A roguelite deckbuilding adventure game about magical coins. You play as a lootmancer, who can unlock the hidden power inside of coins and use them in magical duels. The loots you take from chests and enemies also become your next moves, so plan carefully!
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Very Positive (344 reviews) - 91% of the 344 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 18, 2013

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May 28


  • Socialite achievement should be working
  • Dropping fractions of coins less than one (ie .33 coins) works as intended again (ie 33% chance to drop a coin)
  • Secret areas in sky world are accessible again
  • "Passive coin efficacy" no longer boosts damage (unless you have damage-boosting passive coins)
  • A few coin stats were fixed or adjusted
  • Some Warlock crash fixes

    I don't think this fixes *every single bug,* but it addresses the ones which I could handle in a timely manner, and which players seemed most concerned with. Apologies for radio silence since the DLC came out; development got quite stressful towards the end and I needed some space. Plus, I've been busy working very hard on my cool new thing. ;)

    Please don't think I don't care. I do. I cared enough to work mostly solo on this thing for years, supporting it, adding DLC, and filling it with way more content than is necessary or even sensible for a $10 indie game x) (Hence, also, why players still find bugs now and then in strange pockets of this infinitely generated monster of a system, hehe). I still love this game. Once in a while I like to return to it to do a daily challenge, and it really makes me feel glad to see people are still playing every day. Thank you so much, mancers. Ya'll are the coolest. <3

    I'll keep an eye out for a bit to make sure this didn't break everything.

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About This Game

A roguelite deckbuilding adventure game about magical coins. You play as a lootmancer, who can unlock the hidden power inside of coins and use them in magical duels. The loots you take from chests and enemies also become your next moves, so plan carefully!


  • Roguelike structure: randomly generated levels and permanent death!
  • 19 unlockable character classes with unique gameplay!
  • One of those classes is a monkey! (!!!!!)
  • Constant, delicious tension: you always need to spend coins to get more coins
  • A grandma that packs a whollop!
  • SECRETS! (duh)

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.2GHz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 8-compatible graphics card with at least 32MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 15 MB available space
    • OS: 10.7+
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 15 MB available space
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6.3 hrs
Posted: September 16
Used to think highly of this game, but recent "DLC" characters are actually ones I'd already unlocked and are no longer available to me. Negative review based solely on greed.
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Roasted Garlic
19.6 hrs
Posted: September 12
A fun, quirky little game that most card game fans would enjoy.
Give it a chance; the game is very original so the first time you play may feel a bit odd. Once you get used to how timing works, you'll enjoy unlocking new characters and trying new play strategies.
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17.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
Top quality game. It's got a nice learning curve, characters play vastly differently, and the rapid deckbuilding is easy to pickup yet hard to master.
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Dr Zicter
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 27
If Sticker Star was good
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Cat With Headphones
6.8 hrs
Posted: August 20
Originally my buddy had this game but he wasn't a fan. I tried it on his computer and liked it so much that I bought it and its expansion regardless of them being at full price.
Why? I thought it was worth it. I like games that not only have full controller support but also games with quick >10 minute runs with lots of unlockables + procedurally generated maps. I don't normally go for those given that they're tough as nails generally, but coin crypt has just the right amount of challenge (the default difficulty is normal, I keep it on normal even though I usually play games on easy).
So what do you do? Basically you're what's known as a "Lootmancer", a made-up type of magician I think specific to this game. You find various magical coins and use them in battle but also to unlock new areas, make offerings to gods (who get angry if you don't for a while), make wishes in fountains to heal, and buy items that give special abilities (such as being able to steal easier or +20% defense, etc). You have 2 things to look out for: HP and Coins, if either run out the run is over and you get a score based on how good you did, which you put towards buying new classes over time each with different abilities and playstyles that prioritize different kinds of coins. For example, one of my favorites is Templar and he starts weak but gets damage buffs when he uses healing coins (even if he's not damaged) so Hit (damage) coins and healing coins are more useful to him then stealing, for example.
How's the controller support? I have the Steam Controller and I must say it works really well once you get used to it. It controls much different than the keyboard/mouse version or at least slightly different but it works.
Who would I recommend this to? I'd recommend it to people looking for a game they can play in quick runs before work, school, or between events as the runs don't always last very long. However, I'd also recommend it to controller players that want a fun and honestly adorable game that they don't have to configure the controls for, as well as those that like a good challenge but aren't exactly into tough-as-nails games.
Overall, I'd say Coin Crypt is a good game and well worth the $10 + $5 expansion, but if you get it on the Steam Sale then it's even more value!
~Cat with Headphones
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0.9 hrs
Posted: August 7
I got this game in a humble bundle so didn't pay full price.

