Articles About Ideal

Thrift Treasure: Up N’ Over Game

Thrift Treasure: Up N’ Over Game

You may have thought I was done with the games I picked up at Geekway to the West‘s flea market. You would be wrong. This time I elected to break one of my long-standing rules of not buying incomplete games. I had never run across a c ...
Thrift Treasure: Hoopla Dexterity Game

Thrift Treasure: Hoopla Dexterity Game

If we were giving an award for the tallest game we’ve found at thrift, this week’s purchase would be our current leader. And that’s not the only amazing thing about finding this copy of Hoopla by Ideal. This 65-year-old ga ...
Thrift Treasure: Battling Tops Game

Thrift Treasure: Battling Tops Game

More than seven years ago I began writing a weekly column here on SahmReviews dedicated to games and puzzles we’ve found at thrift. What began as an inexpensive way to add to our collection turned into one of the most popular features ...
Thrift Treasure: Deduction Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Deduction Board Game

When we spotted this week’s Thrift Treasure on the shelf at our Goodwill, it instantly reminded us other other games we’ve enjoyed. Deduction by Ideal had a visual similarity with both Mastermind, a childhood favorite, and Battl ...
Thrift Treasure: Monster Mashup

Thrift Treasure: Monster Mashup

We could hardly pass on this week’s Thrift Treasure at our local Goodwill since it was only 88 cents. Plus this copy of Monster Mashup came in a tiny metal lunch box! Even if we didn’t enjoy the game, I’m sure we could fin ...
Thrift Treasure: Quad*doku

Thrift Treasure: Quad*doku

Nearly everyone in our family loves Sudoku puzzles. We’ve religiously done the ones that appear in our daily newspaper. We’ve also purchased paperback books to take along with us on long trips. We get upset if someone has alread ...
Thrift Treasure: Rubik’s Colormatch Game

Thrift Treasure: Rubik’s Colormatch Game

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you about how much I am a fan of the Rubik’s Cube. I could solve it in middle school in the late 70’s, solidifying my nerd-dom for the next few years. We’re also huge fans of the ...

Thrift Treasure: Crossfire

Have you ever walked into a store, any store mind you, and see something you have to buy right then and there at any price? I’m sure you have, and I’m sure you overpaid. Just like I did this week at our local Goodwill. My rules ...