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PeltaPeeps Game Overview

PeltaPeeps Game Overview

You’ve heard us rave about the educational value that games literally bring to the table. There’s actually a whole movement of people incorporating gaming into homeschooling programs. Obviously, we feel strongly about how import ...
Thrift Treasure: Yali Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Yali Abstract Game

Last week I was softly complaining about games that are nothing more than a remake of a classic title and only adding a minor tweak or two to try to make it a better game. My example was Make 7, a knockoff of Connect 4 with a math element. ...
Thrift Treasure: Go Deluxe Oriental Strategy Game

Thrift Treasure: Go Deluxe Oriental Strategy Game

In any game library there should be three classic titles. Checkers is one of the first most kids will experience. Chess is the natural progression as the kids get a little older and are ready for something more difficult. But what about the ...
Santorini Board Game Overview

Santorini Board Game Overview

I was fortunate to have lived in West Germany for the better part of my elementary and middle school years. We took the opportunity to visit a number of European countries while my father was stationed over there. Our family was able to vis ...
Thrift Treasure: Stadium Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Stadium Checkers

I’m always surprised when we find a game at thrift we’ve never seen nor heard of. Even more surprising is when the game has been around for a long time, been published by more than one publisher and for the most part kept the sa ...
Thrift Treasure: Tri-Spy Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Tri-Spy Board Game

So many of the 80’s/90’s abstract games look alike to us. This week we were at our local Goodwill when we spotted a copy of Fat Brain Toy Co‘s Tri-Spy. It looked so familiar to us, but the rules were unfamiliar. We were su ...
Thrift Treasure: Tetris Tower 3-D

Thrift Treasure: Tetris Tower 3-D

I think if you ask many adults what their first computer game was, many would answer Tetris. Some might say Lunar Lander, others may even remember Oregon Trail. But Tetris is probably the first computer game to ever go ‘viral’. ...
Kerala Abstract Tile Game Overview

Kerala Abstract Tile Game Overview

Ugh. Have you noticed what Facebook did? They rolled out another modification to their app. I have mixed feelings whenever this happens. While I appreciate when they hear our pleas to add an icon other than a thumbs up, I despise many of th ...
Thrift Treasure: Reflection Game

Thrift Treasure: Reflection Game

It isn’t often that we find a game at thrift that is both a puzzle and a game at the same time. Of course, we’ve talked about offerings from ThinkFun and their amazing line of single-player puzzle challenges, but this week’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Quadragammon

Thrift Treasure: Quadragammon

I’ve talked many times about games my family played while I was a child. What I haven’t mentioned is the first game I remember playing with my wife (besides head games, she’s too good at those). Shortly after we met, she s ...