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Josh Hagood
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Awhile back I bought a bag of plastic gems from Amazon for use as high value currency upgrades. Unfortunately, they were way too big to be used in boardgames. To my surprise, I started paying attention and noticing mini-versions of these gems popping up EVERYWHERE! For my own sanity, I had to start tracking it. I know there's more out there!

The original amazon listing that awoke my consciousness:
https://www.amazon.com/AScreavention-Translucent-Acrylic-Cry...
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1. Board Game: Adventure Time Love Letter [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:1104]
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While the main release of Love Letter used those boring red cubes that everyone liked to replace with ... just about anything, really ... the Adventure Time reskin used a collection of the gems in a variety of colours.
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2. Board Game: Aeon's End [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:130] [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked]
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Monster tracking tokens! Yellow/amber
 
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3. Board Game: AquaSphere [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:377]
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The crystals that you're researching at the underwater lab are black versions of these gems.
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4. Board Game: Ascension: Deckbuilding Game [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:528] [Average Rating:7.03 Unranked]
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And all of the various iterations of the game all use the same gems. I'm not posting each different version though.

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5. Board Game: Caverna: The Cave Farmers [Average Rating:8.09 Overall Rank:17]
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Ore + Rubies are black and red versions, respectively.
http://i.imgur.com/zeVniry.jpg
 
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6. Board Game: Charon Inc. [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:3728]
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I think the moon ore bits come in translucent shades of pink, yellow, blue, and green.
 
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7. Board Game: Compounded [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1211]
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The elements are various colors of the same gems.
 
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8. Board Game: Defenders of the Realm [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:397]
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These gems are used to signify which areas have been tainted. If it happens too much, you lose the game.
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9. Board Game: Escape: The Curse of the Temple [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:446]
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The gems you need to place to get out of the temple are these same gems, in green.
 
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10. Board Game: Forge War [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:996]
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Gems from the mine come in red, green, and purple.

http://i.imgur.com/BnJNfJI.jpg
 
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I was curious about them as well. Ubongo (2003) was the earliest game I could find that used them.
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12. Board Game: Istanbul [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:91]
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These look identical to the oxygen gems from Compounded.
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13. Board Game: Karuba [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:389]
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14. Board Game: Mombasa [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:65]
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Diamond for the tracker is a translucent version.

http://i.imgur.com/EAkxgmp.jpg
 
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15. Board Game: Quartz [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:2693]
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Quartz uses the bigger variety for all of the various gems and rocks you can get while mining.
 
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16. Board Game: Space Cadets: Dice Duel [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1008]
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Not sure if the other Space Cadets games use them, but the warp crystals in Dice Duels are purple gems.
 
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