Hello, Chaz Marler from Pair Of Dice Paradise here, and my topic today is… nothin’. Sorry, I’m off to go treasure hunting. … What’s that? No, the treasure I’m looking for isn’t long-since-buried doubloons, but long-since-discarded cardboard. It all goes back to when a friend of mine brought the long-out-of-print Reiner Knizia game, Palmyra, to a local convention. While beating me at it, he informed me that he obtained his copy of the game at a thrift store in town; discovering it there, like a hidden gem stuck in among the piles and piles of Scene It DVD board games.
So, that piqued my interest. I made my way to my local thrift stores, and found… lots and lots and lots of garbage. Seriously, I had no idea DVD board games were so popular… for about a week.
I was just about to abandon the thrifting scene, when, out from underneath a recently discarded Twighlight DVD board game, I discovered a copy of Filthy Rich, a game by Richard Garfield of Magic: The Gathering fame, still in its original shrink wrap. I actually love this game, but it’s been out of print since 1998 and goes for tens of dollars on Ebay. It was my first thrifting trophy, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
There’s always chatter about thrifting going on on BoardGameGeek.com, but I haven’t seen it mentioned much on Board Game Breakfast. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to ask the viewership: Is thrifting one of the ways you round out your board game collection? And, if so, what treasures have you discovered while digging deep into the discount aisles? And, do you have any tips for those who may be interested in thrifting? Let me know in the comments below, and I may expand on the topic in a future segment. But, for now, I’m off to either find a real treasure, or treasure a real find.