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Thrift Treasure: Blokus Duo

Thrift Treasure: Blokus Duo

As a part of our Thrift Treasure series, we have covered a number of games that belong to the same family. We’ve lost count of how many versions of UNO and Scrabble we’ve uncovered. And it’s a good thing we’re not fa ...
Thrift Treasure: Doublecross

Thrift Treasure: Doublecross

Last week I mentioned how we were excited to find a couple games at our Goodwill that had interesting components. Split has cards that have a unique design on them – a half card version of the main card shown! Because of the low price ...
Thrift Treasure: Split Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Split Card Game

This week, and next week for that matter, our Thrift Treasure series is about a couple games that we bought knowing absolutely nothing about them. Our attraction was solely due to the interesting design variations of standard game component ...
Thrift Treasure: Ea$y Money

Thrift Treasure: Ea$y Money

You might think our thrift stores are somehow magically filled with good board games. That certainly isn’t the case. We have to slog through multiple copies of Trivial Pursuit, Scene It and Mall Madness to find what we consider intere ...
Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay

Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay

Thirty-two years. Years! That’s how long this thrift copy of Instant Replay sat on someone’s closet shelf without being played. Except for some tape on the sides to keep the lid closed, it is in brand new condition. All the way ...
Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Word Rummy

Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Word Rummy

Word games don’t get played a lot around our house. Not because we don’t like them, but more because there are so many other games we enjoy more. That’s not to say we never play them – in fact the opposite is true. S ...
Thrift Treasure: Fantastic Gymnastics

Thrift Treasure: Fantastic Gymnastics

It certainly didn’t take long to find a near-new copy of Fantastic Gymnastics at a local thrift store. We couldn’t escape Hasbro’s commercials for this challenging dexterity game during the holiday season. Its popularity w ...
Thrift Treasure: Loot Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Loot Card Game

There has been no lack of games about pirates. We’ve covered quite a few of them over the past few years, including El Capitan, World of Yo-Ho and Piratoons. There have been so many that we even dedicated a full article about pirate-t ...
Thrift Treasure: Piranha Panic

Thrift Treasure: Piranha Panic

When I was in college I owned a fish tank. Not being happy with the typical betas and guppies, I opted for a pair of piranhas from our local pet store. In most northern states they are still legal to own, but southern states have different ...
Thrift Treasure: The Racing Horse Game

Thrift Treasure: The Racing Horse Game

I have fond memories of playing card games with my parents. They taught me most of the classics – Rummy, Hearts and yes, even Poker. In fact, we played a number of poker variations. I recall playing 5-card draw, 7-card draw and 5-card ...