Articles About Goodwill

Thrift Treasure: Sidewinder Game

Thrift Treasure: Sidewinder Game

I don’t care what anyone says. Many of the best dexterity games came out in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Some of our favorites have been Hurry Up, Battling Tops, and of course, Crossfire. This week we found another game f ...
Thrift Treasure: Common Threads Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Common Threads Card Game

This week the 88-cent pile at our Goodwill yielded a newer card game, Common Threads. The box promised four games inside, so I figured at 22 cents per game I couldn’t go wrong. As a bonus, the artwork on each card was cute and I could ...
Thrift Treasure: Ring-a-Round Game

Thrift Treasure: Ring-a-Round Game

It seems like lately we’ve only been finding small games at thrift. It’s understandable since they don’t command a lot of shelf space and tend to get looked over. That’s great for us as we search high and low for mis ...
Thrift Treasure: Slap ‘n Grab Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Slap ‘n Grab Card Game

Sometimes I purchase games at thrift because they look fun to play. Other times it may be because the artwork looks cool. On more than one occasion I’ve been swayed by the cheap price, no matter how badly the game is rated on BoardGam ...
Thrift Treasure: Qwixx Roll-n-Write Game

Thrift Treasure: Qwixx Roll-n-Write Game

You might recall in April 2020 we introduced everyone to Qwixx – The Card Game. In that overview, it was mentioned how one of our favorite games to play at Geekway to the West is the original Qwixx. Not to be confused with the previou ...
Thrift Treasure: MixUp Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: MixUp Abstract Game

This week’s thrift store find is a game by Out of the Box. While no longer in business, this publisher was one of our favorites when the girls were younger. Snake Oil is still a family favorite, as is Squint. We hated to see them clos ...
Thrift Treasure: UNO Boomo Card Game

Thrift Treasure: UNO Boomo Card Game

Last week we were disappointed in our thrift treasure find since Hit the Deck was just an UNO clone. This week things are a little different. In the 88-cent bin was another game by the makers of UNO – UNO Boomo. We’ve had decent ...
Thrift Treasure: Hit the Deck Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Hit the Deck Card Game

I usually love looking at the basket of card games at our local Goodwill. They’re typically priced at 88 cents each and are regularly ones we don’t have in our collection. I thought I was lucky to find two new-to-me titles this ...
Thrift Treasure: Stay Alive Game

Thrift Treasure: Stay Alive Game

It seems lately I’ve been having a lot of luck finding games and puzzles that were a part of my youth. That’s fine with me as it is the reason I started buying these older games in the first place. Sometimes it is to relive my p ...
Thrift Treasure: Domain Game

Thrift Treasure: Domain Game

Ever since the release of Tetris, there have always been board games utilizing polyominos. There has been somewhat of a resurgence as of late with the publication of games like Team3, Jetpack Joyride and Ubongo!. But we’ve always foun ...