I have the game, and one of the first things I noticed was the cardboard money. Not a fan, even though in this game it's really just another resource, and doesn't change hands often.

Anyone have a source for good replacements? I'm looking for metal Cash-style coins in two sizes, and preferably different colors. A quick search for "Chinese Luck Coins" brings up good results for one size, but I can't find a good second size (larger or smaller, or in a significantly different metal color) to replicate the "1" and "5" coins.

  • They don't have different sizes (which is why I'm putting this in a comment not an answer), but Mused Fable has Realm Coins & Pirate Coins. They're all about the size of a US quarter, and come in gold, silver and copper colors. I have a set of Realm coins and they're really nice. Http://musedfable.com Mar 5, 2013 at 6:19
  • They do look good, but not in the Chinese style.
    – KeithS
    Mar 5, 2013 at 18:30
  • Oops, yeah. I missed that part. They've said that they want to do different styles of coins. Maybe they'll eventually do Chinese-style ones. Mar 11, 2013 at 20:27
  • Caravans of Asia has wooden Chinese-style coins. (I'm the game designer, btw.) boardgamegeek.com/image/1439357/caravans-of-asia
    – Joe
    Apr 27, 2013 at 16:51

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A friend of mine got some Mexico pesos. They seem to work fairly good, and are fairly heavy. Different sizes as well. How you get them if you don't have a friend traveling there, I'm not sure. But I wouldn't be surprised if they aren't a cheap option for metal money.


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