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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 ...
Thrift Treasure: Sum Fun! Educational Game

Thrift Treasure: Sum Fun! Educational Game

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it is exciting. This is the third or fourth time we’ve found a vintage game at thrift which wasn’t in the BoardGameGeek database. Often it is a regional release like Py or educatio ...
Thrift Treasure: Dino Duel Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Dino Duel Card Game

The past couple of weeks of shopping at thrift hasn’t yielded much. Normally we look for more expensive games which we can grab at a huge discount. Or at the very least a game that has been out of print for a few decades. No such luck ...
Thrift Treasure: Family Feud Strikeout Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Family Feud Strikeout Card Game

You know how people think Facebook and Google are listening to everything we do? I must admit, I’ve seen ads in my timeline for items I’ve never searched for and only discussed with Nicole in person. It does make one wonder abou ...
Thrift Treasure: Octiles Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Octiles Abstract Game

Because abstract games are my favorite, I feel like I hit the proverbial jackpot this week at our local Goodwill. Tucked among the myriad of Scene It and Trivial Pursuit games was a drab, plain brown game box. It was odd to see how little w ...
Thrift Treasure: Battleship: Torpedo Attack

Thrift Treasure: Battleship: Torpedo Attack

There have been several games which we have enjoyed finding variations created to capitalize on the success of the original. Scrabble probably spawned the most as we’ve found Scrabble Up, Scrabble Overturn, Scrabble Word Rummy and mor ...
Thrift Treasure: Up a Bit Drawing Game

Thrift Treasure: Up a Bit Drawing Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure find is proof that there are few new game ideas in the market. Everything has always been done at least once. Most new games are just variations of a title issued years before. Up a Bit by Cheatwell Games&n ...
Thrift Treasure: Hoopla Dexterity Game

Thrift Treasure: Hoopla Dexterity Game

If we were giving an award for the tallest game we’ve found at thrift, this week’s purchase would be our current leader. And that’s not the only amazing thing about finding this copy of Hoopla by Ideal. This 65-year-old ga ...
Thrift Treasure: Geospace Card Spin Game

Thrift Treasure: Geospace Card Spin Game

While we were shopping at Goodwill last week, we came across something unique. Wrapped in cellophane tape was a cylinder-like set of playing cards. There was no packaging, no paperwork nor any rules – just this odd tube that reminded ...
Thrift Treasure: Explore Europe Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Explore Europe Board Game

A bit over a year ago we were fascinated to find not one, but two copies of a German language board game, Deutschlandreise. In our area we have a military base (Rock Island Arsenal) which has soldiers and officers transferring in and out on ...