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Thrift Treasure: Inside Moves Game

Thrift Treasure: Inside Moves Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure feature comes with a bit of a story. We found this copy of Inside Moves by Parker Brothers sometime last fall. It was only a couple bucks and I could have sworn I checked for all of the pieces to be in ...
Passtally Abstract Game Overview

Passtally Abstract Game Overview

Many times when we play a game, it reminds us of another title we’ve enjoyed. One can’t help but wonder if the designer used it as an inspiration when creating their version. Before you exclaim, “Hey, that’s stealing ...
Kodama 3D Abstract Strategy Game Overview

Kodama 3D Abstract Strategy Game Overview

If you’ve ever heard of Laverne and Shirley or Mork and Mindy, you are witness to one of the most common practices in television marketing: spin-offs. More current examples would be Mixed-ish and Grown-ish, a couple shows in ABC’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Tic Tac Chec Game

Thrift Treasure: Tic Tac Chec Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure is Tic Tac Chec. It’s a game I wasn’t familiar with, but after a little research it seems it has a loyal following. The analog versions were first published in 1995 and the publisher has updated ...
Thrift Treasure: Noble Celts Chess

Thrift Treasure: Noble Celts Chess

All of our thrift stores are closed due to COVID-19. Fortunately we found a LOT of games and puzzles before the shutdown thanks to people who began their spring cleaning early. Jigsaw puzzles are a hot commodity right now and we’ve le ...
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 ...