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Thrift Treasure: Challenge Yahtzee

Thrift Treasure: Challenge Yahtzee

Yahtzee is probably one of the first games everyone plays when first introduced to board game. Everyone loves rolling the dice, pushing their luck and trying to get the highest score possible. Plus there’s the rush of excitement when ...
Thrift Treasure: 30 Second Mysteries

Thrift Treasure: 30 Second Mysteries

A popular type of game that we’ve really been enjoying as of late are advertised as escape room games. While you’re not physically locked in a room, you are trying to solve a series of puzzles with limited clues and hints. We ha ...
Thrift Treasure: Sphinx Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Sphinx Board Game

During the holiday season it can be more difficult to find unique games at thrift. The lack of selection probably has more to do with the cold weather and the passing of yard sale season rather than more customers buying used games to put u ...
Thrift Treasure: Jumpin Strategy Game

Thrift Treasure: Jumpin Strategy Game

Last year about this time we featured one of the many games from the 60’s/70’s that were known as “bookshelf games”, Feudal. Issued by 3M, these were complex strategy games that came in a box that was made to look go ...
Thrift Treasure: Troke Castle Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Troke Castle Checkers

It’s always been amazing to me the number of “better Checkers” or “better Chess” games that have tried to make headway in the marketplace. They scream desperation and the lack of creativity. If a designer wants ...
Thrift Treasure: Pente Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Pente Board Game

Last week while showing off our find of Dr. Eureka at thrift, I mentioned that we pass on a lot of games that one would consider more common. If you’re ever in the market for Trivial Pursuit, Scene It or AdverTeasing, head to your loc ...
Thrift Treasure: Dr. Eureka

Thrift Treasure: Dr. Eureka

Usually when we’re out shopping for board games at thrift, we’re primarily on the lookout for games that are unique, fun and are somewhat hard to find. We pass on dozens and dozens of versions of Monopoly, Yahtzee, Scene It and ...
Thrift Treasure: Knockout

Thrift Treasure: Knockout

This week’s Thrift Treasure find was a game that I always wanted but never purchased. The commercials began running in the early 90’s and being a recent college grad, I didn’t have the extra funds to splurge on toys and ga ...
Thrift Treasure: Molecular Visions Model Kit

Thrift Treasure: Molecular Visions Model Kit

The third and final thing we purchased on our trip to a Cedar Rapids Goodwill wasn’t a game at all, even though it was shelved in the same section as Apple Pop and Circulo. Our oldest daughter, Madison, is taking Chemistry this year i ...
Thrift Treasure: Apple Pop Children’s Game

Thrift Treasure: Apple Pop Children’s Game

If you remember reading about our thrift store find last week, Circulo, you’ll recall that we were at an out-of-town Goodwill and happened across a couple things we hadn’t played before. The second game we carried to the checkou ...