably 2-3 other "booster" sets I've bought over the years will be enough to get some decent games going. I've still only played once, about 5 years ago on someone else's basic set with only the basic rules.