Articles About Goodwill

Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay Game

Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay Game

Usually when I find a game at thrift with mechanical parts, I know I’ll need to clean the battery compartment. Often the fix is to remove battery corrosion, which can inhibit the electrical flow. I’ve lost count of how many game ...
Thrift Treasure: Polli Hop Memory Game

Thrift Treasure: Polli Hop Memory Game

Just because we purchased a ton of games at Geekway to the West, it doesn’t mean we stop looking. Our weekly trip to our local Goodwill yielded one, almost two, new games for our collection. We had to return one to the shelves after d ...
Thrift Treasure: Forty Below Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Forty Below Card Game

I took a slightly different approach to this week’s Thrift Treasure. We happened across a brand-new copy of Forty Below by D Best Games at a Goodwill store in Iowa City. Any time we run across a new-to-us game which has never been ope ...
Thrift Treasure: New Phone,  Who Dis? Game

Thrift Treasure: New Phone, Who Dis? Game

If I really think about it, there are three classifications of games today. First, there’s the classic fare like Monopoly, Life and Sorry. These are the tried-and-true favorites that have stood the test of time for decades. Then there ...
Thrift Treasure: Deblockle Game

Thrift Treasure: Deblockle Game

I was quite thrilled to find this copy of Deblockle at thrift this week. I’ve seen it on the shelves of Barnes & Noble for quite some time. We included it in a Christmas gift guide a couple of years ago but didn’t have a cop ...
Thrift Treasure: Hands Down Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Hands Down Card Game

It warms our hearts whenever we find a thrift game which has been well-loved. This means not only is it still in good (or great) condition, but you can also plainly see it was played a lot. The combination of a well-used game along with car ...
Thrift Treasure: Greed Dice Game

Thrift Treasure: Greed Dice Game

We try our best not to purchase games at thrift which we already own. Every once in a while we’ll make the decision to do so on purpose. When we find a valuable hobby game and we already own it, if the price is right, we’ll lay ...
Thrift Treasure: Kids Create Absurdity Game

Thrift Treasure: Kids Create Absurdity Game

One of the simplest card games to take the world by storm is the Cards Against Humanity series. Marketed as a “card game for horrible people”, this 2009 release has spawned numerous expansions over the years. It also fostered a ...
Thrift Treasure: Fiveplay Game

Thrift Treasure: Fiveplay Game

We’ve all played the classic pen and paper game of Tic-Tac-Toe. Getting three in a row is not new nor unique in a game. The game world is full of titles which challenge you to line up four. Connect 4, Cubic and Coverup are all example ...
Thrift Treasure: Rumpelstiltskin Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Rumpelstiltskin Card Game

I’m always elated to find a game at thrift by companies which we know make wonderful hobby games. Too often the shelves are full of mass-market hits and failures. There’s no lack of copies of Scene It, Trivial Pursuit or Monopol ...