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Thrift Treasure: Chickapig Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Chickapig Abstract Game

I remember hearing about this week’s Thrift Treasure on TV a couple years ago. Published by Buffalo Games, it was getting a lot of air time due to the fact it involved Dave Matthews. Yes, that Dave Matthews of Dave Matthews Band fame. ...
Thrift Treasure: My Word! Card Game

Thrift Treasure: My Word! Card Game

At our Goodwill they have games in two areas. An entire shelving rack at the end of an aisle hosts most of the board games, jigsaw puzzles and science kits. That’s where we usually find a title or two that we need to add to our collec ...
Thrift Treasure: I Think You Think I Think

Thrift Treasure: I Think You Think I Think

I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll mention it again. I have a soft spot for any product made by TSR. While best known as the company behind Dungeons & Dragons, from time to time they would venture into other parts of the g ...
Thrift Treasure: Attorney Power Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Attorney Power Board Game

Lately it seems like I’ve been purchasing games at thrift just to find out how bad they are. It’s almost a challenge to see what game I can find with the lowest BoardGameGeek rating. Last week we struggled through Hike, a card g ...
Thrift Treasure: Hike Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Hike Card Game

When we lived in California, one of the things we like to do on the weekends was head into the foothills and hike a trail. Most of them were well-worn and marked for safety. Our favorite was one that ended at a stunning waterfall and pool. ...
Thrift Treasure: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Thrift Treasure: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Since we have more inside time due to the ongoing pandemic, it has changed what we look for when out thrifting. Usually we’d only search for interesting games not in our collection. As of late we’ve been doing more jigsaw puzzle ...
Thrift Treasure: 3 Stones Game

Thrift Treasure: 3 Stones Game

Because people are playing more games and assembling more puzzles due to the coronavirus, thrift shopping has become more hit-and-miss. We’ll either find absolutely nothing or luck out and arrive right after someone has cleaned out th ...
Thrift Treasure: Skip-Bo Dice Game

Thrift Treasure: Skip-Bo Dice Game

You might have noticed we’ve been playing a lot of dice games as of late. Last week’s Thrift Treasure was Dragon Dice and yesterday’s feature was about the cooperative dice game, Fuji. Dice games of all types are Nicole ...
Thrift Treasure: Pathwayz Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Pathwayz Board Game

If you live near a mall, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the calendar store Go! that pops up every year just before the holiday season. With the demise of Toys R Us and Kay Bee Toys, they’ve become a go-to location for more t ...
Thrift Treasure: Battleship Command

Thrift Treasure: Battleship Command

There have been a lot of games issued under the Battleship name. At least a dozen or two according to BoardGameGeek. Oddly, other than the original version, we don’t find too many of the variations at thrift. Maybe it’s because ...