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Thrift Treasure: Topple Strategy Game

Thrift Treasure: Topple Strategy Game

This. This is why I continue to hunt for board games at our local thrift stores. It had been a while since we had stopped by our Salvation Army store because the last few times were complete busts. We know there are other collectors that sc ...
Thrift Treasure: Finder’s Keepers

Thrift Treasure: Finder’s Keepers

There’s one rule of thumb we violated when making this week’s Thrift Treasure purchase. Normally we’ll pass on any game that comes in the traditional long-box. Think Monopoly, Scrabble or any of the classic games we all gr ...
Thrift Treasure: Da Vinci’s Challenge

Thrift Treasure: Da Vinci’s Challenge

This week’s Thrift Treasure feature is a game we’ve seen many times at local thrift stores. But until now we’ve never picked up a copy because they’ve never been complete. This happens more often than not, especially ...
Thrift Treasure: Domingo Game

Thrift Treasure: Domingo Game

When we’re shopping for games at thrift, we usually pass over copies whose boxes are well-worn. Torn corners and frayed edges usually means the contents will be in the same condition or pieces will be missing. We’re fine with th ...
Thrift Treasure: Triazzle Game

Thrift Treasure: Triazzle Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure feature proves once again that some games at thrift are there for a reason. We’ve been very fortunate to find hundreds of good board games for just a couple dollars each over the years, but every once ...
Museum Heist Board Game Overview

Museum Heist Board Game Overview

As I type this, Madison is on her first normal day after recovering from her trip to attend a Disney Instrumental Workshop while Kennedy is recovering from oral surgery. Not the typical way to spend a spring break, is it? Our social media f ...
Zendo Logic Game Overview

Zendo Logic Game Overview

It isn’t very often that I have difficulty classifying a game. Usually they fit nicely into certain categories. Card games, board games, abstracts, dexterity… There are dozens of well-defined descriptions we use to describe the ...
Thrift Treasure: Battle of the Pyramids

Thrift Treasure: Battle of the Pyramids

It’s funny how things tend to line up. I’ve been on a roll at finding abstract games at our local Goodwill, which is a great thing since they’re probably my favorite type of game. My oldest daughter is currently studying a ...
Thrift Treasure: Exit

Thrift Treasure: Exit

Last week’s Thrift Treasure, Leverage by Milton Bradley, had a board that tilted when pieces were moved across the play area. You wanted the board to either remain balanced or tilted towards your opponent. But other than moving your p ...
Thrift Treasure: Leverage

Thrift Treasure: Leverage

I have to admit, we almost didn’t purchase today’s Thrift Treasure feature. When we first spotted Leverage by Milton Bradley, it instantly reminded us of the last Thrift Treasure of 2017 – Yali. Both are designed for two p ...