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Thrift Treasure: Rapido Color Game

Thrift Treasure: Rapido Color Game

We normally pass on educational games while shopping at thrift. Most of them tend to weigh more on the education rather than the game. And that usually means no fun. It’s a fine balance to offer a game which is both entertaining and i ...
Thrift Treasure: UNO Boomo Card Game

Thrift Treasure: UNO Boomo Card Game

Last week we were disappointed in our thrift treasure find since Hit the Deck was just an UNO clone. This week things are a little different. In the 88-cent bin was another game by the makers of UNO – UNO Boomo. We’ve had decent ...
Thrift Treasure: Hit the Deck Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Hit the Deck Card Game

I usually love looking at the basket of card games at our local Goodwill. They’re typically priced at 88 cents each and are regularly ones we don’t have in our collection. I thought I was lucky to find two new-to-me titles this ...
Thrift Treasure: Connect 4 Dunk Game

Thrift Treasure: Connect 4 Dunk Game

Sometimes it pays to be patient when shopping at thrift. Usually, when we spot a game we’d like to have in our collection, we must decide if the random price put on it by Goodwill is worth it or not. Their pricing is all over the plac ...
Thrift Treasure: Stay Alive Game

Thrift Treasure: Stay Alive Game

It seems lately I’ve been having a lot of luck finding games and puzzles that were a part of my youth. That’s fine with me as it is the reason I started buying these older games in the first place. Sometimes it is to relive my p ...
Thrift Treasure: Domain Game

Thrift Treasure: Domain Game

Ever since the release of Tetris, there have always been board games utilizing polyominos. There has been somewhat of a resurgence as of late with the publication of games like Team3, Jetpack Joyride and Ubongo!. But we’ve always foun ...
Thrift Treasure: Rubik’s Magic Puzzle

Thrift Treasure: Rubik’s Magic Puzzle

In the late 70’s and early 80’s, I was fascinated by the Rubik’s Cube. So was the entire world. While I loved to impress my high school classmates with the speed at which I could solve one, I must admit this was due to my ...
Thrift Treasure: The Last Straw Dexterity Game

Thrift Treasure: The Last Straw Dexterity Game

Our trip to the D.A.V. thrift store two weeks ago didn’t yield only puzzles like last week’s Thrift Treasure, Quiver. We also managed to find a few new-to-us games for the collection. Most were under a dollar, so even if they we ...
Thrift Treasure: Quiver Dexterity Puzzle

Thrift Treasure: Quiver Dexterity Puzzle

We tend to look for used games and puzzles in several places. Not only do we frequent our local Goodwill stores, we occasionally shop at Salvation Army or Stuff Etc. Every once in a while, we’ll stop in a smaller thrift store to see w ...
Thrift Treasure: Rotten Apples Party Game

Thrift Treasure: Rotten Apples Party Game

When shopping at thrift, we run into all types of adult party games which have been donated. Most are Cards Against Humanity knockoffs. We always pass on them because that’s not the type of game we enjoy as a family. We’re not p ...