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Thrift Treasure: CUBU Card Game

Thrift Treasure: CUBU Card Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure find is an interesting card game. CUBU caught our eye not because the game play was unique, but because the choice of artwork was. I love square cards and have implemented them into several of my game desig ...
Thrift Treasure: Cows Can’t Dance Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Cows Can’t Dance Card Game

Contrary to the name of this card game we picked up at Goodwill, TikTok has proven that cows can dance. Maybe they got the name wrong because it was published well before social media was a thing. Maybe they hadn’t grown up on a farm. ...
Thrift Treasure: Up N’ Over Game

Thrift Treasure: Up N’ Over Game

You may have thought I was done with the games I picked up at Geekway to the West‘s flea market. You would be wrong. This time I elected to break one of my long-standing rules of not buying incomplete games. I had never run across a c ...
Thrift Treasure: More S’mores Card Game

Thrift Treasure: More S’mores Card Game

The past few weeks have seen temperatures well above normal with talks about global warming and droughts. I even read an article about how the Midwest would experience at least one day of a 125-degree Fahrenheit heat index each year by 2053 ...
Thrift Treasure: B-Low Card Game

Thrift Treasure: B-Low Card Game

It happens to us once or twice a year. It makes the hunt worth it. To find a game which has avoided entry into the BoardGameGeek database is a rare feat. As with this week’s example, they are usually regionally issued and by very smal ...
Thrift Treasure: Watch This Game

Thrift Treasure: Watch This Game

Unbelievably, we pass on quite a few games at thrift. There are just too many knockoffs, variations of Scene It and Trivial Pursuit, and incomplete games available. Some just don’t look fun or might be targeted at a much younger age. ...
Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay Game

Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay Game

Usually when I find a game at thrift with mechanical parts, I know I’ll need to clean the battery compartment. Often the fix is to remove battery corrosion, which can inhibit the electrical flow. I’ve lost count of how many game ...
Thrift Treasure: Swivel Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Swivel Abstract Game

Continuing through the (large) pile of games we picked up during Geekway to the West‘s flea market, this week we’re breaking out Swivel by Patch Products. Another game in the crowded category of N-in-a-row challenges, Swivel doe ...
Thrift Treasure: Polli Hop Memory Game

Thrift Treasure: Polli Hop Memory Game

Just because we purchased a ton of games at Geekway to the West, it doesn’t mean we stop looking. Our weekly trip to our local Goodwill yielded one, almost two, new games for our collection. We had to return one to the shelves after d ...
Thrift Treasure: Up the River Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Up the River Board Game

The type of games we picked up at Geekway to the West have varied in price, theme, and type. We’ve shown you card games, board games and dexterity games, all of which are now in our permanent collection. This week we’re playing ...