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Thrift Treasure: Kuba Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Kuba Abstract Game

I almost set a record this week when purchasing this copy of Kuba at a Half Price Books in Cedar Rapids. Previously, the most I had spent on a game at thrift was $6.99 for a like-new copy of Dominion. I usually refuse to pay more than $5 fo ...
Thrift Treasure: Go Wacky! Card & Dice Game

Thrift Treasure: Go Wacky! Card & Dice Game

Over the years we’ve found quite a few variations of the game of UNO at our thrift stores. Not just official ones like UNO Madness or UNO Wild Tiles, but others that use similar mechanics with their own twist. Kaboodl and O’NO 9 ...
Thrift Treasure: Spit! Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Spit! Card Game

Our weekly trip to Goodwill didn’t cost us very much this time. We only found two games we “needed”, and it turns out one of them we already had. And here’s where I admit that not every board game we find at thrift m ...
Thrift Treasure: Talkin’ Tango Game

Thrift Treasure: Talkin’ Tango Game

Not only have we been having fun with brand new party games this week, we’ve been lucky enough to find a few at thrift. (May Cause) Side Effects and Splurt! are both good examples of modern party games and what can be expected in ...
New Family Games by PlayMonster

New Family Games by PlayMonster

Despite having a bachelor’s degree and a good government job, over 16 years ago I decided to become a stay-at-home mom. After years of wanting a child that I never knew if would be able to have, I was finally blessed with Madison. It ...
Thrift Treasure: Farkle Around

Thrift Treasure: Farkle Around

I’m sure there aren’t many people that haven’t ever played a game of Farkle. The Yahtzee-alternative, Farkle is a dice-rolling game where you must score points on each roll of the dice. Once you roll and get nothing, you & ...
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 ...
Mega Giveaway Day 98 – Ultra Dash Game

Mega Giveaway Day 98 – Ultra Dash Game

The struggle is real. Getting kids of all ages off the couch and moving can be a challenge. We’ve found that engaging them in a variety of offline activities is key. A couple years ago we provided a list of outdoor activities for kids ...
Mega Giveaway Day 49 – Wonder Crew Buddies

Mega Giveaway Day 49 – Wonder Crew Buddies

Kids have quite the imagination for creating fantasy worlds of all kinds. We think it’s great that PlayMonster has embraced a doll that inspires both girls and boys! Wonder Crew Buddies come in a variety of superhero personalities so ...
Thrift Treasure: Farkle Frenzy

Thrift Treasure: Farkle Frenzy

It appears I’m a sucker for games that have to be assembled before playing. And so are my daughters. They regularly pull out two games we found at thrift, Crossfire and BattleDome. In some cases it takes longer to put together than it ...