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Thrift Treasure:  u-build Connect 4

Thrift Treasure: u-build Connect 4

If you haven’t figured it out by now, our family loves to play board games. We also love constructing things from sets of Legos, Lincoln Logs and K-Nex. This week’s Thrift Treasure combines both of these loves into one very enga ...
Thrift Treasure:  Spuzzle

Thrift Treasure: Spuzzle

Sometimes I am fooled by the ages listed on a game. I realize that many times the limitations are due to small pieces or mature content. I have found that usually if a game has a wide age range it is appealing to all ages. This is not the c ...
Thrift Treasure:  Canasta Caliente

Thrift Treasure: Canasta Caliente

If I analyze the demographics of the people visiting our site, the vast majority are female and fall somewhere in the 20-55 age range. The game we found to play this week had a huge popularity explosion in the 1950’s, well before any ...
Having the Last Word, and Winning!

Having the Last Word, and Winning!

Like any married couple from time-to-time we’ll argue. My wife is one of those “last word” type of people. Not because she thinks she’s right, but because she doesn’t want me to think she didn’t hear me. ...
Thrift Treasure:  Set

Thrift Treasure: Set

Wow. Just wow. That’s about all I can say about our latest Thrift Treasure, an unassuming card game called “Set”. A whole eighty-eight cents it set us back at the local Goodwill. And of all the finds we’ve touched on ...
Thrift Treasure:  Stellar Speller

Thrift Treasure: Stellar Speller

So far we’ve featured a number of great games in our “Thrift Treasure” series that may still be found for sale at the retail level. Today it is a little bit different in that this one is out of print and seems to only be r ...
Thrift Treasure:  Kakuro for Dummies

Thrift Treasure: Kakuro for Dummies

Sometimes $1.38 buys you a gem, other times you’ve thrown your money away. This week we’re showing you Kakuro for Dummies. It doesn’t really fall into either of these categories, it’s more of a diamond-in-the-rough. ...
Thrift Treasure:  Sequence Dice

Thrift Treasure: Sequence Dice

In the past few weeks you’ve seen a number of great game finds we’ve made that only cost us $1.38 each. For this week’s submission we had to splurge a little bit. But this game box came with not one, but three games! How m ...
Thrift Treasure:  Quelf

Thrift Treasure: Quelf

There I was, standing in the living room with my arms outstretched and doing the can-can. Had I lost it? Mid-life crisis? Maybe, but our latest thrift treasure sure helped trigger it! I present to you our latest $1.38 purchase: Quelf. Buyin ...
Thrift Treasure:  Laser Khet 2.0

Thrift Treasure: Laser Khet 2.0

Imagine the classic game of chess. But with lasers! Yes, lasers! A mix of old and new makes up our latest thrift find:  Laser Khet 2.0 We had seen this game for sale on the store shelves, but at $39.99 couldn’t justify the price not k ...