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Thrift Treasure: Kuba Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Kuba Abstract Game

I almost set a record this week when purchasing this copy of Kuba at a Half Price Books in Cedar Rapids. Previously, the most I had spent on a game at thrift was $6.99 for a like-new copy of Dominion. I usually refuse to pay more than $5 fo ...
Thrift Treasure: Go Wacky! Card & Dice Game

Thrift Treasure: Go Wacky! Card & Dice Game

Over the years we’ve found quite a few variations of the game of UNO at our thrift stores. Not just official ones like UNO Madness or UNO Wild Tiles, but others that use similar mechanics with their own twist. Kaboodl and O’NO 9 ...
Thrift Treasure: Zeus on the Loose Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Zeus on the Loose Card Game

Typically, when we find a game at thrift, we want to make sure everything is present inside the box. Custom parts and pieces can be difficult to replace or substitute. And rulebooks are just as important if we want to find an inventory list ...
Thrift Treasure: Labyrinth Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Labyrinth Card Game

Something I enjoy about shopping for games at thrift is the off chance we’ll find something we’ve never seen before. This happens quite often. There have been so many games published over the years there is no way one could be f ...
Thrift Treasure: Famous Authors Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Famous Authors Card Game

What’s one of the first games you remember playing? I have vivid memories of Boggle, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders and Monopoly from my youth. My parents also taught us War, Rummy and Poker with a regular deck of cards. But there ...
Thrift Treasure: Spit! Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Spit! Card Game

Our weekly trip to Goodwill didn’t cost us very much this time. We only found two games we “needed”, and it turns out one of them we already had. And here’s where I admit that not every board game we find at thrift m ...
Thrift Treasure: Monopoly Bid Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Monopoly Bid Card Game

For the past century, nearly every child in the U.S. has been introduced to board games with classics like Chutes & Ladders, Trouble and Monopoly. At some point we all look for more fun and strategic titles like Hues and Cues or Aquasph ...
Thrift Treasure: Kontrast Matching Game

Thrift Treasure: Kontrast Matching Game

Whenever we happen upon an older game at thrift, we do spend some time researching its history. This is certainly the case for games which are no longer in print or by companies that are no longer in existence. Each time we learn a little b ...
Thrift Treasure: Anagrams Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Anagrams Word Game

One game we see at thrift all the time is Anagrams. That should come as no surprise since it was originally published over 110 years ago – 1910 to be exact. In the past century, several publishers have issued versions of Anagrams. Som ...
Thrift Treasure: Hurry Up Dexterity Game

Thrift Treasure: Hurry Up Dexterity Game

Don’t you agree the 1960’s and 1970’s had a ton of unique and interesting games? Whether known classics like Hoopla or Battling Tops, or something a little scarcer like Knockout, publishers certainly put a lot of effort in ...