I was pleasently suprised by Coin Crypt. The gameplay in Coin Crypt definately comes under the category of unique. You collect a multitude of coins that have different abilities and then use those coins to fight enemies with other coins in coin related battles. The aim is simply to progress through the i'm presuming endless dungeons and unlock new characters. The game also has a daily challenge to keep things fresh. To my memory there are over 100 different kinds of coins so it's not like the gameplay will go stale quickly. A definite recommendation.
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4.5 hrs
Posted: July 26
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Mega Epic Wombat
2.0 hrs
Posted: July 20
Coin Crypt is an indie game with i got in a bundle, and it is tided for being the best game from the bundle I got. Coin Crypt gameplay has you running through a crypt and to get as far as you can, it kinda reminds me of an arcade game. Sadly, Coin Crypt is mostly luck, and does not chance much with each level, so it gets quite boring after awhile.

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Jacob Frye
2.6 hrs
Posted: July 11
It is good
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
get rich or die trying
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
91 of 96 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
94.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2015
I got super tired of reading so many complaints of people saying that the game is too hard and confusing, so I wrote a guide for beginners. This should clear up any questions you might have about the game, and if you still don't like it afterwards, then I guess it isn't for you. This review is also specifically focused on the base game and does not include any info on the DLC expansion.

This is a near-perfect lovechild of tabletop board games and roguelikes.
Coin Crypt is a procedurally-generated roguelike adventure game. What makes this game unique is its deckbuilding mechanics and deep, strategic gameplay. You play as a lootmancer, one of 20 characters who hunt for treasure in the mysterious "Coin Crypts". The coins found within treasure chests are used for both battling and bartering, but once they're used they're gone forever. With 201 different coins to find and use, the game offers a rich variety of play.

Coin Crypt separates itself from other games in its genre through a combination of strategy and pressure. The combat system runs on an active time battle format rather than a strict turn-based system. Each coin has its own cast time, and if you take too long to decide your play, your opponent will get the better of you. There's always the looming danger of running out of coins, which immediately ends your run. Because of this, you must keep your deck lean and efficient, but also mindful of the coins you spend as they'll disappear once used. To balance this, you can donate unneeded coins to Deities, the Loot Gods, who offer specific coins that suit different styles of play such as stalling, pure offense, defensive, and more.

Other than the wide variety of coins, there's also a good amount of different enemies who challenge you with specific playstyles. Some will steal your coins, poison you, force you to drop your coins, and more. Each floor has an optional miniboss that award you with items that give positive modifiers to your character. Once you've beaten 9 levels, you'll have to fight a random boss to win your run. As with most roguelikes, Coin Crypt has permadeath. Upon ending a run, you can use the money you accumulated to unlock different character classes with different modifiers that can change the way you play. Every class has to be played in their own unique way, and there’s no one method that will work for any class.

This game offers great replayability, a surprising amount of depth, and good fun if you're looking for a more strategic roguelike/RPG. Be warned; it is a difficult game with a moderate learning curve. One of its biggest issues is that new players will have a hard time learning the mechanics. There is no tutorial, and the game can feel very confusing at first. It will take a lot of subsequent playthroughs to slowly understand the strategies and skills needed. Some players may get turned off by the game's almost childish art. Personally, I feel like it suits the game, giving it an almost boardgame-like aesthetic, which suits its gameplay. Some aspects may feel unbalanced, such as quick enemies or unfair coins, and there are still some bugs that have ruined some user's savefiles. Playing the game with a gamepad may feel awkward, but it plays smoothly with keyboard and mouse. Some classes are more difficult to play than others, although that's typical for most roguelikes. However, the developer is still in touch with the community and has steadily been working out the game's kinks. All in all, Coin Crypt is definitely worth the $10.00 purchase.

TL; DR: One of the most underrated roguelikes on Steam. Must-get if you're a fan of collectible card games and roguelikes/RPGs.
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 3, 2013
Coin Crypt, currently in Early Access, is a top-down roguelite in which you brave a randomly generated dungeon in search of coins. Each coin is assigned a traditional currency value but also doubles as a separate item in your inventory used to attack, defend or heal, as well as to cause or cure status effects. Dozens of unique coin types exist within the game.

Dungeon design is basic and not much makes one room or floor stand out from another, aside from the occasional environment change. You’ll find most of what you’d expect while exploring: shopkeepers who will trade upgrades for coins; secret rooms; random elements like coin hungry cat pillars (not to be confused with caterpillars); enemies ranging from skeletons to bandits to grannies; and chests which contain coins, keys or upgrades. Enemies will chase you if you venture too close and, once you come into contact, you’ll be taken to another screen to duel it out.

