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Thrift Treasure: Simon Swipe Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Simon Swipe Card Game

I vividly remember when Simon Swipe came out nearly a decade ago. I had an original Simon electronic game when I was younger and marveled at how technology had changed since then. What I didn’t realize is the same year Simon Swipe was ...
Thrift Treasure: Pancake Pile-Up! Game

Thrift Treasure: Pancake Pile-Up! Game

Breakfast food is a theme I rarely see in board games. A few years ago, we were having fun with Yummy Yummy Pancakes by Sweet Lemon Publishing. This week we happened across another pancake-themed game at thrift, Pancake Pile-Up! by Educatio ...
Thrift Treasure: Sidewinder Game

Thrift Treasure: Sidewinder Game

I don’t care what anyone says. Many of the best dexterity games came out in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Some of our favorites have been Hurry Up, Battling Tops, and of course, Crossfire. This week we found another game f ...
Thrift Treasure: Common Threads Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Common Threads Card Game

This week the 88-cent pile at our Goodwill yielded a newer card game, Common Threads. The box promised four games inside, so I figured at 22 cents per game I couldn’t go wrong. As a bonus, the artwork on each card was cute and I could ...
Thrift Treasure: Ring-a-Round Game

Thrift Treasure: Ring-a-Round Game

It seems like lately we’ve only been finding small games at thrift. It’s understandable since they don’t command a lot of shelf space and tend to get looked over. That’s great for us as we search high and low for mis ...
Thrift Treasure: Slap ‘n Grab Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Slap ‘n Grab Card Game

Sometimes I purchase games at thrift because they look fun to play. Other times it may be because the artwork looks cool. On more than one occasion I’ve been swayed by the cheap price, no matter how badly the game is rated on BoardGam ...
Thrift Treasure: Qwixx Roll-n-Write Game

Thrift Treasure: Qwixx Roll-n-Write Game

You might recall in April 2020 we introduced everyone to Qwixx – The Card Game. In that overview, it was mentioned how one of our favorite games to play at Geekway to the West is the original Qwixx. Not to be confused with the previou ...
Thrift Treasure: MixUp Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: MixUp Abstract Game

This week’s thrift store find is a game by Out of the Box. While no longer in business, this publisher was one of our favorites when the girls were younger. Snake Oil is still a family favorite, as is Squint. We hated to see them clos ...
Thrift Treasure: Rapido Color Game

Thrift Treasure: Rapido Color Game

We normally pass on educational games while shopping at thrift. Most of them tend to weigh more on the education rather than the game. And that usually means no fun. It’s a fine balance to offer a game which is both entertaining and i ...
Thrift Treasure: UNO Boomo Card Game

Thrift Treasure: UNO Boomo Card Game

Last week we were disappointed in our thrift treasure find since Hit the Deck was just an UNO clone. This week things are a little different. In the 88-cent bin was another game by the makers of UNO – UNO Boomo. We’ve had decent ...