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I'd been seeing this for the last month at the local thrift, but hadn't pulled the trigger on it. Finally did today, mainly because it seems unique, and I thought I might be able to add some pictures to the BGG gallery (haven't ever done that before).
Sadly, it was missing about 1/3 of the cards. Fifty cents at the local thrift.
Amazing! I've only been thrifting since the beginning of this year and this is by far the best thing I've found. I saw that it was an old Avalon Hill railroad game and my heart leaped.
I've come home and inventoried it. Almost complete but obviously well-loved and pretty worn. Everything there except instructions and four of the colored chips! (missing 1 black, 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 green chip). In compensation, there was an extra black token, an extra normal white d6, a black d6 with all blank faces, and 2 plastic Risk men.
The board is in great shape but the cards and money are pretty worn. The payoff chart is taped together. But what a find!!
Went up to the Manitowoc GW after class today. I really should do that more often. It trumps any of the thrift stores in Sheboygan. Found this edition for $1.99. Missing one ball- will check the parts list.
I don't like abstracts, but in some future world without children or naughty cats I will display this on a coffee table next to my wooden travel Cathedral.
Also got this for future use by the little one. I have no idea why this was $2.99, $1 more than Pyraos! Complete except for the rules, which I have already found online. Probably only played once or twice. Oh, and a bonus "shocking pink" Crayon! Woot!
Also got a bunch of nice kids books. Left behind: Quidditch: The Game (looks like I narrowly escaped doom on that one!), Mystery at Hogwarts Game (or should I get that one?), two copies of Uno Madness, and Cranium Cadoo (again, would that one be worth it?). I'm still learning what games would be good for the little one eventually.
Picked this up today at Once Again Thrift. $3.99 Man, their prices have gone up since the last time I found something there. 3rd Ed. Missing some bits - I think 1 from each color - but unpunched as well. Surprised that A&A wasn't there as well.
Found this today for $2.99 at the church-affiliated thrift store. Says it is supposed to have 60 player discs but this box contains at least twice that many. Seems complete, with components in excellent shape and the box in pretty good shape.
Players appear to be from the early 70s-- Johnny Bench, Thurman Munson, Lou Piniella, Lou Brock, etc.
Scrabble find again! This week they were on sale. Found one for $0.10 (they insisted despite the other price tag for $0.50) at Scottsdale Boys & Girls Thrift, another set found at an Animal Rescue Thrift at Youngtown, for $0.50. This was a double set with 200 tiles in it. Unfortunately about 50 tiles were covered with what I can only describe as mold Where's that hand sanitizer or flame thrower! The last set was the most expensive for $2.99 at Savers in Phoenix.
Edition Pictured. A rare find from Value Village (rare because they almost never have games). Its complete and completely dingable! $0.25
Also found here were a bunch of Astounding Science Fiction magazines from the 1950s. A couple of sets were way too expensive ($36 for 12 from 1957) but a couple of incomplete ones were more reasonably prices ($2.00 & $2.50). I really enjoy classic Sci-Fi so these we will be well enjoyed!
The second one of these I have found this year. This one is in mint condition and complete. Looks like it was played once and then put away (like most clue games (sorry not a fan of them)). $1.99 at GW in Phoenix.