Sliddell11

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With some Christmas return money I was able to score these 3 new games! This post isn’t necessarily about just buying new games however, but to HOW I bought them.

#Welcome to... and #Race were just off of amazon, but I actually scored #Root for $35 (essentially brand new) off of Facebook Marketplace. I’m sure most people know of these marketplaces but may have never used them for games. If you ever find yourself with an extra $50 worth of game money burning a hole in your wallet, I would highly encourage a bit of patience and a little bit of searching on the marketplaces. The reason being, Root isn’t even my best find. 

My first goldmine was finding #Quantum (out of print) for $20. My second and largest haul was #Dominion, #King of Tokyo, #Sheriff of Nottingham, and #Cosmic Encounter and only paying $40. I’ve also found #Agricola 1st edition for only $20. Except for Agricola, all of these games have been in near perfect condition.

That all being said, if you feel like you will never win a BGA Giveaway and are wanting to save some money, while dealing with minor imperfections on your boxes, check out OfferUp and Facebook Marketplace! 

Side note: these are also great options for selling/trading games.

4 points by Sliddell11 - updated 47 days ago | 51 comments | report | subscribe

philryuh Supporter49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Ever since this post I've started visiting OfferUp once a day xD

Sliddell11 48 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha it’s so hard not to! I try not to often because then I start to do it too much... but once a day I’d good or even every other!

philryuh Supporter50 days ago | 1 point[-]

What a find! Maybe I should try looking things up on OfferUp every now and then haha

I go on the Facebook Marketplace sometimes but it's mostly "non-gamer" games around my area. I've seen a few good ones come up (1 or 2 posts) though that would require 30 min of drive.

Sliddell11 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks! Yeah I get that. Sometimes it takes knowing what posts to look at. There sometimes will be a non gamer game on the first picture and then great games after haha 

Root was actually an hour drive but, long story short, I didn’t have to pay for gas 😂

Skurvy5 Supporter50 days ago | 1 point[-]

I was able to score the Kickstarter version of Empires of the Void 2 but that’s pretty much it in my area. I’d have to drive 45+ minutes for a better selection. 

Sliddell11 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yeah it’s crazy how quick a good offer will disappear. Sometimes they come in waves though so I’ll check every few weeks 

Skurvy5 Supporter50 days ago | 1 point[-]

I haven’t seen a good game on there in 6+ months. Sad. 

Sliddell11 49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Man that’s a bummer. We’re close to some major cities so I’ll see quite a bit come up. I always see #Dominion for like $15 haha 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter49 days ago | 1 point[-]

It has been mostly mis for me as well. I like to check it whenever I travel. 

Sliddell11 49 days ago | 1 point[-]

That’s always a good plan. I usually will scope out a place before I go to see if there’s anything worthwhile

Marshwiggle92 Supporter49 days ago | 1 point[-]

I like doing that... And I'm going to the states next month..... 

Sliddell11 49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Do it!!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Oh I will!! Trust me. 

nealkfrank 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

You are definitely the scavenger of our group lol, thankful for it though! Looking forward to giving race a whirl!

Sliddell11 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha oh you know it!

and we will try it out soon!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Great finds. I'm jealous. Race is so so good. 

Sliddell11 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

I’m definitely looking forward to race because of how much I like roll. I want to get the gathering storm expansion for the solo play

Marshwiggle92 Supporter49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Hey, the gathering storm expansion is at a historical low on Amazon right now. I think it's a sign that you need to get it. 

Sliddell11 49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Ahh I know... I want it so bad.. I have enough to get it... just slightly unsure haha 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Do it do it do it 

Sliddell11 49 days ago | 1 point[-]

I was going to and then it went up in price again...

Marshwiggle92 Supporter49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Do it anyways. 

Spend all your money... 

Sliddell11 49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha there’s a small chance I will. I still have other things I need to purchase so I’ll have to be shrewd with my leftover Christmas money haha 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter49 days ago | 1 point[-]

I understand. Hope you find some other stuff you want. 

Sliddell11 48 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha I think I may have

Marshwiggle92 Supporter48 days ago | 1 point[-]

Oh??? Tell me more. Please! 

Sliddell11 48 days ago | 1 point[-]

I’m really looking into #Oh My Goods!, #Tybor the Builder, and #Sakura

Marshwiggle92 Supporter48 days ago | 1 point[-]

Fun fun 

Sliddell11 48 days ago | 1 point[-]

They seem like fun little card games!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter48 days ago | 1 point[-]

Yes. I especially hear good things about Oh my Goods. 

Sliddell11 47 days ago | 1 point[-]

Same here!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Of you find yourself loving race as much as I hope you do you should check out the Keldon AI program on pc. It's great. 

Sliddell11 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

I’ll check it out!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter50 days ago | 1 point[-]

It is hard to learn the game on it. But once you learn the game or is great. 

Sliddell11 49 days ago | 1 point[-]

For sure. Is it on steam?

Marshwiggle92 Supporter49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Nope, it is a free app for Mac and windows. 

Sliddell11 49 days ago | 1 point[-]

Oh cool!

WadeB1977 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

GReat finds!

Sliddell11 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks!

theDL 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Dang! I'm always checking FB Marketplace but I'm not sure I've come across deals quite that good. Nice scores!

Sliddell11 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks! Some of them I went down some rabbit holes to find. Some listings were even months old! Haha 

theDL 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Haha, good work!

sdirrane Supporter50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Nice!  Always great to see a new owner of Root.

Sliddell11 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

I know I’m so pumped! Do you know of any solo variants?

sdirrane Supporter50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks for finding this for me.  @Sliddell11 It is a great way to learn the game.  At least some of the factions.

Sliddell11 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Sweet thanks! It seems helpful so far!

Sliddell11 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Thanks! Just checked it out and will be printing it soon! Haha 

Marshwiggle92 Supporter50 days ago | 1 point[-]

Google BGG the better bot project. You should find some pnp files there. They have been made the official solo variant in the #Root: The Clockwork Expansion

Sliddell11 50 days ago | 1 point[-]

I had been but I didn’t realize they made it official! So good to know!

Marshwiggle92 Supporter50 days ago | 1 point[-]

No worries 

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