>> Saturday, June 5, 2010
I love garage sales! I love having a Saturday morning to myself, Starbucks in one hand and my list of garage sales in another. I do usually have a plan of attack. The night before, I'll scan Craigslist checking out the garage sales that are listed. I'll print out about 4-6 different ones and plug them into my GPS. Then I'll hit each one according to what time they start. I try to get there as soon as they start because I'm a firm believer of scouting out the good stuff early!
Memorial weekend was no different, except that I took Nani with me. I usually give her a dollar or two and she gets to pick and choose what she wants -- no questions asked from mommy.
We found some great buys this past weekend including this awesome logic game - Castle Logix by Educational Insights.
I found this gem sitting on a dusty table for just $1 and snatched it up. It was like new and looked like it had hardly been played with. To be honest, I had no idea what I was buying -- it just looked interesting and fun.
When I looked it up on Amazon, I found this description:
Construct castles, block by block and tower by tower, as you flex your logic muscles with this beautifully crafted 3-D wooden puzzle. The challenge is to assemble the wooden blocks and towers into one of the castles in the puzzle booklet. With simple puzzles for inexperienced builders to complex puzzles that will challenge skilled ones, Castle Logix is designed to stretch a player's logical thinking skills and to develop spatial reasoning abilities. It includes seven durable wooden castle pieces and a full-color, illustrated booklet with 48 multi-level puzzle challenges. Made of smooth, high-quality wood, Castle Logix has the look and feel of a classic children's game.
I honestly have to say that this was probably one of THE best garage sale finds I've had. Nani just LOVES this game. Over Memorial Day weekend, she must have sat on her blanket for hours just going through the book, putting together the puzzles. Even Nudgie enjoyed playing with the pieces, creating her own little castle masterpieces.
I highly recommend this game - even if you can't find it at a garage sale! They have another game similar to this one called Royal Rescue. We're already thinking about getting it for Nani for her birthday!
So, do you shop garage sales and if so - what are some awesome things that you found?