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This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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And someone is dumping their old stock it appears. First thing I found at my VV, (actually, the second thing I found, first was three copies, in shrink, for $4.99 each of Ostia, which I passed on), was Terra, in shrink, for $3.35.
This needs images, not the edition pictured, just English on this one. Missing instructions, again, but fired this up and it works great, and hey, no battery corrosion to worry about here, this comes with the AC adaptor.
Might just have to dig out Monopoly and try this one.
I also got the Yahtzee Jr. Toy Story original edition...the pieces are still on the sheets, so the game has never been played even though the box is opened. Another 52 cent purchase...I figured I would pick this up because I love 'Toy Story!'
...and one last Yahtzee Jr. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles edition for another 52 cents...Too bad it does not have the original cartoon-style from the 80s because they were cooler. All components were included, but it has been played before. I wonder if all three Yahtzee games I bought were donated by the same people.
When I saw a dusty old box for the Scrabble Sentence Cube Game on the thrift shelf, I could not resist picking it up. All the pieces are included in the box, and it only has a bit of shelf wear. Well, I noticed it was from 1971 and had no bar code. In another thrift store, the people told me games without the bar code had more value. Combining this thought and the fact that I often enjoy word games, and dice games, too, I bought it for 99 cents. I was disappointed when I got home and saw that it isn't anything special here on BGG. Oh well, it was less than a dollar...
I found this Knizia 'Queen of the Cupcakes' game on clearance at Borders. There were a few boxes out, but they were mangled and had no game inside. I found one box in usable shape and rummaged through the bin to find the instruction booklet, game board, and deck of small, round cupcake cards still sealed. I do not believe there was another copy in tact. Anyway, I figured that the box looked similar to 'Baker's Dozen,' Knizia's kid-themed Poison game, and I like that game so, why not? Also, there is something funny about getting my husband to play a game called 'Queen of the Cupcakes.' It was about $6, but I used a gift card, so I didn't feel so terrible about it. When I got home and looked on BGG, I discovered that it is the kids' version of 'King of the Beasts.' I had also found that there were no images of this child-friendly, very girly game...and there were no images anywhere online when I did searches. Therefore, I posted all of the images for 'Queen of the Cupcakes.' This way, if the game bites, at the very least, I helped document a silly game in pictures that nobody else had done before on the site!
Stefan Feld games are balanced and mathematically elegant while being obtuse, emotionally detached, and mechically inelegant. The most overrated designer of modern games. The King of JASE.
$1 at GW. Marked down from $2 because it had apparently sat for a while.
The box was missing all the support inserts, but the game was complete and like new! Even the cannons, which are notorious for breaking, were in like new condition. Finding this was like being a kid with a second Christmas.