Articles About word games

Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Word Rummy

Thrift Treasure: Scrabble Word Rummy

Word games don’t get played a lot around our house. Not because we don’t like them, but more because there are so many other games we enjoy more. That’s not to say we never play them – in fact the opposite is true. S ...
Thrift Treasure: Wordrop Game

Thrift Treasure: Wordrop Game

When I look back at board games from a few decades ago, I notice a trend that occurred. Whenever there was a successful game published, a number of smaller companies would pop up and issue their own take on the same game with a few improvem ...
Thrift Treasure: Perquackey Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Perquackey Word Game

Just like last week’s eBay find, Mix & Fix, this week we found another mid-70’s game at our local Goodwill. It’s also another dice-centric game, probably best described as a mix between Boggle and Scrabble. But Perquac ...
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 ...
First Look: Sheeple Board Game

First Look: Sheeple Board Game

As much as we like playing games, I wish we could say that everyone in our family was as passionate about gathering around for tabletop entertainment. Every time we have a holiday or event with our extended family, we take along a variety o ...
Snap Shouts Word Game Overview

Snap Shouts Word Game Overview

There are more than a fair share of games that require you to come up with a word and have everyone else guess it. This is a theme that has been around for longer than I have and it is still popular today. We’ve featured a number of t ...
Thrift Treasure: Prolix Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Prolix Word Game

It’s fun when we find more modern board games at thrift. Anything by Z-Man Games, Rio Grande Games or even Mayfair Games are likely to appear on the shelves since the companies behind them have been around so long. What’s even m ...
Thrift Treasure: Razzle Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Razzle Word Game

We’ve had this week’s Thrift Treasure sitting on our shelf for quite some time now. Over four years to be exact. The $1.88 Goodwill sticker was still on the box lid when I dusted it off the other day and gave away its age by the ...
Thrift Treasure: Quad*doku

Thrift Treasure: Quad*doku

Nearly everyone in our family loves Sudoku puzzles. We’ve religiously done the ones that appear in our daily newspaper. We’ve also purchased paperback books to take along with us on long trips. We get upset if someone has alread ...
Thrift Treasure: WordARound Card Game

Thrift Treasure: WordARound Card Game

I have to admit, I have a bit of an affinity for oddly-shaped playing cards. I’ve been know to pick up decks at thrift just because of their shape or size, and even grabbed one recently because the cards were made from clear plastic! ...