Your Thrift Store / Bargain Finds: 31 January - 6 February 2011
Alex Vandertol
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Grandville
Michigan
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This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.

These lists may start empty but as always: add your items.

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.

Last week's list:
Check out the quality and quantity of last week's loot.
Your Thrift Store / Bargain 24 - 30 January 2011

The current "RPG Thrift Store/Bargain Finds" list: January 2011
Please add your notable thrift finds of RPG items. Share the joy!
Your RPG Thrift Store/Bargain Finds - February 2011

The current "Video Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds" list: January 2011
Please add your notable thrift finds of Video Games. Share the joy!
Your Video Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds - February 2011

The Thrift Find of the Week:
Admire the selections of the all-knowing and infallible judges of thrift.
The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 6, Number 1
The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 5
The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 4
The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 3
The Thrift Find of the Week - Volume 2
The Thrift Find of the Week

The Thrift WTF FOTW geeklists
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The Thrift WTF Find of the Week - 2009

Unwanted Rejects - The Thrift & Bargain Dumpster™: February 2011
Is there treasure to be found among dead rats and ungames?
Unwanted Rejects - Thrift/Bargain Finds Left Behind: February 2011

Strange bonuses in thrift purchases:
Find something unexpected in a thrift purchase? Share your stories here.
Strange Bonuses in Thrift Purchases

The Weekly Thrift List Wayback Machine
The Grand Vizier is maintaining a list of all the weekly thrift lists through time, and will be adding stats and interesting tidbits for each week.
Your Thrift Store Bargain Finds Through Time

The Thrift Guild Trade List:
What sweet loot did you get for your thrifty stuff?
The Thrift Guild Trade List 2010

Game Rescue: Spotted on Craigslist 2011:
Hoover that stuff up before the infidels spot it!
Game Rescue - Spotted on Craigslist: 2011 Edition

Spare Parts Resource List:
Swap, Donate, Sweeten a trade.
2010 SPARE PARTS RESOURCE LIST

Games to thrift just for the components
Speaking of parts, here are a list where the games may not be great, but the bits sure are. There are many great ideas for repurposing thrifted bits here.
Thrift store games you buy just for the components

The NON-Game Thrift Store/Bargain Finds:
Games, of course, but what other goods do you grab while thrifting?
Your NON-Game Thrift Store / Bargain Finds - January 2011

Our GeekGuild:
The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters.
Enter the halls of thriftdom at your own risk. Do mind the stacks of prized games. Don't mention the musty smell and try not to sneeze. Be sure to bow before our King Great Mazinga, and pay your due respects to previous Kings minionhunter I, Krazygit I, EvilTimmy I and Blackwind I.
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426. Board Game: Professor Noggin's Civil War [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Chris Dr
United States
Bellevue
Washington
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My family likes these Professor Noggin games, and my daughter has covered the Civil War in her history class this year, so this was nice to see at Kirkland Value Village for $0.99. Excellent condition.
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427. Board Game: Blokus Duo [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:529]
Sisyphean Gamestacker
United States
Taylors
South Carolina
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I also found a copy of Blokus duo. All the pieces were loose, but all the pieces were there.

$1.19, complete and in nice shape.
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428. Board Game: Wits & Wagers [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:370]
Matt Thiessen
Canada
Abbotsford
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In shrink Wits & Wagers $2.99

Found it at VV along with the following game.
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429. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:173]
Matt Thiessen
Canada
Abbotsford
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bilingual copy of Survive... missing 1 forest hex with the whale tail, and the box is quite worn.

Found at VV for $3.99
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430. Board Game: Shut the Box [Average Rating:4.93 Overall Rank:11085]
Daniel Barrett
United States
Lake Forest Park
Washington
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Trick-Track aka Shut the Box

Box and dice tray, missing original dice and instructions.

No pictures of it on BGG that I could find so 1 for me.

