Tag Archives: Abstract

Thrift Treasure: Quadragammon

Thrift Treasure: Quadragammon

I’ve talked many times about games my family played while I was a child. What I haven’t mentioned is the first game I remember playing with my wife (besides head games, she’s too good at those). Shortly after we met, she s ...
Thrift Treasure: Maask Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Maask Board Game

I have to admit, I let my fondness for wooden games get the best of me this time. Not because the game we bought at thrift is bad – because it is meant for much younger kids. It only set us back $1.88, so it’ll make a nice gift ...
Duress Board Game Overview

Duress Board Game Overview

To many of you it seems like we feature a lot of board games here on SahmReviews. And you’re right, we do. That’s because not only do we play them as a family, we gather with friends nearly every week to try out some of the late ...
Thrift Treasure: Sudden Death

Thrift Treasure: Sudden Death

Those of you that grew up in the 80’s probably remember the game of Surround on your Atari 2600. It was one of the originally released games in 1977 for the new system and whose concept was later copied into the famous cycle racing sc ...
Thrift Treasure: Coverup

Thrift Treasure: Coverup

It’s a happy day for us again as we ran across another new-to-us abstract game at our local thrift store. You’d think that by now we’d either tire of or run out of variations of the classic four-in-a-row games. That’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Dizios

Thrift Treasure: Dizios

I’m excited that we’re on an abstract game streak for our Thrift Treasure series. And finding one that was awarded a couple industry accolades (Major Fun Award, MENSA Select) makes the find that much better. This week we discove ...
Thrift Treasure: Cube Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Cube Checkers

Well it finally happened. I’ve preached and preached on how you should check the contents of a game before buying a used copy. I even carry around a tiny pocket knife so I can cut the packing tape used to seal the game boxes at our lo ...
Tak Abstract Board Game Overview

Tak Abstract Board Game Overview

You’ve heard us talk about the ongoing renaissance in the board game world many times over the past couple of years. By some estimates over 5,000 new games are introduced every year! This is partly thanks to crowdfunding sites like Ki ...
Thrift Treasure: Connect 4 Stackers

Thrift Treasure: Connect 4 Stackers

If there’s one game I know every reader has tried at some point in their life, it is Connect 4. And I’m sure like everyone else, you enjoyed it most when you were younger. Then you had kids and re-discovered it with them! This w ...
Thrift Treasure: UNO Wild Tiles

Thrift Treasure: UNO Wild Tiles

The more we look, the more it appears that there is one game whose name has been exploited to sell other games more often than others. Every time we turn around we’re finding another title with a direct relationship with UNO or advert ...