In Chip Chain, you place chips on a board to build groups of equal value, then match those groups to earn a more valuable chip. If you use that new chip in a new match right away, you'll start building a chain of matches for huge bonuses! You can also play power-up cards to help build chains strategically, letting you move chips, modify their values, make copies, and more, helping to maximize your score with even longer chains. The dealer tosses random chips to get in your way, but if you are smart, you can turn the tables and use them to your advantage.
It's easy to learn and play, and has a casual feel, but the system is deeper than expected, so you'll continue coming up with new strategies as you improve your skill. Each game earns you gems to spend on better chips, more powerful cards, bigger hands, gem multipliers, and more. Chip Chain was designed to be free-to-play, but to help your judging, gem packs are free in the IGF build, so feel free to "buy" new gem packs to explore all its features in your limited testing time. Have fun!