Up for trade
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431. Board Game: Cranium Hoopla [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2133]
Rachel Wright
United States
Birmingham
Alabama
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.99 like new at the Sally
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432. Board Game: Clown Around [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Rachel Wright
United States
Birmingham
Alabama
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got to add this beauty to the database for .79 from America's Thrift
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433. Board Game: Monopoly Junior [Average Rating:4.17 Overall Rank:11155]
Rachel Wright
United States
Birmingham
Alabama
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1.25 at Goodwill. Alas, I was so busy counting the ticket booths and chance cards that I didn't notice the yellow mover was missing.
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434. Board Game: Yahtzee Jr. [Average Rating:4.94 Overall Rank:10954]
Troy
Canada
Stratford
Ontario
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The weekend started early for me so my wife and I did some thrifting today.

I'll start with the ghoul and pirate finds and then onto the better stuff.

Found 3 copies of Yahtzee Jr today at various stores - the copies were 1.99 each.

5 dark blue dice from Talize.
5 red dice from SA.
5 dark blue dice (without the stickers on them - WIN!) from VV.
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435. Board Game: Monopoly: 60th Anniversary Edition (1935-1995) [Average Rating:5.41 Overall Rank:9763]
Troy
Canada
Stratford
Ontario
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Found the 60th Anniversary edition of Monopoly for 2.99 at GW.

The box is in horrible shape (torn edges etc.) and it is missing three property cards. Everything else is there.

This is going to go to my father who collects Monopoly versions.
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436. Board Game: Boomtown [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1002]
Victor Saraczen
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Found at Value Village for $3.99. Box has seen better days but contents in shrink.
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437. Board Game: Sphinx [Average Rating:5.45 Overall Rank:9168]
Troy
Canada
Stratford
Ontario
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Found this at Talize for 2.99. The parts are unpunched and in shrink (what's the term? Giblets? Covered in giblets?).

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438. Board Game: X-Men Alert [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:4070]
Troy
Canada
Stratford
Ontario
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Amazed to find a copy of X-Men Alert! for 2.99 at SA. I knew that some of the figurines were missing (Nightcrawler, Havok, Iceman and Shadowcat). Plus Rogue has broken off her base.

Also missing 3 dice and 7 Hit Chips. Thankfully all of the important stuff are complete.

I'll be posting my wants on the spare parts list.
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439. Board Game: Löwenherz [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:508]
Troy
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Stratford
Ontario
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And now the gem of the day. A complete copy of Löwenherz for 3.99 at Talize (and no Ziggi we were not at the KW Talize we were hitting the stores in London today).

I was scanning the games and had just grabbed Sphinx when I caught the Rio Grande logo out of the corner of my eye. Did a quick search to see the rating and found a 7.2. Well worth the price.

During our travels today I also saw a copy of Global Survival by Avalon Hill. Thankfully BGG was kind enough to know me that it was a stinker (with a rating of 1.66). I felt bad leaving an Avalon Hill game sitting on a shelf but I did it with the Quest for the Ideal Mate a couple of weeks back.
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440. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1132]
Troy
Canada
Stratford
Ontario
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Oh yeah! Almost forgot. Scrabble for the ghouls. 2 dollars at SVdP.
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441. Board Game: Pirate and Traveler [Average Rating:5.20 Overall Rank:9828]
Grant Miller
United States
Xenia
Ohio
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39 1/2 cents at GWO for the 1970 version. I'm beginning to like the idea of using game boards to decorate a game room wall...
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442. Board Game: Tripoley [Average Rating:5.50 Overall Rank:9562]
Grant Miller
United States
Xenia
Ohio
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Another green Tripoley mat for 39 1/2 cents from GWO. Hey, if I punch holes at the top and attach shower curtain rings, maybe these could pass for curtains in the basement???
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443. Board Game: Lie, Cheat & Steal [Average Rating:5.27 Overall Rank:10431]
Grant Miller
United States
Xenia
Ohio
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The long box 2nd edition for 79 cents at GWO. This is not as nice as the one I sold on Amazon last year, so I think we will actually try this one (gasp).

