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Hey guys i'm thinking of getting some poker chips for my power grid set as i'm not so fond of the paper money (who is) which is provided

Is there any good poker chips type(brand) which can be purchased in detroit area or online shops.
As this is the first time purchasing these chips I'm not so sure of the criteria of a good poker chip other than being stackable so I am open to suggestions

Thanks for helping me and do inform if I'm posting this in the wrong section
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I really like my set of Venerati chips:
http://www.buypokerchips.com/Venerati-Poker-Chips-p/set-vnrt...

That's a pretty reasonable price, btw.
 
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"Good" means different things to different people. I just bought 300 dice chips for $35 on ebay. I think they're great-- easily stackable, decent heft. Vastly better than the really thin plastic ridged chips we used to play poker when I was a kid.

Myself, havinge never experienced really good chips, I find it hard to imagine how they could be all that much superior to what I've just bought, but YMMV.
 
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Watch the episode of boardgameswithscott where he covers poker chips. There are some important considerations when considering poker chips especially if you want "good" ones. Such as feel, how they slide (you dont want them to be slippery) can you distinguish them from the side, and are they numbered, etc.

I was VERY impressed with how these looked at a recent mini convention:
http://www.meeplepeople.com/products.php?cat=49
Portability can be an issue, and this solves that.
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you might want to check out scott's episode on poker chips.
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I have a large set of super diamond chips. These are very cheap chips. But I had a graphic artist I found make some custom labels for them. I found the artist on eBay under "poker chip label" Once I has them all applied, I had an awesome looking set of custom chips. The labels add some weight to the cheaper chips, and the overall cost was MUCH LESS than more expensive chips.
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Yargo wrote:
I was VERY impressed with how these looked at a recent mini convention:
http://www.meeplepeople.com/products.php?cat=49
Portability can be an issue, and this solves that.


I second this recommendation. I have a set myself to use on board game nights. Great to have the smaller chips because with the games we play, smaller chips work much better.
 
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I have been trying different things for playing money, and I have finally found what I was looking for:



The product link is on the picture page, 150 coins (50 each in the 3 colors) cost 7,50 euros, I know they are great but I don't know if that's cheap for you...
 
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belirahc wrote:
Yargo wrote:
I was VERY impressed with how these looked at a recent mini convention:
http://www.meeplepeople.com/products.php?cat=49
Portability can be an issue, and this solves that.


I second this recommendation. I have a set myself to use on board game nights. Great to have the smaller chips because with the games we play, smaller chips work much better.


I third this recommendation. These small chips get used for a lot of games I own. Specifically with power grid though they match the game colorwise.
 
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Thanks for the suggestion. I watched BGWS's episode a while back so i'll give some thoughts

Venerati's poker chips at $117 for 300 piece are a bit expensive for my budget, a cheaper alternative would be welcomed. Maybe in the region of 30 to 45 USD max for around 300-400 (a good amount for power grid and most games)

What would be the best for this price range, dice chips?
 
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The gentleman selling these chips is in Michigan, near Detroit. They are 32 cents each currently (prebuy prices), but that price will go up. I think he is waiting for his boat from China to arrive.





I bought 900+ of them for poker cash games and tournaments, but also for board games. Order about 1% extras for chipped/broken chips. You will have trouble finding a better chip for the money.

http://www.chiptalk.net/forum/thechiproom-com-offers/62241-i...
 
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You might check this online retailer out. Price is right, but I do not know how to rate quality so I do not have an opinion other than the chips I ordered worked very well for me.

http://www.greathallgames.com/index_achipsDrops.html

I have also ordered poker chips from Tanga (and they appear there from time to time)...I am very happy with them, but they are not casino quality, but heavy. So if you wait you can probably pick up a 300 or 500 set in an aluminum case on the cheap.

Hope you find the right item!
 
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The ceramic chips Dewsbery mentioned are also good for the money. The chips I suggested are china clays. If you want a plastic chip, I'm the wrong guy to talk to.
 
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I still recommend my Poker To Go set, pictured here:


The chip with the cards on it is a standard 11.5g chip, for comparison, and the set is a full 300 chip set, and they're about the size of a Kosmos 2-player game. They're very portable. You can get them at Meeple People for $13.95.
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gokiburijin wrote:
belirahc wrote:
Yargo wrote:
I was VERY impressed with how these looked at a recent mini convention:
http://www.meeplepeople.com/products.php?cat=49
Portability can be an issue, and this solves that.


I second this recommendation. I have a set myself to use on board game nights. Great to have the smaller chips because with the games we play, smaller chips work much better.


I third this recommendation. These small chips get used for a lot of games I own. Specifically with power grid though they match the game colorwise.

Recommendation fourthed.

I would stay clear of the chips with wrong denomination/colour though.

I recommend putting together a set in standard colours without denominations. This means buying a standard set without denomination and adding 50 or 100 white "1"s (only available with denomination, but here the colour matches) to the set. The 1s fit fine into the place for the cards.

This way you end up with a highly portable set of 350/400 chips for 25$/35$ in rather standardized colours:

50/100 white 1s
100 red 5s
100 green 25s
50 black 100s
50 blue to be used as 10s or 50s (should be bright blue) or 500s (should be violet)
 
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This is really lucky -- I'm in the process of trying to figure out the same thing. But first:

POKER SNOBS: BEWARE!
This reading this post will injure your soul. I warned you.

