September 20, 2013

Inexpensive Therapy Games

My absolutely favorite place to look for inexpensive therapy games is Goodwill. No matter which branch I go to they never disappoint. Not only do they have the best prices, but their games often seem to have most, if not all, the pieces still there (I often do open the boxes and take a peek, since the box usually states its contents somewhere). 
I went to a nearby Goodwill yesterday and made it out of there with 12 games for a total of $17.29. This was the absolute highlight of my week (and it wasn’t a bad week). Here is what I found:
All this for less than $20!
  • Apples to Apples Jr. (x2) – I’ve been looking for this one forever!! 
  • Pop-up Pirate (another one I’ve been searching for for quite a while)
  • Smartmouth – along the lines of Zingo, but with letters
  • Guess Where (couple of pieces missing, but still playable)
  • Connect 4 Spongebob edition 
  • Nab-It – a puzzle word game 
  • Surprise – a cute memory game by Gamewright
  • Ravensburger Lotto (if it’s a Ravensburger game, I auto-grab it) 
  • Where do they live? Puzzle game
  • Gobblet – I love games with wooden pieces! 
  • Guess Who – I have one, but I want to modify this one to work on specific skills

My lower-functioning SDC students already got to sample "Pop-up Pirate" today and they loved it! A great cause-effect toy. I think I can see some game reviews coming on this blog in the near future! 

Given the amazing prices, you can’t go wrong. I have found the best games (including out of print ones) at thrift stores! Make sure to stop by your local Goodwill some time this week :).
~Viola

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