Games What Have Those Little Plastic Crystals
Dave Lartigue
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You know the crystals I mean. These.

They're in a bunch of games, but how many? And which was the first?
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The question came up when playing this last night and looking at the "Somnium" crystals. How many games use these same crystals?
 
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First other game that comes to mind for me is Dice Town, which uses opaque ones as gold nuggets.
 
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They also appear as water and quartz tokens in the original version of Planet Steam.
 
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This one has around five different colors.

Image: BGG User samoan_jo

Edit: added image.
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Uses several different colors to represent gems & gold.

Never realized how different these could look due to material. I'd never really made the connection between the opaque & translucent ones.
 
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It has big and little ones,
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This game also use Plastic Crystals, but I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for.
 
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Tons of them.
 
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Only red ones here.
 
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Represent elements.
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There isn't a very good picture of the gems in this one, but this has a bunch purple ones of the same type.
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I almost grabbed this off a prize table because of the gems. I'm kind of a sucker for those things.
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I only played this once and didn't care for the game I played (there are different rule sets included.) But it did have the crystals!
 
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Only green ones.

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Mining gems on a moon.
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Power crystals to fuel your magic abilities
 
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Will be in this one as well
 
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Beautiful game, and comes with lots of these: blue, pink, colourless, amber/brown and purple if I remember correctly.

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