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And then another backgammon game. This one in the briefcase style case - with of plaid fabric and leather (pleather?) made by Aries of Beverly Hills. The discs and doubling cube are there, but the rules and the dice are missing...
But other than that, in great shape - I especially like the brass scoring rail on this set.
edit: I chose this pic for the colors, which are close - but that set isn't nearly as nice as what I found.
A couple of finds today. I couldn't do all the rummage saling that had wanted to because the munchkin was sick. Instead, I just hit a few nearby sales while waiting for the pharmacy to get her prescription and she was happily passed out in her carseat.
Got this for $1. Cards are unshuffled, everything is complete.
At Origins, Asmodee had a ding-and-dent pile of games. Each game was $20, with some minor (to major) box damage. I found this copy of Ca$h 'n' Gun$ was in perfect condition, from what I can tell, plus still in shrink. Considering street price on discount is running at $30, that's a bargain!
Visalia rescue mission In excellent, used condition. The score pads have seen better days (from age). I created a score sheet that can be written on. missing I complete color for playing the game. The missing pieces can be replaced with almost anything. .99 cents
First find of the day. This was *way* outside my normal range, but I was in Vancouver anyways, so I figured I'd hit a couple thrifts. Not sure I'm wanting to play this, so much as use those dice for something else; I discovered just *why* RoboDerby is supposed to have the player-token cubes be *not* the indented 16mm dice, this week, and intend to remedy it with a little cut-and-pasting next time I print a label.
Found this in a bin of card games, too. The instructions are missing, but all of the cards were present, and it looks like a fun little filler. Plus, the price was right.
Most WTF sighting on the shelf at this one: Body Boggle, which is apparently the unholy combination of Boggle and Twister. I showed it to my brother and his girlfriend, they chuckled, and I put it back on the shelf where I got it.
On to another thrift store, after a few other various stops (including a Value Village with nothing that caught my eye, and a really neat reptile store that my brother wanted to stop at). First up is this classic abstract. Now, I've got a copy of this *somewhere*, an old Gabriel edition with the nice clear plastic swivel-covers for the chip holders. But it's buried somewhere in a storage room, and I know for sure that it was missing at least three of the chips. So, now I have another one.
OK, *now* back to normal, with the last find of the day. I wanted to at least take *one* older thing back for my collection, and with this apparently being the only thing older than late-90s on the shelf that I could find (other than a package of 1970s Yahtzee score sheets), I went ahead and grabbed it. Fifty cents, what a deal!
EDIT: Looking at the results for today, I realize... I really, *really* need to get the app working on my phone again. It's a damn good thing that Shakin' Sorry was for cannibalizing, not for playing.