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Thrift Treasure: Piranha Panic

Thrift Treasure: Piranha Panic

When I was in college I owned a fish tank. Not being happy with the typical betas and guppies, I opted for a pair of piranhas from our local pet store. In most northern states they are still legal to own, but southern states have different ...
Thrift Treasure: The Racing Horse Game

Thrift Treasure: The Racing Horse Game

I have fond memories of playing card games with my parents. They taught me most of the classics – Rummy, Hearts and yes, even Poker. In fact, we played a number of poker variations. I recall playing 5-card draw, 7-card draw and 5-card ...
Thrift Treasure: Poker’s Wild

Thrift Treasure: Poker’s Wild

If there’s one thing that catches our eye on a game box, it’s the slogan “from the maker’s of Sequence“. Sequence was one of the first games we started playing as a family nearly a decade ago. We would also hos ...
Thrift Treasure: The Little Flower Shop

Thrift Treasure: The Little Flower Shop

Four years ago, almost to the day, we were playing Let Them Eat Shrimp by Doctor Finn’s Games. It was the first time we had played a game by that company, and since we were in the middle of Lent, a fish-themed game seemed perfect. Upo ...
Thrift Treasure: Qubic

Thrift Treasure: Qubic

If you’re a long-time reader of SahmReviews, you probably remember how excited we were to find a 3D Chess board at our local Goodwill three years ago. We had never come across one before that and haven’t seen one since. It’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Big Top

Thrift Treasure: Big Top

When our girls were younger, we loved going to the circus. This was back when Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus was still around and had their full compliment of animals in tow. Circuses are probably a thing of the past, but that ...
Thrift Treasure: Cheap Shot

Thrift Treasure: Cheap Shot

Many games made are variations on a classic. We’ve lost count of how many 4-in-a-row games there are and you can’t walk down the game aisle at the store without seeing some type of push-your-luck dice game. We’ve all playe ...
Thrift Treasure: Holey Cow

Thrift Treasure: Holey Cow

If you yelled out “Holy Cow” anywhere in the upper Midwest, everyone would understand you’re giving tribute to the greatest baseball announcer ever to live. Harry Carey was the voice of the Chicago Cubs for sixteen years a ...
Thrift Treasure: Farkle Around

Thrift Treasure: Farkle Around

I’m sure there aren’t many people that haven’t ever played a game of Farkle. The Yahtzee-alternative, Farkle is a dice-rolling game where you must score points on each roll of the dice. Once you roll and get nothing, you & ...
Thrift Treasure: Geomag Magnetic Challenge

Thrift Treasure: Geomag Magnetic Challenge

When our girls were younger, they had a construction set of magnetic balls and sticks they loved creating with. I don’t recall the brand, but recall that there were a number of them on the shelves of our Walmart. We’ve even pick ...