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
Apparently, one of my brother's coworkers (or something, he wasn't totally clear on it) gave him this, and he didn't want it as he's in the middle of a move and didn't need more stuff to deal with, so he passed it on to me for free. Um... , I guess? Parts are all present (though not bagged), and... somehow *both* halves of the box are bowed, like this was in the middle of a stack between two smaller boxes. Weird.
Found this baby on Kijiji, a Canadian classifieds website. I was fairly obsessed with this game as a kid. It seems playable but not great. I've come up with some variants to make it better, hopefully. Asking price was $5, but since they had gone out of their way to meet me, and didn't have enough change, I gave $10 for it. The box is pretty beat, the board has broken along two creases, and one of the pawns and God-knows-what-else is missing. Oh well, it's still playable.
Shelf wear but good condition, haven't completely inventoried. Missing instructions, one yellow marble. Came with 2 bags. Found and printed the instructions and pleased my oldest when investigating it sans instructions declared it 4 player Mancala.
Found a stall with a load of games all a quid each. Lots of the usual suspects, but hiding underneath the MB's was this!
£1. Boot fair.
Got stopped by someone at a stall further down - 'is that a Games Workshop game?' he says.
Apparently, his grandsons are into Heroquest and Dungeonquest, so more geeks on the way
Had to leave behind a copy of Lord of the Rings Labyrinth - £8 (ouch), and Escape From Colditz - the guy wanted £20 as it 'goes for £45 online' (yeah, right) - I love these alruistic sellers, denying themselves extra wonga to help you out....