Tag Archives: Abstract

Zendo Logic Game Overview

Zendo Logic Game Overview

It isn’t very often that I have difficulty classifying a game. Usually they fit nicely into certain categories. Card games, board games, abstracts, dexterity… There are dozens of well-defined descriptions we use to describe the ...
Thrift Treasure: Battle of the Pyramids

Thrift Treasure: Battle of the Pyramids

It’s funny how things tend to line up. I’ve been on a roll at finding abstract games at our local Goodwill, which is a great thing since they’re probably my favorite type of game. My oldest daughter is currently studying a ...
Thrift Treasure: Exit

Thrift Treasure: Exit

Last week’s Thrift Treasure, Leverage by Milton Bradley, had a board that tilted when pieces were moved across the play area. You wanted the board to either remain balanced or tilted towards your opponent. But other than moving your p ...
Thrift Treasure: Leverage

Thrift Treasure: Leverage

I have to admit, we almost didn’t purchase today’s Thrift Treasure feature. When we first spotted Leverage by Milton Bradley, it instantly reminded us of the last Thrift Treasure of 2017 – Yali. Both are designed for two p ...
PeltaPeeps Game Overview

PeltaPeeps Game Overview

You’ve heard us rave about the educational value that games literally bring to the table. There’s actually a whole movement of people incorporating gaming into homeschooling programs. Obviously, we feel strongly about how import ...
Thrift Treasure: Yali Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Yali Abstract Game

Last week I was softly complaining about games that are nothing more than a remake of a classic title and only adding a minor tweak or two to try to make it a better game. My example was Make 7, a knockoff of Connect 4 with a math element. ...
Santorini Board Game Overview

Santorini Board Game Overview

I was fortunate to have lived in West Germany for the better part of my elementary and middle school years. We took the opportunity to visit a number of European countries while my father was stationed over there. Our family was able to vis ...
Thrift Treasure: Stadium Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Stadium Checkers

I’m always surprised when we find a game at thrift we’ve never seen nor heard of. Even more surprising is when the game has been around for a long time, been published by more than one publisher and for the most part kept the sa ...
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 ...