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Bob Gallo
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Can anyone recommend a good general purpose poker chip set and source to be used as a paper money alternative? Clay vs plastic?

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Poker chip recommendations is a good place to start.
 
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I got a cheap set with case at Walmart for $30.

They feel great and handle well.

I don't think you need to break the bank to get decent functional chips.

My only advice that I wish I could give my past self would be to spend a little more + and get a set with the denominations printed on them:

http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Casino-Poker-Dealer-Butto...
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If you can spring for the clay chips, they are much nicer, and people do seem to enjoy using them a great deal more. It's just so fancy!
 
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FWIW, you can build your own set from one of the casino supply shops. You can get a REALLY nice set of chips like the ProGen 80 with case for around $100.

They are worth the extra cost. We find that we use chips for almost every game nowadays.

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Hmmm ... lots of info in that other thread, really too much to digest. I'm eyeing these:

http://www.discountpokershop.com/25pc-135g-pro-poker-clay-po...

I like the denomination range and edge marks. I would think the two color edge marks on the ProGen/NextGen sets would make counting hard.
 
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I'm partial to these...

http://gameknight.mybigcommerce.com/gamechips/

But I'm a bit biased.
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hmmm ... gotta say those do look nice. About twice what I was planning to spend for a 300 chip set but I'm seriously considering the upgrade.
 
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CrankyPants wrote:
I got a cheap set with case at Walmart for $30.

They feel great and handle well.

I don't think you need to break the bank to get decent functional chips.

My only advice that I wish I could give my past self would be to spend a little more + and get a set with the denominations printed on them:

http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Casino-Poker-Dealer-Butto...


I got 300 from Walmart for $20, but yeah, having the number printed on them would be nice.
 
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folks are now spending $100 to buy one game...spending a few hundred on a nice set that will be used frequently isn't too out of line (IMHO).
 
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I bought the mini ones from meeplesource. 15 bucks for a full set and a case. They do the job pretty well, plus they fit easily in my Lords of Vegas box! In addition, believe it or not, they feel nice in your hand and they're easy to hide in games like Power Grid (one friend put them in his shirt pocket)

I'd recommend getting a set of these (if there are enough denominations) and seeing if you're fine with a cheaper set before blowing 100 or more on high quality stuff.
 
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dbreen27 wrote:
folks are now spending $100 to buy one game...spending a few hundred on a nice set that will be used frequently isn't too out of line (IMHO).


I agree. Initially I had to twist my wife's arm to try the poker chips. Now, she insists we use them for EVERY game that has money. Yes, chips can be that good! ;-)

 
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Yeah, I have to say that the graphics on Dave's chips sold me. It's more than I had planned to spend but it looks worth it. I'm in for the 300 chip set, trying to make up my mind if I need the life chips (don't play MtG anymore but they're cool for other things).
 
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To provide an alternate point of view, I don't think that having denominations on your chips is necessary. Yes, it's convenient for new players, but it is not at all difficult to remember chip values unless you have a lot of different colors. I use a 200 count set in white, red, green, and black to play games like 1830 and Chicago Express. White = 1, red = 5, green = 25, and black = 100. Because there are only four colors, memorization is simple. The other advantage is that I can inflate these values to accommodate different games with larger denomination (e.g., white = 100, red = 500, etc.). I suppose I could even change the values altogether if I really wanted to. In other words, I have a flexible setup.

Regardless of what you do, I would recommend that you don't overdo it on number of colors. Even with denominations printed on the chips, simplicity goes a long way. After all, isn't that why you want chips in the first place: to speed up banking tasks and make counting mount more pleasurable?
 
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tckoppang wrote:
To provide an alternate point of view, I don't think that having denominations on your chips is necessary. Yes, it's convenient for new players, but it is not at all difficult to remember chip values unless you have a lot of different colors.


You must have a better memory than me. I could never go back to using chips without denominations at this point.
 
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StormbringerGrey wrote:
Yeah, I have to say that the graphics on Dave's chips sold me.


Those do look nice, but I prefer these.
 
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