This is the traditional weekly thrift and bargain finds list.
These lists may start empty but as always: add your items.
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. Be sure to bow before our King belial1134, and pay your due respects to previous Kings Great Mazinga, minionhunter I, Krazygit I, EvilTimmy I and Blackwind I. The Ancient and Loyal Order of Thrifters
ARC $1 Rio Grande version, minus the instructions which I've already downloaded. Not much to this one and the box size is due to the folded boards, the only other components being the small cards. All that wasted space in the box needs something to fill it... maybe some snowballs of some sort. LEGO perhaps. Hmmm.. I'll have to ponder this one.
Another bag at the East Madison Savers had about 12 of these with their cards for $3.15.
I had thought about picking these up at a retail store before, but I was let down when the models were put together. They didn't stay together very well, you can't easily repack them into your pocket, and the original trilogy ships that I got (Y-Wing, Tie-Bomber) were really simple.
Oh well, I still love Star Wars, so I'll try the game with just the bases, and see how it is.
Finally, I was surprised to find this for $4.20 at the East Madison Savers. This was hyped up a lot over the holidays in the Madison area. It had displays in several stores, and even a mention in a local article. The parts were unopened, so I wonder if I got a display.
My parents love party games, so I think it will go that direction.
So I'm at the Roseville GW, and I see this. Hmm, some game starting with Z is ebait, but this is so cartoony - Can't be it. I picked up the next 2 items and went home. A few minutes on BGG and I drove right back! In good condition except one repairable corner, complete except for 5 heart tokens. $1.99
Actually Rummy-O in a nice padded case, complete. $5 at Deseret, Sacramento.
I visited the recently-opened GW Outlet nearby. If I hadn't read all the comments here, I would have turned around at the door! But I gathered my courage and joined the mob rummaging through bins. No game finds, but enough goodness to warrant a return visit. Oh, and they charged set price for books, cds, etc., rest is by weight.
$3 at Thrift Store City. I picked this up because I'm going to be starting a new blog soon called "Gaming For God" (and yes, you should be chuckling just a teensy bit). I think this will be for a feature called "Bible Boardgame Torture Time" or something similar.
Now I can actually get paid to read about boardgames during the day!
May I pass along my congratulations for your great interdimensional breakthrough. I am sure, in the miserable annals of the Earth, you will be duly enshrined. -- Lord John Whorfin
Like new, neatly bagged.
Not sure I've snagged a game off the shelf faster. There may have been a small sonic boom, but I can't remember...
Left behind a copy of Munchkin so as to not totally decimate the thrift ecology. Maybe it will decompose and some better games will grow in it's place. The circle of life, brothers and sisters, the circle of life.