This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
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Put in what you consider a bargain, tell us how much you paid and the place you got it from. Bargains can be thrift store finds or any second-hand purchases or discounted boardgames bought new. Don't forget to add your encounters with the Thrift Store Irritant Squad™ and any other embellishments in order to make it even more interesting.
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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.
$4.98 at Ohio Thrift in Columbus, Ohio. Certificate saying it's #45,554 of 50,000 - such a limited print . Unpunched, with only one pack of trivia cards opened; the board doesn't look like it was ever opened. Husband is a big Star Trek fan, but we'll see how this game really is...
$0.50 at Ohio Thrift in Columbus. Cards are worn, but all are there. Box is in good shape, but with the previous owner's name written with a Sharpie on the top. Looks like it'll be fun with the kids at game night next week.
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you, now remain in my love. You did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit, fruit that will last. -- Jesus Christ
In China on business last week, I stopped by Vancouver, B.C on the way home to see my sister. We hit a few Value Villages in the Surrey / Port Coquitlam area. I found this in like new condition, except it's missing the figures. It was marked for $4.99, but I talked it down to $1.99 because of the missing parts.
I always check the scrapbooking and general misc items shelves. I rarely find anything there, but saw this peeking out from under a pair of white Mickey Mouse ears.
Labyrinth: Das Kartenspiel
This is the first German game I've seen during my thrifting adventures. Counted the cards, and came up 2 short, but counted them again for good measure, and found a few stuck together. It's complete, and in good shape.
Took the long way back to the office from lunch today. First up was this little blue triangle that I thought I'd save. Reminds me of Dixit for kids -- we'll see how well it lives up to that. I look forward to trying this one with the kids.
$5 at the local arena toy sale. Unpunched and with a hard shell in perfect shape. Fella was very nice... he was moving into a new house and was downsizing his collection. Special in this... he was finally getting his very own MANCAVE.
$5 for this hardshell Ogre with Shockwave thrown in as well. All punched with maps in excellent condition. This was a find and a half for me... while I am waiting to see the new Ogre offering but still looking for a portable version to take with me on trips.
Had to leave behind an unboxed copy of Battle Masters with painted minis... it was sad but my funds wouldn't support such a find.