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Paul DeStefano
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I'm using this to teach my kids money math, and thought I'd share it.

Each player starts with a selection of coins totalling $1, using a combination of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. You must include at least one of each in your selection.

Once each player verifies the other's team, the coins are hidden from the opponent.

On each turn, players secretly choose 5 coins. These are simultaneously tossed to a playing area so that you know which coins belong to each player and they flip randomly.

Players each total up the value IN CENTS of all of their face up coins.

In case of a tie, nothing happens.

If one player has a higher total, figure the difference between the two player's totals. This number is the maximum of how many points the winner (higher total) may remove from the loser's coins which were just thrown - TAILS UP coins count as 1 penny, HEADS UP count as their actual value.

Remaining coins are re-hidden and 5 coins are again chosen.

The game continues until one player has less than 5 coins remaining.

Play example:
I throw 2 dimes, a nickle and 2 quarters.
Both dimes are face down, one quarter is face up, the nickle is face down.

You throw 3 nickles, a quarter and a penny.
The quarter is face up, one nickle is face up and the penny is face up.

My score: 25
Your score: 31

You win by 6. You remove my face down quarter, nickel and both dimes. You cannot claim the face up quarter at 25 points, and the remaining point you could have claimed is simply unused and lost.

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Not bad! And it sounds like you might like Battle Chips.
 
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I like it. I'll try it out with my daughters.
 
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Hmmm, maybe I'll put stickers of orcs on them and sell it for $20 a set...
 
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Geosphere wrote:
Hmmm, maybe I'll put stickers of orcs on them and sell it for $20 a set...


Hehehehe. The worst part about that is... I've spend all afternoon thinking I might actually build a "fancy" game set of coins... and I was thinking about an Orc theme. shake

I was one of the few folks that bought Jim Corn's other game "Wood Wars". I didn't know he had already used the graphics and wooden coins in another game.

Cool game, Geosphere! Thanks! I've already played a round with a friend at work. All it proved though is our math skills are a bit... rusty.
 
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Windrant wrote:
Cool game, Geosphere! Thanks! I've already played a round with a friend at work. All it proved though is our math skills are a bit... rusty.


You can use a calculator for a "speed" version.

But don't blame me if you do poorly on your subtraction test.
 
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