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Thrift Treasure: Troke Castle Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Troke Castle Checkers

It’s always been amazing to me the number of “better Checkers” or “better Chess” games that have tried to make headway in the marketplace. They scream desperation and the lack of creativity. If a designer wants ...
Thrift Treasure: Pente Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Pente Board Game

Last week while showing off our find of Dr. Eureka at thrift, I mentioned that we pass on a lot of games that one would consider more common. If you’re ever in the market for Trivial Pursuit, Scene It or AdverTeasing, head to your loc ...
Thrift Treasure: Dr. Eureka

Thrift Treasure: Dr. Eureka

Usually when we’re out shopping for board games at thrift, we’re primarily on the lookout for games that are unique, fun and are somewhat hard to find. We pass on dozens and dozens of versions of Monopoly, Yahtzee, Scene It and ...
Thrift Treasure: Knockout

Thrift Treasure: Knockout

This week’s Thrift Treasure find was a game that I always wanted but never purchased. The commercials began running in the early 90’s and being a recent college grad, I didn’t have the extra funds to splurge on toys and ga ...
Thrift Treasure: Molecular Visions Model Kit

Thrift Treasure: Molecular Visions Model Kit

The third and final thing we purchased on our trip to a Cedar Rapids Goodwill wasn’t a game at all, even though it was shelved in the same section as Apple Pop and Circulo. Our oldest daughter, Madison, is taking Chemistry this year i ...
Thrift Treasure: Apple Pop Children’s Game

Thrift Treasure: Apple Pop Children’s Game

If you remember reading about our thrift store find last week, Circulo, you’ll recall that we were at an out-of-town Goodwill and happened across a couple things we hadn’t played before. The second game we carried to the checkou ...
Thrift Treasure: Circulo Strategy Game

Thrift Treasure: Circulo Strategy Game

A new school year means the girls will be trying to make All-State for the various instruments they play. Leading up to the weekend of auditions are a number of camps and workshops held across the state. These are established to give kids t ...
Thrift Treasure: Ducks in a Row

Thrift Treasure: Ducks in a Row

The other day we were at a local yogurt shop that had recently set out some classic board games on their tables for customers to play. Trouble, Scrabble and Yahtzee were all represented, along with others. One that caught our daughter’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Pick a Paint Game

Thrift Treasure: Pick a Paint Game

It’s been over a year since we’ve found a game by Playroom Entertainment at thrift that we didn’t already have in our collection. We still play Top Dogs and Bull in a China Shop on occasion, and even have found time for a ...
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 ...