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I went to Barnes and Noble to see how to use a gift card I had received, and I saw this game on Red Dot clearance (50% off). That brought it down to $24.99 from list of $49.99, which would have been an OK deal.
But I also had a B&N Coupon I got in the mail for 50% off any one item. Normally these don't apply to clearance, but I got the manager to OK it.
But when I go to check out, the game rings up as $34.99, less 50% off, less 50% off. In other words: $8.75.
Then I put it on my gift card. Cost to me: $0.
Haven't played it yet, but I couldn't leave it behind.
Looks like I wasn't the only one who got lucky with this one this past week!
$3, complete. The player pad looked as if only about 4 sheets had been used and everything was in excellent condition except for one piece with a broken sword (which could be glued) and a split to the box.
My father died two years ago and he loved baseball (he was once a AAA minor league player and loved the Sox) and he loved classic board games. When I saw this I thought how much I would've liked to have played it with him. Even though I'm not that fond of Scrabble anymore.
Didn't check it out in the store. Unfortunately it is missing most of the stuff - espeically the mini's and the furniture. What I did find in the box were:
a full set of cards 2 wooden doors with stands the rules and quest book the rules/quest book for Kellar's Keep the rules/quest book for Return of the Witch Lord a couple of the Return of the Witch Lord components (which I used to get my copy closer to complete). A couple other cardboard components a full set of dice the gameboard the insert the game master reference sheet
All this for 2.00 at GW. I'm going to check back today to see if the rest of the stuff shows up in the expansion boxes (though I'm not holding my breathe).
The next game was an interesting little pick a number and move type game. Basically you can pick the number 1 to 3 on a twisting counter. The other player tries to guess your number - if he guess it you don't move. If he doesn't you move.
Doesn't sound very interesting but the board and parts are rather nice.