Accessories Spotlight: Fantasy Coins and Bars (… and Gems!)

Posted by Account Deletion {Family Gamer} | 12-May-15 | 7 comments

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Fantasy Coin, LLC has created a vast line of high-quality metal and glass accessories for board games, and they’re wrapping up a successful kickstarter campaign this week to fund their 2015 line of enhancements for games that use boring wood bits as currency. BoardGaming.com was sent a sample package to provide our thoughts on the product.

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Coins

Fantasy Coins LLC Coins

Fantasy Coin, LLC is boasting that this year’s crop of new coins is thicker than previous offerings, and they’re not kidding. While the larger coins reach the thickness of a 50-cent piece, even the small coins come closer to quarter thickness than dime. And the line is varied – there’s coins to fit your Euro games, rich Fantasy-themed games, Asian-themed games… all have great detail and stack up favorably to any of the “real metal coin” enhancements we’ve received for games in the past.

Bars

Fantasy Coins LLC Bar

Well, this is a big bar… much bigger than components used in board games that aren’t the actual board. Easily fills your entire hand. Bigger than a standard playing card. If you have a need for some giant currency, this is probably the ultimate in gaming upgrades.

Gems

Fantasy Coins LLC Gems

The gems were the highlight of Fantasy Coin’s new line for us. Made of real glass, they’re gorgeous and shockingly resistant to damage or scratching. If you’re interested, check out the video on the Kickstarter page – they actually place these in a box with the coins and shake them up, to ultimately reveal the gems to be unscathed. At over an inch in length, they’re quite big as well. It may be expensive to replace all of the small acrylic pieces in your favorite game with nothing but these beauties, but it would look amazing.

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This is such a cool idea!! I wonder how they would sound in my pocket?!

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@Wind Lane

Thanks for all the help. Looks like 2 sets for Waterdeep and 3 sets Feudal Japan.

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@Stratagon

Maybe work backwards? Figure out how many of each piece you’re trying to replace there are and then try and remember how many you didn’t use rather than how many you did. The unused portion has got to be smaller, and easier to figure out.

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Wow these would really add to the themes of some of the fantasy games. Very interesting.

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@Wind Lane

Yeah, that’s where I’m running into problems. I’m thinking 2 sets will be great for Waterdeep. I want some pirate sets for Libertalia and M&M. And the Japanese Set for Yedo. I don’t think I need to match the cardboard ones from the respective games one for one. But I can’t remember exactly how many of each coin we actually used.

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Figure out which games you’d use them with, how many of what you’d need to do that, and then add some small amount more (in case of loss, damage, or a new game).

Buying them just to have them is an easy way to spend way too much or buy too few. Best to have a plan from the get go.

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I have my eye on a few sets of these. I just can’t figure out how many I should get.

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