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Thrift Treasure:  Sumoku

Thrift Treasure: Sumoku

I got hooked on Sudoku puzzles when they became all the rage a decade or so ago. From time to time I still play a couple of free apps on my iPad to keep myself sharp. No easy puzzles for me, I go straight to the hard or ‘impossible ...
Thrift Treasure:  Blockade

Thrift Treasure: Blockade

We regularly find games at our local thrift stores that are no longer available at the retail level. Either the game wasn’t good, the publisher went under or it just doesn’t live up to current trends. This week’s Thrift Tr ...
Thrift Treasure:  Relic Raiders

Thrift Treasure: Relic Raiders

Most of the treasures we have demonstrated on SahmReviews are flat and two-dimensional. This week’s Thrift Treasure literally takes board games to a new level by featuring a pop-up playing field. The good people at Goodwill know a uni ...
Thrift Treasure:  Sharp Shooters

Thrift Treasure: Sharp Shooters

Shopping for used games at thrift stores and yard sales is a ton of fun. Almost as much fun as actually playing the games. Many times we’ve passed on a game at a good price because it was missing a piece or two, and that piece is usua ...
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 ...