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I am a huge fan of board games and thrift stores, and I love it when the two hobbies coincide. I tend to have some success with my finds - not nearly as some who post, but more than most, I suppose - and I am always on the lookout for good games at better prices.

There are a few games that seem like they should be eminently thriftable: they were relatively widely known and distributed; they are old enough (before 2006) that copies should make their way to the secondhand stores; and they are usually fairly inexpensive looking (even if they might be worth far more than their appearance belies).

Here is my list of the games that I'm either passively or actively trying to find on the cheap. I will add the games I do find at secondhand prices as well as I encounter them in my travels.
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1. Board Game: Amen [Average Rating:4.20 Unranked]
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Would you believe I found this Christian Uno for only $2?
 
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2. Board Game: Balloon Cup [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:851]
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I'm still waiting to find this one on the cheap...
 
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3. Board Game: Blokus 3D [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:808]
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Brand new for $5! Oh yeah.
 
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4. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:128] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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Found twice for $7 in Value Villages in two different cities in 2016.
 
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5. Board Game: Cockroach Poker [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1248]
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$2 at Value Village.
 
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6. Board Game: Concept [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:507]
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$7 at Value Village in Nanaimo - a steal!
 
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7. Board Game: For Sale [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:245]
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Found it for $5!
 
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8. Board Game: Guillotine [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:950]
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Another one that I am shocked not to have found yet.
 
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9. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:608]
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$7 at my local Value Village - I couldn't believe it!
 
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10. Board Game: Jambo [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:452] [Average Rating:7.05 Unranked]
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This one might be harder to find, but I think it's still a possibility.
 
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11. Board Game: Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:647]
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I have found this one twice for $10 each time, including in January 2017.
 
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12. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:277]
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Found once for $4. Insta-buy if I ever see it.
 
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13. Board Game: Manhattan [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:948]
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One of the SdJ games that I have not yet played.
 
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14. Board Game: Missionary Conquest [Average Rating:3.97 Unranked]
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Ah, my grail - Christian Risk. Played it once, would love to have it as a showpiece - and probably to play it, too.
 
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15. Board Game: Qwirkle [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:605]
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Qwirkle Travel for $4 in March, and then full-size Qwirkle for $7 at the end of April.
 
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16. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:202]
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I found this once complete for $4 at Salvation Army.
 
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17. Board Game: Telestrations [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:197]
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$1 to re-acquire this party game classic seemed about right to me.
 
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18. Board Game: Time Pirates [Average Rating:5.56 Overall Rank:10576]
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$2 seemed about right for the amount of fun I intend to have with this game.
 
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19. Board Game: Wits & Wagers [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:476]
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I refuse to pay full price for this party game. I'm amazed I have not seen it yet.

Edit: Finally got it as a gift from a friend.
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20. Board Game: Wits & Wagers Party [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1346]
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After years of searching, I finally got a cheap version of Wits & Wagers. Only $2!!!!
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21. Board Game: Word on the Street [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1378]
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A party game that I am certain I will find sometime.
 
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