We love visiting our local thrift stores to see what games someone may have donated that could become our next big treasure. We've found a lot of random games that end up being played once and getting re-donated, but we have also found a good number of games that we end up adoring and not only hanging on to, but also playing quite frequently.
So, without further ado, in no particular order, here are the top 15 games that we've acquired by thrift shopping!
Every once in a while we'll stumble upon a silly children's game at a thrift store for a few dollars and we'll say to ourselves, "Why not?" So we pick it up to try it out. Yet again, we have found a tiny gem with this silly game, Jumping Jack.
In this game you spin a wheel and take 0, 1, or 2 carrots, or get rid of a carrot if you're particularly unlucky. But watch out! One of those carrots will cause Jack himself to POP up and you have to be the first to catch him! Carrots are worth 1 point each, and Jack is worth 2.
That's the whole game. Like I said, it is simple, and pretty silly. I mean, it is a kid's game, after all. Honestly, though, it's probably even too simple for most children. And yet... there is fun to be had. Our game group tends to freak out when things jump at them (I plan to detail this in a post about, what I call, "Jump Scare Games") so it's hilarious to watch people yell, freak out, and flail around trying to catch this little rubber bunny first!
It's totally silly and if you are only super into hardcore games, this obviously isn't for you. But, if you can appreciate some silliness, perhaps after a long stint with a legacy game, or too many Unlock puzzles, (or maybe even after a few drinks?) then this might be worth picking up; especially if you find it cheap at a thrift store like we did. I would recommend it for families with young children to help get them into the hobby and have something to laugh about together.
Happy gaming to all the rest of you silly peeps out there! xD haha
Alas, I don't have much of a witty title for this one; I don't feel there's any way to go about that without making it seem like a joke, which it most certainly is not.
Women in the board game hobby has been a heavy subject that I've seen quite a lot of discussion on ever since I entered the hobby. Being a women myself - I know, shocker! - I've seen a lot of those discussed topics up close and personal, and I have a lot of thoughts on the subject overall. While this kind of discussion could go on for pages and days, and trust me, I've talked myself blue in the face about it sometimes, I'll try to keep it brief. Here are just a few of my thoughts and opinions on the subject. And, please, keep in mind that I do not by any means think that all gamers treat women like this, nor do I think that the hobby is overall a crappy one to be involved in; I am merely contributing to a bigger conversation that I've seen.
As both the title of the game and this post might imply, this new arrival to our collection is a fast-moving rush of a game. A different take on the typical worker-placement game, this cooperative game really makes you feel like you're working in a busy fast-paced kitchen, and it is one I personally will want to be bringing to the table more often.
Good morrow fellow gamers!
Happy Holidays & New Year since I've missed all that and more. I did a lot of traveling and a lot less game playing since PAX, so I apologize for my absence.
On the bright side - thanks to both PAX, the arrival of Kickstarters, and a few dozen lucky trips to our local thrift shops, we have a bunch of new games that we have been playing and still need to play (we have a shame list going of everything unplayed and are trying our hardest to cross things off in a timely manner).
Check out my BGG page for a full list of my currently owned games and let me know if there's anything I could review or just talk about on here that you would be interested in. Thanks gamers!