Players take turns rolling the die and collecting the number of pennies that matches the number they roll (if they roll a 3, they collect 3 pennies).
Before passing the die to the other player, the first player looks to see if they can make any trades (5 pennies for a nickel, 5 pennies and a nickel for dime, two dimes and a nickel for a quarter, and so on).
Players continue to take turns collecting and trading coins.
The first player to get to $1.00 is the winner!
You don't need a lot of materials to play this game, just some coins, a dollar bill, and a die. Put a bunch of coins into a zip top bag, along with the dollar bill, and a die.
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