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Dale Larson
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On the SpielFrieks mailing list Greg Schloesser pointed out something that completely escaped our group when we play this excellent game:

Upon passing you take back one-half the number of CHIPS rounded up. Hence, if you bid $3 with a $1 and $2 chip and pass, you would take back the $2 chip. This would seem to add some subtle twists to the bidding. It also makes the $2 chip something useful (I just thought they needed to create more money with only so much paper to print on ).

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And I believe there were responses that suggested Greg had misplayed the game as it was dollar amount (not chips) that were rounded.

A previous thread (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/72618) indicates that Uberplay has also confirmed that it is dollar quantity not chips.
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Re: Rounding is for number of coin CHIPS--not dollar quantit
Then certain SpielFrieks pointed out that they were aware of the official rule but preferred the "erroneous" manner of playing it, noting that it made the choice of denominations have extra meaning.
 
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Re: Rounding is for number of coin CHIPS--not dollar quantit
Does it?

Bid is 3 (2+1) - half chips, pays just the 1, half money pays 2.
Bid is 4 (2+1+1) - half chips & half money pay the same
Bid is 5 (2+1+1+1) - half chips, pays just 2 (1+1), half money pays 3

So, using the 2 chip, one can effective round down the payment instead of rounding up. Appears to make the decision easier and cheaper instead of more meaningful.

Only in the case of a singlet 2 chip bid, do I believe the number of chips to be at a disadvantage.

As I fail to see the agony or meaning of using the chip count instead of the dollar quantity, perhaps someone who plays this way can lay out a cleaner example so that I can see what you are seeing.


 
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Dale Larson
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Our group has always played by counting the money and allowing players to make change for the $2. I think we'll give the Greg's interpretation a shot just to see how it plays. I don't see why UberPlay created the $2 coins. Have they commented on this? Was it just to save paper?

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