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After the longest drought of my life, I can finally post something again.
Found this, complete except for a single marker (easily replaced) for $4.99 at VV.
Game's supposed to be pretty bleh, but I've read lots of comments about how it's better as a kid's game. Heck, I've got one of those! So I'll try it with my daughter and see if she likes it. I finished reading her the book not too long ago so thematically I have an 'in'.
This was way out in Chilliwack, where I don't normally go, but we were there for a family outing so I figured why not check it out. The main reason for being out that way? Fossil-hunting up near Chilliwack Lake. We found our first fossil - a Crinoid segment from about 275 million years ago. Aforementioned daughter was suitably impressed, so it was a good day all around.
So my wife texted me the other day while she was at work and asked me if she should pick up a big box that said Carrom. I figured sure, why not if it was cheap enough. When I got home, it wasn't a carrom/crokinole board. It was a Skittles board! 3.99 at our local Goodwill.
It turned out to be a lot of fun and I am very happy that she picked it up.
Missing the strings for the tops and the directions, but otherwise in perfect shape.
I picked up Apples to Apples Junior figuring that even though I don't want my students to play this, we can always mix the cards in with out Consensus Junior game (which is a much more fun game). It was only 81 cents...
The game Faces had been on my wish-list for a while, and I was wondering when it would show up at the local thrift. Finally, the other day, it was just waiting for me. $1.21 and I have another fun party game!