Objective of Bag of Chips
The objective of Bag of Chips is to complete your objective cards in order to earn more rewards than the other players.
Setup for Bag of Chips
- Place the 25 chips into the bag.
- Place the four Board Cards in the correct order in the center of the table.
- Shuffle the Objective Cards to form a pile.
- Choose one player to be the Dealer for the first round.
Playing Bag of Chips
You will play Bag of Chips over a number of rounds.
The Dealer deals six Objective Cards to each player. Players should keep their Objective Cards hidden from the other players. Each Objective Card shows a certain objective that you need to complete in order to score the points at the top of the card.
The Dealer will then randomly choose five chips from the bag.
They will place them on the first Board Card in the center of the table.
Each player should then look at the Objective Cards in their hand. They will choose two of the cards that they don’t think they will be able to complete. They will discard the two cards face down in front of themselves. These cards will not score any points at the end of the round.
After everyone has discarded their two cards, the Dealer draws four more chips from the bag. They will add them to the second Board Card.
Each player will now choose one of the Objective Cards from their hand to discard.
Once everyone has discarded their card, the Dealer draws three more chips from the bag. They will place these chips on the third Board Card.
At this point each of the players will have three Objective Cards in their hand. They will now choose how to divide their three cards. They will choose two cards to place face down to the right of their discard pile. These cards are the objectives that the player thinks they will complete. These cards can potentially earn positive points. You will place your remaining card to the right of the discard pile. This card will score negative points if the objective is completed.
Once everyone has placed their cards, everyone flips their three cards face up.
To end the round the player will draw one chip from the bag and add it to the fourth Board Card. They will do this again to add a second chip to the Board Card.
The current round will then move to the scoring phase.
Scoring the Round
Each player will score their Objective Cards individually. You will check each Objective Card separately to make sure that the objective was completed. See the Objective Cards section to see how you complete each type of Objective Card.
If a card placed to the right of the discard pile is completed, you will earn points equal to the value printed along the top of the card.
Should the card placed to the left of the discard pile be completed, you will lose points equal to the value printed along the top of the card.
If the objective on a card is not completed, the card scores zero points.
Each player will then total the points they scored from all three cards.
The player that scores the most points will receive two rewards/coins. The player that scored the second most points will receive one reward.
If there is a tie for first place, the tied players each receive two rewards. No one will receive a reward for getting second. If there is a tie for second place, the tied players all receive one reward.
Each player will then count up the rewards they have earned throughout the game. You will play another round if no one has earned four or more rewards. You will play the next round in the same way as the previous round. Return all of the chips to the bag. The player to the left of the previous Dealer, becomes the Dealer for the next round. Shuffle all of the Objective Cards.
End of Game
The game ends when one or more players have earned four or more rewards.
The player with the most rewards wins the game. If there is a tie, the player who won the last round wins the game. If there was a tie in the last round, another round is played.
Two Player Game
You play the two player game in mostly the same way as the main game.
The winner of each round receives one reward. The other player receives no reward. If there is a tie, both players receive one reward.
The game ends when one player earns three or more rewards. The player who has earned the most rewards wins the game.
Bag of Chips includes a number of different Objective Cards. The details for how to complete each Objective Card is listed below.
To complete this type of Objective Card, there needs to be at least one chip of each flavor on the Board Cards.
If there is at least one corresponding chip on the Board Cards for each pictured chip, the objective was completed.
This type of Objective Card shows two different types of chips. In order to complete the objective there needs to be an equal number of the two pictured types of chips. If each chip type pictured has the same number of chips on the Board Cards, the objective has been completed.
To complete this Objective Card the last chip taken in the round has to be the same as the chip type pictured on the card. If the chip matches, you will complete the objective.
This Objective card requires a certain type of chip to not be placed on the Board Cards. If none of the corresponding chip type are drawn, the objective will be completed.
This Objective Card type will score you points for each chip drawn that matches the one pictured on the card. You will multiply the number of matching chips by the number on the card to get the number of points that you will score.
Two different types of chips are pictured on the card. To complete the objective, there needs to be more chips of the type pictured below the + sign than the – sign.
This type of Objective Card is similar to the previous type of card. The difference is what happens if the objective is completed. If you placed the card on the positive points side and you complete it, you will automatically win the game. If it is placed on the minus side and it is completed, you will automatically lose the current round even if you would have otherwise won it.
Year: 2021 | Publisher: Blue Orange Games | Designer: Mathieu Aubert, Théo Rivière | Artist: Hervine Galliou, Mathieu Lidon
Genres: Family, Party, Press Your Luck
Ages: 8+ | Number of Players: 2-5 | Length of Game: 15-20 minutes
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: High
Components: 25 Chips tokens, 36 Cards, 16 Victory Tokens, 4 Board Cards, 1 Recap Cards, Instructions