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Thrift Treasure: Kuhhandel Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Kuhhandel Card Game

A few weeks ago I told the story of how I picked up a game at thrift that had no English instructions. Deutschlandreise by Ravensburger is an example of a game that I would have normally passed over. Thanks to modern technology, specificall ...
Thrift Treasure: Quicksand Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Quicksand Board Game

“Now hold on just a second!” is what you’re thinking. “You’ve already told us about a game called Quicksand that you found at thrift in August!” Yes, that is accurate. We were playing a timer-based abstra ...
Thrift Treasure: Jitters Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Jitters Word Game

It’s been a while since we’ve found a unique word game at thrift, but this week was our lucky week. I believe the last one we found worthy of purchasing was last Spring when we bought Scrabble Word Rummy at our local Goodwill. Y ...
Thrift Treasure: Deutschlandreise Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Deutschlandreise Board Game

It’s always fascinating to me the oddity of games we get in our local Goodwill. Back in 2016 we had picked up a copy of Łowca Obrazków for a couple dollars. It took some research, but we finally figured out it was a Polish versio ...
Thrift Treasure: Challenge Yahtzee

Thrift Treasure: Challenge Yahtzee

Yahtzee is probably one of the first games everyone plays when first introduced to board game. Everyone loves rolling the dice, pushing their luck and trying to get the highest score possible. Plus there’s the rush of excitement when ...
Thrift Treasure: 30 Second Mysteries

Thrift Treasure: 30 Second Mysteries

A popular type of game that we’ve really been enjoying as of late are advertised as escape room games. While you’re not physically locked in a room, you are trying to solve a series of puzzles with limited clues and hints. We ha ...
Thrift Treasure: Sphinx Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Sphinx Board Game

During the holiday season it can be more difficult to find unique games at thrift. The lack of selection probably has more to do with the cold weather and the passing of yard sale season rather than more customers buying used games to put u ...
Thrift Treasure: Jumpin Strategy Game

Thrift Treasure: Jumpin Strategy Game

Last year about this time we featured one of the many games from the 60’s/70’s that were known as “bookshelf games”, Feudal. Issued by 3M, these were complex strategy games that came in a box that was made to look go ...
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 ...