Thrift Treasure: Goat Yoga Game

Thrift Treasure: Goat Yoga Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure find is something a little different. Typically, when we search for games at thrift, we’re looking for traditional competitive, cooperative or puzzle challenges. Goat Yoga doesn’t really fit into any of those categories. One might say it is hardly a game, even though it is advertised as such. It’s more of a zen-like challenge.

Goat Yoga is less of a game than it is an activity. It reminds us of a lot of stacking games - that's why we got this copy at thrift! - SahmReviews.com

Fred publishes this kid-friendly Goat Yoga game targeted at ages 5+. The components are all wooden and feature a person in a lotus pose and nine different baby goats all housed in a muslin bag. The object of Goat Yoga is to stack all the baby goats on top of the person and other goats. Like Animal Upon Animal or The Last Straw, you don’t want them to fall.

Goat Yoga is less of a game than it is an activity. It reminds us of a lot of stacking games - that's why we got this copy at thrift! - SahmReviews.com

Unlike those other games, this one isn’t competitive at all. You work together to see how many you can get to stand on the yoga master. Your goal is to get all nine balanced without falling, then everyone “wins”. There are no turns, points, or losers. It’s designed to be a calm, zen-like experience.

Goat Yoga is less of a game than it is an activity. It reminds us of a lot of stacking games - that's why we got this copy at thrift! - SahmReviews.com

As a result, Goat Yoga can be a fun activity much like playing with a fidget spinner or twirling a pencil between your fingers. No pressure to perform, just have fun stacking odd-shaped objects. Brand-new copies of Goat Yoga may be found at your favorite local toy store or on Amazon.

What is your calming activity?

Scott

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A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.

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