Here’s what’s on the table: Kublacon Auction Recap
Over this past weekend I made my way up to San Francisco to attend Kublacon! However, I was only able to attend one day due to the fact that the main purpose of my trip was to eat and go to the auction. So on Sunday I was able to get Justin from the Geek Say What? team to come out to Kublacon with me, and this just so happened to be his very first time at a tabletop-con. You can ask him all about his experience, I wouldn’t be able to tell you much because I was stuck inside the auction room the entire day.
Overall I believe I had a pretty successful day at the auctions. I spent roughly about $240 and came out with 26 lot tags, which doesn’t necessarily mean one item. Sometimes sellers bundle games together with expansions or sometimes they’re bundled with random games. To allow you to better grasp how much money you can save by buying games at an auction let me break it down for you. Most games that are currently in production range anywhere from $20-$60 with some peaking near $80. Then you have some out of print games that you can’t find anywhere, but that doesn’t always increase the value, sometimes the games are so obscure that no one cares about them. Like the game Star+Gate which I picked up for a dollar and I’m pretty sure it can be used to summon demons. So for the sake of time let’s just say each item costs an average of $40 dollars. Multiple that by 26 and you get $1060. Now $40 might even be a generous average, so let’s try $30, which gives us $780. So even with that small of an average I still saved myself a hell of a nice chunk of money. Now I know what you’re thinking, those randomly weird games aren’t really worth anything. Well yes, that’s possibly true, but if you look at how ridiculous they are, they actually have a bit of novelty value. I mean really, how many board games come in a wine bottle? Or a game that consists of a cup with a bunch of plastic bulls? They’re so ridiculous and only cost me a dollar, I couldn’t refuse. As you can see in the picture, these were the games that I was able to pick up with one more not shown which is “I am Vlad.” I picked up a few popular ones like Munchkin, Ticket to Ride (which came with two expansions), Dominion and Arkham Horror.
I was a little disappointed that I wasn’t able to get any actual gaming in over the weekend, but all in all it was still a great con.
That’s all I got for this week, hopefully we’ll be able to crack one of these games open. Until next time; roll you like you mean it.