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Thrift Treasure: PlingPong Game

Thrift Treasure: PlingPong Game

It’s been a long time since I’ve played Cups, the popular college drinking game played with the recognizable red Solo Cups. There are quite a few games that ask you to throw a ball into something across the table. We found Bounc ...
Thrift Treasure: Kaboodl Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Kaboodl Card Game

Nicole spied a welcome site the other day – a garage sale sign! Garage sales used to be one of the places we’d find inexpensive and unique games on a regular basis. Because we live in an area with an active military base, the Ro ...
Thrift Treasure: Jenga Death Star Game

Thrift Treasure: Jenga Death Star Game

Back at the beginning of the year, we featured two lists about Star Wars themed games. We tried to focus on versions that you probably don’t see at your local retailer and mostly excluded mass-market titles. There were so many, we had ...
Thrift Treasure: Shootout Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Shootout Board Game

One of the reasons we search for games at thrift is because you never know when you’ll find that rare one. And by “rare”, I mean one that almost no one has heard of. This is usually because it was issued by a small publish ...
Thrift Treasure: Chickapig Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Chickapig Abstract Game

I remember hearing about this week’s Thrift Treasure on TV a couple years ago. Published by Buffalo Games, it was getting a lot of air time due to the fact it involved Dave Matthews. Yes, that Dave Matthews of Dave Matthews Band fame. ...
Thrift Treasure: My Word! Card Game

Thrift Treasure: My Word! Card Game

At our Goodwill they have games in two areas. An entire shelving rack at the end of an aisle hosts most of the board games, jigsaw puzzles and science kits. That’s where we usually find a title or two that we need to add to our collec ...
Thrift Treasure: I Think You Think I Think

Thrift Treasure: I Think You Think I Think

I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll mention it again. I have a soft spot for any product made by TSR. While best known as the company behind Dungeons & Dragons, from time to time they would venture into other parts of the g ...
Thrift Treasure: Attorney Power Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Attorney Power Board Game

Lately it seems like I’ve been purchasing games at thrift just to find out how bad they are. It’s almost a challenge to see what game I can find with the lowest BoardGameGeek rating. Last week we struggled through Hike, a card g ...
Thrift Treasure: Hike Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Hike Card Game

When we lived in California, one of the things we like to do on the weekends was head into the foothills and hike a trail. Most of them were well-worn and marked for safety. Our favorite was one that ended at a stunning waterfall and pool. ...
Thrift Treasure: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Thrift Treasure: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Since we have more inside time due to the ongoing pandemic, it has changed what we look for when out thrifting. Usually we’d only search for interesting games not in our collection. As of late we’ve been doing more jigsaw puzzle ...