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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 ...
Thrift Treasure: Gopher It! Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Gopher It! Card Game

One theme which is prevalent in today’s modern games is food. Whether it’s collecting wheat and corn in the latest euro or serving up fast food in card games like Fast Food Fear, it’s a topic that is approachable by all ag ...
Thrift Treasure: Bendomino Game

Thrift Treasure: Bendomino Game

Like most of you, we own more than one copy of the classic game of Dominos. That doesn’t stop us from buying more at thrift when the game adds a new twist. Over the years we’ve found quite a few variations of the theme. Doublecr ...
Thrift Treasure: Coggy Puzzle Game

Thrift Treasure: Coggy Puzzle Game

On a recent trip to Stuff Etc. in Iowa City, we happened across a puzzle game that reminded us of the fidget toy craze from a few years back. Coggy by Fat Brain Toys was hanging on a wall of games, missing its original box. Priced at only $ ...