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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Two sets of Yahtzee Jr dice sacrificed themselves for the cause. Today, their valor was realized in an evening project, the fruits of which can be seen in this item's image.
Except for the labels, the components are entirely thrifted. Obviously there are the Yahtzee Jr dice. The two "robot dice" are Roll and Score Poker Dice I had left over after using most of them in other projects. Even the board pieces are thrifted -- if you look closely you will see that they're affixed to the remains of a Yahtzee Jr box top!
Some time tomorrow I'm going to play this with my son. I'll be sure to let you all know (and the RoboDerby playtest thread) know how it goes.
The sets were $3 and $2, at Value Village an the Salvation Army Thrift Store.
Two sets of Boggle, from the same Value Village. Three bucks each. That's 32 dice, all flush faced, no indents. Half wood, half plastic. Just over 20 cents per die? OK, I'll bite. I have a good sticker application method, so I'm not too worried.
I'm thinking, maybe, a little Planet Masters and possibly Age of Steam Express.
On my way home from work I stopped by the Sally Anne near my house and found this complete and in nice shape. Its the RGG version including the the river expansion. Also inside were three mini expansions (see below).
Then I saw this amazingly awesome geeklist and saw that a fellow MN Geek wanted a copy so I went back and picked it up. It's missing a few spaceships but I'm guessing the game is still playable without all 150. Box and all other components in great shape.
About $3 at a local used bookstore. Looks played, but complete and it good condition. Love that bag of wooden tokens! Looks like someone was trading in a Blue Games pile because they also had Democrazy, which I passed on (already have a thrifted copy) and...
Once again my local K-Mart had these on clearance. Bought 3 of them for 4 dollars each. I guess people in my area don't play Blokus much! Oh well, I keep getting supplied with nice little gifts to give out.
This is the fifth copy I've found. It's interesting what shows up a lot and what I never see (I'm looking at you, Can't Stop)
I have not done a complete inventory yet but at first glance it seems complete - lots of figures, both boards, rules, die, cards all in the insert (how they stayed that way during handling at a thrift store I have no idea). The box has a bit of damage on one corner.