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This was next to it £1.95 Sue Ryder,Hucknell After checking the contents this contains stickers to overlay the original board. So checked and they were stuck on the board in the other box. Not a fave with my regular group so most likely for trade, but the original is common over here so don,t know if there will be much interest.
Best find of the day for me. Been a thrifting grail for a while,will give this a go for sure. TM games revised bookcase edition. Almost mint inside the cards are crisp and clean,all looks complete. nice for a game with a 1983 copyright on the instructions. £4.99 in oxfam Beeston,more than I like to pay but it's Kingmaker. finds like this make me happy
I posted my Axis & Allies story yesterday and as everyone said, I'd get hooked and start looking in more random places. Today I took it upon myself to check out the antique stores to see if I could find anything. Oddly enough, I found this "antique" for a mere 2 dollars. It appears that it was barely played if at all. I've always been a fan of word games so this is a great little addition.
I haven't been to the thrift stores for a couple of months because I got tired of sifting through boxes of jigsaw puzzles and High School Musical. I had some free time and I was in the neighborhood so I took a chance. This one has all the cards though I had to print the rules from the BGG file section. This was just the teaser, though. (See my next item.)
Jackpot! It is missing two of the chicken disks but we can work around that. It did not have a battery so I took a chance for $2.50 At home I tried a battery but the motor didn't run. I didn't have anything to lose so I took apart the base housing for the motor. Evidently someone had tried to "fix" it before as I found things a little out of place inside. I put things back together and it works! I like this one a little better than the newer edition as it is a slightly larger scale.
found a booster box of these at my GW this morning. Probably will open some with my kids, (cause opening boosters is fun), and then when we see we have all the cards already, will try to ebay some of them. $6.56
Found this today. The Hansen "deluxe"? edition. It's been on my wish list for awhile, so I was pleased. I counted the black & white pieces & there is 114 black & 118 white. The directions say 130 & 131 are sufficient to play. Will I need the missing pieces or should I be ok with just the 114? If anybody knows I'd appreciate a comment. I got the manager agree to let me return the game if it isn't playable. Price was $4.50. Even thrift stores around me are pricey! Thanks for any help.
Had an unexpected chance this morning to make my (hopefully) weekly run to more distant stores. It was a fairly productive run.
At the Goodwill, the first one I saw (that I also kept) was this one, which was cheap enough to add to my 3M collection. I'm guessing this might be one of the rarer 3M titles, as it's the first time I've seen it. Almost complete with bell, dice and most of the tiles-- plenty enough to play. Most of the scorepad is unused, although Rachel and Arthur did play a few games back in the day.
Then this one, also $2.99 at Goodwill. Didn't count it, but box and contents are in better-than-average condition, so I'm guessing it's complete. Checked both lasers to make sure they light up, and they do.