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Thrift Treasure: Combo King Game

Thrift Treasure: Combo King Game

Lately it seems like we pass on more games at thrift because they are incomplete. Missing parts can be hard to replace, so it may have been the reason it was donated in the first place. I just wish thrift stores would take the time to inven ...
Thrift Treasure: Say What You See! Game

Thrift Treasure: Say What You See! Game

When I was young, one of my favorite things to read was Games magazine. With the introduction of the internet, most of its puzzles and challenges are now online on their website. I wish they still offered their monthly magazine in print for ...
Thrift Treasure: Squint Drawing Game

Thrift Treasure: Squint Drawing Game

One type of game that never seems to go out of style are drawing games. Classics like Pictionary or Telestrations are on many of our game shelves. New ideas in this genre, like NObjects where you draw with your finger instead of a pencil, a ...
Thrift Treasure: Jenga Xtreme

Thrift Treasure: Jenga Xtreme

Another thing we see a lot of at thrift is the classic wooden game Jenga. Not only is the branded version easy to come across, there are a number of Jenga-like games made by manufacturers small and large. We were fortunate to sit down for a ...
Thrift Treasure: Logiq Tower Puzzle

Thrift Treasure: Logiq Tower Puzzle

When we’re shopping at thrift, you probably already know that we’re on the hunt for board games. At most stores the shelves are also populated with various jigsaw puzzles from all decades. We’ve only purchased one once, an ...
Thrift Treasure: Quicksand Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Quicksand Board Game

We’re normally not huge fans of games that use some type of timer. Not only because of the anxiety it creates, but because we like to think through our options before taking a turn. There have been a few exceptions over the years wher ...
Thrift Treasure: Screaming Eagles

Thrift Treasure: Screaming Eagles

Although I was super excited to find a copy of Zaxxon at the Quad City Symphony’s annual Second Fiddle Tag Sale, I was even more elated to score a nearly-new example of Milton Bradley’s Screaming Eagles board game. I remember se ...
Thrift Treasure: Zaxxon

Thrift Treasure: Zaxxon

When I spotted this copy of Zaxxon at the Quad City Symphony’s annual Second Fiddle Tag Sale, I couldn’t get it into my hands quickly enough. It went into the pile with Rummy 21, Noteability and Tennis along with a cou ...
Thrift Treasure: Rummy 21 Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Rummy 21 Card Game

Continuing on with games we found at this year’s Quad City Symphony’s annual Second Fiddle Tag Sale, we came across this interesting Rummy variation by Winning Moves Games. Rummy 21 was unique to us and piqued our curiosity ...