Anyone can bring in gaming related items and put them on a silent auction. The store collects the money and gives store credit to the sellers. You can find a wide variety of things from board games (old and new), unpainted miniatures or fully painted armies. Normally I have a pile of stuff that I put up on the auction and I usually end up taking home a pile of new toys as well.
This year I didn't sell anything, but I did go down to see what was available. I got a couple of great deals on some games and can't wait to try out my new finds.
My big purchase of the day was a copy of The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles - Base Set. I had been eyeing the first base set, but since this was such a good deal, I couldn't pass it up. I got this brand new, still in shrink wrap for $35.
My next find was a copy of Axis & Allies: Europe. The box is a bit sun bleached, but the contents are in good condition and it was only $3.
Next up is a copy of Modern Naval Battles. This is the 1989 version. I didn't just get the base box, I also got Modern Naval Battles II: The Campaign Game (there are actually 2 copies of box II) and Modern Naval Battles III: The Expansion Kit. I look forward to trying my hand at command of a fleet and facing off against an enemy fleet. This was another great find for $5.
I also picked up Air Force and its expansion, Dauntless. I had never heard of these before, but for $1 I figured I couldn't go wrong. A quick look through BGG and the box shows me that this one might be a little on the complicated side. I'm not scared though and look forward to trying it out.
My last find at the auction is a game that I have been looking for on eBay at the recommendation of the Dice Tower's HAMTAG guys on YouTube. The game is Ambush! I hadn't found if for less than $50 and that was a bit more than I wanted to pay. But at the auction, there it was. Just sitting there with a starting bid of $1. I thew my bid down and sure enough I won it for that low, low amount. I'm looking forward to trying this game out as well.
All in all I say it was a good day of acquiring new gaming material. I got all these games for the price of Ambush! alone. I was even in the market for 2 of the games that I found.
I'll try to post some review/reports of these when I get a chance to play them.