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Thrift Treasure: Even Steven’s Odd! Game

Thrift Treasure: Even Steven’s Odd! Game

Exactly a month ago we found the game of Skippity at our local Goodwill. Then ran into another copy a few days later in Iowa City when we were visiting our oldest daughter at college. It wasn’t the first time we’d encountered a ...
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: Blokus Trigon

Thrift Treasure: Blokus Trigon

The collection is complete! Well, almost – keep reading and you’ll see what I mean. We’ve been trying to find a copy of each of the versions of Blokus for quite some time now. It began with the original Blokus back in ...
Thrift Treasure: Blokus 3D

Thrift Treasure: Blokus 3D

In January of last year we found a copy of Blokus at our local Goodwill. At the time I mentioned how I had been playing the app on my iPad for quite a while, not realizing it was a board game. Since then I’ve discovered just how popul ...
Thrift Treasure: Lickety Quick

Thrift Treasure: Lickety Quick

We have talked about games that are great in the classroom very recently, and regularly seek out titles that combine good entertainment with an opportunity to learn. There is a whole category of games that are specifically made to teach fir ...
Thrift Treasure: Blokus

Thrift Treasure: Blokus

A few days before Christmas we decided to share a list of top hobby board game apps. The list is only a sampling as there are many others that we could easily tell you about that we have downloaded in an attempt to improve our skills when p ...