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Rob Newman
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Many games that I own use cardboard coins. I have seen where a few people have used real or replica coins for some games and I have wondered where they get some of these coins. I have found a good site for selling Spanish Doubloons at:

http://www.deadmentellnotales.com/page/DM/CTGY/C

Anybody else want to share what they use to replace those cardboard coins in various games and where to get them?

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Richard Pardoe
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Poker chips is always an option.

As for "real" coins - I do have some of the "Brass Counting Coins" shown in the left hand column here (might have to scroll down a bit) -
http://www.wherethewindsblow.com/mah_jongg_games.htm#Accesso...

They are very thin and a bit light - but perfectly acceptable for games like For Sale that really only require 1 denomination of coin. (The coins you link to are zinc - so would be very light (think aluminium-like) also.

For games requiring multiple denominations - I tend to pull out poker chips.
 
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There is a whole Board Games with Scott episode (BGWS 018) on replacing money in games with poker chips, you should check it out:

http://www.boardgameswithscott.com/?p=32
 
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Thommy8 wrote:
There is a whole Board Games with Scott episode (BGWS 018) on replacing money in games with poker chips, you should check it out:

http://www.boardgameswithscott.com/?p=32


Great show and super site. Thanks for turning me on to it.
 
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Plastic play money- at least in the US.
Smaller & less garish then poker chips (ugh!)
lighter than real change.
 
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Another vote here for poker chips.
We don't use any cardboard or paper money for any games any more.
If you need to hide your money, just get some small bowls to throw over your stash.
You can use them for so many games, including, well... poker.
Once you start playing with them, you'll wonder how you got by without them.

 
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RPardoe wrote:
Poker chips is always an option.

As for "real" coins - I do have some of the "Brass Counting Coins" shown in the left hand column here (might have to scroll down a bit) -
http://www.wherethewindsblow.com/mah_jongg_games.htm#Accesso...

They are very thin and a bit light - but perfectly acceptable for games like For Sale that really only require 1 denomination of coin. (The coins you link to are zinc - so would be very light (think aluminium-like) also.

For games requiring multiple denominations - I tend to pull out poker chips.

Updated link:
http://www.wherethewindsblow.com/mah_jongg_games.php#accesso...
 
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You can buy the coins from the Conquest of the Empire game alone from Eagle Games.

They aren't cheap, but they are good quality coins.

Search for 'coins' on the Eagle Games site if you are looking for just those components.

One nice thing I like about them is that they don't appear to be plated so that the color could easily come off with use.
 
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For what it is worth, I have also found the following:

'Silver Coins' for role-playing: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...

Coins made of paper, bt still pretty cool: http://www.worldworksgames.com/store/index.php?main_page=pro...

The ever lovely campaigncoins.com.

And my local candy store has foil wrapped chocolate poker chips.

Regular poker chips are far cheaper than any of these, will probably be more useful in the real world for the rest of your life, but lack the geek coolness of anything else listed here.
 
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