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I am pretty new to hosting home cash games and have seen some people like to use plaques during games.
My novice question is how do I introduce them into play during the game?
Do I include them as part of initial buy-in, re-buys, or have them available to use as change if players want to swap out their smaller denominations?

I just ordered a set of chips from Apache for micro stakes (.5/.25/$1/$5) and want to mix in some $20 plaques for a group 6-8 players.
 
Plaques can be a fun change of pace. We use them for upper denoms. I’ll try to mix one in with every buy in or rebuy. They are coveted so people get more aggressive to capture them, it’s like capturing flags and badges of honor to build a stack of them.

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I am pretty new to hosting home cash games and have seen some people like to use plaques during games.
My novice question is how do I introduce them into play during the game?
Do I include them as part of initial buy-in, re-buys, or have them available to use as change if players want to swap out their smaller denominations?

I just ordered a set of chips from Apache for micro stakes (.5/.25/$1/$5) and want to mix in some $20 plaques for a group 6-8 players.
Sounds about right!
 
I prefer plaques in a tournament because you know they'll get into play. Too often plaques are reserved for highest cash denoms (like $100) which rarely see play (since many like huge amounts of $5).

If you think you'll get them into play at your table stakes, then go for it.
 
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On cash games my plaques are only used for rebuy. The
Only set where I use them in starting stack is my T5 base Tournament bourbon street set because T500 doesn’t exist and is replaced by a beautiful MSK plaque.
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I am pretty new to hosting home cash games and have seen some people like to use plaques during games.
My novice question is how do I introduce them into play during the game?
Do I include them as part of initial buy-in, re-buys, or have them available to use as change if players want to swap out their smaller denominations?

I just ordered a set of chips from Apache for micro stakes (.5/.25/$1/$5) and want to mix in some $20 plaques for a group 6-8 players.
Buy ins for my .50/$1 NLHE games range from $20 min to $300 max.

If somebody buys in for $200 or $300, I include plaques.

Otherwise, I use them for rebuys.

FYI, peeps LOVE plaques. As others have mentioned, it is a really fun change of pace.

And since every PCF post is useless without pics, here you go.

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I have plaques for my Samurai and PCA sets as well, but don't have pics ):
 
or have them available to use as change if players want to swap out their smaller denominations?
Use them for rebuys.
In my opinion in a cash game, players really shouldn’t be swapping out their smaller denominations for bigger ones unless the stakes are increased mid-session, or maybe if some players leave and you’re playing short handed.

As a host it’s your job to make sure there are enough smaller denoms on the table that the game plays smoothly. It can be trial and error until you figure out what works. But as long as you have a full table, you’ll need those smaller denoms on the table. (And yeah, some hosts like to have lots of small denoms on the table so people can have big stacks of lots of chips. But if that’s the preference, why would you then change gears and take them off the table?)

It’s your game so do what you want. But if some guy wins a few hands and wants to “color up,” chances are they’re gonna lose a couple of hands and then they’ll need to break their big chip.
 
Use them for rebuys.
In my opinion in a cash game, players really shouldn’t be swapping out their smaller denominations for bigger ones unless the stakes are increased mid-session, or maybe if some players leave and you’re playing short handed.

As a host it’s your job to make sure there are enough smaller denoms on the table that the game plays smoothly. It can be trial and error until you figure out what works. But as long as you have a full table, you’ll need those smaller denoms on the table. (And yeah, some hosts like to have lots of small denoms on the table so people can have big stacks of lots of chips. But if that’s the preference, why would you then change gears and take them off the table?)

It’s your game so do what you want. But if some guy wins a few hands and wants to “color up,” chances are they’re gonna lose a couple of hands and then they’ll need to break their big chip.
This is a great explanation and thank you for the advice!
 
As a host it’s your job to make sure there are enough smaller denoms on the table that the game plays smoothly. It can be trial and error until you figure out what works. But as long as you have a full table, you’ll need those smaller denoms on the table. (And yeah, some hosts like to have lots of small denoms on the table so people can have big stacks of lots of chips. But if that’s the preference, why would you then change gears and take them off the table?)
I think the opposite is also true. Not coloring up Peter's $5ks at HCL is just ridiculous (I think he had even more at times, but I couldn't find a better image).

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