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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 ...
Thrift Treasure: MixUp Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: MixUp Abstract Game

This week’s thrift store find is a game by Out of the Box. While no longer in business, this publisher was one of our favorites when the girls were younger. Snake Oil is still a family favorite, as is Squint. We hated to see them clos ...
Thrift Treasure: Stay Alive Game

Thrift Treasure: Stay Alive Game

It seems lately I’ve been having a lot of luck finding games and puzzles that were a part of my youth. That’s fine with me as it is the reason I started buying these older games in the first place. Sometimes it is to relive my p ...
Thrift Treasure: Domain Game

Thrift Treasure: Domain Game

Ever since the release of Tetris, there have always been board games utilizing polyominos. There has been somewhat of a resurgence as of late with the publication of games like Team3, Jetpack Joyride and Ubongo!. But we’ve always foun ...
Thrift Treasure: Bendomino Game

Thrift Treasure: Bendomino Game

Like most of you, we own more than one copy of the classic game of Dominos. That doesn’t stop us from buying more at thrift when the game adds a new twist. Over the years we’ve found quite a few variations of the theme. Doublecr ...
Thrift Treasure: Kuba Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Kuba Abstract Game

I almost set a record this week when purchasing this copy of Kuba at a Half Price Books in Cedar Rapids. Previously, the most I had spent on a game at thrift was $6.99 for a like-new copy of Dominion. I usually refuse to pay more than $5 fo ...
Mandala Stones Abstract Game Overview

Mandala Stones Abstract Game Overview

What makes for a good abstract game? I consider myself somewhat of an expert on the subject since I have been playing abstract games since I was incredibly young. And I’m not talking about just chess and checkers. If it’s been p ...
Thrift Treasure: Octiles Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Octiles Abstract Game

Because abstract games are my favorite, I feel like I hit the proverbial jackpot this week at our local Goodwill. Tucked among the myriad of Scene It and Trivial Pursuit games was a drab, plain brown game box. It was odd to see how little w ...
Santorini: New York Board Game Overview

Santorini: New York Board Game Overview

It’s been a little over three years since we presented one of our favorite abstract-game-turned-hobby-game, Santorini. To refresh your memory, the original game of Santorini was self-published in the early 2000’s by the creator. ...