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Thrift Treasure: Oshi Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Oshi Abstract Game

After I finished designing the game of Gekitai, I posted links to the Abstract Games forum on BGG. The reactions were incredibly positive, and many enjoyed how quick and simple the game is. I believe “elegant” was the term I hea ...
Thrift Treasure: Fire and Ice Game

Thrift Treasure: Fire and Ice Game

Last week’s Thrift Treasure, Skyline, wasn’t the only game we grabbed at the Geekway to the West flea market. Far from it. Truthfully, if I decide to give overviews on all the games I purchased, you’ll be reading about the ...
Treeblox Abstract Strategy Game Overview

Treeblox Abstract Strategy Game Overview

One of my favorite things on this site is to create articles that combine various items. We do it annually with our holiday gift guides to help our readers find ideas they might not have considered. On occasion, we craft articles such as ho ...
Thrift Treasure: Deblockle Game

Thrift Treasure: Deblockle Game

I was quite thrilled to find this copy of Deblockle at thrift this week. I’ve seen it on the shelves of Barnes & Noble for quite some time. We included it in a Christmas gift guide a couple of years ago but didn’t have a cop ...
Tutankhamun Set Collection Game Overview

Tutankhamun Set Collection Game Overview

When talking to people who don’t live and breath board games, we often have people asking about the process of getting a game published. We’ve been in the industry long enough to know these ins-and-outs, but with Scott’s g ...
Thrift Treasure: Fiveplay Game

Thrift Treasure: Fiveplay Game

We’ve all played the classic pen and paper game of Tic-Tac-Toe. Getting three in a row is not new nor unique in a game. The game world is full of titles which challenge you to line up four. Connect 4, Cubic and Coverup are all example ...
Thrift Treasure: Grand Master Mind Game

Thrift Treasure: Grand Master Mind Game

One of my favorite games when I was in middle school was Mastermind. That’s the game where one player creates a sequence of four pegs in any or all of four colors. The other player will then guess by placing four pegs on the track. Th ...
Thrift Treasure: Double Trouble Game

Thrift Treasure: Double Trouble Game

Thrift stores are full of vintage roll-and-move games like Monopoly, Backgammon and Chutes and Ladders. Unless I’m looking for game parts to use in other prototypes, we typically leave these treasures for someone else to enjoy. This w ...
Thrift Treasure: Pathfinder Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Pathfinder Abstract Game

When I think of a game named “Pathfinder”, my first thought is the popular role-playing game by Paizo. In our area it is preferred over Dungeons & Dragons when it comes to RPG’s. It even spawned a video game version a ...
Thrift Treasure: Skippity Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Skippity Abstract Game

This isn’t the first time we’ve come across a game we’ve never seen before, only to run into it again shortly thereafter. Earlier this week we were shopping at the Goodwill closest to our house when we found Skippity by Mi ...