Articles About dexterity

Thrift Treasure: Up N’ Over Game

Thrift Treasure: Up N’ Over Game

You may have thought I was done with the games I picked up at Geekway to the West‘s flea market. You would be wrong. This time I elected to break one of my long-standing rules of not buying incomplete games. I had never run across a c ...
Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay Game

Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay Game

Usually when I find a game at thrift with mechanical parts, I know I’ll need to clean the battery compartment. Often the fix is to remove battery corrosion, which can inhibit the electrical flow. I’ve lost count of how many game ...
Thrift Treasure: Giggle Wiggle Game

Thrift Treasure: Giggle Wiggle Game

Fifty cents is all we had to pay for this copy of Giggle Wiggle at the Geekway to the West flea market. I figured it was worth a shot since it even included batteries, which would have cost more than four bits. The motor spun and all the pi ...
Thrift Treasure: Ka’lide Flicking Game

Thrift Treasure: Ka’lide Flicking Game

Among all the deals found during the flea market at Geekway to the West, there are always many to be had for a dollar or two. These are typically the same mass-market games we’ll find at Goodwill. We can count on finding a lot that we ...
Thrift Treasure: Goat Yoga Game

Thrift Treasure: Goat Yoga Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure find is something a little different. Typically, when we search for games at thrift, we’re looking for traditional competitive, cooperative or puzzle challenges. Goat Yoga doesn’t really fit int ...
Thrift Treasure: Animal Upon Animal Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Animal Upon Animal Card Game

According to BoardGameGeek, the original Animal Upon Animal game from 2005 is in the top 20 of all children’s games of all time. Even though originally designed for kids, I must admit it is one of our favorite dexterity games. In it, ...
Thrift Treasure: Pancake Pile-Up! Game

Thrift Treasure: Pancake Pile-Up! Game

Breakfast food is a theme I rarely see in board games. A few years ago, we were having fun with Yummy Yummy Pancakes by Sweet Lemon Publishing. This week we happened across another pancake-themed game at thrift, Pancake Pile-Up! by Educatio ...
Thrift Treasure: Sidewinder Game

Thrift Treasure: Sidewinder Game

I don’t care what anyone says. Many of the best dexterity games came out in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Some of our favorites have been Hurry Up, Battling Tops, and of course, Crossfire. This week we found another game f ...
Thrift Treasure: Connect 4 Dunk Game

Thrift Treasure: Connect 4 Dunk Game

Sometimes it pays to be patient when shopping at thrift. Usually, when we spot a game we’d like to have in our collection, we must decide if the random price put on it by Goodwill is worth it or not. Their pricing is all over the plac ...