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.
The Weekly Thrift List Wayback Machine The Grand Vizier is maintaining a list of all the weekly thrift lists through time, and will be adding stats and interesting tidbits for each week. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/48522
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 Great Mazinga, and pay your due respects to previous Kings minionhunter I, Krazygit I, EvilTimmy I and Blackwind I. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/193
I have embarked on a quest to memorialize the lovely people one meets at the local thrifts. My first subject is this stunning creature, behind whom I waited in line yesterday:
Now granted, it was warm in Portland yesterday. Not scorching, mind you. Just warm. But is that any reason to subject me(not to mention the children! THE CHILDREN!!) to the sight of these cave drawings?
After getting all the tape off of the 4 sides, found that I was missing 2 red markers and 3 blue markers. Otherwise complete.
I might just play this to seem what all the hubbub is about and why these go for so much on Ebay. I suspect the game is viral, in the sense that when you play it with someone, they like it so much they have to go out and find a copy asap. Hence the demand on Ebay because you can't find it in stores.
Stopped by the SA and saw this in ludicrous condition. I balked at the $5 price tag, but then found out everything was half price that day. For $2.50 I'll take a chance. It is decent Ebait IF you can find a buyer. Here's hoping someone wants my copy on Ebay.
I was going to pass on this but it was the edition with the wooden tiles. I figured I could add them to my Scrabble tiles lot. It also came with a nice black drawstring bag and a book of sudoku puzzles. Not bad for $1.
I also saw this. The box is kind of beat up but it was only $1.50 so I took a chance as the 1970 edition Ebays decently. It's missing two of the character cards (the old lady looking to the left on the box cover and the guy raising his finger to bid). If anybody has those two cards please let me know. Otherwise the game is complete.
At GW I found this edition of the same game for $1. This one is in excellent condition and all the components are still in shrink. I hope that is enough for it to Ebay, as this edition does not do as well.
While last weeks list was huge, I didn't get to contribute anything to it. I guess I won't be earning the award for posting every single week next year. While there was stuff out there I could have purchased, I decided that I really didn't need a third copy of Scotland Yard.
Yesterday, I hit the Green Exchange where I found the briefcase edition. Missing the rules, which I have already downloaded from here. Looks like all the dice are here, just by comparing the box photo to the contents. Haven't counted the cards yet, but everything else looks complete. I will have to glue the score track back into the brief case, but otherwise it looks good. $3 for a whole bunch of funky dice and other stuff.
Also hit the DI yesterday. Found this clear, acrylic board from EnumeroCribbageBoards. This is actually a template for making your own board. I think it works well as a board by itself. The photo proved challenging. First I had to clean a year's worth of grime off of the table. Then I had to find a spot that was shady enough to avoid too much glare while still proving enough light to avoid using the flash. $1.
Looks just like Rummikub but in a neat tin. My parents and in-laws like Rummikub and my copy's box is dying so why not. Missing all the legs to the stands but that's no big deal since I can use the stands I already have.
Non-English edition. Rules have 5 different languages and I can't read any of them. Game is complete. Not really sure what I'll do with this but it was $1. If you're interested in a trade, let me know.
Found this yesterday. I was certain it wasn't in the database, because I had looked up Chop Suey last year while I was in Hawaii. I knew this wasn't the same game. I grabbed it and got it added to the db this morning. Kind of a cool, all wooden dexterity game. Quite challenging. The goal is to grab as many of the wooden morsels as possible with the chop sticks and place them in the cup. The problem is that the chop sticks are affixed to the board while in play. No amount of previous chop stick handling experience is likely to be helpful here. Also includes a top, which acts as the timer. Complete for $1.95 at Red, White & Blue.