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Ryan Green
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What method of tracking currency do you prefer included with games that use a small amount of currency?
Preferred Currency:
Plastic chips
Glass beads
Paper cash
Cardboard tokens
None - I have my own already
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P.D. Magnus
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Nice plastic chips are best, but cardboard is better than cheap plastic winks.

Glass beads are nice, unless you end up with a mound of cash.

Paper cash is the worst.
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J C Lawrence
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I already have poker chips.
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Jeff Warrender
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Plastic chips are fine but not very immersive if your game is heavily thematic, so I chose cardboard. Paper cash is unpopular, but putting money on playing cards (a la Chinatown) is a good idea, especially if the amount of money players have is secret.
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Pete
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clearclaw wrote:
I already have poker chips.
As do I...but I don't think a game as published should demand that a player supply his own parts, so I voted for cardboard chips, even though I'm highly likely to replace them when playing with my own bits.

Pete (thinks that a packaged game should be fully playable by itself)
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Alex Norris
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In a perfect world, all games would use metal coins
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Arvid Alfredsson Grahn
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plezercruz wrote:
clearclaw wrote:
I already have poker chips.
As do I...but I don't think a game as published should demand that a player supply his own parts, so I voted for cardboard chips, even though I'm highly likely to replace them when playing with my own bits.

Pete (thinks that a packaged game should be fully playable by itself)


Very much agree with Pete!
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B C Z
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Depends on theme and purpose.

You don't list 'tracked on a common board' as an option.

Is this currency exchangeable with other players?

Is it a single fungible thing, or multiple different types of "currency" (rubies, emeralds, sapphires and diamonds), (cows, chickens, pigs and potatoes)?

Is it meant it piece limited?

Do you expect to need multi-unit representation ($1 and $5 and $20)?

Do you really like the feel of plastic chips when playing a game?

Do you really like the feel of "paper cash" when playing a game?

Do you really want to force the new owner of your game to provide their own representation of currency?
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MyO the HedgeFox
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Stacking counters and cubes/beads for me. Chips are also nice if the currency is plentiful.
 
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Charles Ward
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I voted cardboard chits because I assume that plastic chips means "tiddlywink". If they have a bit more to them, like the chips from No Thanks, they are ok. Poker chips, though great, are almost too much for some games.
 
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