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.
Normally, I'm not that interested in Clue. But Tom Vasel has mentioned this game on his podcast and said that this is a decent game. So I decided to give it a try since I was headed to the cash register with Gobblet anyways. Complete, very good shape. Canadian bilingual edition.
Next, at the Goodwill near my house, I found the Don & Co. version of GIPF. They use packing tape to seal the games at this store. I'm going to try the hair dryer trick to remove the tape from the box. Otherwise, the game is complete and in excellent shape.
At first, I missed this game sitting with the toys. It was in a small plastic hamper that was tapped up with packing tape. When I took it home and cut away the tape, I found a nearly complete copy of Rise of the Valkyrie. It was missing four terrain pieces, a few of the wound markers, the d20, and the instructions. The instructions doesn't matter since I have the base RotV already. Second printing, non-sparkly water.
There was also a nearly complete Fortress of the Archkyrie in the hamper too. it was missing 6 pieces, the flag, and some of the ladder pieces. But even incomplete, the extra terrain is well worth it. Also, in the bottom of the hamper, my first thrifty discount, 15¢.
Picked up the edition pictured for £1.99 from Cancer Research.
100% complete, with the components in good shape.
The entire package must have been stored in an unbelievably damp place, as the box and contents are dusted rife with mold.
The damp smell is pretty strong to boot , but I'll give it a good clean up.
I lifted out the inner tray, and there was a forest of mold in the bottom that was around an inch deep . I've since sprayed it with a kitchen mildew disinfectant, and carefully wiped it all down. The crud and smell has disappeared completely and it no longer smells; but that mold is dangerous!!!
Well this is one I never thought I would find as the future of football over here is my newly promoted Queens Park Rangers. Kidding(a little bit) still thought this was U.S.A. only But there is was Debra shop Ilkeston £2.50 the proto-geek(7) was all over this so will see play for sure.
Got up early to go to the indoor rummage sale at the Senior Citizen apartments in our neighborhood. Thought about buying this for a buck, but the "checkout line" was long, so I left empty-handed. After a day of chores (even had to give up a big neighborhood sale), I managed to come back just before they closed. As I arrived, they announced that all you could cram in a Walmart bag was $1. Jenga was still there, along with 6 other games that I bought for 17 cents each.