Battle is where Coin Crypt genuinely tries to be original and takes place in first-person with your palm stretched out before you, with a random selection of coins in it. You can either use one of the coins in your hand or redraw for new ones, but the clock is ticking and both options have a cast time. Meanwhile you can see how close the enemy is to completing his action, what coin he’s using and how many coins he has left. If you survive until he runs out of coins you win and, if you destroy him before he runs out, you’ll also get his unused coins as loot.

Managing what coins you have on hand is an important balance that means you can’t snatch up everything for sale in every shop you find because, if you run out of coins during battle, you will die the same as if you’d been killed. Upon death, you can spend the total currency value of coins you found to unlock additional characters, each with a unique strength and weakness.

Coin Crypt is easy to pick up and put down, and almost seems more suited for handheld devices and touch controls than PC; however, it plays perfectly fine with mouse and keyboard and the developers have set a very reasonable five dollar asking price, so make your own call here.
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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
This is a fun Adventure / Dungeon game where you travel through randomly generated levels to collect coins from looting chests or defeating monsters.
Each coin offers a different ability in battle. One coin can be activated to attack, defend, cast poison, cast steal, cast slow or speed and many others. You can even stack up different coins for combination attacks.

This game is very tricky in that you have to be careful not to use or lose all of your coins or it's Game Over and there is no continue. You will have to start right back from the beginning. But it's not all in vain as all the coins you collect earn you cash to spend towards new character unlockables. Each with different stats and powers to help you.
You will also be able to unlock new and upgraded coins and new monsters that appear throughout the game.

An online leaderboard is available to compare your progress with other Steam Users and there is also a cool daily challenge to help you earn new things.

The game works smooth with both keyboard and mouse as well as a 360 controller.

This is one of those games you will find yourself coming back to quite often. :)
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
Imagine a card game.
You have to use your cards to do anything.
There are attack cards, defense cards, heal cards, steal cards, and all kinds of trick cards.
If you run out of cards, you lose. The same applies to your enemies.
You get cards from chests and enemies. Enemies only drop the cards they have remaining when beaten, so you're encouraged to defeat them or steal their cards rather than let them run out.
There is no currency. Every card has a monetary value and in order to buy things or donate to gods, you must barter with your cards.
Every character uses cards in different and unique ways.
Everything in this game revolves around cards.
Now imagine instead of cards, it's coins.

That's Coin Crypt.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2015
Got this game on humble and didn't expect to play it long at all. Was very wrong, will be playing more of this.

-Great method of making procedural generation change deckbuilding
-Fun mechanics, giving you multiple ways to win a fight
-Character implementation makes dying fun and lessens your rage
-Classes feel distinctly different from one another
-Secret rooms are hype

-Deckbuilding happens in game, which is fun, but it sort of takes away pregame strategy some deckbuilding enthusiasts enjoy
-Levels are always different but feel the same, would be better if you always didn't follow the same location path

What would make this game better?
-Local Multiplayer

As a wrap up, good introductory roguelike, good for both veterans and newbies. Very fun for a casual game.
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 18, 2013
I love this game! I can't believe nobody has thought of this coin mechanic before -- I love that there's this perfect tension between spending coins, using them, and hoarding them. I love the card-game and deck-building mechanics, and the surprisingly large and deep variety in the characters.

Seriously, check this out. And don't let graphics or anything hold you back.

This is also the perfect game for stupid grown-ups like me.
You can play it in short bursts, you can put it down safely to deal with the baby, and even if you die horribly you can still bank some long-term progress by cashing in your coins to unlock a new character.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2015
Coin Crypt is a great, highly polished, and addictive roguelike with the unusual addition of deckbuilding elements that work very well. It's hard to believe that this title was made in Game Maker with it's polished pseudo-3D graphics that are somewhat reminiscent of Paper Mario. Most importantly, the gameplay is very fun with reasonable depth. Runs can be a little too same-y, working in more randomized elements would definitely be to the game's benefit, but it offers fun gameplay and a large cast of playable characters, each of whom adds their own spin to the game's formula. There could be a bit more variety and I'd love to see the developer keep patching in new content, or even releasing DLC, but overall the content that Coin Crypt offers is just so fun and engaging that it remains an easy recommendation.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
throw money at people then they die and you take their money
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
In Coin Crypt, you are a lootmancer harnessing the power of coins. The gameplay mixes deck-building with standard roguelike elements - permadeath and random levels. Your bag of coins is used both for combat and for buying items. The combat is semi turn-based - coins have cast times and everything slows down while picking a coin. There's a lot of variety in coins, enemies, and classes. Of course, there's unlocks. Your total earnings go toward new classes and achievements unlock new classes, coins, and enemies. Games are generally quick and the variety keeps things interesting. Overall, it's good fun.
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