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Driving through Maryland on my way home from a trip, I passed a GW so of course I stopped. The game section was pretty weak, but I found some great books, including this...hardcover, first edition with dustjacket...great condition!!!
After many weeks of nothing, I had three good finds at three different locations this week. Item 1, Trumpet at my regular thrift store - price $2. The basic game is OK, but the card tray is nice, and you can play Battleline / Schotten Totten with the cards.
Had the day off today waiting for a man to fix my shower. Luckily he got it all working by about 1pm which gave me a few hours to go on a local charity shop run.
I picked up a couple of these Yu-Gi-Oh tins both stuffed to the brim with cards. There are about 600 in total - mainly English but there are a handful in Japanese and a few in Korean.Now Yu-Gi Oh card rarity confuses the hell out of me so I am not sure what I have exactly but there are some things with shiny letters and some that are foil so who knows they may even make back the £3 I paid for them. Fingers crossed.
Sold some textbooks, then went up to Manitowoc to check out the GW. Got this for $2. Has 107 cards??? Cards look unplayed. Population cards uncut, and has several ad inserts for play-by-mail games, one dating 1986.
How are the population cards used? Is it just for counters, or is there random drawing? I'd rather not cut them if I don't have to in order to play.
Also at the Manitowoc GW for $2, and one from my Want List! Box has some dishing and the last owner's name written inside, but the game itself is in fantastic condition. Missing the rules, of course, but I've printed them off.
at unique thrift store in jamaica ny: two baggies filled with mostly heroscape stuff, a little pricey at $2.72 and $4.46. from what i could see it appeared to have most of the terrain and figures from rotv (non-sparkly water) along with some glyphs and the 2 ruins. i could also see some battleball figures and some detailed army men.
an inventory at home reveals: all the terrain from rotv except for 1 1-hex grass and 1 water tile 26 of the 31 figures from rotv 4 glyphs 2 ruins 21 out of 22 battleball figures 4 army men, these are pretty detailed with detachable bases, bottom says "(C) BRITAINS 1971"
unique thrift store in jamaica ny. also picked this up for $0.52, complete. spotted a blokus in the employee only pricing area but didn't have time to wait for it to come out onto the floor. i'll see if it's there on thursday when i go again.