July 30, 2015 – Games whose goal it is to collect as many “coins” as possible? It has been done before. Games in which “coins” are the players’ stakes? It has also been done before. An 18 cm diameter coin which itself becomes the game board? That has never been done before. Until now.
Unheard-of: The Treasure Game Coin serves as game board for an exciting treasure hunt.
The game’s theme matches that of its issuing country, the Island of Palau: Two players try to steal the pirate treasure from the evil captain. To get to the precious treasure chest, they have to cross the deep ocean. And there is more than one danger lurking in the depth of the sea: If a player comes across a shark, for instance, he has to move back three pitches. If he gets lucky and meets the swift kraken, he moves forward three pitches. The player who overcomes all obstacles and reaches the treasure chest first wins.
There is no age limit to this adventure-filled game. Children and adults alike are invited to go treasure hunting and discover how much fun numismatics can be.
The Coin comes in a velvet bag, as do the accessories: Two tokens (red and yellow), a special die, and instructions.
Palau / 2015 / 5 Dollars / Copper-Zinc-Alloy / 680 g / 180 mm / Antique-Finish.
The reverse is designed as a game board. Starting at the sailing ship, the path criss-crosses the coin in 50 steps (some of them specifically marked). The goal is the treasure chest on the lower right coin edge. The inscription along the upper edge reads THE TREASURE OF THE CRUEL CAPTAIN, on the left edge, the year of issue is marked, 2015.
For more information on this coin or other coins designed by CIT please visit the website of Coin Invest Trust.
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