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Thrift Treasure: Anagrams Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Anagrams Word Game

One game we see at thrift all the time is Anagrams. That should come as no surprise since it was originally published over 110 years ago – 1910 to be exact. In the past century, several publishers have issued versions of Anagrams. Som ...
Thrift Treasure: Ipswich Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Ipswich Word Game

After a long drought, it seems we’ve been finding a lot of Scrabble-like games at thrift. Two weeks ago it was Akumulate, a polyomino-based tile game which used numbers instead of letters. Last week we were playing Plext. It was uniqu ...
Thrift Treasure: Quip Qubes Game

Thrift Treasure: Quip Qubes Game

The fourth and final game we found on that lucky day in February is Quip Qubes. I thought I was familiar with all of the Scrabble brand games issued by Selchow & Righter in the 70’s and 80’s, but this one escaped me. It also ...
Thrift Treasure: Troke Castle Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Troke Castle Checkers

It’s always been amazing to me the number of “better Checkers” or “better Chess” games that have tried to make headway in the marketplace. They scream desperation and the lack of creativity. If a designer wants ...
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: Crossword Cubes

Thrift Treasure: Crossword Cubes

We’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve run across a well-worn copy of Scrabble at our local thrift stores. If underpriced, we would pick them up and scavenge the wooden tiles to use in future craft projects. At some point ...
Thrift Treasure:  Tangle

Thrift Treasure: Tangle

The year was 1964. “Meet the Beatles” was first released in the U.S. and their single “I Want to Hold Your Hand” becomes their first #1 song in America. GI Joe debuts and the very first Ford Mustang is produced. Gemi ...