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What do you think about these coins?

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They look really nice, wish there was something in the picture as a ref. for size.

Price?
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We tend to use poker chips for PG
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Nice.

What size are they?

And where can I get them?
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Not a huge fan of coins for Power Grid. It makes it harder to hide how much money you have.

The best money replacement by far is the Card Money found here:
http://www.artscow.com/gallery/playing-cards/power-grid-mone...


Super pleasurable to use, particularly as a magic player (I love cards). And also super easy to hide your money total, due to the uniform backs.
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Juju114 wrote:
Not a huge fan of coins for Power Grid. It makes it harder to hide how much money you have.

The best money replacement by far is the Card Money found here:
http://www.artscow.com/gallery/playing-cards/power-grid-mone...


Super pleasurable to use, particularly as a magic player (I love cards). And also super easy to hide your money total, due to the uniform backs.



I might be wrong but I thought money was public knowledge in PG...I am not sure you are allowed to hide.
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M7N6L wrote:
I might be wrong but I thought money was public knowledge in PG...I am not sure you are allowed to hide.

You are mistaken. See Power Grid FAQ and the publisher's official FAQ http://www.2f-spiele.de/spiele/faq/faq_frames_eng.htm
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M7N6L wrote:
I might be wrong but I thought money was public knowledge in PG...I am not sure you are allowed to hide.

Russ has beaten me to it for the official ruling.ninja

However this is frequently house ruled as it is theoretically trackable information though tracking it would slow the game horribly.
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andyholt wrote:

M7N6L wrote:
I might be wrong but I thought money was public knowledge in PG...I am not sure you are allowed to hide.

Russ has beaten me to it for the official ruling.ninja

However this is frequently house ruled as it is theoretically trackable information though tracking it would slow the game horribly.


I agree. And BTW I can't think of ANY game with UNtrackable hidden money...
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RickNash wrote:
I agree. And BTW I can't think of ANY game with UNtrackable hidden money...

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RickNash wrote:
BTW I can't think of ANY game with UNtrackable hidden money...

Any game with private deals between players (e.g. Alfred and Bob privately agree that Alfred pays $10 to Bob in exchange for a blue widget).

Various games with hidden purchases and money privately accounted on paper (e.g. spaceships and technology in games like WarpWar and Space Empires: 4X).

Games in which you receive randomly drawn income (e.g. resources in Outpost - it's been too long since I've played it so I don't remember if Outpost includes money per se or just other resources, but same basic effect in any case).
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leroy43 wrote:
Nice.

What size are they?

And where can I get them?



Here they are next to a quarter:





They're very thick!


I bought them in Brazil. I think it would cost less than 1 USD per coin to sell them overseas, but the game have around 120 bills, so it would be a little expensive...


If you guys are interested, let me know and I see what I can do.



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RickNash wrote:
andyholt wrote:

M7N6L wrote:
I might be wrong but I thought money was public knowledge in PG...I am not sure you are allowed to hide.

Russ has beaten me to it for the official ruling.ninja

However this is frequently house ruled as it is theoretically trackable information though tracking it would slow the game horribly.


I agree. And BTW I can't think of ANY game with UNtrackable hidden money...


You obviously never played Monopoly with my brother as the banker.
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RickNash wrote:

I agree. And BTW I can't think of ANY game with UNtrackable hidden money...


You obviously never played Monopoly with my brother as the banker.
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The 1s and 5s look too similar. If anything, the 1s should be distinct, while the others are similar. I don't care if you count my 1s.
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They look really nice, good size and thickness! I'm just not sure I could justify $120 for them for a game that unfortunately, doesn't make it to the table all that often these days.
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russ wrote:
RickNash wrote:
BTW I can't think of ANY game with UNtrackable hidden money...

Any game with private deals between players (e.g. Alfred and Bob privately agree that Alfred pays $10 to Bob in exchange for a blue widget).

Various games with hidden purchases and money privately accounted on paper (e.g. spaceships and technology in games like WarpWar and Space Empires: 4X).

Games in which you receive randomly drawn income (e.g. resources in Outpost - it's been too long since I've played it so I don't remember if Outpost includes money per se or just other resources, but same basic effect in any case).


I humbly admit I never tried any of those games cool
Anyway, I simply meant that in "most" (many) games featuring money (but very often other resources too, like in El Grande) money/resources are trackable even if players are allowed/forced to hide them. We like to keep them hidden because we usually get slightly drunk during our games, so nobody is able to memorize the trackable info cool
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RickNash wrote:
We like to keep them hidden because we usually get slightly drunk during our games, so nobody is able to memorize the trackable info cool

Alcohol can indeed make many games with memory more amusing. E.g. for a simple example, I recommend drunken Logan Stones.
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I would have added values for 2 and 20.
 
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Juju114 wrote:
Not a huge fan of coins for Power Grid. It makes it harder to hide how much money you have.

The best money replacement by far is the Card Money found here:
http://www.artscow.com/gallery/playing-cards/power-grid-mone...


Super pleasurable to use, particularly as a magic player (I love cards). And also super easy to hide your money total, due to the uniform backs.

Please help an artscow newb out...how do I order these? Do I just add them to the cart and check out? What is the "Your photo here" prompt for? How many do I need? Will they automatically come in standard size?
 
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MAJBrown22 wrote:
Juju114 wrote:
Not a huge fan of coins for Power Grid. It makes it harder to hide how much money you have.

The best money replacement by far is the Card Money found here:
http://www.artscow.com/gallery/playing-cards/power-grid-mone...

Super pleasurable to use, particularly as a magic player (I love cards). And also super easy to hide your money total, due to the uniform backs.

Please help an artscow newb out...how do I order these? Do I just add them to the cart and check out? What is the "Your photo here" prompt for? How many do I need? Will they automatically come in standard size?


I have not ordered these but other items on Artscow so...

This deck; 280gsm premium matte paper and it measures 2.5" x 3.5". A simple cardboardcase is included for each deck. So you can expect something that looks like a regular deck of cards.

You just add it to the cart and hence get one deck of 54 cards (this is a "prebuilt" deck so the "Your photo here" is if you want to customize it in any way)

A text on the site says:
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Cards that substitute the paper money for Power Grid, the board game. 3 decks should suffice even for 6 player games.

So 3 decks ought to do it.
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cerulean wrote:
I would have added values for 2 and 20.


In practice, my group rarely uses anything bigger than 20. 50s and 100s just end up being cashed in for 10s and 20s anyway.
 
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