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Bag of Chips Board Game: Rules and Instructions for How to Play

Bag of Chips Board Game: Rules and Instructions for How to Play

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.
Setup for Bag of Chips

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.

Starting Hand for Bag of Chips
These are the six Objective Cards dealt to this player to start the round.

The Dealer will then randomly choose five chips from the bag.

Grab A Chip in Bag of Chips
An onion chip (green) has been drawn from the bag.

They will place them on the first Board Card in the center of the table.

First Board Card Chips in Bag of Chips
The five chips have been drawn for the first Board Card.

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.

Second Board Card Chips in Bag of Chips.
The four chips have been drawn for 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.

Third Board Card Chips in Bag of Chips
Three chips were drawn for 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.

Fourth Board Card Chips
The last two chips have been drawn for the fourth 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.

Scoring Cards in Bag of Chips
For their first card on the right this player scores nine points as two barbecue (red) and three onion (green) chips were drawn. The player will score 44 points from the card on the far right as two chicken chips (orange) were drawn. The Objective Card on the left was not completed because an onion chip (green) was not the last chip drawn. This player will score 53 points.

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.

Negative Points in Bag of Chips
This player did not think the objective on the left card would be completed. Unfortunately the number of vinegar chips (purple) are equal to the number of onion chips (green). Therefore they will lose 70 points from the card. Meanwhile they will score 44 points from one of the cards on the right. They will score one point from the other card. This player will score -25 points this round.

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.

Give Out Rewards in Bag of Chips
Whoever scores the most points in the round receives two rewards. The player with the second most points receives 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.

Winning Bag of Chips
This player has acquired four rewards. They have won the game.

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.

Objective Cards

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.

Objective Card Example
To score one point from this card, one chip of each type needs to be drawn.

If there is at least one corresponding chip on the Board Cards for each pictured chip, the objective was completed.

Objective Card Example
To complete this card’s objective, a chip corresponding to each chip pictured needs to be drawn. In the case of this card, two of each type of chip needs to be drawn.

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.

Objective Card Example
To complete this card an equal number of vinegar chips (purple) and potato chips (yellow) need to be drawn from the bag.

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.

Objective Card Example
If the last chip drawn in the round is a chicken chip, the player will receive 111 points.

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.

Objective Card Example
A player will score 201 points from this card if no chicken chips are drawn in the entire round.

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.

Objective Card Example
This card scores five points for each potato chip (yellow) that is drawn in the round.

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.

Objective Card Example
To score 80 points from this card, more barbecue chips (red) than potato chips (yellow) need to be drawn.

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.

Objective Card Example
To complete this card’s objective more chicken chips (orange) need to be drawn than potato chips (yellow). If the objective is completed and the card is put on the positive side, the player automatically wins the game. If it was put on the negative side, the player automatically loses the round.
Components for Bag of Chips

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

Where to Purchase: Amazon, Blue Orange Games Any purchases made through these links (including other products) help keep Geeky Hobbies running. Thank you for your support.


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