# Chip Chain

If you've ever watched professional poker players on television, you've probably seen them fiddling with their chips, stacking them and restacking them and shuffling them together. And that annoys me to no extent. It's like, "C'mon guys, just play already!" And I just want to jump up on the table and punt their piles of chips across the room. Inevitably the dealer would get angry and start throwing chips and cards at me to get me to stop. And then I would pull out a grid and catch all the chips, and we'd start playing Chip Chain, a match-3-esque puzzle by AppAbove Games where making combos with chips and cards can lead to huge points. (I'm good friends with the dealer, so he'd totally be down with this plan.)

Near the bottom of the screen, you'll find a queue of chips to be placed on the grid, with only the left-most chip available to use. When you tap an empty space on the grid, your chip will fly to that spot. The dealer then randomly throws down a chip of its own, sometimes a helpful chip exactly where you want it, sometimes useless (particularly the worthless X chip). Ideally, you want to set up chains of three or more adjacent chips with the same number, and if you can manage it, chains of increasing value next to each other. Tapping a chain clears that cluster of chips, but leaves a chip of the next-highest value in the spot where you tap. If you clear that new chip immediately in another chain, you can get an extra card to play, plus you start racking up more and more bonus points with each consecutive chain you clear.

The ultimate goal of Chip Chain is to accumulate the highest score possible given your stack of chips, but you're also given a hand of cards to play that can influence the board, such as adding or subtracting to the value of the chips, picking up a chip and moving it to the front of your queue, or even matching all of the chips of a certain value on the board, whether or not they're in a cluster. To use a card, tap it in your hand at the bottom of the screen, then tap the chip you want to use it on. Using cards does not interrupt your active combo, so you can use them to strategically change your chips mid-play to increase your score. However, your hand is limited in size, and new cards will bump older cards out of play if your hand is already full, so be sure to use them before they disappear.

In addition to the points that you score, you are awarded gems for each match that can be used to unlock special advantages in play, such as extra cards in your hand or longer limits on the Short and Timed game modes. In the free version of Chip Chain, there are only two modes available to play on a day, but all game modes and bonuses can be unlocked by saving up gems from play, or by purchasing gems in-game. The gems, however, are not a valid form of currency to bail yourself out of trouble when casino security throws you out for ruining the poker tourney, so you'd be better off grabbing Chip Chain to satisfy your chip-and-card urges.

NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an iPhone 4. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.

## 1 Comment

I'm enjoying this game a lot. It's my new go-to game to play just before bedtime, and it's very addictive. Especially the 2:00 timed mode, and I'm not generally one who likes blitz-mode games.

The short game forces you to be efficient with the limited stack of chips you get while carefully racking up large chains.

The long game gives you a bit more freedom to play, which is a nice change of pace. But as you chip up, the added chip values that appear will eventually do you in, so careful planning also becomes necessary.

I like the extras you can unlock with gems, it gives you an incentive to keep playing because unlocking those extras provides the capability to earn higher scores.

It's a fun, simple idea game with an entire package that gives it a lot of added value. Highly recommended!

Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
• You may use limited HTML tags for style:
(a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
• To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
• No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)

## Monkey GO Happy Turkeys

3,932 Views
1 Comment
> Dora It's Thanksgiving day! But how can you celebrate without a feast! Help the monkeys look all over town in this point-and-click puzzle game from Pencil Kids to find everything they need, including a whole lot of apples, and the bird of honor!  ...

## Hoverboard

4,503 Views
> Dora Webcomic xkcd has been around for over a decade, and to celebrate the release of his new book, creator Randall Munroe has created a very simple piece of platforming interactive art. But venture beyond the small playing field, and you'll find a much bigger world than you thought that's full of surprises.  ...

## Rock 'n' Roll Escape

5,471 Views
> Dora Pine Studio serves up a short but rock-worthy escape in your browser or free on iOS and Android as you try to find your way out of a cozy, abandoned little concert venue. But with a soundtrack this catchy, will you be able to resist air-guitaring long enough to escape?  ...

## Weekday Escape N°103

3,413 Views
> Dora This week on Weekday Escape! no1game gets inside your computer and asks if you WANT TO PLAY A GAME? (Maybe you should call Matthew Broderick?) MayMay isn't letting you go anywhere until you get these snails out of the yard. And Vitamin Hana turns you right 'round baby, right 'round.  ...

### Support Us

Limit to the last 5 comments