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Thrift Treasure: The Last Straw Dexterity Game

Thrift Treasure: The Last Straw Dexterity Game

Our trip to the D.A.V. thrift store two weeks ago didn’t yield only puzzles like last week’s Thrift Treasure, Quiver. We also managed to find a few new-to-us games for the collection. Most were under a dollar, so even if they we ...
Sticky Cthulhu Dexterity Game Overview

Sticky Cthulhu Dexterity Game Overview

Have you ever heard the term reimplementation? It’s a very common marketing tactic for reaching a whole new segment of consumers. Think about it. You might not be interested in purchasing a chess set, but when you see one made with yo ...
Thrift Treasure: Quiver Dexterity Puzzle

Thrift Treasure: Quiver Dexterity Puzzle

We tend to look for used games and puzzles in several places. Not only do we frequent our local Goodwill stores, we occasionally shop at Salvation Army or Stuff Etc. Every once in a while, we’ll stop in a smaller thrift store to see w ...
Thrift Treasure: Sproing Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Sproing Card Game

After purchasing hundreds of board games at thrift, it is easy to notice trends that occurred in the industry. The most influential invention was plastic. Once this versatile material became affordable, game makers rushed to find diverse wa ...
Thrift Treasure: Hurry Up Dexterity Game

Thrift Treasure: Hurry Up Dexterity Game

Don’t you agree the 1960’s and 1970’s had a ton of unique and interesting games? Whether known classics like Hoopla or Battling Tops, or something a little scarcer like Knockout, publishers certainly put a lot of effort in ...
Thrift Treasure: Hoopla Dexterity Game

Thrift Treasure: Hoopla Dexterity Game

If we were giving an award for the tallest game we’ve found at thrift, this week’s purchase would be our current leader. And that’s not the only amazing thing about finding this copy of Hoopla by Ideal. This 65-year-old ga ...
Thrift Treasure: Battling Tops Game

Thrift Treasure: Battling Tops Game

More than seven years ago I began writing a weekly column here on SahmReviews dedicated to games and puzzles we’ve found at thrift. What began as an inexpensive way to add to our collection turned into one of the most popular features ...
Thrift Treasure: PlingPong Game

Thrift Treasure: PlingPong Game

It’s been a long time since I’ve played Cups, the popular college drinking game played with the recognizable red Solo Cups. There are quite a few games that ask you to throw a ball into something across the table. We found Bounc ...
Thrift Treasure: Jenga Death Star Game

Thrift Treasure: Jenga Death Star Game

Back at the beginning of the year, we featured two lists about Star Wars themed games. We tried to focus on versions that you probably don’t see at your local retailer and mostly excluded mass-market titles. There were so many, we had ...
Dropsy Dexterity Game Overview

Dropsy Dexterity Game Overview

We’ve said it before, but it is probably worth repeating. As we age, we lose our advantage when playing any type of dexterity game with our kids. I used to be able to stand on one foot for what seemed like forever. Balance a cup on th ...