Our Thoughts on Neophyte Chips
At about 29 cents each, these Neophyte chips are not as expensive as some of the other lines at BuyPokerChips. These chips are targeted at the upper echelon of the low-end or mid-range composite chips. These chips have reached their target. These Neophyte chips are a great option for those who don't have the budget for the more expensive sets. These chips have a great feel to them. I like heavy chips and at 12 grams these do not disappoint. The trade up program makes these especially attractive.
Price Comparisons for Neophyte Poker Chips
At 29 cents each these Neophyte chips are slightly more expensive than the Nexgen chips and the 11.5 gram composite chips but the difference in price is worth it.
Neophyte Poker Chips Appearance
The Neophyte chips look nice, the label is detailed but the outer edges are nice and simple. The labels have the denomination as well as 3d dice. The dice on these chips is not to be confused with the 11.5 gram composite "dice chips", believe me there is a big difference. These chips are slightly more expensive but they are definitely worth it.
Neophyte Poker Chips Quality
These chips are a nice option for those who do not wish to break the bank on poker chips. They feel excellent and they don't make the loud sounds that lesser chips are famous for.
BuyPokerChips talks about the quality of these Neophtype poker chips:
"Our Neophyte poker chip line represents an attractive mid-range poker chip that is ideally suited towards value-conscious consumers. Neophyte, by definition, means beginner or novice, so it’s appropriate that this line was added to our offerings as a starter set for customers that weren’t quite ready to drop $500-$600 on a set of true casino-quality chips such as our Modern Clay or Archetype lines.
The foundation for the Neophyte poker chip is currently what we’ve found to be the best mid-range poker chip available on the market, which we’ve substantially enhanced with our classically designed 4-color Laurel wreath and dice silkscreen inlay that comes in 8 denominations. The combination of the economical base and the 4-color inlay (reminiscent of what you’d find on our true casino lines) makes for good quality, denominated chips that can be offered at a value-conscious price.
These chips are not clay or “clay composite”, as no inexpensive poker chips are, no matter what anyone tells you. All inexpensive poker chips are injection molded and it’s physically impossible to injection mold clay. They’re all some kind of plastic composite, and are typically made in China. Whatever you do when buying inexpensive poker chips elsewhere, make sure you get a sample first as there are two predominant types, one that feels a bit like a hockey puck, and one that is unmistakably hard cheap plastic (sometimes called ABS). We strongly recommend staying away from ABS. The Neophyte poker chip line contains a somewhat rubbery substance, which makes it approximate a clay chip far better than any other inexpensive poker chip out there.
Since this will be a starter set for many and to ensure an easy path to ownership of a real clay poker chip set, all customers who buy a Neophyte set of 300 chips or more can participate in our Trade-up Program and get a trade-up option worth up to $100 off one of our real clay poker chip sets"