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Scott
Full Name: Scott Brady Website: http://www.sahmreviews.com
Info: A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.
Thrift Treasure: Architecto Puzzle Game

Thrift Treasure: Architecto Puzzle Game

Some of our favorite single-player games are the puzzles offered by ThinkFun. With challenges that increase in difficulty the longer you play, they are appropriate for nearly every age range. Other companies have offered similar products, b ...
Architects of the West Kingdom Board Game Overview

Architects of the West Kingdom Board Game Overview

As of late there has been a ton of construction activity in our city. New houses, shopping centers and a 100-acre sports complex are all either completed or will be in a couple months. All of our yards are torn up because of the arrival of ...
The Lady and the Tiger Card Game(s) Overview

The Lady and the Tiger Card Game(s) Overview

Let’s talk a minute about value. Board and card games are available at all price points. We enjoy finding inexpensive games at thrift and feature them in our Thrift Treasure series. Even bad games are usually worth spending a buck or ...
Thrift Treasure: No Thanks! Card Game

Thrift Treasure: No Thanks! Card Game

There’s a couple our age we’ve been playing board games with for well over five years. They can always be counted on having some of the best titles in their game night bag. A couple years ago they pulled out a card game we hadn& ...
Into the Black Forest Card Game Overview

Into the Black Forest Card Game Overview

When I was in 5th or 6th grade, my family was stationed in West Germany. My brother and I went to an American school in Worms, but we lived in a regular house. “On the economy” was the term for those of us that didn’t have ...
Point Salad Card Game Overview

Point Salad Card Game Overview

Are you familiar with the term “point salad” when it comes to modern board games? It is the unofficial definition of a game that has multiple ways to score victory points. We play a lot of games that have this feature. Bora Bora ...
Thrift Treasure: Lo Shu Square Puzzle

Thrift Treasure: Lo Shu Square Puzzle

By now you’ve probably become accustomed to our weekly Thrift Treasure series and the wonderful, and sometimes not-so-wonderful, games we bring home. 98% of our thrift purchases are board or card games! The other 2%? Puzzles! While we ...
Dice ‘n Score Farm Game Overview

Dice ‘n Score Farm Game Overview

No matter how long we play games, there’s one theme we will always gravitate towards – the farm. Living in Iowa has given us a special appreciation for the hard work put in daily by our farmers. Whether it’s a card game li ...
The Cousins’ War Game Overview

The Cousins’ War Game Overview

In high school, I was never much of a fan of history class because it was all memorization. I had no connection to any of the subjects we were covering and it was just another thing I had to read. That changed as I got older and began doing ...
Thrift Treasure: Quip Qubes Game

Thrift Treasure: Quip Qubes Game

The fourth and final game we found on that lucky day in February is Quip Qubes. I thought I was familiar with all of the Scrabble brand games issued by Selchow & Righter in the 70’s and 80’s, but this one escaped me. It also ...