Welcome to the fifth day of Goodwill Gaming features here on Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks!
Today I'm focusing on a couple of games that have a nice old-timey feel to them, even though one of them came out in 2001. Both are constructed from wood, so they get to share a post together.
|Let's look under the lid.|
Here's a shot of the inside of the box, and the under-side of the lid, which serves as the playing surface. I'm not entirely sure why they built a smaller box inside of the bigger box to contain the playing pawns, but it looks classy as hell.
|I want you inside me.|
Here's a shot of what the pawns look like up close, and separated from each other. When not in use they rest inside each other like nesting dolls. The larger three pieces of each color are hollow for this purpose.
|Reading is for wusses. Just play the damn game already.|
|Just a box... not assuming anything.|
Here is a rather unassuming box with a handle that I picked up for 1.99 at Goodwill. It looks like a little case for something really sophisticated like cigars or hummus. But when you open it and look inside you find:
|Now I am assuming so many things!|
|More reading. Wuss.|
And since I mentioned checkers above, and to just sort of fluff up the end of this post... I'm going to plop a link here to the post where I talked about this game:
|That's right, bitches. I'm back.|
Blanket checkers. There was a whole story associated with these that I feel like NEEDS to be recounted now (you'll need to scroll down past the books to find it... but it's totally worth it).
If you'd like to check out what's been going on during the other 4 days of Goodwill Gaming Week here are some links to the other articles:
- Day 1 I checked out the MAD Magazine Board Game from Parker Brothers.
- Day 2 I explore the bizarre world of Mexican BINGO!
- Day 3 I featured the Clarissa Explains It All Board Game!
- Day 4 I sort of just phoned it in and re-blogged about some other games I've featured here before. "Hero Quest" and "Emperor's Challenge".
I'll be back tomorrow with some more Geeky Goodwill Gaming Goodies! Until then, Happy Hunting!