This game was borrowed from Sherry at Living and Learning. She got it from the book The Penny Pot.
Mr. Intensity loved playing the game. We played multiple rounds at his request.
Sherry wrote on her blog:
...a game listed in the back of the book:
"Construct a mat for each player. Collect one die and a pile of coins with lots of pennies. Each player rolls the die and then receives that number of pennies. Trade 5 pennies for a nickel. Keep playing and trading up for nickels and dimes. The first player to get a quarter wins."