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I turned the corner to the game section (really just a couple shelves) and there was a woman there with two games under her arm. I started perusing the offerings not expecting to see much when I spot Heroscape Master Set: Swarm of the Marro! Fortunately I got to the prize first! I grabbed it then I circled the interloper to see what I might have missed but since it was only a Monopoly Junior and something else unremarkable I decided she could have her paltry finds. The box has a satisfying rattle but the end of the box is taped shut so I used my keys to open it and I can see some figures. Good enough.
Upon inventory, it is almost complete. The wound markers and order markers were still bagged. It is missing the Glyph of Nilrend, 5 figures: Shiori, Raelin and 3 swarm figures, and one 7 hex sand. Two of the swarm figures are bent.
I know I'm not going to play this, so what to do? Sell? Trade? Generosity Box? Thrift Secret Santa? Who knows!
Rush Hour Deluxe Edition for $1.99 at the Gee Dubya. Cards are still in shrink and it looks unplayed. I think the previous owner had the same reaction I did: "Damn, it's hard to get these little cars out of the plastic insert!"
$1.21 - well played but still functional and all the essentials present (playing grid, base tray and the marble catchers)..missing a few original marbles but come with a handful of substitutes that work just fine
$2.99 at Red, White, and Blue in Trenton, NJ. Played the other day at the end of a gaming session. Player's response: "Well I'd say that play was worth at least $.75. Only 3 more plays to make my money on this one.
Also $2.99 at Red, White, and Blue in Trenton, NJ. This one is a slightly older wooden edition. No box and one of the pieces had broken (easily fixable), but the game is complete. I have it sitting on my coffee table right now. Even if it doesn't get played (I don't play 2p abstracts much at all), the $2.99 table decoration was worth it.
$3, VV Complete and gravied up, all pieces bagged and original counter sheets are still in the box. I've got a terribly beat up copy of this that I'll likely part out or make a SUPER Enchanted Forest with the pieces...I dunno yet.
$3, VV in shrink Got all excited when I saw the Dilbert logo, but then realized it's not the good version..either way I love Dilbert and this is in shrink so worst comes to worst it will make a nice gift, barring that, the pointy haired boss dice will make an interesting addition to my cubicle.
Left behind Cranium Cariboo and Sorry! Sliders, both were in good shape (the Cariboo even had some cards in shrink) but they wanted $5 for each, what do they think I am, made of money? sheeesh!