Tag Archives: Thrift Shop

Thrift Treasure: Battle of the Pyramids

Thrift Treasure: Battle of the Pyramids

It’s funny how things tend to line up. I’ve been on a roll at finding abstract games at our local Goodwill, which is a great thing since they’re probably my favorite type of game. My oldest daughter is currently studying a ...
Thrift Treasure: Exit

Thrift Treasure: Exit

Last week’s Thrift Treasure, Leverage by Milton Bradley, had a board that tilted when pieces were moved across the play area. You wanted the board to either remain balanced or tilted towards your opponent. But other than moving your p ...
Thrift Treasure: Leverage

Thrift Treasure: Leverage

I have to admit, we almost didn’t purchase today’s Thrift Treasure feature. When we first spotted Leverage by Milton Bradley, it instantly reminded us of the last Thrift Treasure of 2017 – Yali. Both are designed for two p ...
Thrift Treasure: UNO Madness

Thrift Treasure: UNO Madness

The more we look, the more game variations of classic UNO we find. And not just card games with alternate rules. Some are Jenga-like (UNO Stacko), some utilize a traditional board (UNO Wild Tiles) while others make your head spin (UNO Spin) ...
Thrift Treasure: Horse Show Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Horse Show Card Game

Up until now I thought I had seen it all when it comes to board game themes. We’ve ridden frogs in Frogriders, raced camels in Camel Up and learned about an unknown (to us) human-stacking sport called Castellers. Surely there hasnR ...
Thrift Treasure: 101 Card Game

Thrift Treasure: 101 Card Game

Sometimes you can tell the age of a game by just looking at the artwork. 90’s games have bright neon colors, while 80’s abstracts are full of primary shades. When we spotted this week’s Thrift Treasure at our local Goodwil ...
Thrift Treasure: Quad*doku

Thrift Treasure: Quad*doku

Nearly everyone in our family loves Sudoku puzzles. We’ve religiously done the ones that appear in our daily newspaper. We’ve also purchased paperback books to take along with us on long trips. We get upset if someone has alread ...
Thrift Treasure: Yali Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Yali Abstract Game

Last week I was softly complaining about games that are nothing more than a remake of a classic title and only adding a minor tweak or two to try to make it a better game. My example was Make 7, a knockoff of Connect 4 with a math element. ...
Thrift Treasure: Make 7 Game

Thrift Treasure: Make 7 Game

It isn’t uncommon for a board game to borrow an idea from another game. Game mechanics aren’t something that can be copyrighted or patented, so that’s why you see so many variations of Yahtzee, Hearts and even Chess. Every ...