This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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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. Current Thrift King belial1134, previous Kings Great Mazinga, minionhunter I, Krazygit I, EvilTimmy I and Blackwind I.
The final game from the last batch of games given away on This Year, I thrifted this game for someone. was this expansion to Man O' War that I found in late march for $3 at the Downtown SLC DI. It was not complete, but there was a ton of stuff in there. It was won by
I should clarify, with all these games I'm listing. When I say that I gave them away, it wasn't exactly for free. I did ask all recipiants to reimburse the cost of shipping. I may get lucky at the thrift stores from time to time but I'm not lucky when it comes to my salary.
.99 at GW for the Starter Gift Box. Box has about 130 cards, including the Jungle deck, plus the two rules sets, playmat and collectible coin. Not exactly my cup of tea, but cheap. Does anyone know some good sites to look up card values?
$2.99 at GW. The 4th copy I've thrifted. If I hadn't seen photos of the plastic insert, I would think that it's just an urban legend. The box was in really nice shape, but the game is several pieces shy of being complete. I should have all the parts I need. Oddly enough, the two I've thrifted with thrashed boxes have been more complete than the other two.
$1.99 at GW. Package is totally trashed, but the figures are present and the cards are in shrink. I think somebody opened the package at the original retailer, but got scared off before they could steal anything. Unless they just wanted the instructions, which are missing.
It's partially unpunched-- looks like they only unpunched the counters needed for the basic game, so the ones needed only for the tournament game are still in their original flat cardboard homes. This wasn't played often, there are lots of pages left on the "Target Sheet" pad.
The counters that are punched are stored in little 35-mm film canister-type tubes labeled "Restenal-- Vitamin E hair treatment."
Almost missed finding this-- when I went in a checked the table of "regular" games and found nothing good enough to take. This, along with jigsaw puzzles, and one or two other games, was back in the book section-- I guess the first games area was just supposed to be "kids' games." So I guess even at a rummage sale you must "always check the puzzles"!
Well the traffic on 290 was ridiculous this eve so I decided to wait it out by going the long way, which happens to bring me right past Savers... Picked this one up for $1.99 cards in shrink looks not only unplayed but untouched. So either this was sold brand new without shrink on the outside or some weirdo bought it, took of the shrinkwrap & immediately donated it to Savers...