Why Did I Ever Throw That Away??
Lewis Goldberg
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Bonnots Mill
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This Geeklist is a memorial to those things - either game related or non-game related - that we threw in the trash or otherwise disposed of and then later regretted deeply. Lets hear your sob stories. I'll lead off with one game and one not.
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1. Board Game: War in Europe [Average Rating:7.12 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.12 Unranked]
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Lewis Goldberg
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Boy the way Glenn Miller played // Songs that made the Hit Parade // Guys like us we had it made // Those were the days.
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Yes, I did that. Back in 2000 I was a gamer in hibernation, surrounded by toddlers and especially one challenging handicapped daughter, and I didn't care a dang about the games I had stored in my closet. This was my teen years collection, and my WiE got water damaged on the maps and charts. I had no idea eBay had games on it, no idea I could have sold the counters, no idea about the hobby at all since 1985 or so. Into the bin it went.
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2. Board Game: Apples to Apples [Average Rating:5.82 Overall Rank:4468] [Average Rating:5.82 Unranked]
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Lewis Goldberg
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Bonnots Mill
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Back in 2012 or 2013, we had an old Apple IIe in a closet that no one had touched in ages. I asked around the kids if they had any attachment to it. Got no responses, so I pitched it. It was in perfect working condition, and I had a ton of software to go with it. Later I found out that they were going for at least $300 on ebay. Ebay hates me.
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3. Board Game: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Robot Heroes Game [Average Rating:4.25 Unranked]
Board Game: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Robot Heroes Game
Chris Fee
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Corning
New York
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No fair! They're using brains against us! We removed our brains to make room for guns and explosives!
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When I was in high school my grandfather convinced me to get rid of my old transformers and GI Joes. I really didin't want to but figured they could go to someone that would play with them again rather than just have them in a box. I gave them to a boy in the neighborhood. He thanked me and took them home. I found out that he smashed them with a baseball bat.
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4. Board Game: White Lotus Masters [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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And a game related one.

I didn't throw it away but I may as well have. When Magic: The Gathering started, our group got in to it about an hour after it sold out at the convention we were at. Locally we managed to get some packs but no starters so we were playing by half remembered rules. And there were no checklists.

So, when my friend offered his Glasses of Urza (the only one in our group and we were playing it that it functioned at all times - since the old mono artifacts didn't say Tap) for my Black Lotus (we had 3 in or group) I made the worst trade in Magic history.
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5. RPG Item: Justice League Sourcebook [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:3116]
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john withers
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I've kept a few of my old toys: G.I. Joe, Super Powers, Masters of the Universe, Captain Power, and the model trains. Most of the rest is gone. That's fine. I don't miss most of it, except for my Kenner Hall of Justice.I still miss it. I spotted one at a store not long ago and commented to my wife, "I'm surprised I haven't bought another of these."
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6. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:155] [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked]
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Amanda W
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My husband had a small collection of cards from his early days of Magic (Ice Age, Fallen Empires, Fourth Edition) with a few worth a couple bucks now. We can't for the life of us find them, and figure they probably got tossed at some point during a family move. I also passed up getting a Sliver Queen when I saw one for $10 (because I'd just gotten into the game and didn't know), and now it's going for more. Not terrible losses, sure, but we're still kicking ourselves for them.
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