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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 ...
Thrift Treasure: Trango Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Trango Abstract Game

If you’re like us, when you think of ThinkFun, you recall single player games with levels which increase in difficulty as you play through them. These are their bread-and-butter and they’re very good at it. But over the years th ...
Thrift Treasure: Jumpin Strategy Game

Thrift Treasure: Jumpin Strategy Game

Last year about this time we featured one of the many games from the 60’s/70’s that were known as “bookshelf games”, Feudal. Issued by 3M, these were complex strategy games that came in a box that was made to look go ...
Thrift Treasure: Troke Castle Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Troke Castle Checkers

It’s always been amazing to me the number of “better Checkers” or “better Chess” games that have tried to make headway in the marketplace. They scream desperation and the lack of creativity. If a designer wants ...
Thrift Treasure: Pente Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Pente Board Game

Last week while showing off our find of Dr. Eureka at thrift, I mentioned that we pass on a lot of games that one would consider more common. If you’re ever in the market for Trivial Pursuit, Scene It or AdverTeasing, head to your loc ...
Shobu Abstract Game Overview

Shobu Abstract Game Overview

You’ve probably figured out by now that we play a lot of games as a family. There are very few game types we haven’t tried and enjoy nearly all of them. If I was asked to state my most and least favorite genres, my answer would ...
Thrift Treasure: Ducks in a Row

Thrift Treasure: Ducks in a Row

The other day we were at a local yogurt shop that had recently set out some classic board games on their tables for customers to play. Trouble, Scrabble and Yahtzee were all represented, along with others. One that caught our daughter’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Quivive Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Quivive Abstract Game

Every year I stand in line at Gen Con to get the opportunity to purchase some games from their flea market. People from all over bring in their extra games to sell and price them according to the day. If you are buying on the first day, it ...