Tag Archives: Abstract

Thrift Treasure: Tri-Spy Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Tri-Spy Board Game

So many of the 80’s/90’s abstract games look alike to us. This week we were at our local Goodwill when we spotted a copy of Fat Brain Toy Co‘s Tri-Spy. It looked so familiar to us, but the rules were unfamiliar. We were su ...
Thrift Treasure: Tetris Tower 3-D

Thrift Treasure: Tetris Tower 3-D

I think if you ask many adults what their first computer game was, many would answer Tetris. Some might say Lunar Lander, others may even remember Oregon Trail. But Tetris is probably the first computer game to ever go ‘viral’. ...
Kerala Abstract Tile Game Overview

Kerala Abstract Tile Game Overview

Ugh. Have you noticed what Facebook did? They rolled out another modification to their app. I have mixed feelings whenever this happens. While I appreciate when they hear our pleas to add an icon other than a thumbs up, I despise many of th ...
Thrift Treasure: Reflection Game

Thrift Treasure: Reflection Game

It isn’t often that we find a game at thrift that is both a puzzle and a game at the same time. Of course, we’ve talked about offerings from ThinkFun and their amazing line of single-player puzzle challenges, but this week’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Quadragammon

Thrift Treasure: Quadragammon

I’ve talked many times about games my family played while I was a child. What I haven’t mentioned is the first game I remember playing with my wife (besides head games, she’s too good at those). Shortly after we met, she s ...
Thrift Treasure: Maask Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Maask Board Game

I have to admit, I let my fondness for wooden games get the best of me this time. Not because the game we bought at thrift is bad – because it is meant for much younger kids. It only set us back $1.88, so it’ll make a nice gift ...
Duress Board Game Overview

Duress Board Game Overview

To many of you it seems like we feature a lot of board games here on SahmReviews. And you’re right, we do. That’s because not only do we play them as a family, we gather with friends nearly every week to try out some of the late ...
Thrift Treasure: Sudden Death

Thrift Treasure: Sudden Death

Those of you that grew up in the 80’s probably remember the game of Surround on your Atari 2600. It was one of the originally released games in 1977 for the new system and whose concept was later copied into the famous cycle racing sc ...
Thrift Treasure: Coverup

Thrift Treasure: Coverup

It’s a happy day for us again as we ran across another new-to-us abstract game at our local thrift store. You’d think that by now we’d either tire of or run out of variations of the classic four-in-a-row games. That’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Dizios

Thrift Treasure: Dizios

I’m excited that we’re on an abstract game streak for our Thrift Treasure series. And finding one that was awarded a couple industry accolades (Major Fun Award, MENSA Select) makes the find that much better. This week we discove ...