Articles About Goodwill

Thrift Treasure: Combo King Game

Thrift Treasure: Combo King Game

Lately it seems like we pass on more games at thrift because they are incomplete. Missing parts can be hard to replace, so it may have been the reason it was donated in the first place. I just wish thrift stores would take the time to inven ...
Thrift Treasure: Say What You See! Game

Thrift Treasure: Say What You See! Game

When I was young, one of my favorite things to read was Games magazine. With the introduction of the internet, most of its puzzles and challenges are now online on their website. I wish they still offered their monthly magazine in print for ...
Thrift Treasure: Squint Drawing Game

Thrift Treasure: Squint Drawing Game

One type of game that never seems to go out of style are drawing games. Classics like Pictionary or Telestrations are on many of our game shelves. New ideas in this genre, like NObjects where you draw with your finger instead of a pencil, a ...
Thrift Treasure: Jenga Xtreme

Thrift Treasure: Jenga Xtreme

Another thing we see a lot of at thrift is the classic wooden game Jenga. Not only is the branded version easy to come across, there are a number of Jenga-like games made by manufacturers small and large. We were fortunate to sit down for a ...
Thrift Treasure: Logiq Tower Puzzle

Thrift Treasure: Logiq Tower Puzzle

When we’re shopping at thrift, you probably already know that we’re on the hunt for board games. At most stores the shelves are also populated with various jigsaw puzzles from all decades. We’ve only purchased one once, an ...
Thrift Treasure: Quicksand Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Quicksand Board Game

We’re normally not huge fans of games that use some type of timer. Not only because of the anxiety it creates, but because we like to think through our options before taking a turn. There have been a few exceptions over the years wher ...
Thrift Treasure: Blokus Duo

Thrift Treasure: Blokus Duo

As a part of our Thrift Treasure series, we have covered a number of games that belong to the same family. We’ve lost count of how many versions of UNO and Scrabble we’ve uncovered. And it’s a good thing we’re not fa ...
Thrift Treasure: Doublecross

Thrift Treasure: Doublecross

Last week I mentioned how we were excited to find a couple games at our Goodwill that had interesting components. Split has cards that have a unique design on them – a half card version of the main card shown! Because of the low price ...
Thrift Treasure: Split Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Split Card Game

This week, and next week for that matter, our Thrift Treasure series is about a couple games that we bought knowing absolutely nothing about them. Our attraction was solely due to the interesting design variations of standard game component ...
Thrift Treasure: Ea$y Money

Thrift Treasure: Ea$y Money

You might think our thrift stores are somehow magically filled with good board games. That certainly isn’t the case. We have to slog through multiple copies of Trivial Pursuit, Scene It and Mall Madness to find what we consider intere ...