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Thrift Treasure: Kids Create Absurdity Game

Thrift Treasure: Kids Create Absurdity Game

One of the simplest card games to take the world by storm is the Cards Against Humanity series. Marketed as a “card game for horrible people”, this 2009 release has spawned numerous expansions over the years. It also fostered a ...
Thrift Treasure: Fiveplay Game

Thrift Treasure: Fiveplay Game

We’ve all played the classic pen and paper game of Tic-Tac-Toe. Getting three in a row is not new nor unique in a game. The game world is full of titles which challenge you to line up four. Connect 4, Cubic and Coverup are all example ...
Thrift Treasure: Rumpelstiltskin Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Rumpelstiltskin Card Game

I’m always elated to find a game at thrift by companies which we know make wonderful hobby games. Too often the shelves are full of mass-market hits and failures. There’s no lack of copies of Scene It, Trivial Pursuit or Monopol ...
Thrift Treasure: Goat Yoga Game

Thrift Treasure: Goat Yoga Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure find is something a little different. Typically, when we search for games at thrift, we’re looking for traditional competitive, cooperative or puzzle challenges. Goat Yoga doesn’t really fit int ...
Thrift Treasure: Grand Master Mind Game

Thrift Treasure: Grand Master Mind Game

One of my favorite games when I was in middle school was Mastermind. That’s the game where one player creates a sequence of four pegs in any or all of four colors. The other player will then guess by placing four pegs on the track. Th ...
Thrift Treasure: Animal Upon Animal Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Animal Upon Animal Card Game

According to BoardGameGeek, the original Animal Upon Animal game from 2005 is in the top 20 of all children’s games of all time. Even though originally designed for kids, I must admit it is one of our favorite dexterity games. In it, ...
Thrift Treasure: Even Steven’s Odd! Game

Thrift Treasure: Even Steven’s Odd! Game

Exactly a month ago we found the game of Skippity at our local Goodwill. Then ran into another copy a few days later in Iowa City when we were visiting our oldest daughter at college. It wasn’t the first time we’d encountered a ...
Thrift Treasure: Nacho Loco Game

Thrift Treasure: Nacho Loco Game

We spent the better part of February talking about cars, thanks to our trip to the Chicago Auto Show. Our stay in the Windy City was only a couple of days and most of that time was spent dreaming about all the fancy new vehicles coming out ...
Thrift Treasure: Double Trouble Game

Thrift Treasure: Double Trouble Game

Thrift stores are full of vintage roll-and-move games like Monopoly, Backgammon and Chutes and Ladders. Unless I’m looking for game parts to use in other prototypes, we typically leave these treasures for someone else to enjoy. This w ...
Thrift Treasure: Pathfinder Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Pathfinder Abstract Game

When I think of a game named “Pathfinder”, my first thought is the popular role-playing game by Paizo. In our area it is preferred over Dungeons & Dragons when it comes to RPG’s. It even spawned a video game version a ...