I love our thrift store and I love board games, so imagine my delight at the beautiful bargains I scored tonight when I headed out just to get some time to myself.
Someone took exceptional care of the games…and ALL the pieces were there 🙂
Most of these are for slightly older kids, so I tucked them away for a rainy day.
Karambolage (HABA) $1.40
This one is a dexterity “flicking” game where you score points by bumping disks of different colors into each other while trying to keep them in the ring. Dice determine the colors you need to use.
This one was a no brainer for me. My son is already pretty good at the Jr. version and I was looking forward to getting the full version someday. Basically, it is an elaborate Tic-Tac-Toe game. In addition to playing pieces on the grid, you are also allowed to “gobble” your opponents pieces by playing a larger piece on top of theirs.
This one is not really a game, but a set of base magnets with different shaped metal pieces that you can stack on top to make 3-D sculptures. When I was a kid, my dad had a special magnet toy with little metal diamonds that you could stack and pull into different shapes and we loved playing with it. This reminded me of it. I think the kids will enjoy it.
Stay Alive (MB) $1.40
This one is a game I remember playing in 2nd grade on rainy days when we weren’t allowed out on the playground. It is a quick game of placing marbles onto sliding rows of a grid and then taking turns pushing or pulling the rows in an attempt to make your opponent’s marbles fall into hidden holes in the board. I liked it. Apparently my husband did too.
Highly Suspect (HABA) $1.70
This is a game I have only read about, but it looked interesting. The game play is unique because you tilt the board to move the pieces. The goal is to be the detective that catches the crook by winding up on the square next to him.
Stacrobats (Ravensburger) $0.70
This one is a balacing dexterity game. You take turns adding your color acrobats to the stack, trying to use all your pieces while not knocking any off.
Monster Special (HABA) $1.70
This one is my favorite of the night! It has a fantastic board set-up with quality pieces and really cute wooden characters for the chef and the monster. The goal is to make pizzas with the right number of slices which might be easier if the board didn’t keep moving. The chef adds to the pizza while the monster is so hungry he eats some of your slices.
Drops & Co (HABA) $5.00
I have seen this one in a bunch of catalogs, but cost would have been prohibitive. It is a hands on game with a wooden board, rubber conveyor belts, and tin containers for catching the candy “drops”. You throw a wooden “licorice stick” to determine your moves. You either turn knobs for the individual belts, move the tins, or move the “crackers” that are mixed in with the candies. The goal is to get the most candies in your tin and the least crackers.