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Thrift Treasure: 3 Stones Game

Thrift Treasure: 3 Stones Game

Because people are playing more games and assembling more puzzles due to the coronavirus, thrift shopping has become more hit-and-miss. We’ll either find absolutely nothing or luck out and arrive right after someone has cleaned out th ...
Thrift Treasure: Pathwayz Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Pathwayz Board Game

If you live near a mall, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the calendar store Go! that pops up every year just before the holiday season. With the demise of Toys R Us and Kay Bee Toys, they’ve become a go-to location for more t ...
Thrift Treasure: Inside Moves Game

Thrift Treasure: Inside Moves Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure feature comes with a bit of a story. We found this copy of Inside Moves by Parker Brothers sometime last fall. It was only a couple bucks and I could have sworn I checked for all of the pieces to be in ...
Passtally Abstract Game Overview

Passtally Abstract Game Overview

Many times when we play a game, it reminds us of another title we’ve enjoyed. One can’t help but wonder if the designer used it as an inspiration when creating their version. Before you exclaim, “Hey, that’s stealing ...
Kodama 3D Abstract Strategy Game Overview

Kodama 3D Abstract Strategy Game Overview

If you’ve ever heard of Laverne and Shirley or Mork and Mindy, you are witness to one of the most common practices in television marketing: spin-offs. More current examples would be Mixed-ish and Grown-ish, a couple shows in ABC’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Tic Tac Chec Game

Thrift Treasure: Tic Tac Chec Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure is Tic Tac Chec. It’s a game I wasn’t familiar with, but after a little research it seems it has a loyal following. The analog versions were first published in 1995 and the publisher has updated ...
Thrift Treasure: Noble Celts Chess

Thrift Treasure: Noble Celts Chess

All of our thrift stores are closed due to COVID-19. Fortunately we found a LOT of games and puzzles before the shutdown thanks to people who began their spring cleaning early. Jigsaw puzzles are a hot commodity right now and we’ve le ...
Gekitai Abstract Strategy Game Overview

Gekitai Abstract Strategy Game Overview

By now you know that we like to start with an introduction when we write about anything. Sometimes we are reminiscing about some memory jarred by a game. Other times we talk about similar products. This time, I’m going to reserve thos ...
Thrift Treasure: Blokus Trigon

Thrift Treasure: Blokus Trigon

The collection is complete! Well, almost – keep reading and you’ll see what I mean. We’ve been trying to find a copy of each of the versions of Blokus for quite some time now. It began with the original Blokus back in ...
Rubik’s Cage Abstract Game Overview

Rubik’s Cage Abstract Game Overview

This summer will mark the five year anniversary of our feature about Rubik’s Race. We never imagined how popular the article and video would become when we bought our copy of the game at a local Goodwill. The popularity didn’t h ...