This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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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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A munchkin game..... a good muchkin game.... for $2.00? cards in shrink? with the die? and instructions? and all the extras? Thank you goodwill!, its been a while since i found something worth reporting to the geek
I'm on my way to Illinois for a new years party and stopped for some thrifting on my way. I saw the Mayfair logo on this one and had to get it. All the cards are there, but the components list says that there should be a mat. There is no mat in the box. Is that essential to gameplay?
Also found as I travel to Illinois. This game is copyright 1961 and the box is in great shape for its age. I cracked it open in the store and found lovely wooden playing pieces. They are perfectly arranged and show zero signs of wear. Could this have really sat unplayed for all these years? It is definitely in unplayed condition.
I went back to the New Hampshire Ave Value Village to see if any more of the collection was out on the shelves and found Ploy in excellent condition. Everything that I left behind yesterday is now gone. $1.06.
Then I took my daughter to a retirement party at work and stopped by at the Allentown Road Value Village on the way home. She noticed this game, drawn in by the "Draw" in the title and the Gamewright logo. It's complete, despite having been played extensively, judging by the used drawing pads and pictures left in the box. Looks pretty fun too. $1.36.
No time like the present to start stocking up for next Christmas. My games as gifts went over well at the office party too. The cards are still in shrink, though the box isn't. $1.21 at the Allentown Rd Value Village.
Today after spending time at a client site I hit a couple thrift stores on the way home. Picked up a complete copy of Snorta for 50 cents at a BFM. This one will likely go to my dad since he likes barns and such
Also found an electroic game called "Hit and Missle". Haven't tried it out yet since I need 2 "C" size batteries. Seriously? "C" size? What were they thinking of in the 80's?