Tag Archives: Thrift

Thrift Treasure: Dizios

Thrift Treasure: Dizios

I’m excited that we’re on an abstract game streak for our Thrift Treasure series. And finding one that was awarded a couple industry accolades (Major Fun Award, MENSA Select) makes the find that much better. This week we discove ...
Thrift Treasure: Cube Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Cube Checkers

Well it finally happened. I’ve preached and preached on how you should check the contents of a game before buying a used copy. I even carry around a tiny pocket knife so I can cut the packing tape used to seal the game boxes at our lo ...
Thrift Treasure: The Game of Chips

Thrift Treasure: The Game of Chips

It’s once again been quite some time since we’ve found anything new to us by Jax Games at our local thrift stores. A few years ago it seemed like every time we turned around we were finding something we didn’t already own. ...
Thrift Treasure: Twenty Four

Thrift Treasure: Twenty Four

I am guilty of sometimes overpaying for a game. There’s no consistent reasoning behind it, sometimes a design or theme just speaks to me. Case in point is this week’s Thrift Treasure. I wouldn’t normally pay $3 for a used ...
Thrift Treasure: Gemlok

Thrift Treasure: Gemlok

It’s been a little over a year since we’ve featured a game by Pywacket. That should come as no surprise as they only issued three games during their short-lived existence. We covered Keesdrow in February of last year, also a Thr ...
Thrift Treasure: Spider Wars

Thrift Treasure: Spider Wars

Just a few days ago we talked about how some games are toys and some toys are really games. And that’s fine with us because we love both! This week’s thrift treasure falls into the same category. In reality, Spider Wars is a gam ...
Thrift Treasure: Tribulation

Thrift Treasure: Tribulation

I seem to be having some luck finding colorful board games from the 1980’s. I guess because I was still in high school during this time they appeal to me. Typically designed with primary colors and custom plastic parts, these games of ...
Thrift Treasure: Stranded

Thrift Treasure: Stranded

This week I was excited to find another 80’s-looking abstract game at our local Goodwill. But it tricked me. While it had the colors and styling from the late 1980’s, Stranded by Talicor was actually published in 2009! And to co ...
Thrift Treasure: Triple Triumph

Thrift Treasure: Triple Triumph

It seems as of late I’ve bought a few games even though they go against my ‘rules’. Normally games that are incomplete, missing rules or in a heavily damaged box are ones I leave on the shelf no matter how badly I need it ...
Thrift Treasure: Frog Juice

Thrift Treasure: Frog Juice

If there is ever an award for the most oddly-named card game, this week’s thrift treasure would certainly be a finalist. Frog Juice by Gamewright caught our eye at our local Goodwill just because of the unique name. The sticker price ...