Friday, 24 July 2020

Charity Shop Visit

Early this week I needed to go to the Oxfam shop in Diss to get my favourite drinking chocolate, but was a bit early as they are delaying opening until 10 for extra cleaning, so had to wait outside - looking in the window - which proved expensive.

Because I spotted this
 


Wooden board games in a storage chest with all the bits in a drawer in the bottom.  "It's got some bits missing" the lady said. But as it was priced at £4.99 I thought I'd risk it, especially as I've got counters and dice at home - enough for snakes and ladders and ludo which will probably be the favourites to play with the grandchildren when they get a bit older. It's also got draughts and chess and some other boards marked out for games that I've never played like Nine Men's Morris.

Back Tomorrow
Sue




39 comments:

  1. That was a good buy. I had one like this I sold for about £20! Charity shops are still shut here . . .

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    1. Many charity shops are still shut here too and some have shut down forever, but last time I went to the bank I noticed a sign saying when the Oxfam shop was opening - which was handy.

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  2. That's lovely! I'm often teased because I always check the windows of a CS before I go inside. Old fashioned board games are brilliant.

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    1. I always look in the window before going in - the best things are often displayed there

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  3. I love that - what a great find.
    xx

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    1. It's the sort of thing I would have loved for my children but could never have afforded new back then

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  4. What a brilliant find, that will keep all the grand children entertained once they are old enough not to eat the component parts. And I love playing solitaire myself ... have you all the little pegs for that?

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    1. I think it's Chinese Chequers on the top.
      I could never "win" at solitaire

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  5. That was a nice find Sue and the children will love it and even you can play solitaire on your own. Hazel c uk 🌈🌈🌈

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  6. What a great find and even better a bargain price. I would have bought that perfect for the Grandchildren.

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    1. £4.99 didn't seem too bad for something wooden and good looking

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  7. Funnily enough I have one of these and is played with by my grand-daughters, mainly the eldest as the youngest is too young, although she gets the ludo shapes out to play with.

    The supermarket I worked for started selling items from a company called Tchaibo (Scandinavian I think) and there were lots of different things, this set of games being one. As it's solid wood it's very heavy and I was glad to get home with it even though I didn't live far from the supermarket. I believe I paid between £5-£7 for it, so Bovey Belle did well selling hers for £20, although I can understand that as it is solid wood.

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    1. Was that a Somerfield? I seem to remember the one in Saxmundham losing part of it's food space for some odd things

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    2. Yes, Sue it was. We only lost a short aisle to Tchiabo and a lot of the things were kitchen items or home related. But we lost a lot more aisles to Peacocks (clothing)a bit later. Never was the same after that.

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    3. Your box is slightly different to mine in that the top is for draughts or chess not chinese chequers.

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  8. Your eye is definitely tuned to a bargain Sue.

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    1. I wouldn't have noticed it if I'd gone straight in the shop so a good thing I had to wait outside

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  9. Did you get your chocolate as well? That game box is splendid, bet there will be hours of fun with that.

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  10. What an awesome find. I've never seen a compendium of games like that before.

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  11. Great buy!!! I loved playing all those games when I was a youngster.

    God bless.

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  12. My grandmother taught me to play cribbage at a very young age and made me count and add all the scores. That board with its little pegs is a very fond memory of her. I hope your find becomes one of your grandchildrens' fond memories of you.

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  13. Bargain I got one the same for my grandchildren and paid £24.99

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