Tag Archives: Thrift

Thrift Treasure: Tetris Tower 3-D

Thrift Treasure: Tetris Tower 3-D

I think if you ask many adults what their first computer game was, many would answer Tetris. Some might say Lunar Lander, others may even remember Oregon Trail. But Tetris is probably the first computer game to ever go ‘viral’. ...
Thrift Treasure: Creature Clash! Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Creature Clash! Card Game

It’s always exciting to find a game at thrift that has only been out for a year or two. It’s even better when it is from a brand new company we’ve never featured before. Such is the case with this week’s Thrift Treas ...
Thrift Treasure: WordARound Card Game

Thrift Treasure: WordARound Card Game

I have to admit, I have a bit of an affinity for oddly-shaped playing cards. I’ve been know to pick up decks at thrift just because of their shape or size, and even grabbed one recently because the cards were made from clear plastic! ...
Thrift Treasure: Reflection Game

Thrift Treasure: Reflection Game

It isn’t often that we find a game at thrift that is both a puzzle and a game at the same time. Of course, we’ve talked about offerings from ThinkFun and their amazing line of single-player puzzle challenges, but this week’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Quadragammon

Thrift Treasure: Quadragammon

I’ve talked many times about games my family played while I was a child. What I haven’t mentioned is the first game I remember playing with my wife (besides head games, she’s too good at those). Shortly after we met, she s ...
Thrift Treasure: Maask Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Maask Board Game

I have to admit, I let my fondness for wooden games get the best of me this time. Not because the game we bought at thrift is bad – because it is meant for much younger kids. It only set us back $1.88, so it’ll make a nice gift ...
Thrift Treasure: Funny Bones

Thrift Treasure: Funny Bones

There are many reasons I buy games. There are a few reasons I don’t, but a lot of times I convince myself to go ahead with the purchase anyhow. This week’s thrift store purchase had nothing to do with value or outstanding game p ...
Thrift Treasure: Sudden Death

Thrift Treasure: Sudden Death

Those of you that grew up in the 80’s probably remember the game of Surround on your Atari 2600. It was one of the originally released games in 1977 for the new system and whose concept was later copied into the famous cycle racing sc ...
Thrift Treasure: Ninety-Nine or Bust

Thrift Treasure: Ninety-Nine or Bust

There are a few key things I look for when shopping for a game at thrift. I glaze over all the Scene Its and Trivial Pursuits and start looking for boxes I don’t recognize. Even when looking for used items, packaging does matter. Oddl ...

Thrift Treasure: BattleDome

When shopping at thrift for games, we typically stick to the board or card game kind. Every once in a while we stray from those categories because something catches our eye. We couldn’t resist picking up Crossfire last summer – ...