No Thrifting This Week: Sorry!

Sorry, Waddingtons, Thos Holdsworth & Sons Ltd, Holdson 1963

From the Free Bin of Stourbridge St Boys & Girls Club Op Shop

Does picking through the Free Bin at an Op Shop count as thrifting?  Sorry was one of my favourite childhood games, but I don’t remember it having cards, just dice.   This game is missing the cards (probably how it wound up in the free bin), but i reckon it will still do the trick when teaching a little one to play games.

Board game, Sorry, Waddington retro vintage Holdson product

Love the green back of the board game

sorry board game Waddingtons retro vintage 1963

I always wanted to be either the red or the yellow.

Anyways, just a short post this week.  Got other things going on.   Big day actually: after 14 years the Canadian becomes a Kiwi.  It’s my citizenship ceremony and I’ve flown up to Wellington to have it amongst friends & family in Featherston’s Kiwi Hall.

Anzac hall kiwi hall featherston

Photo courtesy of

I’d love you to share your thrifting strategy or your own op shopping experiences in the comments below.  I’m all about sharing the knowledge, but if you’re an Op Shopping Ninja who thrives on a stealth mission, I get and respect that too!

Do you thrift board games?  Any particular faves?  Scrabble seems to be a  very popular thrifted game round here.  Like maps, I think most get cannibalised for craft/art projects.

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6 responses to “No Thrifting This Week: Sorry!

    • Hi Liz, Well it’s not actually a bin per se, but about 3-4 big boxes out front beside the entrance. Lots of books and odd kitchen items, usually plastic.

  1. congratulations Heather! did you still get a native tree to plant?
    I’ve never heard of ‘Sorry’ before, but i am fond of a thrifted board game, especially now we are experiementing with being tv free. mastermind is my favourite board game. i have a thrifted dutch version of it. the husband always accuses me of making up the rules because i always win and he can’t read dutch to verify them. I spent years of my life trying to beat my mother at it, she was the mastermind guru!

    • Hi Max, no tree, but a photo book of the Wairarapa. It was a good little ceremony. Am really glad I went up to Featherston too, as it would’ve been too impersonal here in Chch. This way my in laws could attend as well as several mates.

    • Hi Kristin, thanks for the compliment and following along! I see you’ve just started off on your new blog. Best wishes on this new blogging adventure. 🙂

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