Thursday, January 29, 2009
Thrifty Games Galore
Whenever I shop at thrift stores, I am always drawn to the games, puzzles, crafty bits, fabric, lamps, linens & old books. Oh yeah, & forks. I usually don't look at much else. Yesterday I totally scored at the thrift store. If I ever purchase games or puzzles, they're usually taped up & sealed shut. So, I never know what I'm bringing home. For an inexpensive price, I don't mind. If lots of parts are missing, I figure I can always use the leftovers for something creative & crafty-like. It's always a win-win ya know? It's never a waste.
I LOVE this "Original" Memory game from the 80's. My girls & I played it right away. All 72 cards were there! YAY! My favorite cards are the owlies, the yellow birdie & the strawberry.
Another 80's find was this Bugs Bunny & Taz puzzle. Yep. All 100+ pieces accounted for.
This next game HAS to be one of the most odd pieces I've ever scored. It's an adult drinking game from the 60's!! (It's for sale in the shop!) ((UPDATE: SOLD!)) Players travel around the gameboard taking drinks as instructed. The object of the game is to recite & collect 10 'Pink Elephant' cards. What's on those 'Pink Elephant' cards? Why, tongue twisters of course! Try saying "I stood on the steps of Burgesses Fish Sauce Shop, mimicking him hiccuping & welcoming him in." Or: "A cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup." If you mess up, you gotta take a drink & try again. The little game pieces are tiny whistles--that really work!
I think all our favorite games & puzzles are the good & old ones that we've collected along our thrifting travels. So, what things get your attention while browsing thrifty goodies?