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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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Oh, almost forgot this one (well, I did, but I remembered it now, so that doesn't count, right?)
Went with some co-workers to St. V at lunch today. I had seen the box with the American Carrom board in it yesterday, but hadn't checked it out.
Looked a lot like the board I already had, and was made in Ludington, MI - just like mine. Company name was different - and box was DEFINITELY older. Pulled it out of the box to take a look - it had most of the bits in there - and found that it was real wood, not just the laminate/stickered finish like on mine.
For $4.99, I'll take it. Except my co-worker is practically drooling over it. So at the register, I handed him the board. And when we got back to the office, I gave him the set of wooden backgammon disks I had picked up to use with mine. Since I had an official set of carrommen for mine now, he can make good use of them.
$1.99 @ GoodWill on University. Excellent condition, thrifted mainly for the 5 rubbery plastic dolphins that squeak. My 5 yr old son has informed me already that he can "play a dolphin cornet". He then rocks back and forth with a dolphin under each foot and hand. I suspect he's going to be the first composer for dolphin quartet. Oh yeah, there were some cards and a scorepad in there as well. No idea what to do with those.
After passing 3 or 4 incomplete copies of this over the last few months, always missing some of the balls, I finally found one of these that had all 6 balls. It has 41 of beginner and advanced cards, not sure if that's a full deck or not. But its got the key and its in pretty good shape. Savers $2.99
So, I found this a while ago at Value Village, complete for 1.99. I'm not a fan of this game, but it comes with a lot of nice wooden discs. I thought maybe they could be used for a homemade Catacombs Expansion. Plus, it's hard to pass up a Days of Wonder game.
Fifty cents at an estate sale in Olathe, KS. This is the 12th edition, as seen in the photo I chose. It was the ONLY board game in the entire house, and my wife actually found it (I missed it somehow). So, I had to buy it. But, it brings back some old memories. Used to watch the show as a child and play the game with my family!
BTW - for you KC area thrifters, the ladies that managed this estate sale price things the lowest I have seen by any local estate sale company. The name of their company is "Blue Tape." If you are interested in getting on their email list, send me a geekmail and I will hook you up.
I picked up a "Halloween Edition" of Yahtzee for .99cents at Goodwill, that as best I can tell isn't in the BGG database. It is different than the Great Pumpkin edition and has glow in the dark dice that feature Halloween imagry.
I'll have to take some photos for the database I guess.
Here's a picture from someone who is trying to sell it on Amazon for 50 bucks.