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    I love finding board games at thrift stores, too. Unfortunately, most of our thrift stores are pretty expensive. I found a cool Greek mythology game a year or two ago. I'll keep my eye out for the out-of-production ones you mentioned. We have Ticket to Ride, U.S. edition, but I don't think it teaches too much about geography (they labeled St. Paul as Duluth, so I insist on calling it Not-Duluth when we play ). That said, I would love to have some of the other editions, just because I love the game. They have a Rails and Sails edition that looks neat.

    I like the idea of using trivia questions during Risk. Instead of rolling the dice, you would have to answer trivia questions. Whoever gets one wrong first, loses. It might make you reconsider taking over certain areas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariam View Post
    I am not familiar with that game and we use lots of games. It looks like it could be interesting though. I might consider it.

    For geography I have

    Where in the U.S. is Carmen Sandiego? (out-of-production)
    National Geographic Global Pursuit (out-of-production)
    On Assignment with National Geographic (out-of-production)
    Scrambled States of America
    Ticket to Ride we have the U.S. edition, but there are ones for other countries India, Europe, Nordic countries, Africa. But they are separate games, so quite an investment to see the world.

    I checked out the Professor Noggin's games, which cover a huge number of topics, but they look mind-numbingly boring. They are simply trivia cards. No real game. If one use the cards and created a Trivial Pursuit type game, I could see it. I have even thought about modifying Risk to have global trivia. You take over the world with your knowledge about the world type of thing.

    The reason I have so many out-of-production games is that I haunt the thrift stores on a regular basis. Our local thrift stores frequently sell games for 60 each. At under a dollar, I can modify them to modernize the information. Also it provides a great history lesson to the changing borders.
    I just found National Geographic Global Pursuit at a thrift store yesterday! Thank you so much--I probably would not have bought it without your suggestion. It is quite a plain box, with absolutely no explanation of what it is (and of course, they tape the boxes shut). We spent a good part of the morning playing it! I need to weight the points awarded to questions, though, for my youngest. I helped him line up his map pieces when needed, and even added some hints to the questions, but he ended up way behind. The questions were definitely doable for him--he just doesn't have the same odds as his brother and I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyme View Post
    I just found National Geographic Global Pursuit at a thrift store yesterday! Thank you so much--I probably would not have bought it without your suggestion. It is quite a plain box, with absolutely no explanation of what it is (and of course, they tape the boxes shut). We spent a good part of the morning playing it! I need to weight the points awarded to questions, though, for my youngest. I helped him line up his map pieces when needed, and even added some hints to the questions, but he ended up way behind. The questions were definitely doable for him--he just doesn't have the same odds as his brother and I.
    That is awesome! I am so glad you are having fun with it. Sometimes those old games can be real fun.

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