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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 ...
Thrift Treasure: Noteability Song Game

Thrift Treasure: Noteability Song Game

Last week we told you about Tennis, a card game that we found at the Quad City Symphony’s annual Second Fiddle Tag Sale. We picked up six games that day ranging in price from $1 to $3, each one missing from our collection. Today we ...
Thrift Treasure: Tennis Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Tennis Card Game

This week we found a number of games at thrift, but not at our regular haunts. Normally we stop into our Goodwill once a week and our Salvation Army thrift store once every month or two. We fortunately don’t have a lot of competition ...
Thrift Treasure: Blokus Duo

Thrift Treasure: Blokus Duo

As a part of our Thrift Treasure series, we have covered a number of games that belong to the same family. We’ve lost count of how many versions of UNO and Scrabble we’ve uncovered. And it’s a good thing we’re not fa ...
Thrift Treasure: Doublecross

Thrift Treasure: Doublecross

Last week I mentioned how we were excited to find a couple games at our Goodwill that had interesting components. Split has cards that have a unique design on them – a half card version of the main card shown! Because of the low price ...
Thrift Treasure: Split Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Split Card Game

This week, and next week for that matter, our Thrift Treasure series is about a couple games that we bought knowing absolutely nothing about them. Our attraction was solely due to the interesting design variations of standard game component ...
Thrift Treasure: Ea$y Money

Thrift Treasure: Ea$y Money

You might think our thrift stores are somehow magically filled with good board games. That certainly isn’t the case. We have to slog through multiple copies of Trivial Pursuit, Scene It and Mall Madness to find what we consider intere ...
Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay

Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay

Thirty-two years. Years! That’s how long this thrift copy of Instant Replay sat on someone’s closet shelf without being played. Except for some tape on the sides to keep the lid closed, it is in brand new condition. All the way ...
Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Word Rummy

Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Word Rummy

Word games don’t get played a lot around our house. Not because we don’t like them, but more because there are so many other games we enjoy more. That’s not to say we never play them – in fact the opposite is true. S ...