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We were checking out the thrift stores in a town near my parents. There are only three stores and they are usually pretty sad. I was walking out the Sally Ann having found nothing in any of the stores. Then I checked the shelf behind the cashier. Highland Clans in shrink!
I asked the price. 2.50. Why not?
I've seen this game around for 10 or 12 dollars before. Doesn't sound like my kind of game but a Euro for 2.50. Well worth a try.
I was just pondering the other day that I haven't seen this one in a long while. The streak was broken at Savers and they only wanted $2 for it. Complete with only minor surface wear. Missing 2 yellow dice. I had thought I had some in the box o parts but to no avail. Maybe I'll track them down or maybe I'll help someone else.
$2.99 @ GW. This has been a really slow year for thrifting for me! I was at GW, and had gone over the games, when at the far end I saw the clerk shelf something. I went back over and there it was! Highly cool. In great condition, and I opened it up and everything was bagged and the cards were in shrink, NEVER PLAYED! I already have a copy, so this is going to my SIL for her birthday, because she loves this game and keeps asking to play it. Hopefully my streak is broken!
Different yard sale. Got this and a tan rotary phone for the change in my pocket. $1 for the game and $1.39 for the phone. Not for I realized I don't have this and for when my mom visits this summer. Complete
The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playing at children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up. - GKC
Complete for $2 at Salvation Army.
Looks like a Yahtzee-battle type game. Have the card version and the advanced electronic, so figured what the heck.
Found 4 Whitman card games still sealed in plastic and in plastic cases. 2 of them still had 99 cent stickers from the old Murphy's chain. I'm guessing these were from the 1980's, but I am not sure. 29 cents from GW.
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$6.99 at my local Value Village
I've always liked the idea of learning Chinese Chess, but I've never been able to teach myself the characters for the various pieces, so inevitably the whole board would turn into gobbledygook.
However, today I lucked out! This set has figures for each piece...
And as a bonus, not that I really needed another standard Chess set, it includes a standard Chess board on the back of the Xiang Qi board, and the extra pieces to make it into a normal Chess set too...
I think this will make a fine home made Arimaa set too.