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Subject: Money Chips in stead of Paper. rss

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Roderick Hurley
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I just saw a gentleman playing some train games using money chips at UCON in Ann Arbor. I have also seen it done at ORIGINS. It was in a neat caring case and they were smaller than poker chips.
Does anyone have any suggestions on where I could buy such a product?
 
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Jesse Acosta
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http://vegaschess.com/pokerchips.html

Poker chips can come in varied sizes. Check out the link, there is a set of "small poker chips" in a case futher down the page. It might be what your looking for.
 
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Martin Bell
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There have been a number of threads on this subject recently. Instead of repeating them here, I'll give you a summary of my recent research.

Many people have recommended Uncles Games for numbered mini chips:
http://www.unclesgames.com/product_info.php/products_id/1886
I just received four boxes over the weekend. They are a good value for the price, but I have a couple of minor gripes:
1) The boxes are sealed with tape that leaves a very sticky band around the seam.
2) The boxes have dividers on both halves. When you try to close them, the chips lean this way and that which ends up blocking the dividers. You simply can not re-close them. I broke out the upper dividers with a pair of pliers. Now they close, but I think I'll need a more suitable box that can hold all 240 chips.

Here is the best deal I found on sohpisticated Euro-chips (200 for $19.95):
http://www.casinosupply.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PR...
Even this deal has some limitations:
1) The minimum order is $20, so you either have to buy 400 chips, or you can get a box of "Uncles Games" mini chips for $3.95.
2) The smallest denomination is 5. I don't know what they expect you to do for ones. I guess I can use some "Uncles".

Here are some Euro-chips that are numbered in thousands, starting at 1,000 (200 for $28)
http://www.classicalgames.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=...=
The downside here is that the description says "Assortment of five different colours and shapes with different values". So there is no guarantee that the lowest denomination starts with "1". In fact, I've seen another web site where the picture clearly shows 1 as the low value, but the description says 5.

Does anyone know why there's nothing smaller than 5 in these sets?
 
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