Tag Archives: Thrift Shop

Thrift Treasure: Deception

Thrift Treasure: Deception

When we spotted a copy of Deception by E.S. Lowe Company at our local Goodwill, the photo on the cover of the box reminded me of a trend in games from decades ago. At one time you could slap on nearly any license or photo of a current telev ...
Thrift Treasure: Block Head! Game

Thrift Treasure: Block Head! Game

Games that require some type of physical skill are typically referred to as “dexterity games”. As of late there have been a number of popular game issues that have utilized a stacking mechanic with good success. We covered Wonky ...
Thrift Treasure: Operation Aflac

Thrift Treasure: Operation Aflac

I’ve got a problem. Every Sunday we bring to you a board or card game we’ve rescued from our local thrift stores. We don’t buy everything we see, but do look for unique and eye-pleasing titles that appear to be fun to play ...
Thrift Treasure: Zig-Zag Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Zig-Zag Card Game

There are a few game companies who we rarely see at thrift stores. One will pop up now and then, but unless we happen to be in the store on the day it is put on the shelf, someone else will have grabbed it before we even knew it was there. ...
Thrift Treasure: Stadium Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Stadium Checkers

I’m always surprised when we find a game at thrift we’ve never seen nor heard of. Even more surprising is when the game has been around for a long time, been published by more than one publisher and for the most part kept the sa ...
Thrift Treasure: Farkle Frenzy

Thrift Treasure: Farkle Frenzy

It appears I’m a sucker for games that have to be assembled before playing. And so are my daughters. They regularly pull out two games we found at thrift, Crossfire and BattleDome. In some cases it takes longer to put together than it ...
Thrift Treasure: Upturn Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Upturn Board Game

There have been so many games made over the years that have the “get rid of all the cards in your hand” mechanic as a winning condition. Classics like UNO and Phase 10 are but two examples, but I’m sure there are hundreds ...
Thrift Treasure: Tri-Spy Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Tri-Spy Board Game

So many of the 80’s/90’s abstract games look alike to us. This week we were at our local Goodwill when we spotted a copy of Fat Brain Toy Co‘s Tri-Spy. It looked so familiar to us, but the rules were unfamiliar. We were su ...
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’. ...