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Jeff Wiles
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I've always been curious as to what the general consensus amongst BGG R&Bers was. I couldn't find any comments on this topic except for what Doug said here.

We simply shuffle the chits face-down and make a stack next to the appropriate mine.

I can't imagine the hassle of trying to keep the stickers on the baggie, and you'd still have to avert thine eyes and shuffle the chits in the bag when it was time to produce.
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I have only played solitaire so far and no need for the baggies (in solitaire, there is a specifc order the mine produces - so I just stack in order).

It seems to me the baggies would be a hassle. In fact, I actually tossed the bags out (well into a separate bin I keep spare parts) because I forgot they were a part of the game. I had to grab them back not long ago and make sure they stayed in the box.

It seems to me the stickers would come off very easily. I would think a permanent black marker would be better if you went the baggie route. The clear bags concerned me a bit but it's not that hard to turn your head away.

I like the idea of a face down shuffle and stack though. I may try that once I get into multi-player games.
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michael dorazio
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We just use the face down shuffle. Those baggies blow.

"Face Down Shuffle" sounds like it deserves to be followed by ".com".
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I use baggies but I've replaced them with something larger that I can get my fingers into. Less wear and tear on the chits in the long run. The "face down shuffle" led to some pretty worn stickers on the copy of Hammer of the Scots that was traded to me. I've avoided this practice on any game components of mine ever since.
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We always just draw a circle on the plexiglass in an unused location and mark it with a number. We don't bother shuffling since we prefer to play without that random factor in multiplayer as well as solitaire.
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I use the baggies. The stickers have stayed on and turning my head to shuffle and reach in the baggie has been no problem either.
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We use the bags, but we affixed the stickers to the inside of the bag.
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I use plastic beer tasting cups. Just have to remember not to drink the new mines no matter how tasty they look....
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Dmart wrote:
We use the bags, but we affixed the stickers to the inside of the bag.


Clever!
 
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I don't use the baggies. I also use the face down shuffle. That way the chits are right next to the mine to remind you to produce each turn.
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We use black cylindrical film canisters. Put the number labels directly on the lids and use the itty bitty baggies in another game. Shake 'em and draw a chit when required. They provide the feel of a mine shaft, and also fit inside (our) box. We leave them on the tile they belong with, which adds the coolness factor of some industrialization going on.

Fantastic!
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Liumas wrote:
We use black cylindrical film canisters. Put the number labels directly on the lids and use the itty bitty baggies in another game. Shake 'em and draw a chit when required. They provide the feel of a mine shaft, and also fit inside (our) box. We leave them on the tile they belong with, which adds the coolness factor of some industrialization going on.

Fantastic!
What we need to do is use some skulpty or play doh to make some mine shaft entries that you could take the pieces out of.
 
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My copy didn't come with mine bags. We don't miss them either. A face-down stack works fine and keeps things local.
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My original bags got a little roughed up by my toddler and she also lost a few of the stickers.

I had a stash of the little bags GMT gives with their games, so I switched to those. They work better since they are a little wider and shorter, making it much easier to get the counters out of the bag. I just write the number on the side of the bag with a sharpie. So far so good.
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Face down shuffle the resources and then stack them on top of the mine cool
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we decided upon first mine building that the baggies seemed like unnecessary hassle. we did face down shuffle and stack on the mine.
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Liumas wrote:
... black cylindrical film canisters... fit inside (our) box


laugh

Of course they fit! I've owned cars that would fit inside a R&B box!
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