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Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Up Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Up Word Game

Last week we finally broke a streak of being able to find games licensed in the Scrabble world. Scrabble Overturn was unique in that instead of using tiles, it employed cylinders with colored letters that could be stolen by an opponent. Sco ...
Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Overturn Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Overturn Word Game

We used to find a lot of Scrabble games at thrift. They don’t usually sit there long as they are snapped up by clever crafters who use the letter tiles to make all kinds of cool things. When we go to a Goodwill outlet, there are alway ...
Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Word Rummy

Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Word Rummy

Word games don’t get played a lot around our house. Not because we don’t like them, but more because there are so many other games we enjoy more. That’s not to say we never play them – in fact the opposite is true. S ...
Scrabble for the Rest of Us?

Scrabble for the Rest of Us?

I cannot tell you how many times I have played Scrabble with my family. No matter why we are getting together, at some point either one of my sisters or my mother casually mention how long it has been since we have played, and wouldn’t it b ...
Thrift Treasure: Battleship: Torpedo Attack

Thrift Treasure: Battleship: Torpedo Attack

There have been several games which we have enjoyed finding variations created to capitalize on the success of the original. Scrabble probably spawned the most as we’ve found Scrabble Up, Scrabble Overturn, Scrabble Word Rummy and mor ...
Bravo! Roll and Write Game Overview

Bravo! Roll and Write Game Overview

If you play many games, there are probably times that you think to yourself, “I’ve played something an awful lot like this before.” I’m not referring to the many variations of Scrabble, for example. Those are based o ...
Thrift Treasure: Ipswich Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Ipswich Word Game

After a long drought, it seems we’ve been finding a lot of Scrabble-like games at thrift. Two weeks ago it was Akumulate, a polyomino-based tile game which used numbers instead of letters. Last week we were playing Plext. It was uniqu ...
Thrift Treasure: Plext Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Plext Word Game

Along with trivia games, we rarely pick up word games at thrift any more. Like the former, word games are difficult to play with opponents from different generations as the older players will almost always have a more diverse vocabulary. Th ...
Thrift Treasure: Akumulate Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Akumulate Board Game

There has never been a lack of games that try to expand on the crossword-style of games made popular by Scrabble. Some use unique letter tiles. Showdown Poker uses dice with the various card suits and numbers. Sumoku capitalizes on the popu ...