I’m contemplating on buying a set of Poker chips. I’ve got my sights set on two different sets right now, one without numbers and one with numbers. I’m planning to use the chips not only to play Poker, but to replace all unpleasant paper money and miserable plastic chips in other games.
However, I can’t make up my mind which would be better. The numbered chips have the benefit of having numbers on them — it’s easy to see the value of the chip. The chips without numbers, however, are more pleasant to my eyes. The value of the chips has to be remembered, which is an additional cognitive load on players. Having numberless chips adds flexibility, too — what if a game needs chips for $2, for example?
Any opinions on the matter are most welcome.