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Games You Should Pick #5: Guess Who

by on December 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Hi everyone!

I thought since board games are my specialty, I would do a Game of the Week feature where I talk about a different board game and why you should be picking it up. We’ll call this feature Games You Should Pick. To make this interesting, I’m only going to talk about games I’ve actually managed to find and sell. There’s all kinds of games you should be looking out for, like Fireball Island and Dark Tower, but I haven’t managed to find either of those yet!

This week’s game is Guess Who.

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Guess Who? is a children’s game that originated across the sea in Great Britain in 1979. The first U.S. release was in 1982. It’s an incredibly popular and fun game that children of any age and even adults can enjoy playing. The objective is to figure out what the hidden card is by asking pointed questions, like does the person have red hair or do they have a mustache? Based on the answer, players flip down cards that couldn’t be the matching card. It’s 20 questions, portrait style.

Because of the popularity of these games, there are a lot of copies out there. However, as it’s primarily a children’s game, good copies are few and far between. Most are missing cards or have damage. Even ones that seem in great condition are often missing the scoring markers. If you do find a complete one, the year of release actually matters very little. This is one case where the older versions actually tend to under perform  compared to the ones from the 1990s. The pricing of this game can be all over the place, as well. At any given time, there can be about 150 copies of this game, in varying versions, up on eBay. Some people just want to sell theirs quickly, so they really undercut the price. But at the same time they are undercutting, people overcharging are selling their copies too. Because it’s a popular game, a lot of them do sell.

Another interesting thing is that because of its popularity, this game is one of those that comes in many themes. There’s a Star Wars theme, a Marvel theme, a Pokemon theme, and many more. The themed versions tend to not perform as well as the original versions, but they will still sell, so it’s worth picking up. There’s also an electronic version of Guess Who? that is not worth that much and does not sell well, so be sure you get those for very cheap.

I’ve sold three copies of Guess Who? in varying versions. The themed version of Guess Who? I’ve sold was a Littlest Pet Shop copy. I sold it with a Littlest Pet Shop Go Fish game as well, for $21.99 with free shipping. My profit on that one ended up being around 9 dollars ,and only because I did include a second themed game. Otherwise, it would have sold for less. The other two were non themed versions. They were the 2002 release (shown above) and the 1996 release (shown below.) I did better on the newer release, selling that one for $12.99 plus shipping and clearing about $10 profit. On the 1996 release, there were some pretty big condition issues, so I sold that one for $20.99 with shipping and made about $8 profit.

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