Roman Games Pecuniam conicere coin tossing game

Item number: 60156

You don't play with money?! It's allowed in this case, because your skill is asked.

Category: Dices & Board Games

24,99 €
≈ £ 22.97

including 19% VAT. , plus shipping

Short supply

Shipping time: 1 - 3 workdays



May only be used under the supervision of an adult.

Not suitable for children under 6 years. Use under the supervision of an adults

This is a functional historical learning and decorative product for collectors and for didactic purposes in schools

Shipping weight:
1,30 Kg
Dimensions ( length × width × height ):
30,00 × 20,00 × 1,00 cm

Roman Coin Tossing Game

In the case of the Roman coin tossing game pecuniam conicere, playing with money is okay! You will even need some skill! The ancient game is created from massive beech wood and includes six coin replicas for tossing. The wooden board is laid on an even surface and each player receives two to three coins. Now all players have to take a distance of roughly 50 centimeters from the board and throw their coins alternately at the board, with the aim to throw the coins into the pits.

The value of the single fields (pits) can be defined individually. After three rounds of tossing, the single sums of each round are summed up. Of course, the player with the highest sum from all three rounds is the winner.

Skill and tactics are in demand

The exciting game is suitable for children from an age of 6 and older, it’s sure to be the hit of every party. Make this into a fancy gift with fun factor for yourself or your antiquity-loving friends! Even in the time of the Romans, you didn’t need much to invent a pastime. Some beans or pebbles, a ball, a stick, a loop or a long line were enough for the children to have lots of fun. Marvelous! Their elders needed even less!

Romans and Games

Playing dice and board games was very popular among the Romans, the rules they were played with are not exactly known nowadays. One game we are very familiar with, the Nine Men’s Morris, was already known back then and called “merels”. Under the state control of Roman times, gambling was prohibited, but the prohibition was hardly enforced. Games were popular in private circles or behind closed doors in taverns. During the Roman imperial era, the state control relaxed.

  • Board game made from massive beech wood
  • Size 30 x 20 cm
  • 6 Roman denarii (replicas)
  • Cotton pouch for the coins

The Romans enjoyed tossing coins up in the air and – while the coin was still midair – taking bets if it would land on heads or ships. This game, nowadays we call it head or tails and use it for draws – was called “capita et navia” among the Romans. Later, the games were expanded by card games thanks to the Greeks and oriental slaves. Witty riddles were especially favored.

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