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October 31st, 2008
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Surplus board games
I have a lot of board games I've collected over the years that I never expect to play again.  I want to reclaim the space they're taking up and I'm hoping to get a little money for them.  I'll put any I still have left come February in the Winter War auction, and I've been meaning to look into offering them for sale on a board game site, but for right now, here is a list.  I'd rather sell them to someone I know than to strangers.  If you see anything you want, say so.  Unless otherwise noted, figure at least $5 each, and they go to the best offer before Nov. 15.

Munchkin - original edition - good condition.
This is a popular game; I just don't happen to like it.  $10 minimum.

Wiz-War - "New 1991 Fifth Edition" - box a little worn, good condition.
I've played this one a lot, but I'm tired of arguing about the vague rules.  I think it's somewhat rare/collectible.  $10 minimum.

Instant Millionaire - good condition
This may be the worst designed game I've ever played.  It is to board games as Plan Nine from Outer Space is to movies -- worth laughing about if you're into such things.  $1

Monopoly - original game,  fair condition, box smashed, no dice, no rules
The original game, as sold in the early 1970s.  $1

Risk - plastic pieces - smashed box, no dice, no rules.  $1

Sqwurm - smashed box, appears to be complete/OK
Never played it, but it seems unlikely I ever will.

Doolittle & Waite - good condition, box a bit scuffed
A playable beer-and-pretzels game with a lawyer theme.

Taboo - box a little rough, no batteries for buzzer (not needed for play), otherwise good
A decent party game for non-gamers.

Three for All - never played, box slightly mashed
Another non-gamer party game, to judge by the box.

Wizard's Quest - box a bit rough
The classic Orc Frenzy game.

Amoeba Wars - a bit of water damage, but playable
Played once, decent multiplayer space battle

Moonstar - good shape, box a bit scuffed
I never played it.  It has a lot of dice.

Stocks & Bonds - 3M bookcase game edition - good condition, outer box a bit scuffed
An ancient stock trading game without a lot of fun mechanics.

Assassin - Avalon Hill bookcase game - good condition
Played it once, don't remember it.

221 B Baker Street - Hansen Co. - box worn
I never played it; I think it's all there.

Image - 3M bookcase game - box slightly scuffed
I never played it; I think it's all there.

Breakthru - 3M bookcase game - box a bit rough
2 player non-random strategy game, nice components; I don't remember the game if I played it.

Conquistador - Avalon Hill bookcase game - fair (box still OK)
Somewhat interesting game about colonization of the New World; I'm just not much interested in multi-hour games any more.

Hexagony - Liesure Time bookcase edition - fair
Multiplayer abstract strategy game; I never played it.

Family Business - still in the shrink wrap
Card game about organized crime; I haven't played it.

British Rails - tube edition - good condition
North American Rails - tube edition - good condition
Australian Rails - tube edition - good condition (but I just cracked the tube looking inside it)
Nippon Rails - original tube edition with dice - fair condition; the dog ate the tube but the game is all there
Mayfair crayon train games.  I like the system but I'm only going to keep a few.

Slap Shot - AH bookcase game (half thickness) - still in the shrink wrap
The cards are funny, but it takes a lot of beer to make the game fun.

Facts in Five - Leisure Time Games edition - good condition, box a bit scuffed
Classic trivia game; I haven't played it since about 6th grade.  (This copy is not from my childhood.)

Contigo - 3M bookshelf game - box and board are a bit mashed but fully playable
Non-random strategy game with some interesting mechanics; I basically never played it.

James Clavell's Whirlwind - FASA - box slightly crushed, unpunched
I never played it and know nothing about it.

Minion Hunter - GDW -  box slightly crushed, otherwise good
A board game from the Dark Conspiracy role playing world.  Fairly playable; I remember it being too random for my taste.

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From:the_gwenzilliad
Date:October 31st, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
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I'm interested in any of the train games and in family business, which I like very much.
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From:tigertoy
Date:October 31st, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
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I'm not quite sure, but I think shipping to the UK would make either of us blanch. Family Business is small and might be able to sneak in under the envelope rate but the train games definitely wouldn't. Being small it would also be easy for someone to take in a suitcase, in case it could be Mongoled to you. (Why didn't I post this before OVFF?)
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From:ntrlstgrl
Date:October 31st, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
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*waves hand* MUNCHKIN please please! :)
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From:sraun
Date:October 31st, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
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How much for all the Mayfair crayon rail games? Shipped to Mpls, MN.
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From:tigertoy
Date:November 1st, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
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I think shipping will not be too far from $10, if I can find a reasonable box. Or are you coming to Windycon?
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From:sraun
Date:November 1st, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
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I'm not, but I might be able to find someone who is. Let me check?
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From:tigertoy
Date:November 1st, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Of course.
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From:sraun
Date:November 9th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
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I've got someone to do fannish courier. Matt Strait, he'll be hosting the Minicon Room Party. I've forgotten your last name - what is it? What arrangements do you want me to make regarding payment - send $20 with him (cash or check?), mail you a check, something else? Please don't say Paypal - I don't do that.
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From:tigertoy
Date:November 10th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
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My last name Parker. My badge name should be tigertoy.

The name Matt Strait is slightly familiar but I can't connect a person with it. As for payment, cash is best by far, so if Matt can give me the money when I give him the games that would be great.
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From:sraun
Date:November 10th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
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I'll try to make arrangements for him to have cash. If it helps, he's quadong on LJ - his default icon is a portrait.
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From:braider
Date:November 1st, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
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Taboo might be fun. You coming to GAFilk?
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From:tigertoy
Date:November 1st, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
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It is fun in the right context, it's just not a context I'm in much. When I'm with real gamers we want to play a more gamerly game. I don't tend to go to parties with non-gamers where we need to find things to do.
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From:janmagic
Date:November 1st, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
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thanks for the heads up. I would like to see what "breakthru" is what the play is like.

some time ago chaoticgoodchick talked about some of the old bookcase games being redone (Aquire) and that orginals would go for good money. have you considered taking them to windy? or connecting with the gamers that go to gencon.

good luck
please bring breakkthru to windy for me.
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From:tigertoy
Date:November 1st, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
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Some of the more popular titles like Acquire, could be worth a bunch if they were in really good condition. Collectors want the box to look new, and gamers don't generally want to pay a premium for a particular edition unless there's something special about it. (A Diplomacy game with the original wooden pieces is valuable.) This is why I need to get out to the board game sites.

I will try to remember to bring Breakthru to Windy.
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From:janmagic
Date:November 1st, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)

Tiger request

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since andpuff mentioned wanting to 'PET" the tigers,
please share sometime how petting a tiger feels. describe their fur, is it rough, smooth, course??? is a bobcat softer than a tiger? what about lions are the females any softer than the males. ( go ahead and write the parody) do any of them feel like petting a dog?

I had a cat once that had the Guard hairs. he was much less soft than the cat without the guard hairs.
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From:tigertoy
Date:November 1st, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Tiger request

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How tiger fur feels depends on how dirty it is. If they are nice and clean they are fairly soft, not as soft as a house cat but softer than many dogs. When it's dirty it's stiffer and not smooth. Except for the mane, male and female lion coats are the same. The mane is very coarse, almost like a handful of hay. The coat is very short; it's smooth but not soft. Bobcats are very soft; they feel just like a house cat.
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