Coin Board Game of Chance
A coin board is a game of chance that is played or offered at local functions in order to raise funds for various reasons. Usually the reason is a charity or a community club such as a church or the Lions Club. A coin board works in a similar way to a raffle, and attracts the same kind of attention. There is no age limit on buying a ticket, although this can be classed as a form of gambling. Two kinds of coin boards exist for fundraising; the actual coin board and a merchandise board. Both work in the same way except that coin boards only give out cash and coins as prizes, and merchandise boards give out cash, coins and other prizes. In the Unites States collector coins are often embedded inside coin boards. Some of them are visible, and some are hidden behind panels or are seal prizes.
How a Coin Board Works
So we know that a coin board is a kind of raffle, which means that you have to buy a ticket to enter. The tickets are usually sold by the organiser of the event, but can sometimes be bought from local participants such as grocery stores or people selling door to door. The difference between a raffle and a coin board is fundamentally the board itself. You buy your ticket, then on the day instead of just one lucky number being pulled out of a hat, the board contains a number of different prizes each corresponding to a number. The ticket numbers are not known until the player actually buys and opens his ticket, unlike a raffle where you can choose your number. If your ticket number matches a number on the board you win a prize, or possibly a chance at one or more seal prizes which will be revealed at the end of the game.
The board will display both the winning number and it corresponding prize. Some of the prizes could be instant cash, but there are usually hidden panels, or wallets built into the board too. Sometimes a coin is embedded in the board and hides a prize behind it. Should a player have a ticket which corresponds to one of these, he gets to keep the coin as well as what is behind it. Coins or wallets can hide a number of things, more instant cash, a seal prize or even a collector’s coin. Instant cash or a collector’s coin is awarded to the winner immediately by the organisers, but a seal prize is only revealed at the end of the game.
If your ticket wins you a seal prize, your name is added to the signer’s card. When all the tickets have sold out, or all the regular prizes are won, the game is over and the organisers move on to the seal prizes. These are either sealed areas on the board, or scratch off areas that reveal winning numbers. These numbers do not correspond with your original ticket, but instead with the number next to your name on the signer’s card. These new numbers each have a prize attached to them. Usually the seal prizes are the best or most valuable in the whole game.