Tag Archives: Goodwill

Thrift Treasure: Dizios

Thrift Treasure: Dizios

I’m excited that we’re on an abstract game streak for our Thrift Treasure series. And finding one that was awarded a couple industry accolades (Major Fun Award, MENSA Select) makes the find that much better. This week we discove ...
Thrift Treasure: Cube Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Cube Checkers

Well it finally happened. I’ve preached and preached on how you should check the contents of a game before buying a used copy. I even carry around a tiny pocket knife so I can cut the packing tape used to seal the game boxes at our lo ...
Thrift Treasure: The Game of Chips

Thrift Treasure: The Game of Chips

It’s once again been quite some time since we’ve found anything new to us by Jax Games at our local thrift stores. A few years ago it seemed like every time we turned around we were finding something we didn’t already own. ...
Thrift Treasure: Pengoloo

Thrift Treasure: Pengoloo

I guess while we’re playing around with memory games, it wouldn’t hurt to continue by picking one up at thrift. We usually don’t opt for ones quite this simple or designed for smaller kids, but the cuteness level of Pengol ...
Thrift Treasure: Ligretto

Thrift Treasure: Ligretto

This week’s Thrift Treasure has a feature that we’ve only seen in a couple games. That is the ability to purchase additional copies and play the game with more people. Roll for It by Calliope Games comes to mind. So does Castell ...
Thrift Treasure: Connect 4 Stackers

Thrift Treasure: Connect 4 Stackers

If there’s one game I know every reader has tried at some point in their life, it is Connect 4. And I’m sure like everyone else, you enjoyed it most when you were younger. Then you had kids and re-discovered it with them! This w ...
Thrift Treasure: UNO Wild Tiles

Thrift Treasure: UNO Wild Tiles

The more we look, the more it appears that there is one game whose name has been exploited to sell other games more often than others. Every time we turn around we’re finding another title with a direct relationship with UNO or advert ...
Thrift Treasure: British Square

Thrift Treasure: British Square

It’s been nearly a year since we found a complete 80’s-era abstract game made by Gabriel at Stuff Etc. in Iowa City. Gabriel issued a number of games throughout the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, but when we come acro ...
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: Gemlok

Thrift Treasure: Gemlok

It’s been a little over a year since we’ve featured a game by Pywacket. That should come as no surprise as they only issued three games during their short-lived existence. We covered Keesdrow in February of last year, also a Thr ...