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Thrift Treasure: Hundreds of Horses Game

Thrift Treasure: Hundreds of Horses Game

We have played a lot of games about a lot of different things. Zombies, pandas, frogs, raccoons…you name it and we have probably played a game about it. Unless you say horses. Oddly, we haven’t played many horse-themed games. No ...
Thrift Treasure: Feudal Bookshelf Game

Thrift Treasure: Feudal Bookshelf Game

Back in the late 60’s and early 70’s there was a whole series of board games issued by 3M (yes, the Scotch Tape company) whose boxes were designed like books. Dubbed “The Bookcase Series”, the idea was you would disp ...
Thrift Treasure: Snap Tile Laying Game

Thrift Treasure: Snap Tile Laying Game

When we spotted this copy of Snap by Gamewright Games at our local Goodwill, our first inclination was to check the recommended age. With only three dozen tiles and a score pad, we were sure it was a rudimentary game targeted towards younge ...
Thrift Treasure: The Uptight Spider

Thrift Treasure: The Uptight Spider

It’s been nearly a year since we’ve found a unique enough puzzle at thrift to warrant its purchase. Our last one was in November of 2017 when we happened across a like-new copy of Dribble. It was a single-player game that challe ...
Thrift Treasure: Callisto

Thrift Treasure: Callisto

Usually when we look for games at our thrift stores, we’re hunting for the latest version. Many games go through changes from issue to issue as rules are tweaked, players’ tastes change or additional features are added. Having t ...
Thrift Treasure: Suspend

Thrift Treasure: Suspend

Sometimes patience pays off. At last May’s Geekway to the West convention in St. Louis, our daughters discovered a new-to-them game by Melissa & Doug called Suspend. There were a number of copies in the play-to-win room and play i ...
Thrift Treasure: World War I Game

Thrift Treasure: World War I Game

When we’re shopping at thrift, the best thing we experience is finding a complete copy of a game from our childhood. They say you can’t relive memories, but in this case you can. Just seeing the box or board causes the memories ...
Thrift Treasure: Crossword Cubes

Thrift Treasure: Crossword Cubes

We’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve run across a well-worn copy of Scrabble at our local thrift stores. If underpriced, we would pick them up and scavenge the wooden tiles to use in future craft projects. At some point ...
Thrift Treasure: Bull in a China Shop

Thrift Treasure: Bull in a China Shop

I clearly remember the first time I heard the term, “Bull in a China Shop”. I was only about four years old and we were shopping in a department store around Christmas time. While walking down an aisle, someone bumped a glass va ...
Thrift Treasure: Whac-A-Mole

Thrift Treasure: Whac-A-Mole

We swore that we would hold off on purchasing games that used speed or quick reflexes as its main feature. We already broke that promise this week by picking up a copy of Whac-A-Mole by Mattel at our local Goodwill. At only 88 cents, we cou ...