Honestly, I have a set of the hated "dice chips" and I don't really have an issue with them, but I'd like something slightly more to my liking:

- first of all I'd like them with standard numbers: 1-white, 5-red, et cetera. As long as I'm asking, if there are stripes on the sides, only white (with something else for the ones)

- I'd also like them to be reasonably priced: $40-50 is the outside of what I'm willing to pay for a 300-chip set.

- thirdly, I'd like chips that are not so "poker-y." The plainer the better -- I swear on a stack of Bibles I will never, ever use them for poker so all the pictures on them with cards and "Radical Jim's X-treme Texas Hold-em" logos really take me out of the element when all I want is to play Empire Builder and Power Grid or use them as replacements for victory chips in other games like Ra.

- fourthly, I have watched the BGWS episode, and everyone says the budget chips he suggests aren't made any more, so that's out. Also, Meeplepeople don't seem to have the mixed set of mini chips in stock any more, nor do they sell the case separately (I asked) even if I want to use chips that are the "wrong" color. For the price (two sets would set me back $25-ish before shipping and I would need a case to put them in), I think I'd prefer a larger chip anyway.

Anyway, poker guys, I'm sorry I broke your brain. Everyone else, I'd love to hear a suggestion.
 
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I recently got a set of 13.5 gram chip with denominations on them. I think they are great. They cost 10 cents a chip in bulk, which is a lot cheaper than many of the suggested chips in many threads.

The chips have cards depicting poker hands on them. Yes they are somewhat "poker-y", but not overtly so. I got the Yin-Yang design which seems to be one of the more muted designs (all the other designs seems too flashy).

http://www.pokerchipswholesale.com/poker-chip-sets/Yin-Yang-...

You can order a set of sample chips for a few bucks to see if you like them. I ordered all my chips after getting the sample chips.
 
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junesen wrote:
I recently got a set of 13.5 gram chip with denominations on them. I think they are great. They cost 10 cents a chip in bulk, which is a lot cheaper than many of the suggested chips in many threads.

The chips have cards depicting poker hands on them. Yes they are somewhat "poker-y", but not overtly so. I got the Yin-Yang design which seems to be one of the more muted designs (all the other designs seems too flashy).

http://www.pokerchipswholesale.com/poker-chip-sets/Yin-Yang-...

You can order a set of sample chips for a few bucks to see if you like them. I ordered all my chips after getting the sample chips.


Those look like exactly what I'm talking about. I really like that there is no dollar symbol on the chip. Is the picture a decal or printed directly on the chip?
 
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Those look like exactly what I'm talking about. I really like that there is no dollar symbol on the chip. Is the picture a decal or printed directly on the chip?


The picture is not a decal. I think they are directly printed on the chips (though I'm far from an expert in this area). They can be washed (if that is your concern).
 
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Just a quick note - 200 chips is almost always sufficient for a money sub in most games. For 5-6 player games of Power Grid, we never came close to breaking the bank with 200 chips. I've only needed more in games of Indonesia (since money gets hoarded and you start really making cash later in the game). For 18xx, you need a decent amount - but it is a set amount. If you were going to use them for 18xx games, you should simply plan accordingly and purchase a bigger amount.

I purchased 500 chips and have yet to unwrap 2/5 of them still
 
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http://www.amazon.com/Yang-13-5-Gram-Poker-Aluminum/dp/B002L...

These Ying Yankg poker chips are denominated and have a great weight to them. $50 for 300 chips with shipping. They are good looking chips as well!
 
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junesen wrote:
edosan wrote:
Those look like exactly what I'm talking about. I really like that there is no dollar symbol on the chip. Is the picture a decal or printed directly on the chip?


The picture is not a decal. I think they are directly printed on the chips (though I'm far from an expert in this area). They can be washed (if that is your concern).


They are NOT printed on the chip. It is a decal. But they are great for the money spent.
 
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There's a good variety at Target.com. Plus I've seen some large sets in the store as well.
 
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absurdjohnny wrote:
junesen wrote:
edosan wrote:
Those look like exactly what I'm talking about. I really like that there is no dollar symbol on the chip. Is the picture a decal or printed directly on the chip?


The picture is not a decal. I think they are directly printed on the chips (though I'm far from an expert in this area). They can be washed (if that is your concern).


They are NOT printed on the chip. It is a decal. But they are great for the money spent.


Maybe I don't know the definition of a decal. When I think of a decal, I think of printed paper with a sticky side that you apply. These chips don't have those type of decals.

 
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junesen wrote:
absurdjohnny wrote:
junesen wrote:
edosan wrote:
Those look like exactly what I'm talking about. I really like that there is no dollar symbol on the chip. Is the picture a decal or printed directly on the chip?


The picture is not a decal. I think they are directly printed on the chips (though I'm far from an expert in this area). They can be washed (if that is your concern).


They are NOT printed on the chip. It is a decal. But they are great for the money spent.


Maybe I don't know the definition of a decal. When I think of a decal, I think of printed paper with a sticky side that you apply. These chips don't have those type of decals.



It's a sticker. I bought these chips last month and it is definately not printed on the chip. It is inlayed so it won't come off.
 
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