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Thrift Treasure: Orient 3-D Chinese Checkers Game

Thrift Treasure: Orient 3-D Chinese Checkers Game

Whenever we shop at thrift for games, a common title we see is Chinese Checkers. It was a favorite of mine when I was younger. Like most of you, the marbles were eventually lost and it became a three player game instead of four, five or six ...
Thrift Treasure: Shake Up Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Shake Up Board Game

It’s been a very long time since we’ve found a game by Jax at thrift that we didn’t already own. We’re huge fans of the original Sequence game and have since invested in both Sequence Dice and Kazink, a Sequence-like ...
Thrift Treasure: Chickapig Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Chickapig Abstract Game

I remember hearing about this week’s Thrift Treasure on TV a couple years ago. Published by Buffalo Games, it was getting a lot of air time due to the fact it involved Dave Matthews. Yes, that Dave Matthews of Dave Matthews Band fame. ...
Thrift Treasure: 3 Stones Game

Thrift Treasure: 3 Stones Game

Because people are playing more games and assembling more puzzles due to the coronavirus, thrift shopping has become more hit-and-miss. We’ll either find absolutely nothing or luck out and arrive right after someone has cleaned out th ...
Thrift Treasure: Pathwayz Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Pathwayz Board Game

If you live near a mall, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the calendar store Go! that pops up every year just before the holiday season. With the demise of Toys R Us and Kay Bee Toys, they’ve become a go-to location for more t ...
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 ...