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Thrift Treasure: Blokus Duo

Thrift Treasure: Blokus Duo

As a part of our Thrift Treasure series, we have covered a number of games that belong to the same family. We’ve lost count of how many versions of UNO and Scrabble we’ve uncovered. And it’s a good thing we’re not fa ...
Triple Cross Abstract Game Overview

Triple Cross Abstract Game Overview

Exhibited by the number we find at thrift stores, the 80’s and the 90’s saw an insurgence of creative abstract games. It’s a good thing we’re huge fans of the genre! We’re always finding titles that were only i ...
Squadro 2-Player Wooden Game Overview

Squadro 2-Player Wooden Game Overview

It was exactly a year ago when we first got to see Gigamic‘s upcoming game, Squadro. We were attending the 2018 Geekway to the West convention in St. Louis and were reveling in the experience of trying out quite a few game prototypes ...
Thrift Treasure: Qubic

Thrift Treasure: Qubic

If you’re a long-time reader of SahmReviews, you probably remember how excited we were to find a 3D Chess board at our local Goodwill three years ago. We had never come across one before that and haven’t seen one since. It’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Geomag Magnetic Challenge

Thrift Treasure: Geomag Magnetic Challenge

When our girls were younger, they had a construction set of magnetic balls and sticks they loved creating with. I don’t recall the brand, but recall that there were a number of them on the shelves of our Walmart. We’ve even pick ...
Reef Strategy Game Overview

Reef Strategy Game Overview

Just last week I was talking about companies that spin off a new brand to better target the market they are after. Flying Meeple was our feature last time and is a sub-brand of Game Salute, LLC. We’ve also played titles by Smirk & ...
Look Out! Here Comes Jellybean Games!

Look Out! Here Comes Jellybean Games!

One of the reasons we go as a family to annual gaming conventions is to stay on top of new games and publishers. Sure, we’re there to play games too, but being “in the know” is as exciting to us as rolling dice or bluffing ...
The Climbers Building Game Overview

The Climbers Building Game Overview

We’ve been known to upgrade our gaming experience from time to time. Sometimes we change out the paper money for more realistic versions. Other times we’ve painted pieces because we discovered we didn’t have enough include ...
Thrift Treasure: Callisto

Thrift Treasure: Callisto

Usually when we look for games at our thrift stores, we’re hunting for the latest version. Many games go through changes from issue to issue as rules are tweaked, players’ tastes change or additional features are added. Having t ...
Grackles Abstract Game Overview

Grackles Abstract Game Overview

This is hard for me to do, but I have a confession to make. For those of you that know me, this will be hard to believe… but it’s true. It all started when I hung up the bird feeders. Each day I would enjoy enjoy watching the bi ...