Game of Stones

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (130)

Game of Stones is a reality television series that premiered on the Discovery Channel on February 28, 2014. The show follows gem hunter Don Kogen and his team, which includes his right-hand man, gemologist Seth, as they risk their lives to hunt for rare and valuable stones all over the world. With their eyes set on the ultimate prize, the elusive giant red beryl, the team travels to some of the world's most treacherous locations, including jungles, deserts, and war-torn regions.

Throughout the series, viewers watch as Kogen and his team negotiate with local miners and dealers to find the best deals on precious gems. They use their expertise and knowledge to determine the authenticity and value of each stone, and then try to sell them to high-end clients. Along the way, they face a variety of challenges, including harsh weather conditions, language barriers, and dangerous cultural practices.

Despite the risks, Kogen and his team are determined to find the rarest and most valuable stones in the world, and the show highlights the lengths they will go to achieve this goal. They often put themselves in harm's way to secure the perfect stone, whether that means climbing treacherous mountains or braving heavily armed militia groups. As a result, the show offers viewers an adrenaline-filled look into the high-stakes world of gem hunting.

In addition to the action and adventure, the show also focuses on the personal relationships between the team members. Viewers get to know Kogen as a complex and driven individual, as well as his team members, who reveal their strengths and weaknesses throughout the series. The show also highlights the bonding experiences that occur as the team navigates dangerous situations and shares intimate moments while on the hunt for gems.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the show is the amount of detail it provides about the gem trade. Viewers learn about the entire process of buying and selling rare stones, from negotiating with local dealers to presenting stones to buyers. The team also reveals the methods they use to determine the authenticity and value of each stone, which includes using high-tech gemological equipment and working with experts in the field.

In summary, Game of Stones is a thrilling adventure that takes viewers on a journey around the world in search of rare and valuable gems. The show offers a unique perspective on the world of gem hunting, providing insight into the process of buying and selling precious stones. With high-stakes action, personal relationships, and intriguing insights into the gem trade, Game of Stones is a must-watch for anyone interested in adventure, travel, or gemstones.

Game of Stones is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on February 28, 2014.

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Turkish Roulette
6. Turkish Roulette
April 4, 2014
After getting duped during a deal for Blue Turk, Don and the Gem Guys must salvage their botched mission by treking into the foothills of Turkey. The new mission will require they risk cave-ins, use misdirection, and do something Don said they'd never do.
Gypsy Mafia
5. Gypsy Mafia
March 28, 2014
Don and the crew become stranded in a mine in Transylvania. Later, Don overshoots his bid on a stone.
Million Dollar Gamble
4. Million Dollar Gamble
March 21, 2014
Don and crew face the dangers of Tanzania's bush country on their quest for a legendary Maasai gemstone. Called Nemunyak, the extremely rare, violet-blue tanzanite is said to weigh half a pound and be worth a million dollars...and it's going up for sale.
City of Emeralds
3. City of Emeralds
March 14, 2014
Don and crew head into--and then 800 ft under--the mountains of Brazil to bring back a 10-carat emerald for a wealthy client. But when team gemologist Gavin shatters their $60,000 stone, will the team find more money and then a replacement gem in time?
Himalayan Motherlode
2. Himalayan Motherlode
March 7, 2014
Intelligence about a find of rare, precious Beryl stones takes gem hunter Don Kogen and his team 10,000 feet up in a remote and snowbound region of the Himalayas. They tackle glacial rivers and sheer climbs because their intel is that local miners are sitting on over 200 pounds of gem quality Beryl, which could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. But a twist awaits them in the mine: which sends them racing down the mountain in pursuit of a stone Don has coveted for years: a rare, antique Kashmir Sapphire. Their hunt for a trader selling this stone leads them to the salt flats of Northern India, and a nail-biting auction.
Landmines (Pilot)
1. Landmines (Pilot)
February 28, 2014
The team is in Cambodia looking for rubies and follow a rare and valuable gems collector.
Where to Watch Game of Stones
Game of Stones is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Game of Stones on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Discovery, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 28, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (130)