Scoring Sticks
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Scoring sticks

Scoring Sticks (counting sticks, betting sticks, bones, tallies, counters, tenbo [点棒]) like chips, are used to keep score. Sticks have different number of spots which correspond to different denominations. Chinese sets contain at least 116 sticks; Western 84; Japanese 68.
Japanese Denominations
Number Value Dots
4 10,000 5 red, 2 black
8 5,000 5 red
16 1,000 1 red
40 100 8 black
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