I also got some nice Legos and just missed a bookshelf Stratego. It's a long story, but you had to be there.
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444. Board Game: Abalone [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1148]
Matt McFate
United States
Wyoming
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Got this complete at ARC for $2.99. Looks like a nice little abstract to try out with the misses.
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445. Board Game: Incan Gold [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:516]
Brad Miller
United States
Seattle
Washington
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So I'm out running errands for my wifbirthday today, and stop by the GW. Run into a guy who's daughter goes to school with my daughter, and who, it turns out, is a game collector. He owns this:
Game of War at Sea or "Don't Give Up the Ship"


for example (no listed geek owners) wow

So we are chatting a bit, and I'm sort of in a hurry and trying to leave, and I say, "Well, I don't see anything here...

except this."

$5.46 at my GW laugh

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446. Board Game: Piraten-Pitt [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:6637]
United States
Portland
Oregon
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So one good thing about living in a city with old time(r) thrifters is they already have filled out their
shelves and leave the house keeping to us young-ins $2.99 GW. complete
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447. Board Game: Facts in Five [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:3035]
J Sinnett
United States
Philomath
Oregon
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$1.50, GW, version pictured (Avalon Hill 1976).

Somehow managed to wait until Friday this week to hit my local Goodwill. Actually somewhat glad that I did; there were some treasures I'd have missed without having a second pair of eyes. Anyways. I've been eying this one for a few weeks. There were actually two copies there, but this week was the first time that one of them hit the half-price tag color. Thankfully, of the two that were there, the one that had the appropriate tag was the one that was not only complete (one of each alphabet tile plus four wilds, 56 cards in the deck, two pads of play cards, a pad of score sheets) but also didn't have a stopped-up timer. No, I totally didn't swap the timers with each other. devil

Of note: I can't stand this game up on the shelf the way it's supposed to be without everything getting mixed up. May need to make an insert for it.
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448. Board Game: Yahtzee Jr. [Average Rating:4.94 Overall Rank:10954]
J Sinnett
United States
Philomath
Oregon
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$2, GW, version pictured.

And so, my Chunky Fighters quest begins! Didn't inventory the pieces beyond making sure all five dice were there, as I'm not playing it as Yahtzee Jr.

Dice count: 5 red.

Guess this means I need to find a Jumanji or two, also... right?
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449. Board Game: Jenga [Average Rating:5.53 Overall Rank:9523]
J Sinnett
United States
Philomath
Oregon
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$4 as two $2 lots, GW.

Normally, I wouldn't have gone for Jenga, as the local GW marks it up stupidly high for usually-incomplete sets. But this time, I'm not quite sure what happened, but there were two blue 'Zaks Sack' bags sitting in the random toys. Now, I used to have some of these weird 'Zaks' building toys, years ago, which were triangles and squares that interlocked at the edges so you could build solid forms. My mom noticed the sacks, and commented on it. I would've passed it by, but she thought to actually look at one of them, and said 'Hey, this is wooden blocks'. Buh? Thinking perhaps she'd stumbled onto a Bausack set or something, I took a look. Nope, Jenga. Jenga. Lots and lots of Jenga. And a second bag of the same, right next to it.

No price tags at all.

Sneakily, I grabbed two loose price tags that were sitting next to the sacks and stuck them on. $4 for the two bags!

Inventorying them both, I found that there's about a 50/50 mix of generic Jenga blocks and real ones. The generic ones are the wrong size and do not make a square when placed side by side properly. And wobble even when the stack is made 'solid'.

Total count: 55 generic pieces, 50 official ones.

Not that the counts matter that much to me; I'm not using them to play Jenga with. I'm making a dice tower!
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450. Board Game: Pokémon Trading Card Game [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:2652]
Chad V
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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Found a baggy of gaming goodies at Value Village today for 80 cents. It included 75 Pokemon cards (53 commons and 22 uncommons), 1 Overpower Spiderman card, and about 100 Bicycle poker chips in 3 colors.

Looks like someone went through the Pokemon cards and pulled out all the rares. The cards are in unplayed condition.
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