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This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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So I went to an estate sale, near its opening time, on Friday. I was about 2 minutes too late, as I saw someone coming up the stairs with a pile of games in hand. Most noteworthy was Broadsides and Boarding Parties
I did not recognize the person and since I haven't seen their finds posted here I'll have to assume they are not one of us.
After that blow, I decided to see what scraps they left behind and went downstairs anyway. I found a huge table of games, more than I have ever seen at an estate sale. Most of what was left was not worth picking up but I did find a few.
For the ghouls, this one was labeled as missing 5 tiles, but was priced right at $1.
Next up, Travel Aggravation, not the one pictured but a much older edition. Missing the die (no problem) and 3 pegs (that will be more challenging). At least I can get some GG for pictures. $1 estate sale
I thought this was good at the time, as this was the original edition with the box.
Unfortunately, the D batteries leaked alot. I did some cleaning but haven't been able to get it to fire up yet. I suspect the corrosion got to the board underneath. If nothing else, the box will be good for the next one I find.
Also snagged this one. Missing 1 clue card, 1 search card, a treasure chest, all of the cardboard treasure tokens, 3 rooms, a staircase and instructions. Already got a request in on the 2011 Spare Parts List
$2 estate sale
Edit: Also came with a blue mover that looks like a detective, complete with brimmed hat, who is pointing a gun. Any idea what game should be his home?
I was able to get this from Savers for $1.99. Complete and in great shape, although Kong isn't working exactly right, I think it is fixable though. Will add this with my other 80s arcade game board games for now.
Coming back from visiting my dad in Fredericksburg, I stopped by my usual Village Thrift and didn't find anything. So I had both the time and the inclination to do a Redistribution Plan sample across the Potomac.
Not exactly this box, but very similar. Looks like it may be the French team edition. $1.61 at Value Village outside Andrews AFB.
And what is this at Village Thrift at the intersection of Allentown Road and Branch Ave? Clue Express for $1.90, insides still sealed! Huzzah! Get it to the register and it is half off! 95 cents thanks!
And lastly, this also for $1.90 (1/2 off), so 95 cents.
On top of that, I picked up a beautiful Ravensburger puzzle of Le Tour Eiffel and a Dutch puzzle manufacturer (forgetting the name, but remember the Made in Holland) of an MC Escher waterfall drawing. Both were 500 piece puzzles. Each of thise were 1/2 off the $2.90 price, so $1.45.
Lastly, I got a really cool Jamiroquai CD I didn't have. He's great...
A quick tour this morning, and though there wasn't much in that store, I spotted this game. It seems that it's a 2 players game, I might have the opportunity to play it soon.
I opened it, and everything looked to be present, but when I did a full inventory, there are 2 things missing: - The bag (that can be corrected easilly) - 1 purple pawn. This seems to be a bit more complex to fix, as I think I would need a replacement of the same form. At least, that's my deduction at this point.
I read about this game somewhere, so I recognized the game on the shelf. But still, I wasn't going to buy it until I peeped into the box. The contents looked like new, complete, the box is in very good shape, and the price was right. There was no reason not to buy it.
There was a really great story behind this, but every time I tried to put it in, I got distracted by something or other here at home. Now I've just finished my truly awesome beer and I find I really don't care about the story any more!