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Thrift Treasure: CUBU Card Game

Thrift Treasure: CUBU Card Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure find is an interesting card game. CUBU caught our eye not because the game play was unique, but because the choice of artwork was. I love square cards and have implemented them into several of my game desig ...
Thrift Treasure: Cows Can’t Dance Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Cows Can’t Dance Card Game

Contrary to the name of this card game we picked up at Goodwill, TikTok has proven that cows can dance. Maybe they got the name wrong because it was published well before social media was a thing. Maybe they hadn’t grown up on a farm. ...
Thrift Treasure: More S’mores Card Game

Thrift Treasure: More S’mores Card Game

The past few weeks have seen temperatures well above normal with talks about global warming and droughts. I even read an article about how the Midwest would experience at least one day of a 125-degree Fahrenheit heat index each year by 2053 ...
Thrift Treasure: B-Low Card Game

Thrift Treasure: B-Low Card Game

It happens to us once or twice a year. It makes the hunt worth it. To find a game which has avoided entry into the BoardGameGeek database is a rare feat. As with this week’s example, they are usually regionally issued and by very smal ...
Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay Game

Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay Game

Usually when I find a game at thrift with mechanical parts, I know I’ll need to clean the battery compartment. Often the fix is to remove battery corrosion, which can inhibit the electrical flow. I’ve lost count of how many game ...
Thrift Treasure: Polli Hop Memory Game

Thrift Treasure: Polli Hop Memory Game

Just because we purchased a ton of games at Geekway to the West, it doesn’t mean we stop looking. Our weekly trip to our local Goodwill yielded one, almost two, new games for our collection. We had to return one to the shelves after d ...
Thrift Treasure: Forty Below Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Forty Below Card Game

I took a slightly different approach to this week’s Thrift Treasure. We happened across a brand-new copy of Forty Below by D Best Games at a Goodwill store in Iowa City. Any time we run across a new-to-us game which has never been ope ...
Thrift Treasure: New Phone,  Who Dis? Game

Thrift Treasure: New Phone, Who Dis? Game

If I really think about it, there are three classifications of games today. First, there’s the classic fare like Monopoly, Life and Sorry. These are the tried-and-true favorites that have stood the test of time for decades. Then there ...
Thrift Treasure: Deblockle Game

Thrift Treasure: Deblockle Game

I was quite thrilled to find this copy of Deblockle at thrift this week. I’ve seen it on the shelves of Barnes & Noble for quite some time. We included it in a Christmas gift guide a couple of years ago but didn’t have a cop ...
Thrift Treasure: Hands Down Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Hands Down Card Game

It warms our hearts whenever we find a thrift game which has been well-loved. This means not only is it still in good (or great) condition, but you can also plainly see it was played a lot. The combination of a well-used game along with car ...