I've decided that my board game hoarding habits need to come to an end. I started snapping up board games via multiple channels because I was making a humorous blog about all the bizarre, strange, and downright cool board games out there, but now I've started school full-time on top of working full-time, which means no-time for board games! Disappointed as this makes me, as I'm missing out on some really cool stuff out there, my storage has gotten so packed full of these things I'll just never get the time to realistically play all of them and give them the good run-through they deserve. So it's time to pass it along in the hopes of helping out my storage situation. Basically I'm narrowing down my collecting goals to the 3M, Avalon Hill, and other company bookshelf-style games. They're compact, easy to store, and all the games are fun -- I'll probably keep buying other stuff, but I'm severely narrowing down that scope as well.
The games vary in condition and 95% of them are complete, with 1 or 2 being incomplete. Due to the sheer mass of games I'm listing, it's going to take some time to go through them again and ensure everything is there. However, I did this when I first purchased them and if anything IS missing from them, it's a minor part that is easily replaceable. Anything that wasn't complete or near-complete didn't get purchased. When you express interest, I will go through it and take pics via PM of the contents of said game to show you what's there. Honestly, the rule of thumb here is assume everything is complete
; I'm meticulous about what I keep in my collection so aside from I think 1-2 of these games they should be 100%.
I am willing to TRADE
for any of these. If you are interested in trading, here's what I'm looking for: #1 the aformentioned 3M/Avalon Hill bookshelf games, #2 a 5200 system with games, #3 a C64 setup, and of course #4 digital money in the form of PayPal, LOL.
I know this is not a board game site and I know these would move faster and do better via other channels such as BGG or eBay, but I figure a lot of members here are also interested in things like board games, so it can't hurt to list 'em here.
For prices, I am looking for $10 ballpark plus shipping
for each of these with the exception of Hotels and Fireball Island, which will have listed prices. I say "ballpark" because I know prices on these vary a lot and some of them definitely aren't in the $10 range, so I'm willing to entertain offers on just about anything. I do know what should go for $10 though, so expect me to be firm on a couple of these, but honestly most of them for the $5-$7 range or less won't hurt my feelings at all. A couple are honestly $1 material, and I will gladly let those go for that.
I will ship them by packing them in bubble-wrap and wrapping them with kraft paper; this is the most inexpensive yet safe way to ship these games, and I've done it for years without any problems. The varying size of boxes makes it nigh-impossible to find boxes to put them in.
Alright, I am currently taking pics of the boxes themselves for listing the titles, so bear with me for a while so I can get everything listed and we'll get started on this.
First up: Fireball Island
by Milton Bradley. Game is with good shape box, all pieces, only thing missing is the instructions, which you can print out on Hasbro's site. I am asking $160
plus shipping for it.
by Milton Bradley. Game is in fairly good shape box and is 100% complete. I am asking $65
plus shipping for it.
Everything else from here on out falls under the "ballpark rule". Sealed Parcheesi by Selchow & Righter
Hog Tied by Selchow & Righter
Conspiracy by Milton Bradley
Showdown Yahtzee by Milton Bradley
Splat! by Milton Bradley
Arch Rival by Parker Brothers
Call It! by Ideal Games
Classic Concentration by Pressman
(I forget which edition, I think 8th or 7th)
High Rollers by Parker Brothers
Infection by Earwig Enterprises
Dinosaurs Gotta Love Me 3-D Game by Milton Bradley
I Dream of Jeannie Game by I can't remember what company
Roller Coaster Tycoon Game by Parker Brothers
Don't Bug Me by Hasbro
CB Radio Game by Parker Brothers
This Game is Bonkers! by Parker Brothers
Domination by Milton Bradley
DoubleTrack by Milton Bradley
Kreskin's ESP by Milton Bradley
Trust Me by Parker Brothers
Grape Escape by Parker Brothers
Masterpiece by Parker Brothers
Gambler by Parker Brothers
Bargain Hunter by Milton Bradley
Electronic Mall Madness by Milton Bradley
(Yes, the big-haired early 90s "looks like Blossom" version)
Jurassic Park by I can't remember who right now
Tetris Tower 3-D by Radica
X-Men: Under Siege by Pressman/Marvel
X-Men: Alert! by Pressman/Marvel
Batman Returns 3-D Game by Parker Brothers
Magma Monster by LEGO
1313 Dead End Drive by Parker Brothers
Zathura: Adventure is Waiting by Fairview
The Generals by Ideal
Ramses Pyramid by LEGO
Lava Dragon by LEGO
G.I. Joe Commando Attack Game by Milton Bradley
Marvel Super Heroes Game by Pressman/Marvel
Six Million Dollar Man: Bionic Crisis by Parker Brothers
Conflict by Parker Brothers
(this game is the 1946 edition!)
Attack! by Eagle Games
Alright, that's it. This, of course, represents the more family game/bizarre-type stuff I've collected, so apologies for those of you thinking I was offloading my Euro stuff or my strategy stuff, I'll be keeping those. As I said, I know prices vary and marketplace shifts so I'm more than willing to entertain ANY OFFERS
on these. Some of these games are hardly worth the shipping and price, so believe me, if you offer $1 I will probably take it for certain titles, though the bulk of them are worth the $5 range. As stated there are a couple in there that at $10 are actually really good bargains (though I won't state which games), and I do know which ones they are so if you offer $1 for 'em be prepared for a decline.
My main motivation is to get this stuff out of my storage so I can start cleaning up all the other stuff I've got and have been working on. These are all cool games in themselves but they're not something I'm overly excited about when I look at, so I've kept all the stuff I really enjoy and am focusing my board game collection out of the bizarre realm and into the more "within my interests" realm. There really is some weird stuff in here, and this whole thing represents just 1 closet in my house and probably about 1 year's worth of collecting. Please PM me for additional information or pics, I'm more than happy to answer any questions. Thanks!