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Thrift Treasure: Anagrams Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Anagrams Word Game

One game we see at thrift all the time is Anagrams. That should come as no surprise since it was originally published over 110 years ago – 1910 to be exact. In the past century, several publishers have issued versions of Anagrams. Som ...
Thrift Treasure: Ipswich Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Ipswich Word Game

After a long drought, it seems we’ve been finding a lot of Scrabble-like games at thrift. Two weeks ago it was Akumulate, a polyomino-based tile game which used numbers instead of letters. Last week we were playing Plext. It was uniqu ...
Thrift Treasure: Plext Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Plext Word Game

Along with trivia games, we rarely pick up word games at thrift any more. Like the former, word games are difficult to play with opponents from different generations as the older players will almost always have a more diverse vocabulary. Th ...
Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Up Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Up Word Game

Last week we finally broke a streak of being able to find games licensed in the Scrabble world. Scrabble Overturn was unique in that instead of using tiles, it employed cylinders with colored letters that could be stolen by an opponent. Sco ...
Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Overturn Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Overturn Word Game

We used to find a lot of Scrabble games at thrift. They don’t usually sit there long as they are snapped up by clever crafters who use the letter tiles to make all kinds of cool things. When we go to a Goodwill outlet, there are alway ...
Thrift Treasure: My Word! Card Game

Thrift Treasure: My Word! Card Game

At our Goodwill they have games in two areas. An entire shelving rack at the end of an aisle hosts most of the board games, jigsaw puzzles and science kits. That’s where we usually find a title or two that we need to add to our collec ...
Wordsmith Word Game Overview

Wordsmith Word Game Overview

With so many families discussing the possibility of online learning resuming in the fall, I am seeing a lot of conversations about games for homeschooling. There are so many opportunities to work school subjects into game night that it make ...
Letter Jam Cooperative Word Game Overview

Letter Jam Cooperative Word Game Overview

You should never judge a book by its cover nor should you cast judgement about a board game before you know all the details. I’ve often said that Scott and I are at a disadvantage to the girls when we play games of speed and dexterity ...
Thrift Treasure: LINQ Word Guessing Game

Thrift Treasure: LINQ Word Guessing Game

It seems like there are a lot of games today that have the active player giving one-word clues in order for others to try and guess what they’re thinking or describing. Just One by Repos Productions is an amazing example (and 201 ...
Just One Cooperative Party Game Overview

Just One Cooperative Party Game Overview

There are few better ways to spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve than to do so playing games with family, friends and even strangers. We spent Christmas week at a beach house relaxing, reading, soaking up the sun and playing games with ...