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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 ...
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: Quivive Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Quivive Abstract Game

Every year I stand in line at Gen Con to get the opportunity to purchase some games from their flea market. People from all over bring in their extra games to sell and price them according to the day. If you are buying on the first day, it ...
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 ...