Roberto Lanza
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How many generic metal coins do you believe would be good to cover most games and what values make most sense?

I know it is a "depends" question but I am looking for a general answer.

I found an antique shop near work and they have old foreign coins by the bucket full. Old Italian Lira, old Eastern Block old Japanese and coins of all kinds. All coins that are no longer used including old arcade tokens and some coin used to pay for subways in Germany. Some feel like they might be tin.

I planned to stop by one day and just pick out a bunch I would use for gaming. I plan to clean them up and then spray them gold, silver, copper etc..

Here is my thought

25 $1 Coins Unpainted, maybe just clear lacquer
15 $3 Coins Pewter Painted Coins
15 $5 Coins Antiqued Brass Painted Coins
15 $10 Coins Silver Painted Coins
10 $20 Coins Gold Painted Coins

Each coin would obviously be of the same foreign coin type.

The question is this enough or should I double it?
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for 6 player...

you need at least 3 x 6 $1 ... so say 25 to have some cushion
you need at least 2 x 6 $3 ... so say 15 to have some cushion
you need at least 2 x 6 $5 ... so say 15 to have some cushion
you need at least 2 x 6 $10 .. so say 15 to have some cushion
for $20s and above, it really depends on the game. I would say get...

5 x 6 $20 = 30

then

5 x 6 $100 = 30

to cover games with a larger range.

If you plan on using these with more than 6 players, you'll need to up the numbers as needed. More cushion = less making change.

Good luck, I've thought about doing this myself, but by now there are several games that have had pretty decent coins (Scythe for example) to use in other games.
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See the 100-count poker chip set listed in the my profile. It works and works well for almost all eurogames.
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I bought a pack of official Scythe coins which I find work fine for Concordia and Troyes too. I don't think I've tried them with any of my other money based games, yet.
 
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clearclaw wrote:
See the 100-count poker chip set listed in the my profile. It works and works well for almost all eurogames.


nice breakdown -- thanks
 
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Earlybath wrote:
I bought a pack of official Scythe coins which I find work fine for Concordia and Troyes too. I don't think I've tried them with any of my other money based games, yet.



I could go that route too, but I saw these coins and just wanted to make my own
 
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ConnerCP wrote:
for 6 player...

you need at least 3 x 6 $1 ... so say 25 to have some cushion
you need at least 2 x 6 $3 ... so say 15 to have some cushion
you need at least 2 x 6 $5 ... so say 15 to have some cushion
you need at least 2 x 6 $10 .. so say 15 to have some cushion
for $20s and above, it really depends on the game. I would say get...

5 x 6 $20 = 30

then

5 x 6 $100 = 30

to cover games with a larger range.

If you plan on using these with more than 6 players, you'll need to up the numbers as needed. More cushion = less making change.

Good luck, I've thought about doing this myself, but by now there are several games that have had pretty decent coins (Scythe for example) to use in other games.



thanks, we often play with 6 so this is helpful.
 
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