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Thrift Treasure: Bed Bugs

Thrift Treasure: Bed Bugs

We got Bed Bugs from the thrift store. Probably not a sentence you want to hear, especially in your household. We’ve shopped at a lot of thrift stores across the country looking for games when we travel, and it would not surprise us t ...
Thrift Treasure: Quests of the Round Table

Thrift Treasure: Quests of the Round Table

Usually when we find a card game at thrift, they are a variation of a classic game where you either try to win tricks or be the first to get rid of all of the cards in your hand. They’re still fun and have their own twists to the rule ...
Thrift Treasure: Elixir Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Elixir Card Game

When we shop at thrift we end up passing on a lot of games we’d really like to have in our collection. Mostly because they’re either missing pieces or been treated so horribly that no amount of repair would make them playable. G ...
Thrift Treasure: Wordrop Game

Thrift Treasure: Wordrop Game

When I look back at board games from a few decades ago, I notice a trend that occurred. Whenever there was a successful game published, a number of smaller companies would pop up and issue their own take on the same game with a few improvem ...
Thrift Treasure: Perquackey Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Perquackey Word Game

Just like last week’s eBay find, Mix & Fix, this week we found another mid-70’s game at our local Goodwill. It’s also another dice-centric game, probably best described as a mix between Boggle and Scrabble. But Perquac ...
Thrift Treasure: Hundreds of Horses Game

Thrift Treasure: Hundreds of Horses Game

We have played a lot of games about a lot of different things. Zombies, pandas, frogs, raccoons…you name it and we have probably played a game about it. Unless you say horses. Oddly, we haven’t played many horse-themed games. No ...
Thrift Treasure: Feudal Bookshelf Game

Thrift Treasure: Feudal Bookshelf Game

Back in the late 60’s and early 70’s there was a whole series of board games issued by 3M (yes, the Scotch Tape company) whose boxes were designed like books. Dubbed “The Bookcase Series”, the idea was you would disp ...
Thrift Treasure: Snap Tile Laying Game

Thrift Treasure: Snap Tile Laying Game

When we spotted this copy of Snap by Gamewright Games at our local Goodwill, our first inclination was to check the recommended age. With only three dozen tiles and a score pad, we were sure it was a rudimentary game targeted towards younge ...
Thrift Treasure: The Uptight Spider

Thrift Treasure: The Uptight Spider

It’s been nearly a year since we’ve found a unique enough puzzle at thrift to warrant its purchase. Our last one was in November of 2017 when we happened across a like-new copy of Dribble. It was a single-player game that challe ...
Thrift Treasure: Callisto

Thrift Treasure: Callisto

Usually when we look for games at our thrift stores, we’re hunting for the latest version. Many games go through changes from issue to issue as rules are tweaked, players’ tastes change or additional features are added. Having t ...