Pitchin' Pennies Computer Game
Version: Desktop PC Version
Type: First person
Each player lines up a fixed distance away from a wall or object (a quarter), in turn, takes a common coin (a penny) and throws it towards the object(a quarter). The objective is to get your coin as close to the object as possible.
1. Get as close to the quarted as possible
2. Must hit the back wall to be a valid throw
2. Rolling the coin is not allowed
Pitching pennies is a very old game. While the coins used have inevitably changed, the game was known to be played by the Ancient Greeks using bronze coins.
It is believed that this game was used in the first Olympics but was later removed due to lack of entertainment value and this is where the idea of the Gold Medal comes from.