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Elementos Abstract Game Overview

Elementos Abstract Game Overview

Probably because school is back in session, we get quite a few emails inquiring about which games are good for teaching. It’s a wide open ask, and without any background of what subject matter, ages and lessons they’re trying to ...
Thrift Treasure: Othello

Thrift Treasure: Othello

Among the games I played all the time as a kid, Othello was one of my favorites. It may not have gotten as much play as some of the other titles in our closet like Stratego, Boggle or Mastermind, but whenever we were looking for an abstract ...
Thrift Treasure: Shift Tac Toe

Thrift Treasure: Shift Tac Toe

If you asked me what game I would never buy new or at thrift, I would probably answer with “Tic-Tac-Toe”. I mean, why bother paying good money for something that can be played with a pencil and paper? Yet Amazon is full of diffe ...
Drop It Abstract Game Overview

Drop It Abstract Game Overview

It is no doubt that abstract games saw their heyday back in the 90’s and early 2000’s. This is obvious to us by what we find at the thrift store every week. Back then there were scores of new titles every month from Hasbro, Matt ...
Thrift Treasure: Topple Strategy Game

Thrift Treasure: Topple Strategy Game

This. This is why I continue to hunt for board games at our local thrift stores. It had been a while since we had stopped by our Salvation Army store because the last few times were complete busts. We know there are other collectors that sc ...
Thrift Treasure: Finder’s Keepers

Thrift Treasure: Finder’s Keepers

There’s one rule of thumb we violated when making this week’s Thrift Treasure purchase. Normally we’ll pass on any game that comes in the traditional long-box. Think Monopoly, Scrabble or any of the classic games we all gr ...
Thrift Treasure: Da Vinci’s Challenge

Thrift Treasure: Da Vinci’s Challenge

This week’s Thrift Treasure feature is a game we’ve seen many times at local thrift stores. But until now we’ve never picked up a copy because they’ve never been complete. This happens more often than not, especially ...
Thrift Treasure: Domingo Game

Thrift Treasure: Domingo Game

When we’re shopping for games at thrift, we usually pass over copies whose boxes are well-worn. Torn corners and frayed edges usually means the contents will be in the same condition or pieces will be missing. We’re fine with th ...
Thrift Treasure: Triazzle Game

Thrift Treasure: Triazzle Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure feature proves once again that some games at thrift are there for a reason. We’ve been very fortunate to find hundreds of good board games for just a couple dollars each over the years, but every once ...
Museum Heist Board Game Overview

Museum Heist Board Game Overview

As I type this, Madison is on her first normal day after recovering from her trip to attend a Disney Instrumental Workshop while Kennedy is recovering from oral surgery. Not the typical way to spend a spring break, is it? Our social media f ...