Game ON!

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I don’t know about you, but I love a good old-fashioned game night. Sure, it’s fun to do other various activities with friends and family, but there’s something extra special about sitting around a table with folks and playing board games. Interestingly enough, I didn’t actually own any board games until recently (in fact the only game I owned was Catchphrase), and I typically rely on other friends to supply the fun. What usually happens is I go to the store thinking about buying a board game and then balk at the prices. Luckily for me, Goodwill had me covered in the game department!

I primarily shop Goodwill for clothing and home décor, but I always like to give everything a scan in case there’s a hidden gem for me to spot. I was strolling through the home wares at the Central and West location when I spotted one of my favorite classic board games, Taboo. In addition to this fun fave, I also spotted Quelf and Scattergories which have provided a lot of game night fun for me in the past. Even better, each game was only $1.99 each, so I grabbed all three! With my preferred shoppers discount, I ended up paying under $5.50 for $45 worth of games (all in good condition)!

With games in hand, I enlisted the help of some of my friends and we hit my favorite local dessert spot, Milkfloat, to give the games a little road test. I’m happy to report Game Night went off without a hitch and only the usual amount of trash talking and laughter ensued. Now I’m going to be checking every Goodwill for more games to add to my collection! Happy Hunting!

Tamara Anderson

Tamara is a guest contributor with a love of great, thrifted fashion finds. Formerly a contributor to and, she has a passion for beautiful things, and loves to hunt for affordable lifestyle and decor items as well. If you’re into random content (fashion, food, art, cats, the list goes on), you can follow her on Instagram: @tamarajoyks.