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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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There is pirating, and then there's Pirating. Matey, this here be the good stuff.
Needing to run an errand after work, I naturally chose a location near a Value Village, so that I could "just happen" to be in the area and "may as well drop by". You've all justified trips like this. Don't look at me like that.
But alas, I got to the shelf scant seconds too late, as a poacher was there before I arrived. And he had a bulky box in his hand. All I could see, other than the Milton Bradley logo, was the word Broadside. AH CRAP! [holds breath] I can't believe it! [stamps foot] What rotten lu...
huh? He slid it back onto the shelf?!?
HOLY CRAP! [snag] I can't believe it! [breathe] What fantastic luck!!
This makes a complete set of Gamemaster Series games for me. All thrifted.
Boom chicka boo yeah.
I don't even bother to check its completeness in the store -- ain't no way I'm leaving this behind. Examining it at home, and it's hard to tell if it's complete -- THE RULES ARE MISSING!! However, in place of the rules are the front and back cover of a Penthouse magazine from the 80s. It advertises Madonna as a feature. The contents of the magazine are missing, which makes this quite strange indeed. I mean, who hides just the *cover* of a girly mag in a board game?
Luckily, there's a scan of the rules available on line, and using them I see that my copy is indeed otherwise complete. In fantastic condition, except for the one blown corner that was haphazardly repaired with tape. Still, I'm pleased as punch to have this -- I've been wanting it for some time now.
$3 at Value Village. English only edition, which is strange itself for a Milton Bradley game found in Canada.