Coin Drop game

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Project by doubleDD posted 02-25-2018 06:16 PM 1031 views 11 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple game my daughter wanted me to make her. It’s called penny drop but I made each slot a tad bigger so any coin up to a quarter would work, so I called mine coin drop. I followed a picture from a advertisement and made a few minor changes.
There are 5 slots that just hold the coins and the 6th slot the coin will fall through. I used a 3/32 router bit for the slots. Many people alter the playing instructions and play for money or add money in the box before you start. Simple and lots of fun to play.
I received the wood from LJ Tim387. (thanks Tim) The spalted maple was used for the top and walnut for the sides.
Size 9’’ long x 2 1/4×3 1/4’’ Finished with lacquer.
Below are the game instructions. Thanks for looking.

A little strategy and a lot of luck add up to a ton of fun. Each player starts with 12 pennies. The object: to get rid of them all. Roll the wood die and put a penny in that numbered slot on the board. Roll again or pass the turn to the next player. If you roll a number and that slot is full, you have to take all the pennies on the board. Roll a 6 and your penny drops through. For 2-6 players, ages 5 and up (or whenever they stop putting pennies in their mouths).

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 02-25-2018 06:25 PM

Neat game, Dave and well done!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 02-25-2018 06:38 PM

This looks like a fun game Dave! Nice looking box with perfect looking numbers and slots. How did you make the numbers and letter?
Got a chuckle from your last sentence! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 02-25-2018 07:09 PM

Great job buddy

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#4 posted 02-25-2018 07:42 PM

nice job,sounds like it could be a lot of fun

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#5 posted 02-25-2018 08:23 PM

You did a nice job on this game.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 02-25-2018 09:27 PM

Nice one Dave.
As the saying goes, ‘save the pennies & the dollars look after themselves.’

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 02-25-2018 09:33 PM

Thanks Jim. Making games in the shop is as much fun as building in the shop.

Tony, you know those little ones put everything in their mouth. LOL. The letters and numbers are peel and stick. Bought them at hobby lobby. They are 1/4’’ ,much to small for me to attempt to cut.

Thanks Hoss.

Thanks Mike. Good game if you play for money.

Thanks Charles. It took me more time to to choose the wood that it did to build.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 02-25-2018 09:49 PM

I bet she’s going to love that forever!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#9 posted 02-25-2018 10:05 PM

Good job, Dave!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#10 posted 02-25-2018 10:11 PM

Good job sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 02-25-2018 11:19 PM

Good looking game Dave ! Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#12 posted 02-26-2018 12:28 AM

Quite a game your Daughter came up with. Looks interesting. Very nice job on the build also. That wood is awesome! Ages 5 and up (or whenever they stop putting pennies in their mouths). I got a good laugh from this. I don’t think I’ve seen this on a warning label before :-)

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#13 posted 02-26-2018 01:07 AM

Thank you Tony. And a penny saved is a penny earned.

Thanks Jerry. It won’t be long before she will want dad to make something else for her. Not sure if my daughter likes what I make or if it saves her money. Either way I have fun building it.

Thanks Ron.

Thanks Monte.

Thanks kdc. It’s even fun to play.

Jeff, you can buy the game. I think Amazon even sells it, but my daughter always likes my version. I copied the instructions from the internet.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 02-26-2018 01:09 AM

Very Nice! & Well done also Dave! Congrats on the “Top Three”!

-- Carrying Anger is like Swallowing Poison and waiting for the Other Person to Die!

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#15 posted 02-26-2018 01:23 AM

This is fantastic DD. What’d you use to cut the slots? A sixteenth bit maybe from a zipsaw? or what? Thnx in advance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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