Campaign Coins

Geek & Sundry have just partnered with Campaign Coins to create a series of gaming metal coins based on the popular TableTop board game show. King of the Castle Games Company signed a licensing agreement with Geek & Sundry to release the coins. Now Tom can finally replace all the paper money he loathes with some quality metal coins!

Mark Morrison of Campaign Coins discussed the coins as being the next level of components for the celebrities that frequent Will Wheaton’s TableTop show:

On TableTop, Wil and his friends show what is so wonderful about board gaming: getting together and having fun. Adding metal coins to the mix adds an extra level of immersion. It’s the way they clink!

Wil Wheaton offered plenty of praise for the design that designer Daniel Solis came up with for the coins:

Daniel is such a wonderful designer, and Campaign Coins are so beautifully crafted. I’m just thrilled to have them coming together to make something special for TableTop fans.

Daniel Solis designed the coins, so they can almost be guaranteed to have long-lasting appeal. Solis and his wife are the founders of the Thousand-Year Game Design Challenge. The challenge was a $1,000 competition to create a game that could be enjoyed for the next 1,000 years, encouraging designers to think about eh sustainability and universality of games, designing for longevity. Solis has done graphic design and layout for a variety of both board and role playing games.

The final designs Solis created for the coins are very much in keeping with his preference for classic design, featuring timeless motifs, styles and shapes intended to be suitable for any board game regardless of the genre. The coins are clearly marked in dominations with a different size for each demonization, and are produced in a flat design for easy stacking.

Imprinted with standard tabletop game images, the dominations of the antique finished coins are marked and minted as:

  • copper 1 coin with imprinted with a meeple
  • silver 5 coin imprinted with a hand of cards
  • bronze 20 coin imprinted with a D20
  • gold 100 coin imprinted with a table and board game

The back side of each coin includes the TableTop logo.

The coins are available now. Keep an eye out on the current season of TableTop, with new episodes being released now through June 7 2017, for coins to make possible appearances.

tabletop day

International Tabletop Day is tomorrow, and one of the great things about the day, beyond the scores of people playing games, is that there are some sweet Geek and Sundry themed promo items to be had.  Below are a list of the different promos you can run into on your trips to game stores tomorrow:

  • Castle Panic – like last year they are offering a alternate tower token, this time with the ability to rebuild it by returning creatures to the board
  • Awesome Kingdom – a character inspired by Felicia Day with accompaning reference sheet
  • Star Realms – an event card called Admiral’s Tabletop which allows you to shuffle your deck and discard together, or gain back 5 influence
  • Schmovie – two new schquid trophies showing Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day
  • Birds of a Feather – the cards needed to add an Undomesticated Owl Bear to the game
  • Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre – two new characters featuring Wil Wheaton and the lovable Dr. Hannah (check out the Last Night on Earth Tabletop episode)
  • Heroes Wanted – new hero cards based off Wil and Felicia along with two characters from their Titansgrave series
  • Superfight – set of 3 black cards and 6 white cards themed around Geek and Sundry
  • Tanto Cuore – a new maid card
  • Don’t Turn Your Back – a new law card featuring a variation of Wheaton’s Law and an advertising postcard
  • The Red Dragon Inn – a new drink card featuring Grandma’s Sweat Stout from the Titansgrave series
  • and lastly there are also metal coins from Campaign Coins and Trophy of Awesome cards to give out as awards

Overall a good assortment of promos for games I can’t help but see as right up Wil’s alley, look for them all tomorrow at a participating FLGS.  Have a happy Tabletop Day!