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Scott
Full Name: Scott Brady Website: https://www.twitter.com/wscottbrady
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: Ka’lide Flicking Game

Thrift Treasure: Ka’lide Flicking Game

Among all the deals found during the flea market at Geekway to the West, there are always many to be had for a dollar or two. These are typically the same mass-market games we’ll find at Goodwill. We can count on finding a lot that we ...
Triazzle Brainteaser Puzzles Overview

Triazzle Brainteaser Puzzles Overview

Back in the late 90’s there was a game published called “Triazzle” which we run into a lot at thrift. I would best describe it as a tile-laying game with mechanics from Chinese Checkers. The object is to match triangular t ...
Thrift Treasure: Oshi Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Oshi Abstract Game

After I finished designing the game of Gekitai, I posted links to the Abstract Games forum on BGG. The reactions were incredibly positive, and many enjoyed how quick and simple the game is. I believe “elegant” was the term I hea ...
Thrift Treasure: Fire and Ice Game

Thrift Treasure: Fire and Ice Game

Last week’s Thrift Treasure, Skyline, wasn’t the only game we grabbed at the Geekway to the West flea market. Far from it. Truthfully, if I decide to give overviews on all the games I purchased, you’ll be reading about the ...
Thrift Treasure: Skyline Dice Game

Thrift Treasure: Skyline Dice Game

I know I’ve mentioned it before, usually this time of the year. We just returned from the annual Geekway to the West convention in St. Louis. Not only does this convention feature one of the largest play-to-win rooms in the nation, bu ...
Thrift Treasure: Forty Below Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Forty Below Card Game

I took a slightly different approach to this week’s Thrift Treasure. We happened across a brand-new copy of Forty Below by D Best Games at a Goodwill store in Iowa City. Any time we run across a new-to-us game which has never been ope ...
Inoka Card Game Overview

Inoka Card Game Overview

Imagine you have a rock. And paper. And scissors. You’d have a classic game you could play with your hands. But what if you had three rocks – small, medium, and large? And three pieces of paper – small, medium, and large? ...
Thrift Treasure: New Phone,  Who Dis? Game

Thrift Treasure: New Phone, Who Dis? Game

If I really think about it, there are three classifications of games today. First, there’s the classic fare like Monopoly, Life and Sorry. These are the tried-and-true favorites that have stood the test of time for decades. Then there ...
Thrift Treasure: Deblockle Game

Thrift Treasure: Deblockle Game

I was quite thrilled to find this copy of Deblockle at thrift this week. I’ve seen it on the shelves of Barnes & Noble for quite some time. We included it in a Christmas gift guide a couple of years ago but didn’t have a cop ...
Thrift Treasure: Hands Down Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Hands Down Card Game

It warms our hearts whenever we find a thrift game which has been well-loved. This means not only is it still in good (or great) condition, but you can also plainly see it was played a lot. The combination of a well-used game along with car ...