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Old 04-03-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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Kids board games??

What do you do with your old board games? Should I sell them on ebay? Can I still sell them if they have a missing piece or two?
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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There are a lot of fun crafts you can make with them, if you're into that. I've never sold on ebay, but I suppose they may sell. Scrabble and Monopoly would sell good if all the pieces are there, because they're two popular ones people make crafts from.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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This is what I have.....

Nickelodeon DVD Bingo (Dora, Backyardigans, etc), Cranium (Sponge Bob), Pictureka, Guess Who, Disney Pictionary DVD game, , Balloon Lagoon.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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We typically donate them to the school's afterschool program.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:01 PM   #5
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If all the pieces are there, I donate them to the Goodwill or a teacher at school. If it's missing pieces, I put it in recycling. I can't tell you how many times my kids have gotten excited abut a game at goodwill only to find it's missing pieces... So I'd rather recycle it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:05 PM   #6
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You could always donate to your local Boys and Girls Club or other afterschool/mentoring programs if they're in good condition and the pieces are all there. If the pieces are missing, I'd say recycle or use for crafts.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:05 PM   #7
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I saved some of my kids' games, and now my grandchildren play them.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:07 PM   #8
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My mom saved all my sister and I's board games. Now the grandsons play with them.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:17 PM   #9
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Just wanted to mention OP that many companies will send you missing pieces free of charge. I have done this many times when I have either wanted to sell a game at a kids consignment sale or bought one and found that not all the pieces were there. The only time I have run into problems is when the game is no longer being sold (even then they often have back stock on pieces for a while). I just recently got more leaves for the Honey Bee Tree game and more cherries for Hi Ho Cherrio. The companies that I know I have done this with are Briarpatch and Hasbro. I bet Cranium does it too. Not sure about the others, but worth a phone call or checking the website.

I would not sell or donate games with missing pieces--too frustrating for the person who ends up with it.
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The only used games that I have personally seen go for much of anything on ebay are either very expensive and nice special editions, or else games that are in near perfect shape (with all pieces) and no longer available new.

I think your best bet would be to donate ones that have all the pieces. You could also, perhaps, donate the others but please clearly label that pieces are missing on each box, so anyone purchasing them knows they are getting something they can use for crafts or to create their own game, but not getting a game they can play out of the box.

Honestly, I do not see anything there likely to sell, or that is particularly good for crafting or using the pieces to come up with a new game, etc.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:27 AM   #11
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Thank you all for the great advice. My hubby told me to save them so our grandkids can play someday. I love that the company will replenish missing pieces.
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FYI......
Hasbro does NOT replace missing pieces free. You need to buy them.
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FYI......
Hasbro does NOT replace missing pieces free. You need to buy them.
This surprises me. I called as recently as late February/early March and asked for additional cherries for hi ho cherrio. I offered to pay and they declined and did not even ask me to pay for shipping. They also sent me an entire bag of cherries and I was only missing a few.
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I had a yard sale a couple weeks ago and wanted to see how much DS's old board games were going for on ebay. I was shocked to see people selling individual Monopoly houses/hotels and Operation pieces.

Kid's consignment shops take board games around here.
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This surprises me. I called as recently as late February/early March and asked for additional cherries for hi ho cherrio. I offered to pay and they declined and did not even ask me to pay for shipping. They also sent me an entire bag of cherries and I was only missing a few.
I spoke with a representative and she told me they had replacement pieces for purchase.
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