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Thrift Treasure: Orient 3-D Chinese Checkers Game

Thrift Treasure: Orient 3-D Chinese Checkers Game

Whenever we shop at thrift for games, a common title we see is Chinese Checkers. It was a favorite of mine when I was younger. Like most of you, the marbles were eventually lost and it became a three player game instead of four, five or six ...
Thrift Treasure: Troke Castle Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Troke Castle Checkers

It’s always been amazing to me the number of “better Checkers” or “better Chess” games that have tried to make headway in the marketplace. They scream desperation and the lack of creativity. If a designer wants ...
Thrift Treasure: Stadium Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Stadium Checkers

I’m always surprised when we find a game at thrift we’ve never seen nor heard of. Even more surprising is when the game has been around for a long time, been published by more than one publisher and for the most part kept the sa ...
Thrift Treasure: Cube Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Cube Checkers

Well it finally happened. I’ve preached and preached on how you should check the contents of a game before buying a used copy. I even carry around a tiny pocket knife so I can cut the packing tape used to seal the game boxes at our lo ...
Mega Giveaway Day 11 – Meta Checkers

Mega Giveaway Day 11 – Meta Checkers

Is 11 your lucky number? If so, then maybe this is a good giveaway for you to enter! Meta Checkers by DreamGames in our Day 11 prize in the 100+ Days of Giveaways. As seen in our Stocking Stuffers gift guide, Meta Checkers is a cross betwee ...
Thrift Treasure: Space Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Space Checkers

I’ve had a lot of fun trying out abstract games from the 80’s and 90’s through our Thrift Treasure series of game finds. And this week is no exception, well except for the fact that it isn’t an old one. Space Checker ...
Exactly Eight Times Better Than Checkers

Exactly Eight Times Better Than Checkers

On Sunday I showed you CrossWise, a Thrift Treasure find that was a solid abstract strategy game. If you’re a fan of this type of game, but are stuck with Chess and Checkers, then I have a perfect solution for you. Octi from FoxMind G ...
Thrift Treasure: Skippity Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Skippity Abstract Game

This isn’t the first time we’ve come across a game we’ve never seen before, only to run into it again shortly thereafter. Earlier this week we were shopping at the Goodwill closest to our house when we found Skippity by Mi ...
Mandala Stones Abstract Game Overview

Mandala Stones Abstract Game Overview

What makes for a good abstract game? I consider myself somewhat of an expert on the subject since I have been playing abstract games since I was incredibly young. And I’m not talking about just chess and checkers. If it’s been p ...
Thrift Treasure: Octiles Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Octiles Abstract Game

Because abstract games are my favorite, I feel like I hit the proverbial jackpot this week at our local Goodwill. Tucked among the myriad of Scene It and Trivial Pursuit games was a drab, plain brown game box. It was odd to see how little w ...