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Thrift Treasure: Discover Iowa Game

Thrift Treasure: Discover Iowa Game

Maybe I wasn’t very accurate when I said we didn’t normally purchase educational games when shopping at thrift. I thought last week’s finds of Space Hop and Circulation would be the last lesson-themed games I would pu ...
Thrift Treasure: Teaching Concepts Games

Thrift Treasure: Teaching Concepts Games

We seem to run across a number of educational games when we shop at thrift. It isn’t uncommon to try to use a board game as both entertainment and an educational tool. Over the years there have been a number of companies that speciali ...
Thrift Treasure: Battling Tops Game

Thrift Treasure: Battling Tops Game

More than seven years ago I began writing a weekly column here on SahmReviews dedicated to games and puzzles we’ve found at thrift. What began as an inexpensive way to add to our collection turned into one of the most popular features ...
Thrift Treasure: Orient 3-D Chinese Checkers Game

Thrift Treasure: Orient 3-D Chinese Checkers Game

Whenever we shop at thrift for games, a common title we see is Chinese Checkers. It was a favorite of mine when I was younger. Like most of you, the marbles were eventually lost and it became a three player game instead of four, five or six ...
Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Up Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Up Word Game

Last week we finally broke a streak of being able to find games licensed in the Scrabble world. Scrabble Overturn was unique in that instead of using tiles, it employed cylinders with colored letters that could be stolen by an opponent. Sco ...
Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Overturn Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Overturn Word Game

We used to find a lot of Scrabble games at thrift. They don’t usually sit there long as they are snapped up by clever crafters who use the letter tiles to make all kinds of cool things. When we go to a Goodwill outlet, there are alway ...
Thrift Treasure: Shake Up Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Shake Up Board Game

It’s been a very long time since we’ve found a game by Jax at thrift that we didn’t already own. We’re huge fans of the original Sequence game and have since invested in both Sequence Dice and Kazink, a Sequence-like ...
Thrift Treasure: Push Over Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Push Over Board Game

We picked up Push Over by Parker Brothers some time ago at our Goodwill. Like normal, we opened the game in the store to make sure all of the pieces were present. As I went through the inventory, all of the custom parts appeared present. Th ...
Thrift Treasure: Deduction Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Deduction Board Game

When we spotted this week’s Thrift Treasure on the shelf at our Goodwill, it instantly reminded us other other games we’ve enjoyed. Deduction by Ideal had a visual similarity with both Mastermind, a childhood favorite, and Battl ...
Thrift Treasure: Itinerary Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Itinerary Board Game

Considering the state of the world right now, this week’s Thrift Treasure find is something of a kick in the teeth. Traveling has come to almost a complete halt for the world and I can’t remember the last time I left this state, ...