Articles About Goodwill

Thrift Treasure: Take the Cake

Thrift Treasure: Take the Cake

We seem to be fortunate to have thrift stores that actually have a lot of games we want to play. For each game we feature in our weekly Thrift Treasure series there are dozens of games we leave behind for someone else to enjoy. Of course, s ...
Thrift Treasure: Finder’s Keepers

Thrift Treasure: Finder’s Keepers

There’s one rule of thumb we violated when making this week’s Thrift Treasure purchase. Normally we’ll pass on any game that comes in the traditional long-box. Think Monopoly, Scrabble or any of the classic games we all gr ...
Thrift Treasure: Da Vinci’s Challenge

Thrift Treasure: Da Vinci’s Challenge

This week’s Thrift Treasure feature is a game we’ve seen many times at local thrift stores. But until now we’ve never picked up a copy because they’ve never been complete. This happens more often than not, especially ...
Thrift Treasure: Bottle Topps Game

Thrift Treasure: Bottle Topps Game

There are times I look at a game and think, “How did the designer come up with this?!”. Some of today’s games are so crazy and different that only a madman could have conceived them. But that’s not the case with this ...
Thrift Treasure: Launch Pad Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Launch Pad Card Game

It’s pure coincidence that we found this week’s Thrift Treasure, Launch Pad, after talking about Star Plus on Friday. It was a bonus to also discover a publisher that we had never heard of. Stratus Games issued Launch Pad in 201 ...
Thrift Treasure: Rebound Dexterity Game

Thrift Treasure: Rebound Dexterity Game

I haven’t been as excited about finding a game at our Goodwill since I came across a copy of Crossfire about a year and a half ago. It was one of those games that I had as a child and wore it out shooting those metal balls across the ...
10 Board Games You Shouldn’t Buy New

10 Board Games You Shouldn’t Buy New

We’re well into our fourth year of talking about games we find at our local thrift stores. You might say we’ve become experts in finding the treasures among the trash. For every game we find, we have to sift through scores of un ...
Thrift Treasure: Travel Shut the Box Game

Thrift Treasure: Travel Shut the Box Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure didn’t set us back a penny. In an odd twist of events, it was mistakenly included in another game we recently purchased at Goodwill. Last week’s feature was all about Rummikub Rummy Dice, and wh ...
Thrift Treasure: Rummikub Rummy Dice

Thrift Treasure: Rummikub Rummy Dice

There are a number of games we see over and over (and pass over) at thrift. You know the ones I’m talking about – Scene It, Trivial Pursuit, Rummikub, Mall Madness…the list goes on and on. But just like when we find variat ...
Thrift Treasure: Get Over It Game

Thrift Treasure: Get Over It Game

Lately we’ve only been finding card games when we shop at thrift. Any time we happen across something else, it is either missing pieces or is way overpriced. With the resurgence in the popularity of board games, I guess this shouldn&# ...